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Sony HDR-CX240

£129.99
A great value for money and fairly highly rated 9.2 megapixel 1 camcorder
9.2MP 1" Yes 190g Oct 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-CX240 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX240 number 6 in best selling camcorders and number 9 across all camcorders.
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484 Reviews
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Excellent
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
75
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews. 93% of buyers recommended this camcorder to others. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, good product quality and excellent battery life. However they also report inferior technical guidance.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a face detection
Has a shoe mounting point
Does not have a touchscreen
Does not have a built-in flash

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Sony HDR-CX240 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-CX240 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This video camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Digital Versus. Experts aren't convinced by this Sony video camera.

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User Reviews Are Good

This Sony camcorder has an average user rating of 85% based on 483 user reviews. Over 84% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

51 people said that this camcorder was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

70 people wrote that the product was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

15 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life and two customers said in their reviews that this camcorder was quick to charge.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

14 customers who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight, 12 customers said in their reviews that it was compact and nine people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

95 people who purchased this camcorder concluded that it was easy to use, six people who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold and four people who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it was easy to use the menus. four owners who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to setup.

  • In fact it is much better than the zoom control on my much more expensive camcorder…
  • Easy to hold and use…
    GEM54 (Argos.co.uk) - September 2014
  • Easy to use, great quality…
  • The telephoto zoom control is superb and operates very smoothly without risking movement in the camcorder as you operate it…
  • Excellent sharp pictures and video, good microphone, easy to use, videos will play back readily on programs already installed on my laptops, though specific programs are also available…
    Errrm (Argos.co.uk) - September 2015
  • This is a great little camera easy to use light weight can hold for a long time without any problems great to use…
  • Good clear pictures great to use at air shows, light…
  • It is really lightweight and easy to use…
  • So simple to use and packed full of great features…
    Kegi (Argos.co.uk) - January 2016
  • Easy to use and easy to download footage to computer a fantastic entry level unit…

Users Report Unsatisfactory Technical Guidance

Four owners concluded that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had a good screen.

Customers Report Nice Design

Three owners who purchased it considered that it was good looking, three people who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was smooth and two customers said in their reviews that it was neat.

Very Good Brand

Based on 6,121 user and expert reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its video cameras. Sony also has very good reviews specifically for its camcorders compared to other manufacturers. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

15 customers concluded that the product had good features.

Users Report it is Robust

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was quiet.

Customers Report a Good Quality Lens

19 people who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX240 considered that it had a good zoom, three customers reckoned that it had a good lens and two people reckoned that this camcorder had a good image stabiliser.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £129.99 it is cheaper than 74% of video cameras.

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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 £129.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $189.00 (£246.12).

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Features

Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX240's digital zoom of 320x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX240 has a face detection, unlike 73% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX240 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that 60% of camcorders also do not have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-CX240 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-CX240's display diagonal of 2.7" is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-CX240 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 95% of video cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-CX240 of only 1.9mm is in the shortest 2% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 29mm, with the shortest being 1.8mm and the longest being 110mm.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-CX240 of 9.2MP is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX240 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Average Weight

The HDR-CX240's weight of 190g is pretty typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX240 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX240 features smile detection. 90% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HDR-CX240 of 27x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 780mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-CX240 of only 4mm is in the shortest 11% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Hand Strap

The HDR-CX240 has a hand strap, which is unusual. 94% of camcorders do not have a hand strap.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

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

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released in October 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony viprbhdrcx240l, sony hdrcx240bvideo, sony hdrcx405bdl2, sony hdrcx405bdl1, sony hdrcx240l
Barcodes 00027242876873, 00027242876880, 00190341816542, 00616348060400, 00616348060417, 00727523021007, 00783629324503, 03355830056565

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