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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

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    Bouncer
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    We purchased this for vacation in Alaska what a great camera/video recorder you can video tape and then SNAP a picture.the zoom was awesome. Easy to turn on.So easy to use.everthing is on screen.fits in the palm of your hand.when fully charged will last a good couple of days and the quality is pure Sony. Totally recommend this camera.and the price was even better. Get one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what was expected

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    Athena87
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    I do enjoy Sony products but this camcorder was not what I expected. The quality of the video recorded was only a tad better than an SD camcorder. The video still had that grainy look to it and to confirm I used both cameras at the same time to compare and I was unimpressed with the quality if this camcorder. I would not advise its purchase if your looking for clear video quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Athena87,
      We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I’ll pass what you've said onto proper department. Thank you. >Joffrey Sonystyle

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good budget entry-level camcorder

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    seeseaw
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    The Sony Handycam CX405 is a good budget entry-level camcorder. Nothing fancy, but the 30X optical zoom takes better video than most expensive smart phones. Because of its lightweight, I attached a heavy duty lanyard with a snap-on swivel hook so I can hang it around my neck. I can then take video and not worry about dropping it. Be sure to buy a microSD card when picking up or ordering the this camcorder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small , light, performed really well

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    Sateliiteowner
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    Used this on a trip in all light and weather conditions. It performed very well and the plus is it's size and weight. Perfect for carrying in a small tote bag or purse etc. Picture and sound quality were very good, almost as good as our larger more expensive Sony camcorder. I consider this perfect for traveling . Has nice feature of being able to take still pictures in between videos without having to change settings or messing up your video

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Basic Camera for most purposes

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    LLStewart
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    I am really glad the sales associate recommended this camera. Not only was it reasonably priced, but it serves all of my needs... The only thing I didn't like is that the instructions were not real clear... So many foreign countries are providing "picture" instructions and you can't always tell what the picture is representing, so I had trouble figuring out how to use it at first... but I'm fine now...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the best but not the worst

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    farwright
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    I purchased this camera right before going on a family vacation so I wouldn't have to worry about phone battery life while capturing the fun. It's very lightweight and easy to operate. My 8 and 10 year olds had fun taking turns being videographers and capturing the weekend through their eyes. If you're looking for professional grade equipment, though, I'd spend the extra money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good all around cam

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    SnapnPics
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    I purchased this to film youth football games. Camera has sufficient zoom to film from one goal post to the other. Resolution also allows for video editing and close ups without losing picture clarity or pixelating. Easy to use and has MP4 option for easy access without converting. Very easy to use 3 button control (zoom, record, photo), simple to navigate menus, and battery easily makes it through 1.5 hr continuous recording.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Zoom

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    CameraLamb85
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    This is a decent camcorder for the price when on sale. The zoom works well and is variable speed and quiet. The video quality is very good in good light, but not so good in low light or indoors. The photos taken with the camera setting are not very good. If you have a Sony camera that takes the X type battery, you can use it in this camcorder!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good camcorder

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    luebeck98
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    I decided to buy a new camcorder so I could record better quality videos of trains and model trains and I am super satisfied with the high quality of the videos especially in 1080p. Compared to my old camcorder, the Sony DCR-SX85, it is definitely a much better upgrade. Once you figure settings out a little bit you will absolutely enjoy it. Anyone that likes to record trains and model trains this is a MUST HAVE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camcorder

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    Lrk900
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    I have had a few camcorders through the years and this one counts as one of my favorites. Easy to use and very lightweight. I would recommend getting a camera bag because the camcorder is very light in your hands. It is almost as light as a cellphone. I ordered the camera online and picked it up at the store. Very easy transaction and the lady who helped me was very polite and professional. Great price also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    compact & easy to use

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    traveler
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    Small / compact; easy to use; uses standard tripod base; select button can be extra sensitive - selecting the wrong item unless you press straight down; picture looks grainier than I was thinking but that maybe be a setting I haven't found; zooms well; switches between recording and still pictures in the shooting mode; battery charges in the camera with the cord in the handle

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for time lapse

    Posted
    HomeSchoolDJ
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    So it’s kinda grainy. You need a lot of light. It’s nothing like my a7. But hey it’s ~$200. It’s great. I use it all the time for fun little videos and time lapses. It works great. Reliable. I don’t often run it on battery so I can’t really speak on battery life. I just know that it’s always been enough for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great quality for price

    Posted
    k1924
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    Could not believe the promotion. Had my eye on this camera for awhile seeing as it has such positive reviews. I do not need a fancy sports action camera so this was much more up my alley for kids sports and such. Great promos often on this camera but was able to find one with memory card included as well as Best Buy gift card. Great quality products, and best prices around!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the basics

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    SoccerMom35
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    This was a great camera that was on sale when we were looking for something basic to take to kids sports events. Very impressed, takes great video, very lightweight. Went ahead and purchased a camera card online with it when I purchased the camera and all of it was waiting on me when I got to the store within 30 minutes. Charged overnight and used it the next morning. Very satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a beginner

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    TV726
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    As someone who is starting out in video production, I can say that this is a good camera to start out with. Capable of recording videos and taking photos, the camera's high resolution picture and frame rate make it the ideal camera for anyone to use. It is also the cheapest one I could afford, so if anyone wants to test this camera out, I say go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing clarity

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    b4thefall
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    I was apprehensive about buying such a small camera for my needs. There is an amazing amount of technology packed in here. The picture is clear, the zoom is incredible, and the sound is of great quality. We use it for recording stage performances by various family members and have not been disappointed. Easy to record and easy to transfer to the desktop for making DVDs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Posted
    Scooby
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    This little camcorder is light weight, making it easier to carry around for recording events and snapping pics. Small enough to tuck into a purse or car console. Records crisp HD video and takes pics with instant on as soon as the view finder is opened, no power up needed. Battery holds a good charge. Magnification x60. Very pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

    Posted
    BuckyBadger007
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    Bought this to replace my old Sony 8MM camera. Its a great Camera! Easy to use & produces quality video. I was very surprised at how great the still photos it takes actually are.... I thought it wouldn't be great for still photos but I was wrong. Very happy with all the still photos & videos I have taken so far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy for a novice to use

    Posted
    babyboomer
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    My only concern about this camera was that the sound would not be picked up from presentations, yet as it turns out, it did! Nicely designed with USB port that tucks in to the wrist holder so it cannot get lost. It's quite functional and practical at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi babyboomer! Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your opinion about your new HD Flash Memory Camcorder. We appreciate it. Thank you for choosing Sony! - Vincent Sonystyle

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect starter camera

    Posted
    matty257
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    For the price point, this camera is great. I've got a couple of young kids and they love filming stuff. This is perfect for them. USB charging cable is built in and tucks into the strap, it's lightweight, and I assume durable since an 8 and 10 year old haven't managed to break it yet! Video and photo quality are good, not great, but again for the price, you can't beat it!

    I would recommend this to a friend