Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

BH #SOHDRCX405 • MFR #HDRCX405/B
Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam
Key Features
  • Full HD Video / 9.2MP Stills
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Bionz X Processor
  • Zeiss 30x Optical Zoom Lens
The Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The CX-405 captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to optional Memory Stick Micro and microSD/SDHC/SDXC media cards. The Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for increased sensitivity in low light situations and the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode delivers smooth video. Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7" LCD with 230K dot resolution.
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Sony HDR-CX405 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 21080p60 and 9.2MP Still Images
  • 3Wide Angle Carl Zeiss Lens
  • 42.7" LCD Display
  • 5Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode
  • 6Minimum Illumination
  • 7Intelligent Auto
  • 8Scene Modes
  • 9AVCHD and MP4 Dual Recording
  • 10Supported Media Cards
  • 11Built-In USB 2.0 Cable

The Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The CX-405 captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images to optional Memory Stick Micro and microSD/SDHC/SDXC media cards. The Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for increased sensitivity in low light situations and the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode delivers smooth video. Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7" LCD with 230K dot resolution.

The camera records using XAVC S codec at up to 50 Mb/s and features dual recording, which lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files. The Intelligent Auto mode analyzes your shot and automatically selects the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes, with 60 different possible combinations. A built-in USB 2.0 cable provides a connection to your computer for charging or file transfer and fits conveniently into the hand strap, so it's out of the way until you need it. The camera accepts a rechargeable X type battery pack for power.

1080p60 and 9.2MP Still Images

Create high definition 1920 x 1080p60 videos and take high-quality 9.2MP still images. Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for compact cameras and camcorders. The sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, which maximizes the light gathering area per pixel and achieves better results in low light conditions.

Wide Angle Carl Zeiss Lens

The lens has a 35mm equivalent of 26.8mm at the wide end of the focal range. Shoot distant subjects with a 30x optical zoom.

2.7" LCD Display

The 2.7" (16:9) LCD features 230K dot resolution for sharp, bright, vivid images, enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode

Compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver smooth video from wide-angle to full telephoto shooting.

Minimum Illumination

  • Standard: 6 lux (1/30 shutter speed)
  • Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 shutter speed)

Intelligent Auto

Selects from ten different settings including Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, and Low Light to choose the best settings for your shot.

Scene Modes

Available scene modes include auto, night, sunrise/sunset, fireworks, landscape, portrait, spotlight, beach, and snow.

AVCHD and MP4 Dual Recording

Record video in the AVCHD and MP4 formats for high-quality or easy transfer and sharing. For the greatest flexibility, you can even record AVCHD and MP4 formats simultaneously. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs and is ideal for capturing precious memories on special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.

Supported Media Cards

Memory Stick Micro
microSD/SDHC/SDXC

Built-In USB 2.0 Cable

The built-in, high-speed, USB 2.0 cable provides an easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without the need for a separate cable. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap, so it's out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time, you get one minute of recording time.
UPC: 027242886155

Sony HDR-CX405 Specs

Camera
Sensor1-Chip 1/5.8" CMOS
Backside IlluminationYes
Sensor Resolution2.29 MP
Effective Pixels2.29 MP (16:9 Video / Image Stabilizer Off)
2.29 MP (16:9 Photo)
1.71 MP (4:3 Photo)
Optics
Focal Length1.9 to 57mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length26.8 to 804mm at 16:9 
32.8 to 984mm at 4:3 Photo
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 - f/4
Minimum Focus Distance0.4" / 1.0 cm
ZoomOptical: 30x
Digital: 350x
Recording
SystemNTSC
Recording MediaMemory Stick Micro, microSD/HC/XC
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC/Memory Stick Micro
Video Format1920 x 1080p at 30/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (9 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD)
1280 x 720p at 30 fps (AVCHD)
Aspect Ratio16:9
4:3
Still Image SupportJPEG
9.2 MP (4032 x 2272)
JPEG
6.9 MP (3024 x 2272)
JPEG
2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
JPEG
.3 MP (640 x 480)
Channels2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio FormatAAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
LPCM
Sampling FrequencyLPCM: 48.0 kHz
Bit RateLPCM: 16.0-Bit
Display
RotationOpening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/8 - 1/10000 Second (Video)
Exposure MeteringMulti
Exposure ModesModes: Auto, Manual
Shooting ModesAuto
Beach
Fireworks
Landscape
Night
Portrait
Snow
Spotlight
Sunset
Features
Image StabilizationOptical
Scene ModesPreset: Yes
White Balance ModesAuto
Indoor 1
Onepush
Outdoors
Creative EffectsYes
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Tripod Mount1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs1 x Composite Video Requires A/V cable not included
1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x USB 2.0 Built-in type A
1 x Bravia Sync
Microphone InputNo
Headphone JackNo
General
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
English
French
BatteryRechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC
Charging MethodAC Adapter
USB
Charging Time2.5 Hours
Power Adapter5 VDC
Power ConsumptionIn LCD Operation: 2.1 W
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.1 x 2.3 x 5.0" / 54.0 x 59.5 x 128.0 mm
Weight6.70 oz / 190 g Main unit only
7.58 oz / 215 g With NP-BX1
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 4.75 x 3.45"
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