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CX405 Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

Model: HDR-CX405
$419.00 $569.00

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  • Overview

    Keep valuable memories fresh for everyone to enjoy with the solid integrity and all-around ease of the CX405 Handycam®. Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode prevents camera shake and blur from ruining pictures. AVCHD and XAVC S formats ensure faithful and vibrant recordings. It's all so compact and always ready to go.

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  • Features
    Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode

    Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode

    Advanced image stabilisation keeps footage blur-free, even when the recording circumstances or the user's hands are shaky.

    Up to 26.8mm wide-angle lens

    Up to 26.8mm wide-angle lens

    Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes shots and indoor scenes, when you don't have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, selected camcorders shoot as wide as 26.8mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

    Exceptional image quality

    Exceptional image quality

    The high-bitrate XAVC S format is for videographers ready to take their work to the next level. Delivering incredible quality, XAVC S is built from the XAVC format used by professional filmmakers and broadcasters, while employing intelligent data compression to export consumer-friendly file sizes.

    Highlight Movie Maker

    Highlight Movie Maker

    A versatile tool to streamline movie editing, Highlight Movie Maker offers several time-saving features. Add highlight markers to key moments while recording, and let the software automatically sync your transitions to your chosen soundtrack.

    Motion Shot Video

    Motion Shot Video

    Motion Shot Video plays a sequence of superimposed images that trace recorded action in split-second intervals for you to analyse in detail. During playback, you can adjust the interval, or pause to capture and share a still image.

    Built-in USB cable

    Built-in USB cable

    The built-in USB cable stowed in the hand strap is very convenient for extra-quick charging and connection to a PC, so there is no need to pack a bulky extra USB cable or AC adapter. For charging without a PC, use a compact AC-USB adapter (optional).

    Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

    Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

    This large, cutting-edge sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in dark environments, and enables soft background defocusing.

    BIONZ X™ image processor

    BIONZ X™ image processor

    The advanced BIONZ X™ image processing engine helps achieve more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality as well as faster processing capabilities.

    ZEISS lens

    ZEISS lens

    Sharing a commitment to outstanding performance and design, Sony and Carl Zeiss co-develop lenses that combine the best possible optics with premium-quality electronics and sensor technology for Sony’s Handycam® models.

    9.2MP still image capture

    9.2MP still image capture

    Sometimes you don’t need — or want — video. Put your video camera in still image mode and capture amazing high-quality 9.2-megapixel single images as easily as you do with a still image camera.

    Progressive Recording

    Progressive Recording

    Clear movies, that contain twice the image data of movies recorded in interlace mode, can be recorded in Full HD at 60p/50p in progressive recording mode. The images are as smooth as those shot at 60/50 frames per second, and each frame is recorded as one full picture. So a still captured from a movie recorded in progressive mode looks extra-sharp.

    Dual Video Recording

    Dual Video Recording

    Record two movies at the same time — one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. That way you’ve got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

    Dual Record mode

    Dual Record mode

    Dual Record mode enables you to shoot HD video and high-resolution still images simultaneously to capture the best shot in both ways.

    Face Detection

    Face Detection

    This automatically optimises focus, exposure, and colour for best results. Select someone to be prioritised simply by touching their face on the LCD display, which is useful for selecting a key person when shooting at a crowded event. Even if the subject leaves the frame, they will be remembered and prioritised upon re-entering the scene.

    Intelligent Auto

    Intelligent Auto

    This feature automatically determines the type of scene being shot and optimises a combination of settings from three groups (Face, Scene, Camera shake). It provides the best results for 90 scene types, even at night and in backlit scenes. Selected settings are displayed as icons on the LCD screen for easy reference.

    Smile Shutter

    Smile Shutter

    Because great smiles are fleeting, this feature ensures they’re never lost. Automatically capture snapshots of smiling faces, even while recording video.

    Event Browse

    Event Browse

    For easy browsing and playback, this Handycam® plays back GUI group videos and still images that have been recorded as separate events. You can choose from different display schemes from event view or index view as needed, for better organisation, searching, viewing, and sharing of your personal content.

    Picture Effect

    Picture Effect

    Give free reign to your imagination. Picture Effect expands movie and photo enjoyment by letting you add up to seven creative effects (Partial Color, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization) without troublesome editing on a computer.

    Manual settings for iris and shutter speed

    Manual settings for iris and shutter speed

    This camcorder gives you freedom to choose manual settings for iris and shutter speed control when shooting under backlit and underexposed conditions, as well as in other situations.

    Dual memory card compatibility

    Dual memory card compatibility

    This Handycam® has slots for Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC cards, so you can conveniently record to whichever one is more readily available.

    PlayMemories™ Home

    PlayMemories™ Home

    With PlayMemories™ Home software installed on a computer, it’s easy to import footage from a Handycam® camcorder to view, edit, print, share via the web, burn files on to a disc, and even create a multi-view movie with a simultaneous split-screen view of up to four selected clips.

    X type battery operation

    X type battery operation

    Use an extra-light, extra-compact X type battery to minimise the overall size and weight of this Handycam® in operation.

  • Highlight

    Optical SteadyShot™  with Intelligent Active Mode


    1/5.8 type(3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

    XAVC S (HD 50 Mbps) and AVCHD recording


    BIONZ X image processor

    Exmor R™ CMOS sensor


    ZEISS Vario-Tessar

    26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS lens with 30x optical zoom



    60x Clear Image Zoom


    6.7cm(2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide(16:9)

  • Specifications


    Sensor Type

    1/5.8 type(3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

    Effective Pixels (Video)

    approx.2.29 Megapixels(16:9)

    Effective Pixels (Still Image)

    approx.2.29 Megapixels(16:9)/approx.1.71 Megapixels(4:3)


    Image Processor

    BIONZ X image processor


    Lens Type

    ZEISS Vario-Tessar

    Lens Cover




    Focal Distance


    Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Video)


    Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)

    f=26.8-804.0mm(16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm(4:3)

    Minimum Focus Distance

    approx.1cm(Wide) , approx.80cm(Tele), approx.13/32inch(Wide), approx.31 1/2(Tele)


    Optical Zoom


    Clear Image Zoom


    Digital Zoom



    Screen Type

    6.7cm(2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide(16:9)

    Brightness Control


    Marker/Grid Display

    Grid Line

    Angle Adjustment

    Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.

    Image Stabilisation

    Image Stabilisation Type

    Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Intelligent Active mode (Wide to Tele)


    Focus Type

    Contrast AF

    Focus Mode


    Focus Area

    Full range Focus



    Auto, Manual(Menu)

    Metering Modes


    LOW LUX Mode


    Auto Iris Control

    F1.8 - F10

    Manual Iris Control

    F1.8 - F10

    Backlight Compensation


    Gain Control


    Minimum Illumination

    Standard:6 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), Low Lux:3 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed)

    Shutter Speed

    Auto Control Range

    1/6 - 1/10000


    1/25 - 1/10000

    Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)

    1/25 - 1/10000

    Manual Shutter

    1/6 - 1/10000

    White balance

    White Balance Modes


    Storage Media

    Media Type

    XAVC S HD: Micro SDXC Memory Card(Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)


    Recording Format (Video)

    AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264

    Video Resolution

    AVCHD: 1920x1080/50p(PS), 50i(FX, FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ, LP), MP4: 1280x720 25p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080/50p, 25p

    Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)

    AVCHD PS:approx.28Mbps/FX:approx.24Mbps/FH:approx.17Mbps/HQ:approx.9Mbps/LP:approx.5Mbps, MP4: approx.3Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx.50Mbps

    Recording Format (Still Image)

    JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)

    Still Image Size (Photo Mode)

    L:9.2 Megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), 6.9 Megapixels 4:3 (3024x2272), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)

    Still Image Size (Movie Mode)

    L:9.2 Megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), S:2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Still Image Size (Photo Capture)

    2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Still Image Size (Dual Record)

    9.2 Megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272), 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)



    Built-in Zoom Microphone

    Audio Recording Format

    Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch, MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit)

    Mic Level Control



    Monaural Speaker

    Advanced Feature

    Scene Selection

    Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow

    Other Features

    Face Detection, Fader Effect(s)(White/Black), Intelligent Auto(Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light), Smile Shutter(Off/Dual Capture/Always On)


    Fast Playback

    About 5 times/10 times/30 times/60 times

    Slow Playback

    Forwad:1/5 speed, Reverse:1/2 speed

    Highlight Movie Maker

    Yes , Highlight BGM(Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible

    Motion Shot Video


    Slide Show (Still Image)

    Slide Show

    Terminal / Shoe

    HDMI Terminal

    Yes (HDMI micro)

    Remote Terminal

    integrated into Multi Terminal

    STD Output

    Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))

    Memory Card Slot

    Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible


    Battery Type


    Power Consumption (LCD)


    Power Requirements

    3.6V (battery pack), 5.0V (AC Adaptor)

    Charge on camcorder(Charging time with supplied Battery)

    Yes(approx. 2h 35min)

    USB Charging

    DC 5V 800mA

    USB Power Supply

    Yes(Recording/Playback(supplied AC Adaptor AC-UUD11))/(Playback(not supplied AC Adaptor limiting 500mA))

    Size & Weight

    Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)

    approx. 54.0mm(W)×59.5mm(H)×128.0mm(D), approx. 2 1/4 inch(W) ×2 3/8 inch(H) ×5 1/8 inch(D)

    Weight (main unit only)

    approx.190g, approx.6.7oz

    Weight (including supplied battery)

    approx.215g(NP-BX1), approx.7.6oz(NP-BX1)

  • Delivery Information

    How much does delivery cost?

    Sony offers free deliveries for orders $500 and above. For orders below $500, a standard delivery charge of $3.90 will be applied during checkout.


    What is the expected delivery lead time?

    Products excluding those listed under Televisions and Home Cinema:

    For orders below $500, your order will be delivered within 3 working days upon order placement of products.

    For orders $500 and above, placed before 2pm on Monday - Thursday excluding eve of public holidays, delivery will be next day. Orders received on the weekend may take longer as some logistics partners do not support delivery on Sunday. Please refer to the following table for delivery estimates:

    Time Of Order

    Estimated Delivery Date


    Mon – Thu

    Orders before 2pm

    Receive it the next working day

    Order on Monday 11am, receive on Tuesday

    Mon – Thu

    Orders after 2pm

    Receive it the 3rd working day

    Order on Monday 2pm, receive on Wednesday

    Fri, Eve of PH

    Orders before 2pm

    Receive it the next working day

    Order on Thursday 11am (eve of PH), receive it on Monday

    Fri – Sun, Eve of PH

    Orders after 2pm

    Receive it on the 3rd  working day

    Order on Thursday 2pm (eve of PH), receive it on Tuesday


    Large products (products listed under Televisions and Home Cinema):

    Next day delivery may not be applicable. Please expect a phone call after placing your order for arrangement of the date of delivery.

    Some condominiums may have specific delivery time slots and/ or limit deliveries. Kindly check with your condominium management for the approved time slots for delivery. Please notify your condominium management once we have confirmed the delivery date and time.

    Same day delivery is only applicable for selected models*, depending on availability which will be indicated upon check-out. Same day delivery is only applicable for orders made on Monday - Saturday, before 2pm, excluding public holidays. Please expect a phone call after placing your order for arrangement of the time of delivery.

    Where do you ship to?

    Shipping is only available within Singapore. Delivery will only be made to address located on the main Singapore island, with the exclusion of restricted zones. Delivery to Sentosa island will be subject to additional charges. Where Sony is unable to deliver, we will endeavour to notify you as soon as we become aware of the restriction.

    For more information, please refer to our Online Shopping FAQ

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