Sony HDR-CX405 9, Feels cheap but it is cheap for what it’s capable of

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In use the sony hdr-cx405 has given excellent photographic results. In use the sony hdr-cx405 has given excellent photographic results. My only criticism is that the instruction booklet,is minimal in what it says. For a novice photographer it would require whoever to go to an experienced photographer and ask for help.

But the pictures ar clear and in focus the camrea is light and easy to use so 4 stars. This camera was for my brother in law. He has been into cini for years and has had quiet afew camcorders. He likes taking his videos and putting them on to dvd’s now. He was a little dissapointed in post film facilities on the camera, there arn’t any. But the pictures ar clear and in focus the camrea is light and easy to use so 4 stars.

Sony HDR-CX405 9.2 MP Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom) – Black

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  • Optical SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode
  • XAVC S (HD 50 Mbps) and AVCHD recording
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • 26.8 mm wide-angle ZEISS lens with 30x optical zoom
  • 60x clear image zoom

Reasonable camcorder but not without its problems. Although pleased with this model in general be aware of the supplied accessories as they are not being supplied correctly. First one arrived battery was half charged however could not be recharged as the charge lead supplied was incorrect duly returned. Replacement arrived and now the charge lead is correct however the hdmi lead supplied alhough a standard full size hdmi plug at one end has a mini plug at the other end that does not fit the camera socket. So feed to tv direct from camera not possible. As the camera does do all i require it for have not bothered to return and have purchased a correct lead elsewhere. Picture quality is good easy to use however construction is weak not a robust bit of kit at all screen swivel is flimsy and would break easily if treated harshly. Charge method is a poor design ( a standard usb socket on a short fly lead which when not in use tucks away into camera handle) cumbersome when a mini usb on camera body would surely be a better option. I would not recommend this model for although i just required a small camcorder for one particular project for which it will suffice there a many others on the market which maybe better. And beware of the parts being supplied would suggest sony have a bit of a packaging problem.

Extremely high quality video imagery. Japanese technology and german lens – cannot beat that combination.

Feels cheap but it is cheap for what it’s capable of. Great camcorder but like others have said it does feel cheap and is too light to be honest. Still, very pleased to own it because the use of this is incredibly easy and the picture is fantastic when hooked up to your hd tv. The zoom on this thing is ridiculous and stays very clear, not fully zoomed out but a good good way. Going to have fun with this on holiday .

Sony HDR-CX405 9.2 MP Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom) – Black : Quality of picture and sound is great. Looking forward to using it more on our. This is a compact camcorder and at first thought it felt a bit plastic but it’s lightweight, holds a charge well, quality of picture and sound is great. Looking forward to using it more on our trips on the boat.

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Great camcorder – too technical for me, not yet figured out how to use it well.

This review is from : Sony HDR-CX405 9.2 MP Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom) – Black

Great camcorder – too technical for me, not yet figured out how to use it well.
The camera works fine and the service to get it was highly efficient. The ony problem i have is getting an audio/video part to download my video to my dvd recorder. The one supplied only downloads to a computer.

This review is from : Sony HDR-CX405 9.2 MP Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom) – Black

The camera works fine and the service to get it was highly efficient. The ony problem i have is getting an audio/video part to download my video to my dvd recorder. The one supplied only downloads to a computer.
Great camcorder, lots of settings to adjust to get the perfect footage. Sound is great, having had any problems with it so far.

This review is from : Sony HDR-CX405 9.2 MP Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom) – Black

Great camcorder, lots of settings to adjust to get the perfect footage. Sound is great, having had any problems with it so far.
Watch out for the built-in usb cable fraying (photo attached). . Good camcorder, but the built-in usb cable (that sticks out of the body) is a weak design. If you use it only occasionally (birthdays and christenings) then i doubt you’ll have a problem. If however you use it once or twice a week then watch out for the usb cable fraying (where it joins the body). I noticed it was fraying badly after 6 months. After 8 months it wouldn’t recharge and i couldn’t download to the computer. The cable was fixed under warranty but now i’ve got to make some kind of heath robinson cushioning near the body to try and stop the cable from flexing.
Watch out for the built-in usb cable fraying (photo attached). . Good camcorder, but the built-in usb cable (that sticks out of the body) is a weak design. If you use it only occasionally (birthdays and christenings) then i doubt you’ll have a problem. If however you use it once or twice a week then watch out for the usb cable fraying (where it joins the body). I noticed it was fraying badly after 6 months. After 8 months it wouldn’t recharge and i couldn’t download to the computer. The cable was fixed under warranty but now i’ve got to make some kind of heath robinson cushioning near the body to try and stop the cable from flexing.

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Very very good for the money. . The only thing that’s a disappointment is that you can hear the focus mechanics work on the final video file and you can’t hook up an external microphone. Everything else is great at this cost.
Very very good for the money. . The only thing that’s a disappointment is that you can hear the focus mechanics work on the final video file and you can’t hook up an external microphone. Everything else is great at this cost.

This review is from : Sony HDR-CX405 9.2 MP Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom) – Black

Bought as replacement 1st time with memory card very light compact easy to use and view.

This review is from : Sony HDR-CX405 9.2 MP Full HD Camcorder (30x Optical Zoom) – Black

Bought as replacement 1st time with memory card very light compact easy to use and view.
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