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Sony HDR-CX240 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5 190g Jun 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony video cameras have good reviews
Price drop of £17.92
Poor battery life
100 Reviews

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Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,270 owner and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The HDR-CX240 has a hand strap, as do most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony HDR-CX240 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-CX240 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-CX240 does not have a touchscreen, unlike most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-CX240 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

One customer who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX240 reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. 4toeman wrote two years ago “Battery life not so good”.


Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-CX240 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The HDR-CX240 features manual focus. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera also feature manual focus.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-CX240 features smile detection, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX240 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-CX240 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-CX240 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-CX240 features onepush white balance. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also feature onepush white balance.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Sony HDR-CX240 features back light compensation. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also feature back light compensation.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

Across all the video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera the minimum illuminations range from 0.3lx to 15lx. At 6 lux, the HDR-CX240 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person who reviewed the Sony HDR-CX240 considered that it was easy to carry around. 4toeman said two years ago “It's easy to carry a couple of spares”.

Average Weight

At 190 grams, the HDR-CX240 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam ($99.98) (50g and cheaper), or the easypix Challenge Action (76g and cheaper).

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-CX240 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera, the Sony HDR-CX240 does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera, the Sony HDR-CX240 does not have a built-in flash.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-CX240 supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder.

There are a number of other video cameras which also support HDMI which you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX220.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony HDR-CX240 does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

Alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-CX220.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera is 2x and the biggest is 1,800x. With a digital zoom of 320 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX240 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The HDR-CX240 supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also support wide angle lens system.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 1.9 millimeters, the HDR-CX240 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst video cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of this type and age is 1.8mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HDR-CX240 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 4 millimeters) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. Video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.7mm and 2,300mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 27 times zoom factor, the HDR-CX240 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-CX240 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam ($99.98), and the easypix Challenge Action which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX220.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Good Image Stabiliser

One customer considered that the Sony HDR-CX240 had a good image stabiliser. Three years ago Argos.co.uk mentioned “Good Image Stabilization” nonetheless they rated it 1 stars. One person concluded that the product had a good zoom.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One owner who reviewed it thought it had good features.


Design

Good Quality

Three customers agreed that it was good quality. Argos.co.uk wrote “Great Picture Quality”. Ms47 said on Argos.co.uk three years ago “A simple to operate camcorder with a good quality lens and reasonable features - ideal for beginners like me”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought it thought it was easy to use. Argos.co.uk wrote “Easy to Use”.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony viprbhdrcx240l, sony viprbhdrcx240b, sony hdrcx405bdl2, sony hdrcx405bdl1, sony hdrcx240b, sony hdrcx240l
Barcodes 00027242876873, 00027242876880, 00190341816542, 00190341816559, 00616348060400, 00616348060417, 04905524969399, 04905524969412, 04905524969429, 05054230709146, 05054484730002, 08437012684140

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