Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

The palm held Sony HDR-CX405 compact camcorder features a wide-angle 26.8mm Carl ZEISS lens offering a 30x optical zoom and 60x clear image zoom working perfect with the back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce beautiful video and image quality. Incorporated in this amazing Sony camcorder is an Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization throughout its telephoto zoom range to stabilise video footage and a built-in zoom microphone allowing you to control the levels of sound.

Some awesome features of the Sony HDR-CX405 camcorder includes a fast autofocusing system to capture fast moving objects, progressive recording in Full HD at 60p/50p, Dual video recording, be creative with the variety of picture effects, smile shutter – by smiling the shutter automatically releases, dual memory car compatibility giving you ample recording time, dual record mode with high-resolution stills and HD video simultaneously and even backup all your precious moment onto a hard drive or pc by using the built-in USB cable.

  • Full HD Video/ 9.2MP Stills
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Bionz X Processor
  • Zeiss 30x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • XAVC S Recording, AVCHD, and MP4
  • 2.7" Flip-Out LCD Viewscreen
  • Supports Memory Stick Micro Media Cards
  • Supports Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Media Cards
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HANSOHDRCX405
R3,795.00
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Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode

Advanced image stabilisation keeps footage blur-free, even when the recording circumstances or the user's hands are shaky.

Up to 26.8mm wide-angle Carl ZEISS lens

Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes shots and indoor scenes, when you don't have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, selected camcorders shoot as wide as 26.8mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

Exceptional image quality

The high-bitrate XAVC S format is for videographers ready to take their work to the next level. Delivering incredible quality, XAVC S is built from the XAVC format used by professional filmmakers and broadcasters, while employing intelligent data compression to export consumer-friendly file sizes.

Highlight Movie Maker

A versatile tool to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight markers to key moments while recording, and let the software automatically sync your transitions to your chosen soundtrack.

Motion Shot Video

Motion Shot Video plays a sequence of superimposed images that trace recorded action in split-second intervals for you to analyse in detail. During playback, you can adjust the interval, or pause to capture and share a still image.

Built-in USB cable

The built-in USB cable stowed in the hand strap is very convenient for extra-quick charging and connection to a PC, so there is no need to pack a bulky extra USB cable or AC adapter. For charging without a PC, use a compact AC-USB adapter (optional).

Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

This large, cutting-edge sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in dark environments, and enables soft background defocusing.

BIONZ X™ image processor

The advanced BIONZ X™ image processing engine helps achieve more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality as well as faster processing capabilities.

ZEISS lens

Sharing a commitment to outstanding performance and design, Sony and Carl Zeiss co-develop lenses that combine the best possible optics with premium-quality electronics and sensor technology for Sony’s Handycam® models.

9.2MP still image capture

Sometimes you don’t need — or want — video. Put your video camera in still image mode and capture amazing high-quality 9.2-megapixel single images as easily as you do with a still image camera.

Progressive Recording

Clear movies, that contain twice the image data of movies recorded in interlace mode, can be recorded in Full HD at 60p/50p in progressive recording mode. The images are as smooth as those shot at 60/50 frames per second, and each frame is recorded as one full picture. So, a still captured from a movie recorded in progressive mode looks extra-sharp.

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. That way you’ve got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

Dual Record mode

Dual Record mode enables you to shoot HD video and high-resolution still images simultaneously to capture the best shot in both ways.

Face Detection

This automatically optimises focus, exposure, and colour for best results. Select someone to be prioritised simply by touching their face on the LCD display, which is useful for selecting a key person when shooting at a crowded event. Even if the subject leaves the frame, they will be remembered and prioritised upon re-entering the scene.

Intelligent Auto

This feature automatically determines the type of scene being shot and optimises a combination of settings from three groups (Face, Scene, Camera shake). It provides the best results for 90 scene types, even at night and in backlit scenes. Selected settings are displayed as icons on the LCD screen for easy reference.

Smile Shutter

Because great smiles are fleeting, this feature ensures they’re never lost. Automatically capture snapshots of smiling faces, even while recording video.

Event Browse

For easy browsing and playback, this Handycam® plays back GUI group videos and still images that have been recorded as separate events. You can choose from different display schemes from event view or index view as needed, for better organisation, searching, viewing, and sharing of your personal content.

Picture Effect

Give free reign to your imagination. Picture Effect expands movie and photo enjoyment by letting you add up to seven creative effects (Partial Colour, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Pop Colour, Posterization) without troublesome editing on a computer.

Manual settings for iris and shutter speed

This camcorder gives you freedom to choose manual settings for iris and shutter speed control when shooting under backlit and underexposed conditions, as well as in other situations.

Dual memory card compatibility

This Handycam® has slots for Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC cards, so you can conveniently record to whichever one is more readily available.

PlayMemories™ Home

With PlayMemories™ Home software installed on a computer, it’s easy to import footage from a Handycam® camcorder to view, edit, print, share via the web, burn files on to a disc, and even create a multi-view movie with a simultaneous split-screen view of up to four selected clips.

X type battery operation

Use an extra-light, extra-compact X type battery to minimise the overall size and weight of this Handycam® in operation.

  • Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam
  • NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
  • AC Adapter

Sensor

SENSOR TYPE
1/5.8 type(3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (VIDEO)
approx.2.29 Megapixels(16:9)
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (STILL IMAGE)
approx.2.29 Megapixels(16:9)/approx.1.71 Megapixels(4:3)

Processor

IMAGE PROCESSOR
BIONZ X image processor

Lens

LENS TYPE
ZEISS Vario-Tessar
LENS COVER
Manual
APERTURE
F1.8-F4.0
FOCAL DISTANCE
f=1.9-57.0mm
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM EQUIVALENT) (VIDEO)
f=26.8-804.0mm(16:9)
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM EQUIVALENT) (STILL IMAGE)
f=26.8-804.0mm(16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm(4:3)
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
approx.1cm(Wide) , approx.80cm(Tele), approx.13/32inch(Wide), approx.31 1/2(Tele)

Zoom

OPTICAL ZOOM
30x
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
60x
DIGITAL ZOOM
350x

LCD

SCREEN TYPE
6.7cm(2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide(16:9)
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Yes(Menu)
MARKER/GRID DISPLAY
Grid Line
ANGLE ADJUSTMENT
Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

Image Stabilisation

IMAGE STABILISATION TYPE
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Intelligent Active mode (Wide to Tele)

Focus

FOCUS TYPE
Contrast AF
FOCUS MODE
Auto/Manual(Menu)
FOCUS AREA
Full range Focus

Exposure

MODE
Auto, Manual(Menu)
METERING MODES
Multi-segment
LOW LUX MODE
Yes
AUTO IRIS CONTROL
F1.8 - F10
MANUAL IRIS CONTROL
F1.8 - F10
BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION
Yes(Auto)
GAIN CONTROL
Auto
MINIMUM ILLUMINATION
Standard:6 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), Low Lux:3 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed)

Shutter Speed

AUTO CONTROL RANGE
1/6 - 1/10000
STANDARD
1/25 - 1/10000
MANUAL IRIS CONTROL (PHOTO MODE)
1/25 - 1/10000
MANUAL SHUTTER
1/6 - 1/10000

White balance

WHITE BALANCE MODES
Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor

Storage Media

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)

Recording

RECORDING FORMAT (VIDEO)
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264
VIDEO RESOLUTION
AVCHD: 1920x1080/50p(PS), 50i(FX, FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ, LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/50p, 25p
VIDEO RECORDING RATE (ABR / VBR)
AVCHD PS:approx.28Mbps/FX:approx.24Mbps/FH:approx.17Mbps/HQ:approx.9Mbps/LP:approx.5Mbps, MP4: approx.3Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps
RECORDING FORMAT (STILL IMAGE)
JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)
STILL IMAGE SIZE (PHOTO MODE)
L:9.2 Megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), 6.9 Megapixels 4:3 (3024x2272), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)
STILL IMAGE SIZE (MOVIE MODE)
L:9.2 Megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), S:2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
STILL IMAGE SIZE (PHOTO CAPTURE)
2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)
STILL IMAGE SIZE (DUAL RECORD)
9.2 Megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

Audio

MICROPHONE
Built-in Zoom Microphone
AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)
MIC LEVEL CONTROL
Yes(2steps)
SPEAKER
Monaural Speaker

Advanced Feature

SCENE SELECTION
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
OTHER FEATURES
Face Detection, Fader Effect(s)(White/Black), Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light), Smile Shutter(Off/Dual Capture/Always On)

Playback

FAST PLAYBACK
About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times
SLOW PLAYBACK
Forwad:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed
HIGHLIGHT MOVIE MAKER
Yes , Highlight BGM(Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible
MOTION SHOT VIDEO
Yes
SLIDE SHOW (STILL IMAGE)
Slide Show

Terminal / Shoe

HDMI TERMINAL
Yes (HDMI micro)
REMOTE TERMINAL
integrated into Multi Terminal
STD OUTPUT
Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately)
MEMORY CARD SLOT
Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible

Power

BATTERY TYPE
NP-BX1
POWER CONSUMPTION (LCD)
HD:2.1W
POWER REQUIREMENTS
3.6V (battery pack), 5.0V (AC Adaptor)
CHARGE ON CAMCORDER(CHARGING TIME WITH SUPPLIED BATTERY)
Yes(approx. 2h 35min)
USB CHARGING
DC 5V 800mA
USB POWER SUPPLY
Yes(Recording/Playback(supplied AC Adaptor AC-UUD11))/(Playback(not supplied AC Adaptor limiting 500mA))

Size & Weight

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (INCLUDING SUPPLIED BATTERY)
approx. 54.0mm(W)×59.5mm(H)×128.0mm(D), approx. 2 1/4 inch(W) ×2 3/8 inch(H) ×5 1/8 inch(D)
WEIGHT (MAIN UNIT ONLY)
approx.190g, approx.6.7oz
WEIGHT (INCLUDING SUPPLIED BATTERY)
approx.215g(NP-BX1), approx.7.6oz(NP-BX1)

Colour Options

Black
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