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Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

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Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam Camcorder with Exmor R CMOS Sensor (HDR CX405)

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Overview
With the Handycam HDR-CX405, Sony’s aim is to use technology to help make a camera that makes creativity and real-world movie making easy.
To ensure images are as free as possible from shake and blur, there is Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode for stable shots even when walking or zooming for up to 13 times more stabilisation than when in standard mode, making the most of the top class Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. This optic has a 30x zoom range with a 26.8mm wide angle (equivalent) making it versatile and ideal for large groups and indoor shooting. For longer zoom settings than 30x for more distant details such as sports, the 30x zoom range can be extended to 60x with very low image degradation using Clear Image Zoom.
The image quality is great even in dim conditions as the image sensor is a Back Illuminated 1/5.8 type (3.1...
Summary
Weight: 0-2kg
Included in box
  • 1x Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • 1x AC Adaptor
  • 1x USB Connection Support Cable
  • 1x HDMI (micro) Cable
  • 1x Operating Guide

About the Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

With the Handycam HDR-CX405, Sony’s aim is to use technology to help make a camera that makes creativity and real-world movie making easy.

To ensure images are as free as possible from shake and blur, there is Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode for stable shots even when walking or zooming for up to 13 times more stabilisation than when in standard mode, making the most of the top class Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. This optic has a 30x zoom range with a 26.8mm wide angle (equivalent) making it versatile and ideal for large groups and indoor shooting. For longer zoom settings than 30x for more distant details such as sports, the 30x zoom range can be extended to 60x with very low image degradation using Clear Image Zoom.

The image quality is great even in dim conditions as the image sensor is a Back Illuminated 1/5.8 type (3.1mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor. This type has twice the sensitivity of a standard sensor type for better low light performance. Fantastic movies are the result when used with the camera’s BIONZ X processor which is capable of producing extra smooth footage at XAVC S bit rate of 50Mbps (or AVCHD). You can easily view your movies and stills on the 2.7-inch (6.7cm) Clear Photo LCD monitor which has 230,400 dots and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.

User features include Highlight Movie Maker with transition effects and music for a video montage of your favourite moments, and Motion Shot Video which takes multiple exposures in a single frame for action sequences that are guaranteed to impress.

For portability, the built-in USB Cable is stowed in the hand strap and is suitable for charging as well as data transfer, negating the need for either a separate USB cable or an AC adapter.

SENSOR
Sensor Type 1/5.8 type(3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor™ R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video) Approx. 2.29MP (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Still Image) Approx. 1.71MP (4:3), Approx.2.29MP (16:9)
LENS
Type Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 1.9-57mm, f/1.8-4
Equivalent 35mm focal Length 26.8-804mm (16:9 video and stills)
32.8-984mm (4:3 video)
Minimum Focusing Distance Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele)
Zoom Optical: 30x
Digital: 350x
IMAGE STABILISATION
SteadyShot Optical
EXPOSURE
Modes Auto, Manual (Menu)
Backlight Compensation Yes (Auto)
Minimum Illumination Low Lux: 3 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), Standard: 6 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)
WHITE BALANCE
Modes Auto, Indoor, One Push, Outdoor
LCD MONITOR
Type 6.7cm (2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide (16:9)
Angle Adjustment Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control Yes (Menu)
SHUTTER
Shutter Speed Auto Control Range (1/6-1/10000 sec.), Manual Iris Control (1/25-1/10000 sec.), Manual Shutter (1/6-1/10000 sec.), Standard (1/25-1/10000 sec.)
FOCUS
Type Contrast AF
Focus Mode Auto, Manual (Menu)
Focus Area Full Range Focus
SHOOTING
Image Processor BIONZ™ X image processor
Self Timer Approx. 10sec. (Still Image)
Scene Selection Auto, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night Scene, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise & Sunset
Picture Effect Yes
Other Shooting Functions Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Image Stabilization, Intelligent Auto, Motion Shot Video
STORAGE MEDIA
Memory Card Compatibility Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC
RECORDING
Recording Format (Video) AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG4-AVC/H264, XAVC S format
Recording Format (Still Image) DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Video Resolution AVCHD: 1920x1080/50p(PS),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/50p, 25p
Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR) AVCHD PS: Approx. 28Mbps, FH: Approx. 17Mbps, FX: Approx. 24Mbps, HQ:Approx. 9Mbps, LP: Approx. 5Mbps, MP4: Approx. 3Mbps, XAVC S HD: Approx. 50Mbps
Still Image Size (Photo Mode) L: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), 6.9 megapixels 4:3 (3024x2272), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
Still Image Size (Movie Mode) L: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), S: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Photo Capture) 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
Still Image Size (Dual Record) 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272)
Progressive Mode AVCHD: 50p, Progressive recording, MP4: 25p, Progressive recording, XAVC S HD: 50p/25p, Progressive recording
AUDIO
Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
Microphone Built-in Zoom Microphone
Speaker Monaural Speaker
INTERFACE
Input and Output Terminals Composite Video Out, HDMI Terminal
Lens Cover Manual#
PLAYBACK
Playback Modes Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 6 music files), Highlight Movie Maker, Slide Show (Still Image)
POWER
Supplied Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
USB Charge Yes
Power Consumption (LCD Screen) HD: 2.1W
PHYSICAL
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 54.0 × 59.5 × 128.0 mm (with supplied battery)
Weight Approx.215g (with supplied Battery)
  • Optical SteadyShot™  with Intelligent Active Mode for up to 13x steadier images than in standard mode
  • Data-rich XAVC S (HD 50 Mbps) and AVCHD recording
  • Exmor R™ CMOS sensor for twice the low light performance of ordinary CMOS sensors
  • 26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS lens with 30x optical zoom
  • 60x Clear Image Zoom - that bit extra zoom while minimising image degradation

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can the HDR-CX405 be remotely commanded by the RM-VPR1?

Dave Jones 29-06-2015

It would appear so as its listed as an optional accessory on both our product page and on sony's page as well.

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