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Sony HDR-CX455
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Sony HDRCX455B Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 250.04g CMOS Sep 2016
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Aim for high impact in high definition with a Sony Full HD Handycam camcorder that's ready for action wherever you go. Shoot movies of everything, from wide open scenes to quick, intimate glances,... More
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Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,509 owner and expert reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium sensor size camcorders range.

Only Released Three Months Ago

The HDR-CX455 was only relased by Sony three months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on recently released camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX455 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX455.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-CX455 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX455.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-CX455 has a built-in display, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec video cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.009 meters, the HDR-CX455 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out in the last year. The smallest closest focusing distance of video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX455 is 0.0089m, the biggest is 10m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.9m.

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Has Two Exposure Modes

The Sony HDR-CX455 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto exposure mode, which is the most commonly found exposure mode found on camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX455. The exposure mode "Manual" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The HDR-CX455 has a greater number of white balance modes than most medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This video camera has an Outdoor white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX455. The white balance modes "Auto" and "Indoor" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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BIONZ Image Processor

This camcorder has a BIONZ X image processor, which is the most frequently found image processor on recently released camcorders.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

At only 1.8, the HDR-CX455 has a quite low minimum aperture compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX455. The average minimum aperture of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX455 is 1.9, and the minimum apertures range from 1.8 to 2.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDR-CX455 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most medium sensor size camcorders that came out in the last year. Most recently released medium sensor size camcorders support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Sony video camera supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX455.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar 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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Very Small

At only 59.5 millimeters, the Sony HDR-CX455 is fairly small compared to most of the other new medium sensor size camcorders. Medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX455 have heights of between 59mm and 81mm.

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Very Small

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX455 the depths range from 50mm to 170mm, and the average depth is 110mm. The HDR-CX455 is quite small (only 50.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX455.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The HDR-CX455 is not Full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other new medium sensor size camcorders are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most medium sensor size camcorders that came out in the last 12 months do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony HDR-CX455 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-CX455 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other recently released medium sensor size camcorders are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX455 do not have a night mode. The Sony HDR-CX455 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX455 are not waterproof. The HDR-CX455 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony HDR-CX455 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for the last year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year have megapixel counts of between 2.2MP and 8.3MP, and the average megapixel count is 5.3MP. The Sony HDR-CX455 has a quite low megapixel count (only 2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX455.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

New medium sensor size camcorders have movie megapixel counts of between 2.2MP and 8.3MP. With a movie megapixel count of only 2.29 megapixels, the HDR-CX455 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

Video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-CX455 have minimum illumination of between 0.2lx and 3lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx. At 3 lux, the Sony HDR-CX455 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX455.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX455

Average Screen Size

The HDR-CX455 has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX455.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX455 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released medium sensor size camcorders.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX455 has a pretty typical optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other recently released video cameras.

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Average Weight

At 250.0428 grams, the Sony HDR-CX455 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other recently released medium sensor size camcorders.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many latest medium sensor size camcorders.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that were released in the last year.

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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
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
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
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Shutter Type
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Flip-Out Screen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Photo Effect
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Playback
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details

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