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Sony HDRCX405B

87

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Sony HDRCX405B

$179.00
Sony HDR-CX405
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A classic and very cheap 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.29MP 1" Jan 2015
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Sony HDR-CX405 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX405 number 13 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
1,012 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Very light
Progressive recording
PlayMemories home6
Dual memory card compatibility
Manual settings for iris and shutter speed
Picture effect
Event browse
Smile shutter4
Intelligent auto
Face detection4
Dual record mode
Dual video recording2
9.2MP still image capture
Bigger than average optical zoom
ZEISS lens
BIONZ X image processor
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Built-in USB cable
Motion shot video
Highlight movie maker
Exceptional image quality
Up to 26.8mm wide-angle lens
Optical steadyshot with intelligent active mode
Supports HDMI
Has an image stabilizer
X type battery operation

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony HDR-CX405 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Marvellous Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $179.00 it is still in the cheapest 17% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-CX405 and the United States price of $179.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £198.00 ($198.00).

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Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the HDR-CX405 of only 2.29MP is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 12% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the HDR-CX405 of only 215g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lighter than 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HDR-CX405 of 30x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 71% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of video cameras is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The Sony HDR-CX405's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 92% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX405 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX405 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The HDR-CX405's digital zoom of 350x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 73% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the HDR-CX405 of only 2.7" is smaller than 84% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX405 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% lower still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most common resolution supported by video cameras. The worst resolution of all camcorders is 640 x 360 and the best is 4912 x 3680.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX405 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-CX405 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX405 has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrcx405bsr32uy2atq, sony 4548736001114, sony hdrcx405bceh, info hdrcx405bceh, sony n129028w, sony b41dzs00, sony b41dza00, sony 63ypp

Barcodes:

00027242886155, 04548736001091, 04548736001107, 04548736001114, 04548736016804

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