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Sony HDR-CX450
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Sony HDR-CX450 Camcorder

2.29MP 1/5.8 250g Jan 2016
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Keep memories fresh for everyone to enjoy with Handycam shooting high-quality HD movies with sophisticated, simple-to-use functions. Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active mode minimises... More
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18 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Small sensor size camcorders built by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just small sensor size camcorders) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Nice Design

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Dean wrote in his review on Amazon this year “Pretty darn good”. Dean also mentioned “I was like ohhhh really when I opened the box to be met with wow this is pretty good Obivously certain lights effect with motion blur”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen.

Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX450 which are not Full HD, the Sony HDR-CX450 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX450 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other latest small sensor size camcorders also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year, the Sony HDR-CX450 has an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price].

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last 12 months, the HDR-CX450 has a built-in display.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in display which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price].

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-CX450 is more than most new small sensor size camcorders. This camcorder has a Sunset scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on recently released small sensor size camcorders. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Spotlight" and "Sunrise" are also found on this video camera.

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Features an Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)|Spot Light Metering Type

The number of light metering types featured on the Sony HDR-CX450 is more than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camcorder features an Spot light metering type, which is the most frequently featured light metering type featured on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for the last year. The light metering type "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this video camera.

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1080p Video Mode

The HDR-CX450 has a 1080p video mode which is better than the 720p video mode found on most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

A 1080p video mode is actually the best video mode across all new small sensor size camcorders.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst video mode is 720p.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The HDR-CX450 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for the last year. The white balance modes "Indoor", "Outdoor" and "Push" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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BIONZ Image Processor

This video camera has a BIONZ X image processor, which is typical of many latest comparable spec camcorders.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDR-CX450 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most camcorders that came out in the last 12 months. This Sony camcorder also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all small sensor size camcorders that were launched in the last year.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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MS Micro (M2) Memory Card

MS Micro (M2) memory card

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

The Sony HDR-CX450 has a fairly high movie megapixel count (2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX450. New small sensor size camcorders have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 3MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 2.3MP.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of latest comparable spec video cameras is 1.6MP and the highest is 3MP. The Sony HDR-CX450 has a quite high megapixel count (2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX450.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-CX450 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of a 640 x 480 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by recently released video cameras. In addition, this video camera support still image resolutions of 4032x2272, 3024x2272 and 1920x1080 and 640x480.

A 1920 x 1080 still image resolution is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most similar spec video cameras that came out in the last year do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-CX450 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for the last year are not 3D compatible. The HDR-CX450 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most latest video cameras do not have a night mode. The HDR-CX450 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other recently released small sensor size camcorders, the HDR-CX450 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony HDR-CX450 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illumination of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX450 range from 0.1lx to 4lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.3lx. The Sony HDR-CX450 has one of the bigger minimum illumination (3 lux) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Value

The average maximum aperture value of small sensor size camcorders that were released in the last 12 months is 5.9, and the maximum aperture values range from 3.4 to 16. At only 4, the HDR-CX450 has a quite low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX450

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this video camera was released.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many latest small sensor size camcorders.

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Average Screen Size

The HDR-CX450 has a fairly typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX450 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX450.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX450 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released similar spec video cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 250 grams, the HDR-CX450 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-CX450.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-W580[plb_3189444_price] (264g).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
Light Metering Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details
Audio Output Channels

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 13 November 2016 by MRS A HOWELLS
(Verified Purchase)

Gift for my son who loves filming. He is quite impressed with it...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 by MR P.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a very good camera, I'am used to filming with very high end broadcast cameras Sony like pmw 400 xdcam costing 10k plus lens or pmw 500 ,fs7 35m so when i say this it good for the money it... Read more…

Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Mr. T. De La Mare
(Verified Purchase)

Seems to be a very good camera for the money. I have not used it much yet but will be soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Dean | 11 Comments

Wanted to get back into my filming after a lot of research I heard that this camera was very similar to the Sony pj series. So I made a decision to purchase it and I have to say for the price I am... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrcx450
Barcodes 04548736021136, 04548736021150
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