Sony HDR-CX240 vs Sony HDR-CX330

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Sony HDR-CX240
Sony HDR-CX330

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
14x shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 1.9mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (24.9mm longer).
5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has an optical zoom of 30x. That's 3x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (30x). 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 350x (digital), but the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 320x (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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 4mm maximum focal length camcorder (980mm shorter).
Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 3lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (3lx).
Much better user reviews
Based on 941 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX330 is 89%, however the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX240 is 79% (based on 37 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
12% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has an optical zoom of 27x, however the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 30x (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 320x (digital). That's 30x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX330 (350x). 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 4mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 980mm shorter than the Sony HDR-CX330 (984mm).
3lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a minimum illumination of 6lx, however the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (3lx smaller).
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Three months older
The Sony HDR-CX240 is older than the Sony HDR-CX330 by three months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-CX240's average user rating is only 79%, however the Sony HDR-CX330's is 89% (based on 941 reviews).
1 Reason Against
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 24.9mm longer than the Sony HDR-CX240 (26.8mm).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

38 months Ago 35 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.2MP 9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
27x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
320x 350x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
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Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
4mm 984mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1.9mm
BEST
26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.8 - 804 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.1 - 57 1.9 - 57
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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
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
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

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
 Push
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 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
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
6lx 3lx
BEST
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Capture Modes
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
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
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 AAC++
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Weight & Dimensions

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

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
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data

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

Technical Details

Lens Cover Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cover included
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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