Sony HDR-CX405/BE HD Handycam (PAL)

Sony HDR-CX405/BE HD Handycam (PAL)

Sony HDR-CX405/BE HD Handycam (PAL)

B&H # SOHDRCX405BE MFR # HDRCX405/BE
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Product Highlights

  • Full HD Video/9.2MP Stills
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Bionz X Processor
  • Zeiss 30x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Optical Steady Shot Image Stabilization
  • XAVC S Recoding, AVCHD, and MP4
  • 2.7" Flip-Out LCD Viewscreen
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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

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  • 1Description

The PAL Sony HDR-CX405/BE HD Handycam is compatible with European broadcast standards and features an Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss zoom lens with 30x optical zoom. The CX-405/BE captures Full HD 1920x1080 video at 50 fps and 9.2MP still images to optional 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 display with 230K dot resolution.

The camera records using XAVC S codec 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.

1080/50 and 9.2MP Still Images
Create high definition 1920 x 1080 50 fps 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, and 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 (1/25 shutter speed)
  • Low Lux: 3 lux (in Low Lux mode)
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 at 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.
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.
In the Box
Sony HDR-CX405/BE HD Handycam (PAL)
  • NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Micro-HDMI Cable
  • Limited 90-Day B&H Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Camera
    Sensor 1x 1/5.8"  CMOS Sensor
    Backside Illumination Yes
    Pixel Gross 2,510,000
    Effective Pixels 2,290,000 @ Video 16:9 (Image Stabilizer Off)
    2,290,000 @ Photo 16:9
    1,710,000 @ Photo 4:3
    Optics
    Focal Length 1.9 - 57 mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 - 804 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video & Photo
    32.8 - 984 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Photo
    Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 4
    Zoom Optical: 30x
    Digital: 350x
    Recording
    System PAL
    Recording Media microSD/HC/XC  
    Video Format High Definition
    XAVC S
    1920 x 1080 / 50 fps
    High Definition
    AVCHD
    1920 x 1080 / 50 fps
    MP4
    1280 x 720p
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    4:3
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 9.2 Megapixel, 4032 x 2272 (16:9)
    JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
    JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel (4:3)
    JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 (4:3)
    Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Pixel Count 230,400
    Resolution 960 x 240
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
    Features
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Scene Modes Preset: Yes
    Lux 6 (1/25)
    3 (Low Lux Mode)
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Indoor 1
    Onepush
    Outdoors
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1x Multi-Terminal Requires A/V cable not included
    1x HDMI D (Micro)
    1x USB 2.0 Type A
    General
    Languages Brazilian Portuguese
    English
    French
    Battery Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC
    Charging Method AC Adapter
    USB
    Power Adapter 5 VDC
    Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.3 x 5.0" / 54.0 x 59.5 x 128.0 mm
    Weight 6.70 oz / 190 g Main unit only
    7.58 oz / 215 g With NP-BX1
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 5.2 x 4.0"

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