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Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

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Key Features

  • Image Sensor Type: 1/5.8" Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Optical Zoom: 30.0x
  • Supported Memory: Micro SD Card, Micro SDHC, Memory Stick Micro (Mark II), Micro SDXC
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Key Features

  • Image Sensor Type: 1/5.8" Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Optical Zoom: 30.0x
  • Supported Memory: Micro SD Card, Micro SDHC, Memory Stick Micro (Mark II), Micro SDXC
Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

The smarter, the simpler
For family fun and a whole lot more

Beyond high technology, Handycam® performance relies on closer attention to human factors. Such as the flexibility to create, shape, share, and discover better ways for images to really move you. Plus, the focus on more carefree yet functional approaches to get to the heart of a subject. The integrity of Sony’s know-how is dedicated to more fun and exciting movie-making, from start to finish. So this is more than just a new Handycam®, it’s a handier way of providing as much happiness as you can handle — for this generation and those lucky ones to come. 

For steadier images shot on the move
Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode

Shoot steady movie images even while walking or zooming. Advanced image stabilisation compensates for camera shake up to 13x1 more effectively compared to standard mode.

See life in a new light
At the intersection of visionary technology and design, Handycam® image quality reigns supreme. A ZEISS lens, Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine are the essence of picture performance. Zoom coverage as wide as 26.8mm is expansive, and XAVC S 50Mbps high-bitrate recording captures scenes of remarkable dynamism in detail. 

Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens
Frame more of landscapes shots and indoor scenes where you can't step back.

Optical Zoom and Clear Image Zoom
Images look very sharp and less degraded even beyond optical zoom range.

Premium recording that’s ready for anything
For higher image qualities and capture capacity

Based on the professional XAVC HD format, the XAVC S format for consumer use supports high-bitrate for recording high-resolution, action-filled HD movies.

Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor
Twice the light sensitivity of a conventional sensor for outstanding low-light image capture. 

BIONZ X™ image processing engine
Quickly transforms data from the sensor into richly textured high-resolution movies and photos. 

ZEISS lens
Working with the Exmor R™ sensor and BIONZ X™ processor, the ZEISS lens delivers superior optical performance.

More functional for more fun
Extending the joy of shooting, editing, and sharing

Highlight Movie Maker 
Easily get and share highlight movies with transition effects and music. 

Motion Shot Video
Superimpose image sequences to trace split-seconds of recorded action. 

Travel lighter
Built-in cable for PC connection and quick charging 

The USB cable stowed in the hand strap eliminates the need to pack a bulky extra USB cable or AC adapter. For charging without a PC, use a compact AC-USB adapter (optional).

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Physical Characteristics

  • Weight
    215.0 grams
  • Available Colors
  • Dimensions
    54.0 x 59.5 x 128.0mm


  • Microphone Type Or Terminal
    built-in zoom mic
  • Tripod Socket
    not specified
  • Remote Control
    not specified
  • Interface
    micro HDMI (out), USB TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • Speaker
    monaural speaker

Video Capture

  • Available Image Sizes
    1920 x 1080 (50p), 1440 x 1080 (50i), 1280 x 720 pixels (25p)

Video Recording

  • Camcorder Type
    HD - High Definition, Handheld Camcorder
  • Image Stabilization Technology
    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Formats
    MP4, XAVC- S format MPEG4-AVC/H264, MPEG4-AVC/H.264
  • Image Sensor Type
    1/5.8" Back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor

Audio Capture

  • Audio Recording System
    Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator, Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
  • File Format
    Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo

Still Picture Capture

  • Still Photography Capable
  • Photo File Formats
    JPEG, DCF Ver.2.0, MPF Baseline compatible, Exif Ver.2.3
  • Still Image Size
    640 x 480 pixels, 3024 x 2272 pixels
  • Expandable Memory For Still Pictures
    Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), Micro SDXC
  • Still Picture Resolution
    9.2 effective megapixels

Lens And Focus

  • Lens Type
    Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
  • Lens Construction
    not specified
  • Optical Zoom
  • Focusing Distance
    0.01m to 0.80m
  • Lens Mount
  • Aperture Range
    F1.8 - F4.0
  • Digital Zoom
    350.0 x
  • Focal Length
    26.8mm - 804.0mm

Exposure Imaging

  • Shooting Drive Modes
    self-timer, Single shot
  • Scene Modes
    auto, Portrait, Spotlight, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, landscape, sunrise & sunset, Night scene
  • Minimum Shutter Speed
  • White Balance
    Auto, indoor, outdoor, Onepush
  • Maximum Shutter Speed
    1 / 10 000
  • Exposure Metering System
  • Exposure Capture Modes
    Auto, Manual (menu)


  • Minimum Illumination
    3 lux

Viewing Features

  • Display
    2.7 ClearPhoto LCD (230,400 pixels)
  • Menu Languages
    Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, and others


  • Supply
    Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1


Additional Features

  • Underwater Capabilities

Included In The Box

  • Accessories
    <em>■ Supplied accessories may vary by region or country!</em>, Operating guide, USB Connection Support Cable, Micro HDMI Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, USB AC adapter, 8GB Micro SD Card, Carrying Case (LCSU11B)
  • Software
    PC: PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer (via download) /&nbsp;MAC: Music Transfer, PlayMemories Online Uploader, Wireless Auto Import (by download)

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