Images of CX405 Handycam® with Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Images of CX405 Handycam® with Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Images of CX405 Handycam® with Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Images of CX405 Handycam® with Exmor R® CMOS sensor


Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode

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

Up to 26.8 mm wide-angle lens

Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens helps you capture more of landscape 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 26.8 mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

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

Versatile tool for streamlining 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 soundtrack.

Motion Shot Video

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

Built-in USB cable

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

Exmor R® CMOS sensor

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

BIONZ X™ image processor

Advanced BIONZ X™ image processing engine achieves more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality and has faster processing capabilities.

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 Handycam® models.

9.2 MP 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

Clear movies with twice the image data of movies recorded in interlace mode can be recorded in Full HD at 60p/50p in progressive recording mode. 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

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

Dual Record mode

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

Face Detection

This automatically optimizes focus, exposure, and color for best results. Select someone to prioritize simply by touching the face on the LCD display, useful for selecting a key person when shooting at a crowded event. Prioritization is remembered even when the subject leaves the frame and then reenters.

Intelligent Auto

This feature automatically determines the type of scene being shot and optimizes 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

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

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 organization, searching, viewing, and sharing of personal content.

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

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

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

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.

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X type battery operation

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


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.
  • Optical SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode

  • XAVC S (HD 50 Mbps) and AVCHD recording

  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor

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

  • 60x Clear Image Zoom

Sensor Type
1/5.8 type (3.1 mm) (0.12 in) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video)
approx. 2.29 Megapixels (16:9)
Lens Type
ZEISS® Vario-Tessar®
Optical Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
Screen Type
6.7 cm (2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD display (230 400 dots) Wide (16:9)

What's in the Box

Rechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1), AC Adapter, USB connection support cable, HDMI (micro) cable, Operating Guide

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