Panasonic HC-V160EC vs Sony HDR-CX240 vs Sony HDR-CX405
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Panasonic HC-V160EC

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 3 year old 38x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good
38x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 38x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
Sony HDR-CX240

88

Overall Score

88

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX240

$165.00
$124.99
Our Verdict:
A great value for money and classic 27x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with great features
95
Reviews
544 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Overall Score
Excellent
27x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Jan 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 27x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2014
Sony HDR-CX405

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX405

$179.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and very cheap 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
96
Reviews
1,012 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.29MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 30x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015
Panasonic HC-V160EC

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 3 year old 38x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good
38x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.51MP 1" Feb 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 38x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.51MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2015
Sony HDR-CX240

88

Overall Score

88

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX240

$165.00
$124.99
Our Verdict:
A great value for money and classic 27x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with great features
95
Reviews
544 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Overall Score
Excellent
27x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Jan 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 27x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2014
Sony HDR-CX405

87

Overall Score

87

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX405

$179.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and very cheap 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
96
Reviews
1,012 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.29MP 1" Jan 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 30x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2015

Top Prices

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Sony HDRCX240/BVideo Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Brand new, unopened)
$165.00
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Sony HDR-CX240/B Full HD 9.2 MP Camcorder with 27x Optical Zoom, MicroHDMI, USB 2.0, WiFi, NFC, 2.7" LCD and SteadyShot Image Stabilization, Black
$220.00
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Sony HDR-CX240 Full HD Black Handycam Camcorder
$289.99
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Sony HDR-CX240 Camcorder Black 16GB Bundle
$370.99
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$381.99
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$179.00
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Sony HDRCX405/B Handycam Black brand New original box never Used  (Brand new, unopened)
$189.00
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Sony HDRCX405B Black Full HD 60p Camcorder - HDRCX405/B (Brand new, unopened)
$191.93
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Reasons For

Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
2 Reasons For
11x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-V160EC has an optical zoom of 38x, however the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 27x optical zoom camcorder (11x smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 30x optical zoom camcorder (8x smaller).

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.

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19% Lighter
The Panasonic HC-V160EC is a 181g camcorder. That's 9g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX240 (190g) and 34g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX405 (215g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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6 Reasons For
Vastly Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony HDR-CX240 has a total megapixels of 9.2MP, however the Panasonic HC-V160EC is only a 2.51MP camcorder (6.69MP smaller) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.29MP camcorder (6.91MP smaller).

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.

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HDMI
The Sony HDR-CX240 supports HDMI, and so does the Sony HDR-CX405, but the Panasonic HC-V160EC does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

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$14 Cheaper
The Sony HDR-CX240 costs $165.00, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is $179.00.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More Popular
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.3%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 72.8%.
7 Reasons For
72% Bigger Digital Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a digital zoom of 350x. That's 250x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V160EC (100x) and 30x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (320x).

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.

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4% Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 0.09MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V160EC (2.2MP).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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0.09MP Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
Sony HDR-CX405 is 2.29MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V160EC is only a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.09MP lower).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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HDMI
The Sony HDR-CX405 supports HDMI, and so does the Sony HDR-CX240, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160EC does not support HDMI.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

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Expert Reviews Are Significantly Better
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX240 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
User Reviews Are a Bit Better
Based on 963 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 88%, whereas the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX240 is 86% (based on 453 reviews).
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.3%, but Panasonic has an average rating of 72.8%.

Reasons Against

Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
7 Reasons Against
3x Smaller Digital Zoom
Panasonic HC-V160EC is only 100x (digital). That's 220x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX240 (320x) and 250x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (350x).

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.

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6.69MP Smaller Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-V160EC has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, whereas the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2MP camcorder (6.69MP bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP smaller).

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.

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Lower Effective Megapixels (image)
The Panasonic HC-V160EC is a 2.2MP camcorder. That's 0.09MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

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Marginally Lower Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Panasonic HC-V160EC is a 2.2MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.09MP higher).

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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Does Not Support HDMI
The Panasonic HC-V160EC does not support HDMI, but the Sony HDR-CX240 and the Sony HDR-CX405 support HDMI.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

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Worse Brand
Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of only 72.8%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 86.3%.
6 Reasons Against
11x Smaller Optical Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX240 has an optical zoom of 27x, but the Panasonic HC-V160EC is a 38x optical zoom camcorder (11x bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 30x optical zoom camcorder (3x bigger).

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.

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Smaller Digital Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 320x (digital) camcorder. That's 220x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V160EC (100x) and 30x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (350x).

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.

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5% Heavier
The Sony HDR-CX240 is a 190g camcorder. That's 9g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160EC (181g) and 25g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX405 (215g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Over One Year Older
The Sony HDR-CX240 is older than the Panasonic HC-V160EC by 14 months and older than the Sony HDR-CX405 by 13 months.
Hugely Lower Expert Review Score
The Sony HDR-CX240 only has an average expert rating of 60%, but the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 1 review).
Marginally Lower User Review Score
The Sony HDR-CX240 has an average user rating of 86%, but the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 963 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
A Lot Smaller Optical Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an optical zoom of 30x, whereas the Panasonic HC-V160EC is a 38x optical zoom camcorder (8x bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 27x optical zoom camcorder (3x smaller).

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.

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6.91MP Smaller Total Megapixels
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a total megapixels of 2.29MP, but the Panasonic HC-V160EC is a 2.51MP camcorder (0.22MP bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX240 is a 9.2MP camcorder (6.91MP bigger).

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.

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34g Heavier
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g camcorder. That's 34g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V160EC (181g) and 25g heavier than the Sony HDR-CX240 (190g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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$14 More Expensive
The Sony HDR-CX405 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX240 by $14.
Fewer Sellers
Only 2 retailers sells the Sony HDR-CX405, but 3 sellers sell the Sony HDR-CX240.
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
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One Month Older
The Sony HDR-CX405 is older than the Panasonic HC-V160EC by one month.
Less Popular
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

The Sony HDR-CX405 has better expert reviews than the Sony HDR-CX240. The average expert reviews score for the Sony HDR-CX405 is 90% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Sony HDR-CX240 is 60% based on 2 reviews.
Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
No reviews found
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony HDR-CX405 has better user reviews than the Sony HDR-CX240. The average user reviews score for the Sony HDR-CX405 is 88% based on 963 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony HDR-CX240 is 86% based on 453 reviews.
Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
No reviews found
5 stars
230 reviews
4 stars
164 reviews
3 stars
29 reviews
2 stars
16 reviews
1 star
14 reviews
Best
5 stars
557 reviews
4 stars
287 reviews
3 stars
66 reviews
2 stars
30 reviews
1 star
23 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Sony is 86.25% based on 9,856 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 72.76% based on 568 reviews.
Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 568 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 9,856 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 9,856 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Sony HDR-CX405 than the Sony HDR-CX240 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 70.6% recommend the product, based on a total of 966 reviews for the Sony HDR-CX405 and 966 reviews for the Sony HDR-CX405.

Date Released

Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
36 months old Best 50 months old 38 months old

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

HDMI

This denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Best
No
Yes
Yes

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Optical Zoom 38x
BEST
27x 30x
Digital Zoom 100x 320x 350x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1,646mm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 32.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number 4.2 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution 17 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
1080p 1080i
720p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
1080p 1080i
720p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
1080p 1080i
720p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Total Megapixels 2.51MP 9.2MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.2MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.2MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Memory Slots 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
MS Micro (M2) MicroSD (Transflash)
microSD MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 microSD
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
MS Micro (M2) MicroSD (Transflash)
microSD MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 microSD
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
MS Micro (M2) MicroSD (Transflash)
microSD MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 microSD
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Light Exposure Modes
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Display Diagonal 2.7" 2.7" 2.7"
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,400 Pixels
BEST
230,000 Pixels 230,400 Pixels
BEST
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Viewfinder Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Shooting Modes
Auto Scene
Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Auto Scene
Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Auto Scene
Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Minimum Illumination 4lx 6lx 3lx
BEST
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Still Image Resolution
3968 x 2232
 3968 x 2232
3968 x 2232
 3968 x 2232
3968 x 2232
 3968 x 2232
Image Formats Supported
JPG EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
JPG EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
JPG EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Maximum Image Resolution
4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
USB 2.0 Port 1 1 1
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage 3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity 970mAh Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Weight 181g
BEST
190g 215g
Height 60mm 59.5mm 595mm
Depth 114mm 128mm 128mm
Width 53mm 54mm 54mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB AV
HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
USB AV
HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
USB AV
HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
Included Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic HC-V160EC Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX405
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

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