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Sony HDR-PJ240

A 4 year old 9.2MP 1 video camera with satisfactory features but high running costs
9.2MP 1" Yes 210g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-PJ240 Review

With average features and at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ240 number 397 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

Canon video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in projector
Supports HDMI
Does not support PictBridge
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Sony HDR-PJ240 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 6,133 expert and owner reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-PJ240 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Built-In Projector

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

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the HDR-PJ240 of only 2.7" is in the smallest 16% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-PJ240 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ240 of 27x is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 56% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ240 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that 60% of camcorders also do not have a touchscreen.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ240 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ240 of 9.2MP is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 67% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Sony HDR-PJ240 does not feature wi-Fi. 77% of camcorders also do not feature wi-Fi.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ240 features manual focus. 88% of video cameras do not feature manual focus.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ240 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ240 of 320x is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 66% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

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

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Average Weight

The weight of the HDR-PJ240 of 210g is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 38% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-PJ240 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 95% of video cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ240 has a face detection, unlike 72% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Does Not Have a Microphone in

The HDR-PJ240 does not have a microphone in. 77% of video cameras also do not have a microphone in.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ240 features smile detection, unlike 89% of video cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-PJ240 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ240 in January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj240ercen, sony hdrpj240eb, hdrpj240es.cen
Barcodes 00400763615297, 04905524969498, 04905524969504, 04905524969511, 04905524969542, 04905524969559, 08029276077372

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