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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 1854 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for somone who needs a Basic one!

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    Zach
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    Chose to buy this camera to do my Train Spotting and it works like a charm! An amazing camera for the price! Battery life is average on this device, would recommend a second battery if using it more than 3-4 hours. Overall, I think it is an amazing camera! Setup at first was really easy, and it gave me the settings that a beginner could easily use. Zoom is a beast on this device, very light weight, has a camera lens cover, those are all of the amazing things!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good value But

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    Prairieman
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    NEVER AGAIN will I buy a Sony. The camera works well and is priced fairly. The problem I have with this camera is it requires you install a Sony program to view your movies. So if you take movies at someone elses house you need to install the Sony program on their computer to give them a copy of your video. The sd card appears unformatted to a computer and plugging in the usb cable gets you nothing without the program. REALLY !!! Why would Sony make it so hard to get to your own videos? This has caused so much unnecessary fustration that I am done with Sony.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for a beginner, but not major projects

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    Elizabeth
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    This camcorder works fine for the price I paid for it (I happened to get it on sale). But if you're hoping to get better sound quality, probably look elsewhere. This camcorder picks up pretty okay sound, but it doesn't allow for a mic input to get better sound. If you're hoping to use this a relatively cheap option to really start a focus on videos, I really recommend getting another camera. Otherwise, for family events or as a gift to an aspiring artist, this is a great option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for my daughter

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    KenDogg
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    I purchased this camera for my nine year old. She wants to be a you tuber and I did not want to crush her dreams. She loves this camera and has recorded A LOT of content. It was very easy to setup. I wish I had known about the wireless version because that would have come in handy. Overall, its light and easy to handle with great video playback. I suggest purchasing a tripod as well. I wish I had a remote so she can stop the camera after recording.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact and good HD recordings

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    Mayito
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    i am not a big fan of recording >3 minute videos with cell phones, although I admit it, I used to use a digital camera for videos, but got tired of so so videos of school events of my kids. The videos are sharper, and the 60x zoom works great and it’s very easy to operate. simple, just aim, record zoom in and zoom out, This is an entry model, and doesn’t have cool features, but you still get a decent HD video compared to using cell phones or small cameras. It can take still images but definately not recomended for that purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic camera

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    AvidShopper
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    So far I like that it's compact and lightweight, so light it may feet like a toy. However this does what it's suppose to do for me: take videos and also still pictures. I like that it has a micro disc and that is easy to use even my 10yr old niece figured it out. . The review screen a little small and a bit cumbersome to try and review your shots. I haven't used all features yet bit so far it does the job. The quality of videos decent but not professional & audio is okay. If you want a basic start up camera, this is good deal ($129.99 Black friday).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    FormerSpotOwner
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    Easy to use and a good starter camera for any one not sure how much into video recording they are going to get. If you are going to record an event of unspecified duration, it would be wise to get another battery or upgrade to longer lasting battery or a cord extension for charging while using would be a good thing as well. Resolution is OK, but if you want a higher resolution make sure to have very good lighting and don't be too far from your subjects. Owners manual that came with camera pretty basic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sony - Handycam CX405 Flash Memory Camcorder - Bla

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    Majakubo
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    We bought this handycam for our daughter's gymnastics meets. Our intent wasn't to get a high-end camera, but one that would capture the meets. It picks up sound very well, and is lightweight, and easy to use. I really like how simple it is to hook up to the television for viewing at home. I was hoping the picture quality would be a little better zooming in from long distances, it's a little fuzzy. However, that's a small complaint. Otherwise, from shorter distances, it produces a very clear picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good purchase (for the price)

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    JorgeST
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    Low light performance might be a little disappointing. Nonetheless, under the right lighting conditions, it is a good performer (in the video department). The lack of a microphone/line input severely affect the quality of the audio that one will get. I use Sony Movie Studio to dub the audio that I record separately using a DAR so for what I use the camera; it is not a factor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great entry-level camera

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    PhenotypeV
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    I bought this camera for my wife who wanted something a bit more reliable for video recording than her cell phone. For basic recording, it does it's job admirably. The interface isn't overtly complicated and everything is pretty easy to handle and use. The one con I do have for this camera is that it feels cheaply built. I'm afraid if my wife or I ever drop the camera, it'll break instantly. Other than that, I would recommend this camera to anyone looking to film home movies and similar events.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Camera good, cannot play or download to computer

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    rfind

    If you are okay watching videos and pictures on the camera, it's excellent. The Play Memories software does not work. I have spent hours trying to download pictures and video. I cannot open the Play Memories app. Even if I can open it, I am not sure that I can play on a tv. Do Not buy this or any other Sony that requires PLay Memories app. You will be sorry. Bought at Frys but I wanted to give Best Buy customers a headsup. I read reviews here all the time. No help from Sony sight

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

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      Hi rfind, the PlayMemories Home program should start once the camera is connected to the computer via the USB cable. Please make sure that the camera is turned on to import your files. For more guides on using PMH, please visit http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/disoft/int/playmemories-home/. Thanks_Mitch Sonystyle

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera for the price

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    TG5198
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    It was time for me to update. This camera takes really nice video. Extremely light weight. I like using flash memory. Taking video while looking at the LCD takes some getting used to for me. I am old school and would have liked a view finder to look through. I'm sure it will get better with time. Taking video in bright sun can be a challenge when objects reflect off the LCD. It makes it hard to see what you are trying to video sometimes. All in all though, I give it a thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera, and great pictures and video!

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    Jess
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    I love this camera! I was visiting in San Francisco, and wanted a camcorder during tours, rather than draining my phone battery. What I loved is that I could takes PICTURES while videoing, and it didn't disrupt the recording process in any way. I highly recommend this camcorder for anyone that would rather take video with an actual camera and not draining their phone battery!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handi

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    MacOwner
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    Handy actually defines this product. If you are going somewhere where your phone is awkward then this is handy and easy to run. You can store the photos on card memory so you can keep going and replacing the memory cards. It is actually very useful for someone who wants video. It is very light weight and travels easily in a purse, and the photo quality is all Sony, top of the line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good camcorder at an outstanding price.

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    Willfly
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    This camera does everything the other models do except it doesn't have a built in memory or WiFi. I bought a 32 gig memory card for 19 dollars which gives me considerably more memory than the ones with built in memory. If you want to have WiFi or Bluetooth just use the USB connector to plug it into your laptop. I can't imagine why you would need a built in projector unless you were some place where a flat screen isn't available. This has the same picture quality as camcorders costing 4 times as much, it just doesn't have all the bells and whistles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang For The Money

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    Mark
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    I was looking for a camera that would be easy to use and record quality (not professional) video's that could easily be imported to dropbox for educational purposes. This camera fits the bill. I was especially impressed with the shots I could get in low lighting. It is lightweight (almost too light and too much of a plastic feel for my personal taste) and relatively compact. Bottom line, I could find a comparable camera from other brands but they were at least $50-$100 more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful camera for anyone!

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    Shortbread
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    I bought this camera specifically to use on a cruise to Alaska. It was small enough to put in my purse, lightweight, and easy to use. I basically just opened the screen and started to shoot movies and take still pictures. The price was right, and now I can take movies of the grandchildren when they are over as well! It will be fun to watch these movies together on the tv or computer. The quality is great, sound is great, and I can't say enough about how easy it is to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good video camera for the price

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    KimB
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    Definitely a good buy for the price ( I paid $159-Black Friday). Good product for general recording. Only negative comment is this - it came up in a search for night vision; in the specs it says 'yes' for night vision; but it does not record in true night vision - in the dark. What it has is the ability to record in low light. Still happy with the purchase though. Not a good buy for anyone looking for a night vision recorder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Sweet
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    This is a nice camera, pretty easy to use. Since I don't have a smart phone I needed a camera that was light weight to take pictures and short video. This camera has worked fine. Only thing I wish it did that it doesn't is let you get a still picture from the video. You can do it if you transfer to the computer and take a bunch of steps, but picture isn't great. But overall it is a very good inexpensive camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for a beginner!

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    TracyP
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    I film the social media for www.gaitsofharmony.webs.com ~ A therapeutic riding facility for children with special needs. A lot of my filming is done indoors in the very dusty arena, under dim lighting.... this camera does a GREAT job! Very easy to use! The battery life is long! I only wish it came with an SD instead of a micro. That was super annoying having to get extra accessories that didn't come with the camera. But, regardless, it's a GREAT camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend