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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

95%
would recommend to a friend

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use in low light
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok, but not for me

    Posted
    dede
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    The autofocus is mediocre and there's no option to manually focus when it'sn't working. The quality of picture in dim lighting and zoomed in isn't the best.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Quality is poor

    Posted
    Cash
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    I bought this to record samples for work. My Surface and Galaxy S8 have better quality video capabilities. It was overly grainy and terrible in low light.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice video camera for price

    Posted
    84stang
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    Nice camera for the price. Biggest bang for the buck. The only issue is low light recordig gets a little blurry but great videos with good lighting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good even for the low low price

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    J2S2
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    Got this one because is on sale for $180. Now I know why. The video quality is really bad, especially in low light conditions, very grainy videos. Probably fine for daytime use, but don't use it for your indoor weddings.

    No, I would not 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

    Good for my son

    Posted
    Jason
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    I got this camera for my son who turned 8 and wanted to create some home videos and gaming videos for youtube. He has fun and its pretty user friendly. I do not like the night recording or in low light. In poor light this is pretty much a nogo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Zoom

    Posted
    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

    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

  • 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