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Sony - Handycam CX405 Flash Memory Camcorder - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1873 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    KauchNotqa
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    Ok so this is not 4K Nd far from the best value but for under two hundred dollars you can make it work well. I bought several items to improve the audio since you can’t hook a mic to it. You can hook it up to a 15ft micro usb to allow for tripod usage with out using the battery. When you buy this do yourself the favor and buy the Sony charger and extra battery also buy no greater than 64 gigs byte cars because anything bigger does not work. Again if you are recoding in HD beware 74gig card is the biggest l.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and great camera, easy use, great price

    Posted
    Reggie
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    I bought this camera to specifically use for our wedding and it turned out very well. The sound quality is good, visuals are great, and it's very handy in size. The memory cards make it easier to transfer files to the computer for permanent storage, which is better than the old fashioned tape needed to record stuff on. I am pleased with this handycam, if one is just looking for a decent priced camera for occasional use and recording, this one is it. You can even extend the viewing (via HDMI hookup) to your tv and never even have to take out the mem card if you're wanting to view it to a large audience. Great price, great product, and I am very pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Feeling Duped

    Posted
    ggmgen
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    I read as many reviews as I could about this camcorder before I decided to purchase it. Everywhere online, it has an overall rating of 4.5-4.7, so I felt pretty confident in buying it. It's been less than 2 months later and the backlight in the LCD viewfinder has gone out. I can't see anything in the viewfinder and I can't use it! I can't return it because I made the mistake of not buying a warranty and SONY is giving me trouble trying to get their warranty to fix this. I do not recommend. This has only been used a handful of times and no one has pressed down on the viewfinder enough to cause damage to it. In fact, all I did was sit down and it blacked out!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for price

    Posted
    Skoobyk
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    Not groundbreaking or anything in technology. Doesn’t even have a touch screen. But it weighs hardly anything and is easy to use. Battery keeps a pretty long charge. My wife can put it away in her purse easily. In a time where most people record everything with their cellphones it may seem archaic. But my wife likes the simplicity of popping the screen out on side and pressing play and recording on the go. No opening apps or searching through photos and videos for what you recorded. It’s exactly what she wanted for a gift “simple device that does what it’s suppose to well”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great camera for people with a life ......

    Posted
    yatzee
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    i am trying to start a YOUTUBE channel for my hobby gaming , and i needed a descent camera for shooting the video with . i am not trying to make it all artsy or look like it was professionally produced , just shoot some good video of the model building techniques and take some descent pics of finished pieces . this camera does all that and more . i doubt i will ever use 90% of the settings and features on this thing just because i dont need to . if your NOT a tech nerd or camera collector and like me want a camera thats easy to use and takes good video , this is a GREAT camera to choose ! i have no regrets or complaints at all and have recommended this camera to others .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    sony cx 405 reiew

    Posted
    canman
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    All good... this is easy enough for the not tech savvy to figure out. record and play is similar to models that have preceded up to 20 + years ago. have actually felt it out and watched file sizes.... reduce picture quality, or start making DVD's from downloaded files without changes That's all inside menu... all good.... I was told no better picture quality than other models.. all good here! This is cool for still photos also... Like real photos and not the the cheesy phone pictures you ever try to print! That ate skinny and useless. to reprint. for normal camcorder this is great! No over kills, works why waste hundreds more when items outdate so fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for a little camera

    Posted
    cori1024
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    Quickly needed a little inexpensive video camera for my daughters wedding as our older door stop type camera died - after a quick tutorial from the Best Buy guy, we just bought and headed out the door - the camera seemed a little chincy and cheap as it is so light weight and really nothing to it but...it was all we had for the last minute. It was very easy to use and operate and move around with. The picture is very good and for the $$ has a nice zoom. I haven't tried to hook it up to the computer to burn a disc or the t.v. yet but I am sure it will be great!! Very pleased with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the price

    Posted
    Prplladee
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    I purchased this camera during the Black Friday weekend so I got a really good deal! The customer service rep was really patient and answered all of my questions as well as helped me decide which camera would be best since I only plan to use it for recording memories with my family. I’m a bit old fashioned and don’t like to have videos on my phone. I have been very pleased with the picture quality as well as the ease of using since I don’t consider myself to be tech savvy. I would definitely recommend to anyone just needing to capture precious moments. I haven’t done much else but I may explore some this summer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camcorder

    Posted
    John
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    This camcorder is great!!! pop in an sd card go your off and recording. I had and older model touchscreen but someone stole it at Disneyland I know out of all places :( I had to go out a buy a new one. First a got a cannon camcorder salesman said it was the best it was more $, it make noise when you would zoom in and out and the picture quality was not the greatest so of course I brought it back and got a Sony the one I wanted. oboy you should follow your instincts I know Sony makes in great cameras this is why I went back. This model Cost way less. I have no complaints other than don't listen to the salesperson Sony's number one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great video camera for the price!

    Posted
    twaller80
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    I bought this camera for my daughter when she had her first child (my first grandchild). I was torn between this model and the similarly-priced Canon, but the Best Buy salesman said this was the better camera. It has all the features you would ever need to capture those precious moments in life. Yes, it does feel a bit "light" in your hand, as though you paid $250 for something that probably cost $10 to make. But it works like a dream. I would recommend this camera to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My son loves this camcorder

    Posted
    Lori
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    I bought this for my 9 year old son for Christmas as he had been begging for video camera for quite a while. He had saved up for and bought an action camera last summer and was really disappointed that the audio recording was practically nonexistent and it just wasn't what he wanted. He LOVES this camcorder! He can narrate as he is recording and then, as a bonus, found that the camcorder will take clips and make a short movie with music in the background.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    For the price did not even have amemory card!

    Posted
    Mopar
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    Salesman who was suppose to know about camera's and cam-corders, did not! I told him I was buying for my 8 year old grandson, and was there everything inside for him to hook up to tv on x-mas day, and record us and then watch, he said yes, I don't know much about these new devices. There was not a memory card inside, so he could do nothing! He cried his little eyes out! I was very disappointed! Was going to bring back, but he did not want me to, cause he wanted that one. So overall, I was very disappointed that salesman told me what ever I wanted to hear to make a sale! I need a new laptop like now, I will not purchase at your store!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Mopar. thanks for your review. Based upon the specifications of this unit, here are the supplied items:
      -Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
      -AC Adapter
      -USB Connection Support Cable
      -HDMI (micro) Cable
      -Operating Guide
      Dave Sonystyle

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Inferior Technology

    Posted
    ScooterB
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    Returning this camera asap. The camera is impossible to connect with my computer. The "Play Memories" web portal/ download/application is about as convoluted and complicated an ordeal as I have ever experienced...just to be able to download photos and video to my computer from the camera. (Using a new computer.) The operations manual has about as much detail as a package of dry soup mix. Online manual with any detail is non-existent as well as phone support. I would not recommend this camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as iPhone 6s

    Posted
    DamageInc
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    Video quality is good for the price but video from an iPhone 6s is better. The optical stabilization is not very good. Purchased to use as a YouTube / vlogging camera and it works good for product reviews / talking head type videos. Not the best for vlog style videos because camera shake is pretty noticeable but not unusable and for the price not terrible. Don't like the charging cable setup, it's hard wired into the camera and only 6" long so if it gets damaged camera is junk. Videos can be downloaded to iOS devices via lightning to USB connector so that's nice since this model doesn't have built in wifi.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent picture quality

    Posted
    WolfiJ
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    I bought this for parents as a Christmas gift and helped them set it up . It’s pretty much straight forward to use and operate. The only thing I did was set the date and time, the rest is self explanatory. The zoom and picture quality is awesome! I easily zoomed in from across the room and could make out all the buttons and words on their kitchen stove . Imagine stabilization is top notch! This was a special buy that came with a memory card. For basic everyday use you can’t go wrong. If were in need of a camcorder for myself, I would easily buy this unit . They love it .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Continues to fail!

    Posted
    brikar

    I bought the camera to set on a tripod and video tape my child's soccer games. It worked for about a month and then started having problems writing to the memory card. I sent it in for repair and then received it back in about a month. After a week of use, it's having the same problem. I've reformatted the memory card and used other ones to make sure it's the camera and not the card. At this point I want my money back. I didn't expect fantastic quality from a $200 camera, but I expected it to function.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Perfect Christmas Present

    Posted
    Coolite
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    I purchased this for an aspiring cameraman. He expressed an interest in filming newscasts and documentaries so I purchased this camcorder to allow him to practice filming and see if he really likes it. He was very excited when he opened this Christmas day and is filming all the time now. We purchased a 128GB card, too, so he should be busy playing with this for awhile. The camcorder is easy to use and takes great videos and shots. It is also really small, making it very portable. Best of all, I received a bear hug for helping him to "follow his dream."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little Camera Big Result like Pro

    Posted
    Mtbee
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    ok guys, before make a purchase I read reviews always from 1 stars. Just wondering why people make 1,2 or 3 star. some of them say very light, too little and cheap made. finally I bought this camera because the price was so low on blackfriday, and still thinking want to return it before opening the box.one day my phone was no more space for video taking, then we took the camcorder out to snow play with our daughter, the quality of video & picture make all of us can't stop to talk bout how good the quality of camera. Only $129 on blackfriday but quality was so amazing HD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price

    Posted
    Jerry
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    This is good enough for casual use, which is what most people have probably purchased it for. The device feels a bit cheap, but I think this is mainly due to its light weight, which can also be seen as a benefit. The menu system and manner of accessing it seems clunky and outdated, but once you get used to it it works alright. The video quality is average, better in good light. The stereo audio is very good. I have not yet taken advantage of all of the features, and I cannot yet vouch for long-term durability, but generally I think this recorder will meet my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera to capture every moment

    Posted
    David
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    I purchased this camera when my baby was born. It's great camera for family outings, sports events, outdoors, around the house, etc. If you're looking for a camera intended for purposes such as those, this is perfect for you. It's incredibly light and will fit in your pocket so you'll be able to capture every moment. The battery lasts for a long time on a charge. The only negative is that in low light areas it can be grainy (even using SDXC), however, this is not a concern for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend