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Sony HDR-CX405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 998 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. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the memory and durability. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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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 90/100 = 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. People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, viewfinder

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

Dec, 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 on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the durability, and many are negative about the viewfinder.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: telebiker (sony.com)

Lightweight and easy to use

 

I bought this video camera for my girlfriend's mom's 90th birthday party. Very easy to use and excellent video

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: DarqJacq (sony.com)

Great Starter Camera

 

Very excited to learn about this camera. I wish the included instruction booklet had a bit more detail about how to use all camera features as I am an absolute newbie to camcorders. I also wish it came with a memory card. Overall, it is easy to use. I...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: msburrage74 (sony.com)

bought for hunting

 

used it today for the first time for hunting. It worked great! actually filmed 2 small does with it. easy to operate, ultra light. and great picture on the recording.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Mcrhegolfer (sony.com)

Light and compact

 

this camcorder has a wide range of facilities and is surprisingly easy to use. Small ,compact and easy to handle and carry

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: rick223 (sony.com)

Good Product

 

Light...Easy to use. Very good quality of video and sound

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: zacisone (sony.com)

We love it! Quick to charge and Very steady viewin

 

I bought this in May of this year, esp for Grandchildren. It has worked well.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Valerie2 (sony.com)

Light weight and responsive

 

I bought this beauty for a trip to Canadian Rockies and it certainly lived up to expectations. Easy and light to carry. Takes stills easily while filming. Good picture quality and easy to connect to PC.

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

A very handy handycam

 

Very happy so far, but cannot find a method of changing the 'Highlight Movie' default tunes. My version of Playmemories does not seem to support this model. I am also a bit concerned that it is not very rugged and wonder if it will survive as long as...

Jun, 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

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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