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Sony HDR-CX240

£143.49
Sony HDR-CX240
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A fully featured and best selling 27x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only moderate value for money
27x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony CX240E Full HD Camcorder - Black
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£174.97
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Sony HDR-CX240 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX240 number 6 in best selling camcorders and number 105 across all camcorders.
84
Reviews
542 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
88
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has great user reviews but below average expert reviews. 95% of buyers recommended this camcorder to others. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
It is one of the best selling camcorders currently on the market. View best selling camcorders January 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Very light
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
See the detail with exmor R CMOS sensor - capture bright, clear images with striking full HD detail, even when shooting in low light
Refined, noise-free images with BIONZ X processor - fast and powerful, the new BIONZ X processor reduces noise levels across the image
Fill your frame with more of the moment - a 29.8mm wide-angle vario-tessar lens by carl zeiss lets you capture the whole scene in the vivid sharpness and detail of full HD
Get closer to your subject - capture that close-up with 54x clear image and 27x optical zoom
Capture every scene shake-free with steadyshot - motion sensors within the camcorder electronically compensate for some movement while recording
Film for longer with a type X battery - enjoy 130 minutes of uninterrupted recording time, so you ll never miss a moment
Review and replay instantly - see what you ve captured on the 6.8cm (2.7 inches) LCD screen with 230k resolution and a wide viewing angle
Two movies in one with dual video recording - record in two formats at the same time. film in AVCHD for high-quality footage or mp4 for easy sharing online
Store your memories - transfer your home videos to a computer or hard drive with a built-in USB cable, or store on a memory stick, m2 or micro SD

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £129.99 on Amazon UK 27 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 85% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony HDR-CX240 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-CX240 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

This Sony video camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Digital Versus. It seems that camcorder experts really don't rate this video camera very highly.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 541 user reviews this camcorder has an overall user rating of 85 out of 100. 231 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Best Seller

The HDR-CX240 is a popular choice of camcorder.

Sony Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 9,795 owner and expert reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. 90% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £14 (9%)

There was a cheaper price of £129.99 on Amazon UK 27 days ago.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-CX240 and the United Kingdom price of £143.49 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $165.00 (£229.27).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX240 in January 2014.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The HDR-CX240's total megapixels of 9.2MP is in the biggest 31% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-CX240's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than 93% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

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Very Light

The average weight of all camcorders is 580g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The weight of the Sony HDR-CX240 of only 190g is in the lightest 28% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The Sony HDR-CX240's optical zoom of 27x is bigger than 67% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HDR-CX240 of 320x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 35% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The HDR-CX240's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 29% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of video cameras range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX240 supports HDMI. 69% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a hand strap, unlike 93% of video cameras which do not have a hand strap.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX240 has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the HDR-CX240 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX240 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most other video cameras, the HDR-CX240 does not have a touchscreen. 59% of camcorders do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a shoe mounting point. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX240 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX240 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-CX240 features manual focus, which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrcx240ebceh, sony hdrcx240ebcen, info hdrcx240ebceh, sony son2295, sony cx240e

Barcodes:

00027242876873, 04905524969399, 04905524969412, 04905524969429, 05054230709146, 05054484730002, 08437012684140

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