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Sony HDR-PJ240

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Sony HDR-PJ240

£399.99
Sony HDR-PJ240
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A fully featured but 4 year old 27x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, representing only average value for money
27x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony HDR-PJ240 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ240 number 45 in best selling camcorders and number 154 across all camcorders.
64
Value for Money
Good
89
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
4 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

HP camcorders have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
Very light
Has an image stabilizer

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony HDR-PJ240 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-PJ240 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 9,817 expert and user reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its camcorders. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £399.99 it is more expensive than 65% of video cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2014.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ240 of 9.2MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 69% of all camcorders when ordered 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 frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ240's optical zoom of 27x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 33% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Very Light

The Sony HDR-PJ240's weight of only 210g is in the lightest 32% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of video cameras is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HDR-PJ240 of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 88% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ240 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ240's digital zoom of 320x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-PJ240 supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HDR-PJ240 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 79% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ240 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-PJ240 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that 91% of video cameras are also not waterproof.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ240 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ240 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-PJ240 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-PJ240 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ240 has a face detection, unlike 70% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ240 does not have a touchscreen. 59% of video cameras also do not have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Have a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-PJ240 does not have a microphone in, although keep in mind that 75% of camcorders also do not have a microphone in.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ240 features manual focus, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

Like most other camcorders, the HDR-PJ240 does not feature wi-Fi. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Sony HDR-PJ240 does not support bluetooth. 98% of camcorders also do not support bluetooth.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ240 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. 96% of camcorders do not have a built-in projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hdrpj240ebceh pj240e, acoustic hdrpj240e, sony hdrpj240ebceh, sony hdrpj240ebcen, info hdrpj240ebceh, hdrpj240es.cen, hdrpj240ercen, info pj240e, sony pj240e

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00400763615297, 04905524969498, 04905524969504, 04905524969511, 04905524969542, 04905524969559, 08029276077372

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