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
$95 cheaper
The Sony HDR-CX405 costs $197.99, whereas the Sony HDR-CX440 is $292.62.
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
3 Reasons For
76% bigger total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-CX440 is 9.2MP sensor. That's 6.91MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (9.2MP). 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 190g, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g 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.

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 total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a total megapixels of 2.29MP, however the Sony HDR-CX440 is a 9.2MP 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 215g weight camcorder. That's 25g heavier than the Sony HDR-CX440 (190g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

One month older
The Sony HDR-CX405 is older than the Sony HDR-CX440 by one month.
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).
2 Reasons Against
More expensive by $95
The Sony HDR-CX440 is $94.63 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405.
Fewer sellers
The Sony HDR-CX440 is only stocked by 4 sellers, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 5 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 24 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.29MP 9.2MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
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 Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
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 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
26.8 - 804 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.9 - 57 1.9 - 57

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Flash Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 NAND
 Memory card
 NAND
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Camera 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
Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - 0.8
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Push
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Push

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels 230,400 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 10
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 POR
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 POR
 ESP
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 AAC++
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 PCM
 AAC++
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Red-eye reduction
BEST
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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