Sony HDR-CX455 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with 8GB Internal Memory

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Sony HDR-CX455 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with 8GB Internal Memory
Key Features
  • 1080p Video up to 60 fps & 9.2MP Stills
  • 1/5.8" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 26.8mm Zeiss Vario-Tessar Zoom Lens
  • 30x Optical Zoom & 60x Clear Image Zoom
Featuring intuitive operation and a wide-angle Zeiss 30x optical zoom lens, the Sony HDR-CX455 is a Full HD Handycam camcorder that's ready to capture all of life's moments, from expansive scenes to faraway action. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode helps keep your handheld footage looking clear and smooth, even when you're on the move, while an advanced Fast Intelligent AF system works to keep your subjects in sharp focus. The camcorder supports 1080p video up to 60 fps, still images up to 9.2MP, and records to either microSD memory cards or the internal 8GB of flash memory. Advanced features include a 5.1 channel built-in zoom microphone, interval photo capture for creating time-lapse videos, and Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity for wireless control and file sharing.
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Sony HDR-CX455/B Overview

  • 1Description
  • 21080p Video Recording and 9.2MP Stills
  • 3Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 30x Optical Zoom
  • 4Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode
  • 5Fast Intelligent AF
  • 6Versatile Shooting with XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs
  • 7Dual Video Recording
  • 8Time-Lapse Capture
  • 95.1 Channel On-Board Audio Capture
  • 10Simple Connectivity to Smartphones via Wi-Fi/NFC
  • 11Live Streaming
  • 12Highlight Movie Maker
  • 13Intelligent Auto
  • 14Picture Effect
  • 15Motion Shot Video
  • 16Additional Features

Featuring intuitive operation and a wide-angle Zeiss 30x optical zoom lens, the Sony HDR-CX455 is a Full HD Handycam camcorder that's ready to capture all of life's moments, from expansive scenes to faraway action. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode helps keep your handheld footage looking clear and smooth, even when you're on the move, while an advanced Fast Intelligent AF system works to keep your subjects in sharp focus. The camcorder supports 1080p video up to 60 fps, still images up to 9.2MP, and records to either microSD memory cards or the internal 8GB of flash memory. Advanced features include a 5.1 channel built-in zoom microphone, interval photo capture for creating time-lapse videos, and Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity for wireless control and file sharing.

1080p Video Recording and 9.2MP Stills

The Exmor R CMOS image sensor combines with the Bionz X processor to support 1080p video up to 60 fps and 9.2MP still photos.

Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with 30x Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX455 comes equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens that features a wide 35mm-equivalent focal length of 26.8mm (in movie mode) to fit more into your shots and a 30x optical zoom range. To get you closer to the action, the zoom range can be extended to 60x using Clear Image Zoom.

Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization steadies footage being recorded when shooting conditions or the user's hands are shaky. 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensates for vibration in five different directions so you can shoot stable high-quality movies even while jogging lightly.

Fast Intelligent AF

Fast Intelligent AF achieves quick and accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimizing lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating the lens drive.

Versatile Shooting with XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs

The HDR-CX455 records 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in an MP4 wrapper which allows for extensive record times and easy editing. Additionally, you can choose to record HD in AVCHD (ideal for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning) or MP4 (ideal for sharing over the internet).

Dual Video Recording

Record two movies at the same time - one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. This gives you a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

Time-Lapse Capture

Capture still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.

5.1 Channel On-Board Audio Capture

Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theater system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel's levels.

Note: 5.1 channel audio is only available when recording in AVCHD.

Simple Connectivity to Smartphones via Wi-Fi/NFC

Built-in Wi-Fi/NFC support enables easy connectivity with smartphones for one-touch sharing and one-touch remote control. NFC (near field communication) provides "touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. You simply touch your NFC-compatible device to the camcorder to establish a connection.

Live Streaming

Share the moment as it happens via Ustream live streaming. Now your circle of friends and family can share the excitement in real time by simply logging in to UStream from anywhere. You can also link your favorite social accounts to notify your friends when you start streaming video.

Highlight Movie Maker

Highlight Movie Maker produces a short highlight movie clip to share and enjoy instantly. Using an advanced algorithm based on the motion gyro, Highlight Movie Maker automatically selects the best scenes from your videos and creates an MP4 highlight reel of your recorded action.

Note: Highlight Move Maker is only available in AVCHD.

Intelligent Auto

This feature automatically determines the type of scene being shot and optimizes a combination of settings from three groups (Face, Scene, Camera shake). It provides optimal results for up to 180 scene types, even at night and in backlit scenes. Selected settings are displayed as icons on the LCD screen for easy reference.

Picture Effect

Add up to seven creative effects (Partial Color, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization) without troublesome editing on a computer.

Motion Shot Video

Motion Shot Video plays a sequence of superimposed images that trace recorded action in split-second intervals for you to analyze in detail. During playback, you can adjust the interval, or pause to capture and share a still image.

Additional Features

  • Dual Record for simultaneously capturing HD video and still images
  • Manual iris and shutter speed control
  • My Voice Canceling
  • Manual mic level control
  • Auto wind noise reduction
  • Lock-on autofocus
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter

Sony HDR-CX455/B Specs

Camera
Sensor1-Chip 1/5.8" CMOS
Backside IlluminationYes
Sensor Resolution2.29 MP
Effective Pixels2.29 MP (16:9 Video)
2.29 MP (16:9 Photo)
1.71 MP (16:9 Photo)
Optics
Focal Length1.9 to 57mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length26.8 to 804mm at 16:9 
32.8 to 984mm at 4:3 
Maximum Aperturef/1.8 - f/4
Minimum Focus Distance0.4" / 1.0 cm
ZoomOptical: 30x
Clear Image Zoom: 60x
Digital: 350x
Filter Size37 mm
Recording
SystemNTSC
Recording Media1 x Internal Flash Memory (8 GB Maximum)
1 x Memory Stick micro (Mark 2), microSD/HC/XC
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 1080p at 30 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 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 (3 Mb/s MP4)
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)
Channels5.1-Channel
Audio FormatAAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
LPCM
Sampling FrequencyLPCM: 48.0 kHz
Bit RateLPCM: 16.0-Bit
Display
Display TypeLCD
TouchscreenYes
Screen Size3"
Screen Resolution460,800 Dots
Aspect Ratio16:9
RotationOpening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/8 - 1/10000 Second (Video)
Exposure MeteringMulti, Spot
Exposure ModesModes: Auto, Manual
Shooting ModesAuto
Beach
Fireworks
Landscape
Night
Portrait
Snow
Spotlight
Sunset
Interval Recording1 Second
2 Second
5 Second
10 Second
30 Second
60 Second
Self-Timer10 Sec
Features
Image StabilizationOptical
Scene ModesPreset: Yes
Lux3 (Low Lux, 1/30 shutter speed)
6 (Standard, 1/30 shutter speed)
White Balance ModesAuto
Indoor 1
Onepush
Outdoors
Creative EffectsYes
Built-In MicYes
Built-In SpeakerYes
Wi-FiYes
Tripod Mount1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x Multi-Terminal Micro-USB
Microphone InputYes
Headphone JackYes
General
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.3 VDC
Charging MethodAC Adapter
USB
Charging Time2.75 Hours
Power Adapter5 VDC
Power ConsumptionIn LCD Operation: 2.4 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.2 x 2.3 x 5.1" / 5.6 x 5.8 x 13.0 cm with supplied battery attached
Weight8.82 oz / 250.05 g with supplied battery attached
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 4.8 x 3.4"
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