Sony HDRCX405 FHD Flash Handycam
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Sony HDRCX405 FHD Flash Handycam

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  • XAVC S 50Mbps High Bitrate captures details of complex scenes with clarity
  • Optical SteadyShot corrects camera shake to capture scenes with unsurpassed smoothness and stability
  • Exmor R CMOS Sensor produces superb image quality even in low light conditions
  • ZEISS Vario-Tessar with 26.8mm Wide Angle lens delivers first-class image quality
  • 60x Clear Image Zoom keeps distant views and portraits beautiful
  • Highlight Movie Maker tags significant moments in recordings for fast and easy editing
  • 1 Year RTB Warranty.
  • $357.00
Market price: $399.95, you save $42.95
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1 Year RTB Warranty.

Delicate, Dynamic, Detailed Recording

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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

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Shoot action-packed scenes with unsurpassed stability when you use Sony's Optical SteadyShot™ 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*1 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.

*1 Compared to standard mode. The image stabilisation effect may vary depending on shooting conditions.

Stunning Low-Light Performance

Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor

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 light 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

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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.

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.

Get To The Best Moments Of Your Adventures Easily


Save time by quickly finding your highlight points and start editing immediately. Highlight Movie Maker will also take the best scenes automatically and create a highlight movie complete with background music. You can also share your work immediately via smartphone.

Picture Effects

Explore different effects and widen your creative expression with Picture Effects. Tweak the brightness, colour, vividness and texture according to your preference and enjoy the results on screen after a round of shooting with 13 different effects in total, including 6 new ones – Toy Camera, Soft High Key, Partial Colour, Miniature, Watercolour and Illustration. Transform every scene into the work you've envisioned.

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.

Smile Shutter

Be instantly recognised by your smile. Smile Shutter — adjustable in three levels — automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are at their brightest.

Face Detection

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.

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 MP4*2. Instantly transfer MP4 movies to your mobile device, allowing instant uploading to websites.

*2 Dual Video Recording doesn't work in "AVCHD PS" mode or "XAVC S HD 50p" mode.
Motion Shot Video

Trace every split second of the action with Motion Shot Video, an intelligent feature that captures the moving subject in a sequence of images showing the trajectory of motion. Superimposed on a single image in playback, Motion Shot Video serves as a powerful tool to analyse that important golf swing or goalkeeper save.


HD Video Codec AVCHD format ver. 2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/ H.264
STD Video Codec MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Video Mode XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080/ 50p, 25p; AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 50p (PS),50i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/ 50i (HQ, LP)
Media Storage 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)
Image Sensor 1/5.8 type(3.1mm) back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Image Processor BIONZ® X image processor
Lens / Filter Diameter ZEISS Vario-Tessar / -
Optical / Digital Zoom 30x / 350x
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator *8, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch *9, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) *10 
Zoom Mic Built-in Zoom Microphone
Maximum Still Image Resolution (Photo Mode) L: 9.2 Megapixels (4032 x 2272, 16:9), 6.9 Megapixels (3024 x 2272, 4:3) S: 2.1 Megapixels (1920 x 1080, 16:9), 0.3 Megapixels (640 x 480, 4:3)
Image Stabilisation Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ intelligent Active mode (Wide to Tele)
LCD Screen Size & Type 6.7cm(2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide(16:9)
x.v.Colour Yes
Face Detection Yes
Smile Shutter Off/Dual Capture/Always On
Intelligent Auto Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light
Backlight Compensation Yes(Auto)
HDMI Terminal Yes (HDMI micro)
USB Terminal TypeA(built-in)/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
Picture Effect Yes
Power Save Yes
Dual Video Recording Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D including supplied battery) Approx. 54.0 x 59.5 x 128.0 mm
Mass (w/o Tape, Battery, etc.) Approx. 190g

Supplied Accessories

AC Adaptor Yes
Rechargeable Battery Pack Yes (NP-BX1)
HDMI Micro Cable Yes
USB Cable Yes
Application Software

Operating Guide (1)