Sony HDR-CX405 Black

MPN: HDRCX405B.CEN  |  EAN: 4548736001114  |  Model: HDR-CX405

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Sony HDR-CX405 Black - HDRCX405B.CEN Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
Time-lapse Videos
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Low-light Videos
Just Right
Very Good
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Live Streaming
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right

Kind of Camera

The Camcorder is purpose-built for long video recording sessions to capture your memories and special occasions.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Sony HDR-CX405 will satisfy your needs.

Video skill level

Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Sony HDR-CX405 will satisfy your needs..

Even though recording videos is a passion, you're not necessarily looking to go pro. You're content with making tweaks to a couple of settings to suit the shot you're about to take. The HDR-CX405 is very accessible which makes it suitable for this.

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Sony provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony HDR-CX405 is a great companion to have.

For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor (2.5 x 1.85 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. 

Other Video needs

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Sony's in-built intervalometer

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Sony HDR-CX405 makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the HDR-CX405.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.


Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the HDR-CX405 fits the bill.

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Product Description

Looking for professional video performance? The Sony HDR-CX405 offers the capabilities you need with outstanding flexibility. Delivering incredible video quality, this handheld camcorder is able to record movies in Full HD 1080p, while up to 60 frames per second allows for smooth results. Whether you're shooting vast landscapes or spacious formal events, the 26.8mm wide-angle lens allows you to fit everything into your shots and indoor scenes, something that's particularly handy when you don't have enough room to step back. When your shooting takes you on the road, you'll appreciate the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system that effectively compensates for any camera shake and movement. The Intelligent Auto Mode is able to take note of your shooting environment and optimizes your settings to provide the best possible results. Think you've got the results you want? Take the time to review your creations upon the 2.7-inch LCD display that delivers a sharp and bright viewing experience at all times.

Technical Specifications

Sony HDR-CX405 Black - HDRCX405B.CEN Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camcorder Type Handheld camcorder
Product Colour Black
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 1.8-4.0
Image Formats Supported EXIF
Minimum Illumination 3 lx
Scene Modes Fireworks, Landscape (scenery), Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 10 s
Shooting Modes Auto, Movie, Scene
White Balance Auto, Indoor, Outdoor
Auto Focus Yes
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes Auto
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 1/25 - 1/10000 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Audio Formats Supported AAC-LC, LPCM
Audio System Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
PCM Digital Audio 16-bit/48 kHz
Lens System
Digital Zoom 350 x
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 26.8 - 804 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 1.9 - 57 mm
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 804 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 26.8 mm
Optical Zoom 30 x
Camcorder Tape Type N
Compatible Memory Cards MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Disc Types Supported N
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Diagonal 2.7
Display Resolution (numeric) 230400 pixels
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.29 MP
Image Sensor Size 1/5.8
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 2.5 x 1.85 mm
Optical Sensor Size 1/5.8 "
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 9.2 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor BIONZ X
Other Features
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.29 MP
Interval Recording 1
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video Out 1
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Charging Yes
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type NP-BX1
Charging Source AC, USB
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 128 mm
Height 595 mm
Weight 215 g
Width 540 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4032 x 2272 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 640 x 4801920 x 10803024 x 22724032 x 2272