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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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15 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its medium sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

Only Released Three Months Ago

Sony only released the HDR-CX455 three months ago. Newer camcorders like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX455 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX455 also have an image stabiliser.

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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 latest medium sensor size video cameras.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-CX455 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX455.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.009 meters, the Sony HDR-CX455 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX455 the closest focusing distances range from 0.0089m to 10m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.9m.

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Has Two Exposure Modes

The number of exposure modes found on the Sony HDR-CX455 is more than most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This Sony camcorder has an Auto exposure mode, which is the most commonly found exposure mode found on latest camcorders. The exposure mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

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

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BIONZ Image Processor

This camcorder has a BIONZ X image processor, which is typical of many recently released video cameras.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of new medium sensor size video cameras range from 1.8 to 2. The Sony HDR-CX455 has a fairly low minimum aperture (only 1.8) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-CX455.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony HDR-CX455 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most latest medium sensor size video cameras support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. This camcorder also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all new medium sensor size video cameras.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of video camera.

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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

With a height of only 59.5 millimeters, the Sony HDR-CX455 is quite small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX455. The smallest new medium sensor size camcorder is 59mm high and the biggest is 81mm.

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Very Small

At only 50.8 millimeters, the Sony HDR-CX455 is fairly small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX455. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX455 the depths range from 50mm to 170mm, and the average depth is 110mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX455, the HDR-CX455 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-CX455 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that were released in the last 12 months are not 3D compatible. The HDR-CX455 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-CX455 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that were released in the last year also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX455 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-CX455 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX455, the HDR-CX455 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of latest camcorders range from 2.2MP to 8.3MP. With a megapixel count of only 2.29 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX455 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

At only 2.29 megapixels, the HDR-CX455 has a quite low movie megapixel count compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX455. Across all the new video cameras the movie megapixel counts range from 2.2MP to 8.3MP.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 3 lux, the Sony HDR-CX455 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for the last year. Across all the newly released similar spec camcorders the minimum illumination range from 0.2lx to 3lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.7lx.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX455

Average Screen Size

The Sony HDR-CX455 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX455 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released in the last year.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX455 has a fairly average optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Average Weight

At 250.0428 grams, the HDR-CX455 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other latest medium sensor size video cameras.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on recently released camcorders.

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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 video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Flash Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
Light Metering
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Flip-Out Screen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Photo Effects
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
Image Quality Adjustment
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Headphone Outputs
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included
USB Charging

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