Sony HDR-CX240 vs Sony HDR-CX330
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Sony HDR-CX240

96

Overall Score

96

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX240

$189.00
$100.99
Our Verdict:
A low cost and classic 27x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with features
98
Reviews
544 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
95
Features
Fully-Featured
96
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-CX330

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
96
Reviews
990 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Overall Score
Very Good
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Apr 2014
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 9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Apr 2014
Sony HDR-CX240

96

Overall Score

96

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX240

$189.00
$100.99
Our Verdict:
A low cost and classic 27x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with features
98
Reviews
544 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
95
Features
Fully-Featured
96
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-CX330

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
96
Reviews
990 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Overall Score
Very Good
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Apr 2014
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 9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Apr 2014

Top Prices

Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
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$189.00
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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
Out of stock
$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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Sony HDR-CX240 Camcorder Black 32GB Bundle
$381.99
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Reasons For

Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
1 Reason For
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
3 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 30x optical zoom camcorder. That's 3x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX240 (27x).

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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A Little Bigger Digital Zoom
Sony HDR-CX330 is 350x (digital), but the Sony HDR-CX240 is only a 320x (digital) camcorder (30x smaller).

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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A Little Better User Reviews
The Sony HDR-CX330 has an average user review score of 88% based on 961 reviews, however the Sony HDR-CX240 has an average rating of 85% (based on 455 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony HDR-CX330 has better user reviews than the Sony HDR-CX240. The average user reviews score for the Sony HDR-CX330 is 88% based on 961 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony HDR-CX240 is 85% based on 455 reviews.
Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
5 stars
229 reviews
4 stars
165 reviews
3 stars
28 reviews
2 stars
17 reviews
1 star
16 reviews
Best
5 stars
625 reviews
4 stars
207 reviews
3 stars
66 reviews
2 stars
30 reviews
1 star
33 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Sony HDR-CX330 than the Sony HDR-CX240 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 89% recommend the product, based on a total of 963 reviews for the Sony HDR-CX330 and 963 reviews for the Sony HDR-CX330.

Date Released

Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
50 months old 46 months old Best

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.

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Optical Zoom 27x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom 320x 350x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data 37mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Capture Modes
FH HQ
LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
FH HQ
LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Supported Video Modes
1080i 1080p
720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
1080i 1080p
720p
 1080i
 1080p
 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
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Total Megapixels 9.2MP 9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) Unknown - Click to provide data 9.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
 
 
 
Storage Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
MS Micro (M2) MicroSD (Transflash)
microSD MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 microSD
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
SDXC SDHC
MS Micro (M2) MicroSD (Transflash)
microSD MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 microSD
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Focus Adjustment
Manual Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Manual Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 
 
 
Light Exposure Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
White Balance
Auto Outdoor
Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
Auto Outdoor
Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Display Diagonal 2.7" 2.7"
Display Resolution (numeric) 230,000 Pixels 230,000 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Viewfinder 230,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
 
 
 
Camera Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Minimum Illumination 6lx 3lx
BEST
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
 
 
 
Audio Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Battery Type
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 1,030mAh
Battery Technology
Lithium
 Lithium
Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours) Unknown - Click to provide data 7Wh
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Weight 190g 190g
Height 59.5mm 59.5mm
Depth 128mm 119mm
Width 54mm 57mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
 
 
 
Other Features Sony HDR-CX240 Sony HDR-CX330
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data

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