Sony Handycam HDR-CX405 Full HD 60p Camcorder Black
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 1920x1080 video at 60p 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 inches LCD display with 230K dot resolution.
Delicate, Dynamic, Detailed Recording
Capture the tiniest of details with lifelike clarity thanks to the XAVC S recording format, which enables high bit rate recording of up to 50Mbps. This heightens the precision and clarity of Full HD images, while suppressing compression noise, so you can always count on top video quality.
Shoot Clear, Wide-Angle Action
Shoot action packed scenes with unsurpassed stability when you use Sony's Optical SMadyShot in Intelligent Active Mode. Using the latest in optical image stabilisation technology, it is able to detect and correct camera shake blur to maintain incredible levels of detail and clarity. Its stabilisation prowess is up to 13x more effective during wide-angle shooting compared to an Optical SteadyShot in standard mode, so you can record smoothly even when zooming in on a distant mountain scene, or chasing after a toddler on vacation.
Stunning Low-Light Performance
Experience stunning low-light performance with the HDR-CX405 HD video camera thanks to the back -illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. The unique back-illuminated technology powering the sensor enables it to utilise incident tight more efficiently, doubling its sensitivity compared to conventional CMOS sensors. The result is a clearer, sharper image and drastically reduced noise even when shooting in dimly lit environments, whether in a party or out under the stars.
Brilliance And Colour In Every Photograph
This high-performance Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens delivers outstanding resolution, contrast, and colour rendition, contributing to overall image quality that is at the top of the class. Experience sharply detailed photos of a brilliant spectrum of shades with every snap.
BIONZ X Image Processor
With three times the processing speed of earlier models, the new BIONZ X image processor reproduces textures and details in real life, and suppresses visual noise in specific areas to ensure sharp images. This results in realistic images with rich tonal gradations and a natural three dimensional appearance.
Mic Level Control
Mic Level Control provides greater scope for sound effectiveness when shooting videos. From low birdsong to loud band performances, users can easily set the input level depending on the situation. Even when the sound level increases suddenly, Auto Gain prevents the sound from breaking up and eliminates distortion.
Dual Video Recording
Preserve every precious memory with dual video recording a convenient function that allows simultaneous recording of AVCHD movies in Full HD for film like results and MP4 format for easy sharing with friends and family. Dual video recording is also available for the combination of high quality XAVC S and MP4¹. Instantly transfer MP4 movies to your mobile device, allowing instant uploading to websites.
Amazingly Clear Image Even After 60x Magnification
Thanks to Sony's By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom achieves amazingly sharp results with distant views and portraits beautifully recorded at the same quality as when shooting at lower magnification. Experience crisp sharpness in your photos even after magnification of up to 60 times.
When shooting scenes of people, Face Detection technology will automatically optimise focus, exposure, and colour for the best results. Moreover, you can also select the person to be prioritised by Face Detection simply by touching the face of the person on the screen, so the key person you want to capture will always be the main focus of your shots.
|General||Camcorder Media Type||XAVC S HD: Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher); AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)|
|Camcorder Sensor Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG4-AVC / H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264|
|Display||2.7 inches Clear Photo LCD Display (230K)|
|Effective Video Resolution||HD:1920x1080/60p (PS), 60i (FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ,LP); MP4: 1280x720 30p; XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/60p, 30p|
|Exposure Modes||Auto, Manual|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X Image Processor|
|Max Shutter Speed||Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/30 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range) 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed(Manual lris Control) 1/30 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed(Manual Shutter) 1/8 - 1/10000|
|Min Illumination||Standard: 6 Lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 Lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)|
|Optical Sensor Size||2.3 MP 1/5.8 inches CMOS|
|Optical Sensor Type||Exmor R CMOS|
|Optics||Digital Zoom : 350x, Optical Zoom : 30x, Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ intelligent Active mode (Wide to Tele), Minimum Focus Distance : Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele) (13/32inch - 31 1/2inch), Lens Type : Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar, Focal Distance : f= 1.9-57.0mm (3/32 - 2 1/4 inch), Clear Image Zoom : 60x, Aperture : F1.8-F4.0, Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Movie Mode: f=26.8-804.0mm (1 1/16-31 3/4inch) (16:9); Photo Mode: f=26.8-804.0mm (1 1/16-31 3/4i|
|Shooting Programs||Auto, Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset|
|Type||Digital HD Video Camera Recorder|
|Widescreen Video Capture||2.1 MP 16:9 (1920 x 1080)|
|Lens System||Lens Aperture||F1.8-F4.0|
|Lens System Type||Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar|
|Max Focal Length||Movie Mode: f=26.8-804.0 mm (1 1/16-31 3/4 inches) (16:9); Photo Mode: f=26.8-804.0 mm (1 1/16-31 3/4 inches) (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (1 5/16-38 3/4 inches) (4:3)|
|Memory / Storage||Image Storage||JPEG|
|Memory Card Slot||Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible|
|Supported Memory Cards||XAVC S HD: Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher); AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)|
|Microphone||Microphone Features||Built-in Zoom Microphone|
|Connections||Connector Type||USB, HDMI, PhotoTV HD , BRAVIA Sync|
|Video||Format||High Definition: XAVC S 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50 Mbps) 1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (50 Mbps) 1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (50 Mbps), High Definition: AVCHD 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps) 1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (17 Mbps), AVCHD: 1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps) 1440 x 1080i / 60 fps (9 Mbps), AVCHD: 1440 x 1080i / 60 fps (5 Mbps) MP4: 1280 x 720p / 30 fps|
|Resolution||HD:1920x1080/60p (PS), 60i (FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ,LP); MP4: 1280x720 30p; XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/60p, 30p|
|White Balance||Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor|
|Built-In Speaker||Monaural Speaker|
|Format||Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48kHz/16bit)|
|Charge Option||NP-BX1 3.6V (Battery Pack); 5.0V (AC Adapter)|
|Physical||Dimensions||54.0 x 59.5 x 128.0 mm|
|Others||Included Accessories||AC Adapter, HDMI Micro Cable, NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240 mAh)|
|Low Lux / Night Mode||Yes|
|Software||Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment. Supplied Software : PC: PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer (via download); MAC: Music Trans|
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