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Sony HDR-CX240

A classic 9.2 megapixel 1 camcorder with average features
9.2MP 1" Yes 190g Jun 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-CX240 Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX240 number 274 across all camcorders.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews. 93% of buyers recommended this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Does not have a built-in flash
Does not have a touchscreen

Sony HDR-CX240 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-CX240 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX240 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras also are Full HD.

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Average Weight

At 190 grams, the HDR-CX240 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. When compared to other camcorders, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony HDR-CX240 of only 1.9 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders, the Sony HDR-CX240 does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX240 does not have a touchscreen, unlike most of the other video cameras which have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-CX240 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Average Total Megapixels

At 9.2 megapixels, the Sony HDR-CX240 has a relatively average total megapixels compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". At only 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX240 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX240 features smile detection. Most of the other camcorders also feature smile detection.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX240 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras also support HDMI.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 320 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX240 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Hand Strap

The HDR-CX240 has a hand strap. Most of the other camcorders also have a hand strap.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a fairly typical optical zoom (27 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-CX240 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other camcorders also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX240 has a face detection. Most of the other camcorders also have a face detection.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 790mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 4 millimeters, the HDR-CX240 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-CX240 features manual focus. Most of the other camcorders also feature manual focus.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony viprbhdrcx240l, sony hdrcx240bvideo, sony hdrcx405bdl2, sony hdrcx405bdl1, sony hdrcx240l
Barcodes 00027242876873, 00027242876880, 00190341816542, 00616348060400, 00616348060417, 00727523021007, 00783629324503, 04905524969399, 04905524969412, 04905524969429, 05054230709146, 05054484730002, 08437012684140

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