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Sony HDR-PJ240
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Sony HDRPJ240EB Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 210g Jan 2014
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18 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony video cameras and also specifically for Sony medium sensor size video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ240, the HDR-PJ240 has an image stabiliser.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price].

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at including the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] both from Sony.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ240 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] which has better reviews.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] both from Sony.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ240, the Sony HDR-PJ240 has an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ240 the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x. At 320 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ240 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ240.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ240 has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ240 which do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price].

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Has Six Scene Modes

The HDR-PJ240 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This video camera has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ240. The scene modes "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Spotlight", "Beach" and "Snow" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ240, the HDR-PJ240 has a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to consider include the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] both from Sony.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The HDR-PJ240 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ240. The white balance mode "Outdoor" is also found on this video camera.

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BIONZ Image Processor

This video camera has a BIONZ image processor, which is the most commonly found image processor on camcorders of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Video cameras of this type and age have minimum focal lengths of between 1.8mm and 44mm. The HDR-PJ240 has a fairly short minimum focal length (only 29.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras of this type and age.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HDR-PJ240 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the HDR-PJ240 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ240. The screen sizes of camcorders of this spec and age range from 1.5" to 4".

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ240 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ240 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ240 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ240 also do not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a night mode and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Sony HDR-PJ240 is not waterproof.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-PJ240 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ240. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this camcorder.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ240

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camcorder was released over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 27 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ240 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] (30x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 210 grams, the HDR-PJ240 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ240.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-PJ50[plb_80442_price] (400g).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
S-Video in Port
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Typical Contrast Ratio
Technical Details
Freeze-Resistant
Dust-Resistant
USB Charging

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj240, hdrpj240e, hdrpj240es, sony pj240, info pj240, info pj240e, hdrpj240esc, sony pj240e, hdrpj240esce, info hdrpj240, hdrpj240escen, sony hdrpj240, sony hdrpj240e, info hdrpj240e, hdrpj240es.cen, info hdrpj240eb, sony hdrpj240er, sony hdrpj240eb, sony hdrpj240ebc, info hdrpj240ebc, sony hdrpj240erc, sony hdrpj240ebce, info hdrpj240ebce, sony hdrpj240erce, acoustic hdrpj240, sony hdrpj240ercen, sony hdrpj240ebcen, acoustic hdrpj240e, sony hdrpj240ebceh, info hdrpj240ebceh
Barcodes 00400763615297, 04905524969498, 04905524969504, 04905524969511, 04905524969542, 04905524969559, 08029276077372

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