Sony HDR-CX240 vs Sony NEX-FS700R

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Sony HDR-CX240
Sony NEX-FS700R

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer, but the Sony NEX-FS700R does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony HDR-CX240 is 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 138,800 pixels higher than the Sony NEX-FS700R (91,200 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Eight times lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a weight of 190g, however the Sony NEX-FS700R is a 1.7kg weight camcorder (1.5kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

3 Reasons For
2.4MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R is an 11.6MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 9.2MP sensor camcorder (2.4MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

23% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R has a display diagonal of 3.5", however the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Handheld remote control Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R has a handheld remote control, but the Sony HDR-CX240 does not have a handheld remote control.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2MP sensor camcorder. That's 2.4MP smaller than the Sony NEX-FS700R (11.6MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

30% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.8" smaller than the Sony NEX-FS700R (3.5"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Does not have a handheld remote control Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 does not have a handheld remote control, whereas the Sony NEX-FS700R has a handheld remote control.
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Older by four months
The Sony HDR-CX240 is four months older than the Sony NEX-FS700R.
3 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony NEX-FS700R is only 91,200 pixels display resolution, but the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (138,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

89% heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R is a 1.7kg weight camcorder. That's 1.5kg heavier than the Sony HDR-CX240 (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.2MP 11.6MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
BEST
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.4MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
27x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
320x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.8 - 804 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.1 - 57 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Manual
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Manual
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels
BEST
91,200 pixels
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
BEST
 BIONZ
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
6lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 480i
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 480i
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video in
 S-Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-F770
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
190g
BEST
1.7kg
Height
59.5mm 178.5mm
Depth
128mm 235.5mm
Width
54mm 145mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 AV
 Component
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 AV
 Component
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
BEST
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

Night Mode
 Night mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focus
 Manual focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Spotlight
 Spotlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.9 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
 Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated USB Cable
 Integrated USB cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electrical Viewfinder
 Electrical viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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