Sony HDRCX405B Black Full HD 60p Camcorder – HDRCX405/B

Sony HDRCX405B Black Full HD 60p Camcorder – HDRCX405/B

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Sony HDRCX405B Black Full HD 60p Camcorder – HDRCX405/B

Capture life’s moments in high quality with an HD camcorder. The Sony Black Full HD 60p Camcorder – HDRCX405/B not only records life’s precious moments, but makes sharing them easy, too.

With features such as Optical SteadyShot? to stabilize your images
and ZEISS optics for a 26.8mm wide-angle with a 30x optical zoom and 60x
Clear Image Zoom, you can rest assured that your videos and still
photos will be captured in High Definition.

Aside from its impressive recording abilities, this Sony HD camcorder
is also great for sharing your moments. Sharing movies and photos
through your mobile device becomes instant, as does streaming your
moments with Ustream live streaming.


  • 50Mbps XAVC S?3 19×1080 at 60P, AVCHD® and MP4 codecs
    Create cinematic video in high definition 19 x 1080 24p/60p up to
    50Mbps in XAVC S?3 and high quality 9.2MP still images. XAVC S3 format
    uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio
    compression, while saving files in a MP4 wrapper which allows for
    extensive record times and easy editing. Experience stunning low-light
    sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain
    with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor.
  • 26.8mm ZEISS® Lens w/30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom
    Not only is this 26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS® Vario-Tessar lens ideal
    for capturing grand landscapes, but also allows you to get amazingly
    close with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. Most
    digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject,
    resulting in un-sharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful
    processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new
    pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic,
    higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer
    photos and video.
  • 2.7” Clear Photo Plus? LCD display
    The 2.7” (16:9) Clear Photo? LCD (230K) displays sharp, bright,
    vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily – even outdoors,
    while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.
  • Optical SteadyShot? image stabilization w/Active mode
    Optical SteadyShot? image stabilization with Active Mode
    compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly
    smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition,
    innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for
    even smoother video capture.
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips
    Highlight Movie Maker produces a short highlight movie clip to
    share and enjoy instantly. Using an advanced algorithm, based on the
    motion gyro, Highlight Movie Maker selects the best scenes from your
    videos and automatically creates a MP4 highlight video from multiple
  • Connect, control, backup and share wirelessly with NFC2/Wi-Fi®
    Easily connect to an Android o iOS smartphone or tablet with Wi-Fi®
    and the PlayMemories? Mobile app to control the camcorder (Rec, photo,
    zoom) or instantly transfer and share movies and photos via your mobile
    device. NFC2(Near Filed Communication) makes it even easier to connect
    to NFC2compatible mobile devices with one touch.
  • Broadcast LIVE from your camcorder using Ustream?4 live-streaming
    Share the adventure as it happens via Ustream?4 live streaming..
    Now your circle of friends and family can share the excitement in real
    time by simply logging in to Ustream?4 from anywhere. You can also link
    your favorite social accounts with the streaming to notify your friends
    when you start streaming video.
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
    The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection
    to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to
    remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap
    so it’s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is
    faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge
    time you get one minute of recording time.
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction
    Sony’s Face Detection technology can automatically distinguish
    between children and adults. Face Detection technology detects up to
    eight individual faces and adjusts flash, focus, exposure, and white
    balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and
  • Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos
    Picture Effects add a new level of expression to video and photos,
    making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening
    mood and emphasizing certain attributes. There are seven different
    effects such as partial color to make your focal point stand out, or
    watercolor which looks like a painting.
  • Multi-camera control
    Add a different point of view by including other camera angles to
    your movies. The camcorder connects to compatible cameras5 – like an
    Action Cam – via Wi-Fi® and uses the camcorder’s LCD to preview what the
    other cameras are seeing and simultaneously start recording on all
    synced cameras. Use PlayMemories? Home6 to easily edit a muli-view
    movie for a great video experience.



  • Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3
    /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are
    not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later
    is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition)
    is not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not
    assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot
  • Supplied Software : PC: PlayMemories Home and
    Music Transfer (via download); MAC: Music Transfer, PlayMemories Online
    Uploader, Wireless Auto Import (by download)


  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Intelligent Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Wi-Fi: Send to Smartphone Control with Smartphone Multi Camera Control Live Streaming
  • Intelligent Auto: Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light
  • x.v.Color?: Yes
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Smile Shutter? technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
  • Airplane Mode: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Functionality: Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC
  • Motion Shot Video: Yes


  • Camera Type: Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

  • Color:


  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Manual
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (remaining capacity)
  • View & Index: Event
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
  • Picture Effects: Yes
  • Video Playback Options: Highlight Movie Maker Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible)
  • Self Timer: Yes
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On/Off)
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
  • Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
  • Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Self Recording: Yes
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
  • Fader Effect(s): White / Black

Drive System

  • Shutter Speeds: Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/30 –
    1/10000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range) 1/8 – 1/10000; Shutter
    Speed(Manual lris Control) 1/30 – 1/10000; Shutter Speed(Manual Shutter)
    1/8 – 1/10000
  • Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image)
  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer

Exposure System

  • Minimum Illumination: Standard: 6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto, Manual (Menu)
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
  • Manual Iris Control: F1.8 – F10
  • Auto Iris Control: F1.8 – F10
  • Gain Control: Auto
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)

Focus Control

  • Focus Area: Full range Focus
  • AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Menu)
  • Focus System: Contrast AF


  • Lifestyle: SEL-asset-424038

Imaging Sensor

  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 2510K pixels
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 2290K pixels (16:9) / Approx. 1710K pixels (4:3)
  • Imaging Sensor: 1/5.8” (3.1mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ® X image processor


  • NFC: Yes (One-touch remote / One-touch sharing) (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (HDMI micro)
  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • USB Port(s): TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync?: Yes
  • Projector Input: Yes (HDMI micro) 

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 6.7cm (2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide (16:9)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
  • Grid Display: Grid Line


  • Optical Zoom: 30x
  • Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ intelligent Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele) (13/32inch – 31 1/2inch)
  • Lens Type: Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar
  • Aperture: F1.8-F4.0
  • Digital Zoom: 350x
  • Focal Distance: f= 1.9-57.0mm (3/32 – 2 1/4 inch)
  • Clear Image Zoom: 60x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode:
    f=26.8-804.0mm (1 1/16-31 3/4inch) (16:9); Photo Mode: f=26.8-804.0mm (1
    1/16-31 3/4inch) (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (1 5/16-38 3/4inch) (4:3)


  • Battery Type: NP-BX1
  • Power Requirements: 3.6V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adapter)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): LCD: HD: 2.1W


  • Video Resolution: HD:19×1080/60p (PS), 60i (FX,FH), 1440×1080/60i (HQ,LP); MP4: 1280×7 30p; XAVC S HD: 19×1080/60p, 30p
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HD
    PS:Approx.28Mbps / FX:Approx.24Mbps / FH:Approx.17Mbps / HQ:Approx.9Mbps
    / LP:Approx.5Mbps; MP4: Approx.3Mbps; XAVC S HD: Approx.50Mbps
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch (48kHz/16bit) 
  • Video Mode: HD: MPEG4-AVC / H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; XAVC S format MPEG4-AVC/H264
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: L: 9.2
    megapixels 16:9 (4032×2272), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (19×1080); Photo
    Mode: L: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032×2272), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Media Type: Internal Flash Memory; 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)
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 9.2 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Photo Mode: L: 6.9 megapixels 4:3 (3024×2272); S: 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640×480)
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx. 2290K pixels (16:9)
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(2ch):
    AVCHD PS: Approx. 0h35m (approx.0h35m) AVCHD FX: Approx. 0h35m
    (approx.0h35m) AVCHD FH: Approx. 0h50m (approx.0h50m) AVCHD HQ: Approx.
    1h15m (approx.1h05m) AVCHD LP: Approx. 1h55m (Approx.1h40m) XAVC S HD:
    Approx. 0h15m (approx.0h15m)
  • Video Signal: HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone / Monaural Speaker
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (19×1080)
  • Dual Record: L: 9.2 Megapixels 16:9 (4032×2272) S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (19×1080)
  • Internal Media: Flash Memory 8GB
  • Mic Level Control: Yes (2 steps)
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Position: Yes (Off/On)
  • Dual Video Recording: Yes

In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1) (1)
  • USB AC adapter (1)
  • HDMI (micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2-3/8″
  • Width: 2-1/4″
  • Depth: 5-1/8″

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 7.6oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts;
90 Days Labor

About Us
Video & Audio Center has been in business for over 35 years, providing excellent customer service before and after the sale. We offer the latest high-tech consumer electronics and custom installation options. Our goal is to provide affordable solutions for your home entertainment. We are proud to be a family-owned business, and we currently own and operate 4 retail superstores.
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Additional information

Optical Zoom


Recording Definition

High Definition

Family Line


Media Format


Storage Type

Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)