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.
|Sensor||1-Chip 1/5.8" CMOS|
|Sensor Resolution||2.29 MP|
|Effective Pixels||2.29 MP (16:9 Video / Image Stabilizer Off)
2.29 MP (16:9 Photo)
1.71 MP (4:3 Photo)
|Focal Length||1.9 to 57mm|
|35mm-Equivalent Focal Length||26.8 to 804 at 16:9
32.8 to 984 at 4:3 Photo
|Maximum Aperture||f/1.8 - f/4|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||0.4" / 1.0 cm|
|Recording Media||Memory Stick Micro, 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 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)
|Still Image Resolution||JPEG: 9.2 Megapixel, 4032 x 2272 (16:9)
JPEG: 6.9 Megapixel, 3024 x 2272 (4:3)
JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480 (4:3)
Dolby Digital 2ch
|Sampling Frequency||LPCM: 48.0 kHz|
|Bit Rate||LPCM: 16.0-Bit|
|Screen Resolution||400 x 230 (92,000 Dots)|
|Rotation||Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
|Shutter Speed||1/8 - 1/10000 Second (Video)|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Auto, Manual|
|Scene Modes||Preset: Yes|
|White Balance Modes||Auto
|Tripod Mount||1/4" - 20|
|Outputs||1 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
|Supported Languages||Brazilian Portuguese
|Battery||Rechargeable Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC|
|Charging Method||AC Adapter
|Charging Time||2.5 Hours|
|Power Adapter||5 VDC|
|Power Consumption||In LCD Operation: 2.1 W|
|Operating Temperature||32 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|
|Weight||6.70 oz / 190 g Main unit only
7.58 oz / 215 g With NP-BX1
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.
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.
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.
Compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver smooth video from wide-angle to full telephoto shooting.
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.
Available scene modes include auto, night, sunrise/sunset, fireworks, landscape, portrait, spotlight, beach, and snow.
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.
Memory Stick Micro
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.