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

Key Specs
Zoom
Optical: 30x
Clear Image Zoom: 60x
Digital: 350x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.3 VDC
Camera
Sensor
1-Chip 1/5.8" CMOS
Backside Illumination
Yes
Sensor Resolution
2.29 MP
Effective Pixels
2.29 MP (16:9 Video)
2.29 MP (16:9 Photo)
1.71 MP (16:9 Photo)
Optics
Focal Length
1.9 to 57mm
35mm-Equivalent Focal Length
26.8 to 804mm at 16:9
32.8 to 984mm at 4:3
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8 - f/4
Minimum Focus Distance
0.4" / 1.0 cm
Zoom
Optical: 30x
Clear Image Zoom: 60x
Digital: 350x
Filter Size
37 mm
Recording
System
NTSC
Recording Media
1 x Internal Flash Memory (8 GB Maximum)
1 x Memory Stick micro (Mark 2), microSD/HC/XC
Video Format
1920 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 Ratio
16:9
4:3
Still Image Support
JPEG
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)
Channels
5.1-Channel
Audio Format
AAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
LPCM
Sampling Frequency
LPCM: 48.0 kHz
Bit Rate
LPCM: 16.0-Bit
Display
Display Type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Screen Size
3"
Screen Resolution
460,800 Dots
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Rotation
Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
1/8 - 1/10000 Second (Video)
Exposure Metering
Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes
Modes: Auto, Manual
Shooting Modes
Auto
Beach
Fireworks
Landscape
Night
Portrait
Snow
Spotlight
Sunset
Interval Recording
1 Second
2 Second
5 Second
10 Second
30 Second
60 Second
Self-Timer
10 Sec
Features
Image Stabilization
Optical
Scene Modes
Preset: Yes
Lux
3 (Low Lux, 1/30 shutter speed)
6 (Standard, 1/30 shutter speed)
White Balance Modes
Auto
Indoor 1
Onepush
Outdoors
Creative Effects
Yes
Built-In Mic
Yes
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes
Tripod Mount
1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs
1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x Multi-Terminal Micro-USB
Microphone Input
Yes
Headphone Jack
Yes
General
Battery
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.3 VDC
Charging Method
AC Adapter
USB
Charging Time
2.75 Hours
Power Adapter
5 VDC
Power Consumption
In 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
Weight
8.82 oz / 250.05 g with supplied battery attached
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.3 x 4.8 x 3.4"

Sony HDR-CX455/B Reviews

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does this camera record time stamp on video?

does this camera record time stamp on video?
Asked by: Juan
Yes it does. I have mine for sale and it's less than two months old if you are interested. https://www.ebay.com/itm/133044313022
Answered by: Jared
Date published: 2019-05-08

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Does this camera have an external headphone jack?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it does. The HDR-CX455 has a headphone jack on it.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

can this camera be used via USB connection as a ...

can this camera be used via USB connection as a web cam?
Asked by: Mark
The USB Connection is for transferring data from the 8GB internal memory. It can also be used to supplement the battery (the camera will not operate by USB power alone)
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2020-05-01

question

What format is the live HDMI output? Can it be changed?
Asked by: Anonymous
Up to 1080p at 60p. Dependent upon the camera's recording settings.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

How long does the battery last if I record a movie in the format 1280 x 720p at 30 fps (3 Mb/s MP4) without recharging ? Can the battery last for about 1 hour and 30 minutes in that case ?
Asked by: Thanh
Estimated time of charging, recording, and playback using the supplied battery pack:Charging time (minutes):AC Adaptor - 165Computer 305Recording time (minutes): 75 to 155 minutesPlayback time (minutes) 240
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is warranty is available in foreign purchase in India Service Center?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony warranty that come with the camcorder is for the USA only. You may purchase a Square Trade protection plan when you order this camcorder. It becomes visible once you put the camcorder into a B&H shopping cart. The plan is good internationally.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Does this camera provide power to an external microphone that does not have power by itself such as Rode VideoMicro ? If yes, which hot shoe or cold shoe should I use together with these 2 devices ?
Asked by: Thanh
This camcorder will provide plug-in power for the RODE VideoMicro. The camcorder does not offer a compatible hotshoe. A bracket would be needed:Vello CB-510 Dual Shoe Bracket with Silicon Rubber GripB&H # VECB510
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2019-02-16

question

If I just want to record at 720p can I do so? Or is that only used for the dual record mode.
Asked by: Randy
Yes you can choose the 1280 x 720p at 30 fps (3 Mb/s MP4) mode:To change the image quality of the movies you record, select MENU >Image Quality/Size > REC Mode.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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