"Small, waterproof and easy to use, the PRAKTICA WP240 is the ideal camera for families on the go. Built with 20 Megapixels and 4x Optical Zoom, the WP240 boasts a slim colourful structure which...
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3 Reasons For
CCD Sensor Type
The Praktica WP240 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most cameras that are a similar age to it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.
A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WP240.
Across similar types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.
The Praktica WP240 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the WP240.
We compared all the other waterproof cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Quite High Megapixel Count
With a megapixel count of 20 megapixels, the Praktica WP240 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of waterproof cameras that have been available for more than a year is 8MP and the highest is 51MP.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
The Praktica WP240 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the WP240.
Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Support Full HD Video
The Praktica WP240 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the WP240 do support Full HD video.
Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The Praktica WP240 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WP240 which have a built-in flash.
There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a GPS
The Praktica WP240 does not have a GPS. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WP240 also do not have a GPS.
+5 More reasons against
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Praktica WP240 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than a year also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Video Recording
The Praktica WP240 does not support video recording, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WP240 also do not support video recording.
Not 3D Compatible
The Praktica WP240 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the WP240 are also not 3D compatible.
Only Supports One ISO Speed
The Praktica WP240 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. This Praktica digital camera supports 6 and 400 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago.
4 Other reasons to consider the Praktica WP240
Released Over a Year Ago
Praktica released the WP240 over a year ago.
The Praktica WP240 has a relatively standard weight (162 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the WP240.
Average Screen Size
The Praktica WP240 has a pretty typical screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than a year.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S33[plb_2770545_price] which has better reviews.
+2 Other reasons
Average Optical Zoom
The Praktica WP240 has a fairly average optical zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the WP240.
Still Image Resolution
5152 x 3864
Maximum Image Resolution
5152 x 3864
Image Sensor Size
1/2, 1/2.3, 2/3, 1
International Protection Code
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 18.4
64, 400, 640, 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
640 x 480, 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
640 x 480, 1280 x 720
SD, MicroSD (TransFlash)
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
Weight & Dimensions
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
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