Canon EOS C100 vs Sony HDR-CX240

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Canon EOS C100
Sony HDR-CX240

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Interchangeable lens Edit
The Canon EOS C100 has an interchangeable lens, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 does not. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Larger display diagonal Edit
Canon EOS C100 is 3.5" screen size. That's 0.8" larger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (2.7"). 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.

2 Reasons For
10% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a total megapixels of 9.2MP. That's 0.91MP bigger than the Canon EOS C100 (9.2MP). 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a weight of 190g, but the Canon EOS C100 is a 1kg weight camcorder (830g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
11% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS C100 has a total megapixels of 8.29MP. That's 0.91MP smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (9.2MP). 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.

Hugely heavier Edit
The Canon EOS C100 has a weight of 1kg, but the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190g weight camcorder (830g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by five months
The Canon EOS C100 is five months older than the Sony HDR-CX240.
3 Reasons Against
Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 does not have an interchangeable lens, however the Canon EOS C100 has an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-CX240 is only 2.7" screen size. That's 0.8" smaller than the Canon EOS C100 (2.7"). 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.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
8.29MP 9.2MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
9.84MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

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

Storage

Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Outdoor

Flash

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
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Camera

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
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Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

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

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
S-Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video in

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1kg 190g
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Height
129mm 59.5mm
Depth
170mm 128mm
Width
135mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
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AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

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

Projector

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