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Sony HDR-CX405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 974 reviews of Sony HDR-CX405. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder. There are some mixed opinions about the memory and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX405 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX405 Full HD Handycam CamcorderSony HDR-CX405 Full HD Handycam Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX405 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the battery and size are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

usability, price, portability, size, battery

viewfinder

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam CamcorderSony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam Camcorder

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Handy travel cam

 

Records good quality images in a small unit. Images look a little soft, but are good for everyday use. Reasonable battery life, easy to use usb cable in the handle for charging and downloading. Not easy to transfer to computer, even with help from...

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: Stevenwithav (sony.com)

Great

 

Very good for use and for quality! Would definitely recommend Sony!

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Station Master (sony.com)

A great little camera giving superb results

 

I looked at several Sony cameras but there were so many good reviews with this one that I decided this was the one for me. It is very light weight and could almost slip into your pocket. The picture quality in HD is fantastic equal to broadcast...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: PeterMB (sony.com)

Brilliant

 

This is my first camcorder very light and easy to use

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Wonderful video camera

 

Having bought this wonderful Handycam a month ago I was staggered that such a small, lightweight item could take such great, clear videos. For thirty years of using camcorders that download via leads I was impressed by the simplicity of the modern...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: tinyguitarman (sony.com)

Review

 

My wife brought me this as part of my birthday present, being disabled I find it fairly easy to use, but downloading I find a bit difficult. Having said that my wife can-could help in that department as what you have to put the memory stick in I find...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: John127 (sony.com)

Handcam says it all

 

A typical Sony product, no problems using it. However, hiding the usb connector in the hand strap confused me when I first tried to charge the battery; it's a neat idea if only its location picture was a bit clearer.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: AntKa (sony.com)

Easy to use CX405

 

.I bought this for a holiday we had planned and I am so pleased I did. It was so easy to use and after a few practices I soon found any problems were easy to solve. Light and compact it was great to handle and manoeuvre giving great results. I have...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Sam 3232 (sony.com)

Easy to use

 

I bought this item about a month ago, easy to set up and takes great videos.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Domny (sony.com)

Features are excellent for home videos

 

Only bought item last week as present for my hubby. Item will get fully tested when on holiday.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

HDMI: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000
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