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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 1874 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic camera for travel

    Posted
    Skan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Purchased this for a wedding gift, but used it to record the ceremony for the happy couple. Picture was crisp, and image was steady, even when removed from the tripod and manually panned over the guests. Controls are easy to understand and operate. Unit is light enough for prolonged handling. All in all, a good vacation camera that won't break the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for a beginner!

    Posted
    TracyP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Sweet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    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

    Highly recommended for a filmmaker!

    Posted
    Filmmaker

    This was an amazing camera! I highly recommend this camera for young filmmakers out there! I used this to film Oxi Clean Double Dose Stain Remover! The results were amazing! :D I'd advise not to buy any cameras on Amazon.com. Majority of them have been used or are somewhat damaged. I'd consider using Best Buy to buy NEW/UNUSED cameras. Don't make the mistake in believing Amazon has new and unused cameras. (Because they don't) Have no complaints with this camera. Very first film camera I have ever owned. And I have zero regrets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient, Easy to use and Travelable

    Posted
    TraderChick
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great camcorder to use for vlogging and traveling. It's lightweight and easy to hold while taking videos. You can take pictures as well. The screen flips so you can video yourself and see yourself. Video quality is very good and the zoom is pretty good for a beginner. If you want extreme details for distance shot and special lighting, you will have to spend more money. But, for most uses, this is a great camcorder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality! Returned it.

    Posted
    Soccermom123
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This has got to be the widest quality camera/camcorder. It was actually laughable. I’m better off taking home videos on my iPhone because the quality on my iPhone is 10x better than this. Also, the first package arrived to me damaged. The replacement packages box was dented... what kind of shipping is that? I returned it as soon as I turned it on for one minute and saw the horrible picture quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Had to return. Too many glitches

    Posted
    Garlandfan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Camera had too many glitches First, the battery would not charge. I left it on the charger for 2 days and still no charge. So I used it with elec cord. Then it started shutting down and restarting every 3 minutes when recording. Took it back for a refund. PS. This was the 2nd camera I had to return because of problems. The other one would not auto focus and digital zoom did not work. Very disappointed with Sony!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Garlandfan, It is sad that the cameras had to be returned. Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We will make sure your feedback will be forwarded to the camera department.
      Best regards,
      Vincent sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really like this camera

    Posted
    TMS1
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    WE bought this camera to replace our old existing tape camera, and after a couple times using in (during our cruise and to tape some family events) it works so great. Easy to use, easy to hold, really a good product. Have loved our previous Sony products (televisions, walkmans, etc.) but this one goes to the front. Even easy to download our videos online, so other family members can access it. Definitely happy I purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    Izzy

    I purchased this Camcorder for recording. I have a dslr camera, which will also record, but they are short clips. It is very light, and easy to carry. I don't like having to charge the battery in the camcorder. It would be great to have a charger, without the battery being left in it. At first, it was hard to get my videos to download. But you have to follow the manual step by step. It can get trickey in exporting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    1080p video with 9.2 meg pixel still picture

    Posted
    BestBoy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Picture quality is good enough for concerts or vacations. File size gets really big if shooting in best quality. Optical image stabilizer works well, but at 30x zoom, maybe shaking without tripod. Battery compartment can fit 2 batteries, but camera only uses one at a time. To fit extra battery, pry open the cover, check YouTube video how to do it. Have not tried night time yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stay away

    Posted
    cheryl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought it January 18th of this year. Used it twice, charged it. Used it yesterday all day, then charged it. Today? Yeah, battery went dead and so did the camera. It won't work, won't charge, nothing. 3 1/2 months later, only 4 or 5 uses, and it's dead. Of course BB won't help because I didn't buy their warranty, so now I have to go through Sony. How ridiculous. Stay away from this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small, light and compact

    Posted
    Mayito
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    For a long time I’ve trusted on Sony products and not disapointed with my new camcorder. It is small, compact and very light. the image quality is perfect for what I need with a great 60x zoom, perfect for the school concerts of the kids. I used to use a Nikkon camera to shoot videos, although good for pictures and ahort videos it was just about time to upgrade to a real Video recorder. Looking forward for the next school activity to use it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camea

    Posted
    Roger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this recorder because my right arm and hand don't work. I am able t o use it as long as I don't need to point it above my head. The kitten is now to fast for me but I can still take stills even if they are only 9mega pixels. That is fine for me. I am very happy with the camera except that it is always in the wrong room when I want to take a picture that isn't the cameras fault. I am able to hold it much better than my other camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Quality, Low Price

    Posted
    MASOA
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My family was looking for a low cost, quality camera to take home movies on and this product was perfect! You'll need a micro SD versus a standard SD memory card, but can easily transfer files to the computer to store on a DVD. It also has an HDMI cable so that you can hook the camera itself to your HDTV so that you can watch your home movies with surprisingly high quality for what you would expect at the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony, always the best in video

    Posted
    Mikey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After finally seeing my last analog video camera die (antiques), I wanted to start simple with my first digital video camera. I've always been a fan of Sony's video equipment, and decided to go with their most simple model for starters. I love the light weight feel, and the videos I have taken so far are beautiful. For a reasonable first step into the digital video world, this is the best model to start with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OK for the Price

    Posted
    DKTorrance
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this camera to video football and soccer games. Can't beat the price but, it does have some shortcomings. There is an issue of clarity with rapid telephoto. Image gets blurred and then clears when zooming into a football play. Feels very light and I also noticed that what I see in the viewfinder/screen is not what gets filmed. The video doesn't get the bottom portion of the action so you get lots of sky and tight filming on the bottom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    VERY LOW Resolution Videos

    Posted
    BBreview
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I can shoot videos with the same resolution and audio using the camera on my phone. This product does not shoot in true "HD." If you want to view the videos on small devices (phone, tablet, etc) it's fine, but to display them on an HDTV it's an absolute embarrassment. Unfortunately, I guess you get what you pay for in this case. It explains why they are on clearance. I will be returning this product asap.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great introductory camera for beginners

    Posted
    CNYScott
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The Sony Handycam CX405 is a great and durable entry level camera for beginning film makers. My twin teen-age sons are very interested in film making and I'm not necessarily interested in sharing my high-end equipment with teenage boys. The CX405 is high-quality for the price point, durable enough for the boys to use and abuse, and affordable enough that if they break or loose it I won't have a complete fit. Video quality is very good and this camera is easy to learn.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera for the price!

    Posted
    micman74
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Purchased this nice little camcorder as a Christmas present for my wife to capture all the memories of our new baby girl! Only had the camcorder for a couple weeks now, but so far, we are loving it. Very simple to use and excellent zoom feature makes taking good looking videos effortless. Haven't really dived into the editing software as of yet which is the reason for only 4 out of 5 stars. Overall, we are very happy with this camcorder and the price we paid for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    TFreshnj
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I was fortunate to buy one of the first Sony HD cams about I guess 10 years ago. Paid a fortune. Anyway, this newer model light in weight, easy to pick up and record and really easy to transfer to a Mac or PC. Video Quality is excellent. For the price and technology it’s the best. Why buy a 4K cam unless you only have 4K TVs and everyone you send it does too.

    I would recommend this to a friend