Sony HDR-CX410VE: Review

The Sony HDR-CX410VE, handy and compact, it is the perfect camcorder for those who want high-quality performance. Among the most important finds is Full HD movies, the wide-angle G Lens with 30x optical zoom, Exmor R CMOS sensor, Optical SteadyShot stabilizer and, above all, integrated GPS, allowing you to assign photos and videos to an exact location.

This camera is also compatible with the Wi-Fi connectivity, via a special adapter, and has a 3-inch LCD display, HDMI output, USB port, Dolby digital sound system, internal flash memory and slot for cards Memory.

Sony HDR-CX410VE: Design

The Sony HDR-CX410VE camcorder is a compact and easy to handle, perfect for shooting in high definition. It offers an elegant black body that makes a device to show off to friends. As for size, measuring 66 mm high, 58 mm wide and 21 mm deep, while the weight is 320 grams without battery and card. It has, then, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD display with a resolution of 230,000 pixels.

Sony HDR-CX410VE: Features and Capabilities

The Sony HDR-CX410VE is one of the latest digital video cameras submitted by the company in January, along with many other models, including the Sony HDR-CX280 and Sony HDR-CX220, belonging to the same series. This is a high quality machine is equipped with numerous functions and features that will satisfy even the most demanding user.

Starting from the specifications, the camera features a CMOS sensor Exmor R backlit by 1/3, and 91 inches in size with a resolution of about 5,430 to 2,230 megapixels and effective megapixels, for both video and photo recordings. As for optics, it is a Sony G lens that has a focal 35 mm format equivalent to 26.8 to 804 mm in 16:9 and 32.8 to 984 mm in 4:3.

The Sony HDR-CX410VE also has an excellent 30x optical zoom and 350x digital zoom, with the possibility of extending the optical zoom up to 55x, perfect for taking even the subjects in the distance. A goal like that allows you to shoot any scene quietly, from close-up to the most distant scenes.

As regards the features available, the balanced SteadyShot optical image stabilizer is definitely among the first to have to be mentioned because it compensates for camera shake and ensures consistently sharp photos and movies even while you are running. The BIONZ processor also ensures high picture quality and video even with moving subjects.

One of the most interesting features of the Sony HDR-CX410VE is the built-in GPS, which marks every movie with a tag and thus allows to know the place and the time when the film was made. Of particular relevance is compatible with Wi-Fi connectivity, thanks to which you can share movies and photos with other devices using the appropriate adapter.

There are also features such as Face Detection, which automatically detects faces in a shot and adjusts settings accordingly, and Smile Shutter, which records and would only be triggered when the subject laughs. The iAuto mode override the settings for optimal results, recognizing faces, lighting and scenes.

Sony HDR CX410VE
Sony HDR CX410VE

Speaking more closely the quality of the footage of the Sony HDR-CX410VE, it must be said that are recorded in Full HD and that there is a 25p progressive mode that records video at a frequency of 25 frames per second and is perfect for shooting sporting events. Among other things, movies are recorded in mp4 format, so they can be easily loaded to YouTube or Facebook without having to be converted first.

With this camera, you can also take pictures with a maximum resolution of 8.9 megapixels. Thanks to the USB port and the HDMI interface, in addition, you can connect the camcorder to a TV or other devices, such as computers, you can easily share photos and videos. The recorded movies and photos are recorded directly on the memory card, choosing from Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro Duo, SD, SDHC and SDXC.

The purchase package includes the Sony HDR-CX410VE, finally, the AC adapter, power cord, rechargeable battery, USB cable, HDMI mini cable and editing software PlayMemories Home can also be downloaded from the Sony website.


The Sony HDR-CX410VE is a compact camcorder feature-rich, starting with the GPS, through high optical zoom, the optical image stabilizer, face detection and smile, HDMI, and especially movies Full HD video. Also interesting is the Wi-Fi compatibility though, to use this type of connectivity, you must purchase a separate adapter. Sin then for the absence of the flash.

Easy of Use
Value of Money

PROS : HDMI port; Exmor R CMOS sensor, Full HD, Dolby Digital sound system, GPS, Face detection and smile, Wi-Fi Ready.

CONS : Display resolution, No flash, Wi-Fi adapter sold separately.

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