Sony HDR-CX405

MPN: HDR-CX405  |  EAN: 0646791398836  |  Model: HDR-CX405

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Sony HDR-CX405 - HDR-CX405 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
High FPS Videos
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Low-light Videos
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Very Good
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right
Camera Body with Lens
Just Right

Kind of Camera

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

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Sony HDR-CX405 camera would suit you adequately.

Video skill level

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.

Video Scenarios

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. 

Other Video needs

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.

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. 

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.

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Technical Specifications

Sony HDR-CX405 - HDR-CX405 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camcorder Type Handheld camcorder
Camera Type Camcorder
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
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
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
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
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported AAC, LPCM
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
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
Flip-out Screen Yes
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 "
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 9.2 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor BIONZ X
Other Features
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.29 MP
Stabilizer Yes
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 Charging Yes
USB Connector Type A
USB Version 2.0
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type NP-BX1
Charging Source AC, USB
Packaging Content
Hand Strap Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 128 mm
Height 59.5 mm
Weight 215 g
Width 54 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4032 x 2272 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 640 x 4801920 x 10803024 x 22724032 x 2272