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Sony HDR-CX240 vs easypix Challenge Action

Sony HDR-CX240 vs Easypix Challenge Action

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easypix Challenge Action
Sony HDR-CX240

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Amazon UK
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Standard delivery: £7.99
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Standard delivery: £3.95
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In stock, only 3 left!

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The easypix Challenge Action is a 76g weight camcorder. That's 114g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX240 (190g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£20 cheaper
The easypix Challenge Action costs £99.90, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is £120.00.
5 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2MP sensor camcorder, whereas the easypix Challenge Action is only a 5MP sensor camcorder (4.2MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer, but the easypix Challenge Action does not. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

HDMI Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 supports HDMI, however the easypix Challenge Action does not.
Available from 7 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 29108 by sales volume in our camcorders, however the easypix Challenge Action ranks No. 770199.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
4.2MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The easypix Challenge Action has a total megapixels of 5MP, however the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2MP sensor camcorder (4.2MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Does not have a built-in display Edit
The easypix Challenge Action does not have a built-in display, but the Sony HDR-CX240 has a built-in display.
Does not support HDMI Edit
The easypix Challenge Action does not support HDMI, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 supports HDMI.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the easypix Challenge Action, however 8 shops sell the Sony HDR-CX240. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over two years older
The easypix Challenge Action is older than the Sony HDR-CX240 by three years.
Worse selling
The easypix Challenge Action ranks No. 770199 by sales volume, but the Sony HDR-CX240 ranks No. 29108.
2 Reasons Against
60% heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190g weight camcorder. That's 114g heavier than the easypix Challenge Action (190g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£20 more expensive
The Sony HDR-CX240 is more expensive than the easypix Challenge Action by £20.10.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
5MP 9.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 27x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 320x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4mm
Minimum Aperture Number
3.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.3 2.1 - 57
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SDHC
 SDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
BEST
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 6lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
S-Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video in

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
76g
BEST
190g
Height
32mm 59.5mm
Depth
89.4mm 128mm
Width
32mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Spotlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9 - 4
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated USB cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
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