The Camcorder is purpose-built for long video recording sessions to capture your memories and special occasions.
Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Sony HDR-CX405 camera would suit you adequately.
Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!
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.
The Sony HDR-CX405, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.
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.
If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.
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.
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.
While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.
Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Sony HDR-CX405 for aquatic photos is a treat.
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.
If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Sony has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs.
It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.
|Camcorder Type||Handheld camcorder|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||0 - 40 °F|
|Aperture Range (F-F)||1.8-4.0|
|Image Formats Supported||JPEG|
|Minimum Illumination||3 lx|
|Scene Modes||Auto, Night Scene, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow|
|Scene Modes Present||Yes|
|Self-timer Delay||10 s|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Movie, Scene|
|White Balance||Auto, Indoor, Onepush, Outdoor|
|Light Exposure Modes||Auto|
|Camera Shutter Speed||1/25 - 1/10000 s|
|Fastest Camera Shutter Speed||1/10000 s|
|Shutter Speed||1/8 - 1/10000|
|Slowest Camera Shutter Speed||1/30 s|
|Camcorder Media Type||Memory Stick, Micro SDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|HD Type||Full HD|
|Maximum Video Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||4:3, 16:9|
|Video Formats Supported||AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Audio Formats Supported||AAC, LPCM|
|Audio System||Dolby Digital|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|PCM Digital Audio||16-bit/48 kHz|
|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|
|Display Aspect Ratio||16:9|
|Display Resolution (numeric)||230400 pixels|
|Vari-angle LCD Display||Yes|
|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 "|
|Total Megapixels||9.2 MP|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X|
|Effective Megapixels (image)||2.29 MP|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|Composite Video Out||1|
|HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity||1|
|HDMI Connector Type||D|
|HDMI Ports Quantity||Yes|
|USB 2.0 Connectors||1|
|USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity||1|
|USB Connector Type||A|
|Battery Technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Charging Source||AC, USB|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Maximum Image Resolution||4032 x 2272 pixels|
|Still Image Resolution(s)||640 x 4801920 x 10803024 x 22724032 x 2272|