Sony HDR-CX240 vs Sony HDR-CX330

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Sony HDR-CX240
Sony HDR-CX330

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
14x shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a minimum focal length of 1.9mmmm, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 26.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (24.9mm longer).
$226 cheaper
The Sony HDR-CX240 costs $225.99 less than the Sony HDR-CX330.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has an optical zoom of 30xx. That's 3x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (30xx). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A little bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX330 is 350xx (digital), but the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 320xx (digital) camcorder (30x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

980mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a maximum focal length of 984mmmm, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 4mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (980mm shorter).
Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (3lxlx).
Much better user reviews
Based on 959 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX330 is 89%, however the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX240 is 77% (based on 76 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
12% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has an optical zoom of 27xx, however the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 30xx (optical) camcorder (3x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

10% smaller digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX240 is only 320xx (digital). That's 30x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX330 (350xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 4mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 980mm shorter than the Sony HDR-CX330 (984mmmm).
3lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a minimum illumination of 6lxlx, however the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-CX240's average user rating is only 77%, however the Sony HDR-CX330's is 89% (based on 959 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 26.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 24.9mm longer than the Sony HDR-CX240 (26.8mmmm).
More expensive by $226
The Sony HDR-CX330 is $225.99 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX240.
Less retailers
The Sony HDR-CX330 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is stocked by 4 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Sony HDR-CX330 is three months older than the Sony HDR-CX240.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

31 months Ago 33 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
9.2MP 9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.2MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
27x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
320x 350x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
4mm 984mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
1.9mm
BEST
26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 37mm
Focal Length
29.8 - 804 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
2.1 - 57 1.9 - 57

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8 - 1/100000

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
6lx 3lx
BEST
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Capture Mode
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 MP4
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,030mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 7Wh
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
190g 190g
Height
59.5mm 59.5mm
Depth
128mm 119mm
Width
54mm 57mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI

Other Features

Aperture Range
1.9 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
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