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Sony HDR-PJ240 Camcorder

£209.99
9.2MP 1/5 210g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony camcorders have good reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Full HD
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Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,268 owner and expert reviews (including 409 verified purchases), Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders compared to other brands. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ240 in January 2014.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ240 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the HDR-AS200 (£229.99), or the HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) both from Sony which and both of have better reviews.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ240 has a fairly big digital zoom (320 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder. The digital zooms of video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 2x to 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 27 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ240 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The HDR-PJ240 supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also support wide angle lens system.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ240 supports HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.99), or the Sony HDR-AS200 (£229.99) which both of have better reviews.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-PJ240 has a composite video out. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony HDR-PJ240 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 210 grams, the HDR-PJ240 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ240 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-AS30VE (£199.99) which is cheaper; or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.99), and the Sony HDR-AS200 (£229.99) both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ240 has a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder do not have a built-in projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in projector currently available including because of its better review score, the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.99).

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The HDR-PJ240 does not feature wi-Fi. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder do feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HDR-PJ240 does not support bluetooth. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also do not support bluetooth.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-PJ240 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.99) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ240 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera do have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder is 91,000 pixels, the highest is 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 390,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the HDR-PJ240 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ240 features manual focus, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-PJ240 features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDR-PJ240 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ240 features onepush white balance, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-PJ240 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The HDR-PJ240 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera, the HDR-PJ240 does not have a built-in flash.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ240 features smile detection, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ240 has a face detection. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-PJ240 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-PJ240 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-PJ240 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ240 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Camera

Quite Small Minimum Illumination

Comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years have minimum illuminations of between 0.3lx and 15lx. At only 3 lux, the Sony HDR-PJ240 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of this age and type.

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9.2 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 9.2 megapixels sensor video camera.

Video cameras with a bigger total megapixels that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-AS30VE (£199.99) (11.9MP and cheaper) or the Sony HDR-AZ1 (£259.99) (11.9MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acoustic hdrpj240e, sony hdrpj240ercen, sony hdrpj240ebceh, info hdrpj240ebceh, hdrpj240es.cen, sony pj240e, info pj240e
Barcodes 00400763615297, 04905524969498, 04905524969504, 04905524969511, 04905524969542, 04905524969559, 08029276077372

Sony HDR-PJ240 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HDR-PJ240 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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