Sony HDR-CX405 vs Sony HDR-CX440

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Sony HDR-CX405
Sony HDR-CX440

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
$89 cheaper
The Sony HDR-CX405 costs $208.89, whereas the Sony HDR-CX440 is $297.99.
Available from 4 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
4 Reasons For
76% bigger sensor size Edit
Sony HDR-CX440 is 9.2MPMP sensor. That's 6.91MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (9.2MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

25g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX440 has a weight of 190gg, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215gg weight camcorder (25g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Four times smaller Edit
Sony HDR-CX440 is 128mmmm high. That's 467mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (128mmmm).
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 9 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX440 is 87%, whereas the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 83% (based on 192 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
4x smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a sensor size of 2.29MPMP, however the Sony HDR-CX440 is a 9.2MPMP sensor camcorder (6.91MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215gg weight camcorder. That's 25g heavier than the Sony HDR-CX440 (190gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Vastly bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a height of 595mmmm, however the Sony HDR-CX440 is a 128mmmm high camcorder (467mm smaller).
Moderately Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user rating of 83%, but the Sony HDR-CX440 has an average user rating of 87% (based on 9 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
More expensive by $89
The Sony HDR-CX440 is $89.10 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405.
Fewer sellers
The Sony HDR-CX440 is only stocked by 8 retailers, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 12 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-CX440 is 22 months older than the Sony HDR-CX405.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 45 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.29MP 9.2MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,510,000 pixels

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x 30x
Digital Zoom
350x 350x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
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 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Focal Length
26.8 - 804 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
1.9 - 57 1.9 - 57

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 NAND
 Memory card
 NAND
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File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - 0.8
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
 Sunset
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
 Sunset
 Sunrise
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Push
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Push

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/10000 0.0001 - 0.125

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display Resolution
230,400 pixels 230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
Self-Timer
10 10
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 POR
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 POR
 ESP
Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 Mbit/s
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
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 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
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Still Image

Image Format
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
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 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1

Battery

Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
215g 190g
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Height
595mm 128mm
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Depth
128mm
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59.5mm
Width
54mm 54mm

Technical Details

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Red-eye reduction
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