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Sony HDR-CX240
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Sony HDR-CX240 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 190g CMOS Jan 2014
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- 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... More
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17 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Sony medium total megapixels video cameras have good reviews on average and across all video cameras Sony is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX130[plb_1355831_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-CX240 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an HDMI.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 320 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-CX240 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-CX240. Medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX240 have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,500x.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] (350x), or the HDR-CX330[pl_2206005_price] (350x) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HDR-CX240 supports a better memory card type than most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Sony video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most video cameras of this age and type support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera support a MicroSD (TransFlash) and MS Micro (M2) compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this age and type.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has Nine Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-CX240 is more than most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camcorder has a Portrait scene modes, which is the most frequently found scene modes found on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night landscape", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-CX240 has a built-in display, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX240.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080i|1080p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-CX240 is more than most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balance "Outdoor" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 1.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago. Medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX240 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 1.8mm and 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-CX240, the HDR-CX240 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX240, the HDR-CX240 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price], or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX240 range from 4mm to 1,900mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 4 millimeters, the HDR-CX240 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Not 3D

The Sony HDR-CX240 is not 3D. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-CX240 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-CX240 do not have a night mode. The HDR-CX240 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-CX240 do not have a built-in projector. The HDR-CX240 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price], or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX240 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX240 are also not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the HDR-CX240 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-CX240. The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX240 is 410,000 pixels.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the HDR-CX240 is more than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX240. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illuminations of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX240 range from 0.3lx to 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.5lx. At 6 lux, the Sony HDR-CX240 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX240

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a relatively standard optical zoom (27 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX240.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] (30x), or the HDR-CX330[pl_2206005_price] (30x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX240 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-CX240.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF M32[plb_89683_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 190 grams, the HDR-CX240 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-CX240.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
S-Video in
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Projector
Built-In Projector

Expert Reviews

17 March 2014

Het eerste dat opvalt aan de CX240 is dat hij zo licht is. Het voelt goedkoop, alsof een groot deel van de behuizing leeg is. Maar dat zegt natuurlijk weinig over de beeldkwaliteit. De camcorder... Read more…

User Reviews

(37)
Reviewed 8 July 2014 by Rhanshaw
(Verified Purchase)

In the product description it stated the camera could connect to internet for instant uploading but when I got the camera this model does not have that capability...

Reviewed 10 July 2014 by Domo29
Domo29 would recommend the Sony HDR-CX240/L

For a little camcorder it is astonishing good. Who needs the extra bells and whistles all I care about is image quality. This camcorder is superb and a good starter features for an entry level... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Feedback4others
Feedback4others would recommend the Sony HDR-CX240/L (Verified Purchase)

This camera is very lightweight and easy to use. The small button used for menu navigation is much easier to use than some of the touchscreens on other cameras that are not always responsive. Also... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2014 by AM4T5
AM4T5 would recommend the Sony HDR-CX240/L

Excellent camcorder. Image quality is very stable, clear, and colorful. Very easy to use. Very light to tote around. Can easily fit into my jacket pocket. Will definitely recommend this camcorder... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2015 by Shoregirl86
Shoregirl86 would recommend the Sony HDR-CX240/L

I bought this camcorder for capturing Christmas morning with my son and I was very pleased with it. I charged it the night before and it held a charge for the length of time it took for us to... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrcx240, hdrcx240e, sony hdrcx240, hdrcx240ebcen, sony hdrcx240b, sony hdrcx240l, sony hdrcx405bdl1, sony hdrcx405bdl2, sony viprbhdrcx240, sony viprbhdrcx240l, us electronics hdrcx240, us electronics hdrcx240l, sony corporation hdrcx240, sony corporation hdrcx240b
Barcodes 00027242876873, 00027242876880, 00190341816542, 00616348060400, 00616348060417, 04905524969399, 04905524969412, 04905524969429, 05054230709146, 05054484730002, 08437012684140

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