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Sony HDR-CX240
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Sony HDRCX240B Camcorder

$293.57
$199.99 $93.58 cheaper than 22 days ago
9.2MP 1/5.8 190g CMOS Oct 2014
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- See the detail with Exmor R CMOS sensor - capture bright, clear images with striking Full HD detail, even when shooting in low light- Refined, noise-free images with BIONZ X processor - fast and... More
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30 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 97 owner reviews this Sony video camera has an overall owner rating of 77%.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony HDR-CX240 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. In November last year Doug mentioned on Amazon “If you want real quality, I guess you will need to pay more” in his Sony HDR-CX240 review. Farkeman mentioned “+ great video quality” . Lu wrote on Amazon “Camera looks brilliant and the image quality is good”.

Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote in their Sony HDR-CX240 review on Amazon “Good camera, easy to use” and gave this camcorder a rating of 80 out of 100. In November M.e.howard mentioned in their Sony HDR-CX240 review on Amazon “I have previously owned a Sony standard definition camcorder & found it easy to use” but despite that they only gave this camcorder a score of 2 stars. In the same month Piotr Przeszlo gave the Sony HDR-CX240 a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “It is lightweight, small, handy”.

Several Sony HDR-CX240 owners who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. August Williams wrote on Amazon this year “The hand strap can be adjusted accordingly to your hand size for a comfortable perfect fit” and rated it as excellent. Diane gave the Sony HDR-CX240 a rating of 4 stars and she said in her review of this camcorder on Amazon “It is nice and light to hold and use picture is clear”. In November last year Farkeman said on Amazon “+ easy to use and comfy”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Peter B mentioned “Actually finding the settings for recording full HD at 50p fps involves a fair amount of menu-wrangling”.

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Good Brand

Medium sensor size camcorders built by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just medium sensor size camcorders) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Battery Life

Three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Farkeman rated it 4 stars and said on Amazon “+ decent battery life” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX240. Phil wrote in his review on Amazon “The image quality is unexceptionable and the battery life excellent” and gave it an excellent rating.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people thought the product had a good zoom. Gary Carr said on Amazon “However With Its 52x Zoom This Is A Great Camera” in his review. Meesha gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “As expected, this has an amazing zoom.” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX240. Sortean scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in November “Excellent optical zoom” in their review of the Sony HDR-CX240.

A number of customers who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX240 thought it had a good image stabiliser. Meesha said in their review of the Sony HDR-CX240 “The stabilization on this is perfect” and scored the Sony HDR-CX240 80 out of 100. The Cobbler said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The zoom is also quite astonishing as the stabiliser kicks in for a really steady shot” nonetheless they scored the product 20 out of 100.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Sony HDR-CX240 reviewers who bought it concluded that it had a good screen. This month August Williams mentioned “50p the videos look great on big screen and badminton isn't blurry thanks to the 50fps” in his Sony HDR-CX240 review. Laura Humphreys mentioned on Amazon “The face tracking software on the screen is perfect for my needs”.

Good Size

Several customers considered that it was lightweight. Peter B said “The thing itself is very lightweight” in his review.

Nice Design

Several Sony HDR-CX240 owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was good looking. Farkeman gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Pretty good, though rather weak for indoors”. Peter B said “I guess for the money this is a pretty decent camcorder”.

Robust

One Sony HDR-CX240 owner who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX240 thought it was well made. August Williams rated the product as excellent and he mentioned “This also comes with USB extension cable (male female) as the built in charging cable is very short”.

Good Technical Features

One Sony HDR-CX240 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Phil said on Amazon “It's practically idiot-proof, with great zoom and features” in his review.

Good Connectivity

One Sony HDR-CX240 owner who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Peter B wrote in his review on Amazon in November last year “I had to transfer via USB cable, which is OK in principle.” but even so he scored the product 60 out of 100.

One Sony HDR-CX240 owner wrote that this camcorder was good in terms of HDMI connections. This year August Williams mentioned “The camera also features a mini HDMI port to get your videos”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was quiet. Doug wrote on Amazon “It even records the sound of its own internal workings, which can be audible on playback as a quiet clicking sound” in his review of the Sony HDR-CX240 nonetheless he only gave the product a rating of 2 stars.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-CX240 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX240 also have an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the HDR-CX240 has an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available which you might also want to consider including the Contour Design Contour+ ($68.32) which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX240 the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x. The HDR-CX240 has one of the bigger digital zooms (320 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

This video camera supports an MS Micro (M2)|MicroSD (TransFlash)|SDHC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-CX240 is more than most medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This video camera has a Portrait scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-CX240. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night landscape", "Snow", "Spotlight", "Sunrise" and "Sunset" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX240 also have a built-in display.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Vivitar DVR785 ($64.82).

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 720p|1080i|1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The white balance mode "Outdoor" is also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Included Memory Card Size

With an included memory card size of 8 gigabytes, the HDR-CX240 has one of the biggest included memory card sizes amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. The average included memory card size of medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 3.5GB, and the included memory card sizes range from 1GB to 8GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras of this type and age.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX240 is 29mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 1.8mm to 40mm. When compared to other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-CX240, the minimum focal length of the HDR-CX240 of only 1.9 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX240 are Full HD, however the Sony HDR-CX240 is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Contour Design Contour+ ($68.32) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-CX240, the HDR-CX240 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-CX240 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-CX240. The screen sizes of video cameras of this age and type range from 1.5" to 4", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

When compared to other video cameras of this age and type, the maximum focal length of the HDR-CX240 of only 4 millimeters is one of the shortest. The shortest maximum focal length of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4mm and the longest is 1,900mm.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-CX240, the HDR-CX240 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the HDR-CX240 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-CX240 is not waterproof. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-CX240 do not have a built-in projector. The HDR-CX240 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Sony HDR-CX240 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-CX240 the display resolutions range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The HDR-CX240 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this age and spec. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the Sony HDR-CX240 has one of the bigger minimum illumination amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. The average minimum illumination of similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX240 is 3.7lx, and the minimum illumination range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-CX240

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the HDR-CX240.

Average Optical Zoom

At 27 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX240 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-CX240.

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Average Weight

The HDR-CX240 has a pretty average weight (190 grams) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-CX240.

Alternative camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Contour Design Contour+ ($68.32) (150.2g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Included Memory Card Size

Expert Reviews

17 March 2014

Het eerste dat opvalt aan de CX240 is dat hij zo licht is. Het voelt goedkoop, alsof een groot deel van de behuizing leeg is. Maar dat zegt natuurlijk weinig over de beeldkwaliteit. De camcorder... Read more…

User Reviews

(76)
Reviewed 8 July 2014 by Rhanshaw
(Verified Purchase)

In the product description it stated the camera could connect to internet for instant uploading but when I got the camera this model does not have that capability...

Reviewed 10 July 2014 by Domo29
Domo29 would recommend the Sony HDR-CX240/L

For a little camcorder it is astonishing good. Who needs the extra bells and whistles all I care about is image quality. This camcorder is superb and a good starter features for an entry level... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Feedback4others
Feedback4others would recommend the Sony HDR-CX240/L (Verified Purchase)

This camera is very lightweight and easy to use. The small button used for menu navigation is much easier to use than some of the touchscreens on other cameras that are not always responsive. Also... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2014 by AM4T5
AM4T5 would recommend the Sony HDR-CX240/L

Excellent camcorder. Image quality is very stable, clear, and colorful. Very easy to use. Very light to tote around. Can easily fit into my jacket pocket. Will definitely recommend this camcorder... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2015 by Shoregirl86
Shoregirl86 would recommend the Sony HDR-CX240/L

I bought this camcorder for capturing Christmas morning with my son and I was very pleased with it. I charged it the night before and it held a charge for the length of time it took for us to... Read more…

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