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Sony HDR-CX240

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Sony HDR-CX240

$289.99
$165.00 $125 cheaper than 24 days ago
Sony HDR-CX240
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A great value for money and classic 27x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with great features
27x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony HDRCX240/BVideo Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Brand new, unopened)
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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
$229.00
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Sony HDR-CX240 Full HD Black Handycam Camcorder
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Sony HDR-CX240 Camcorder Black 16GB Bundle
$370.99
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$381.99
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Refurbished - Sony HDRCX240/L Video Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD - Blue (Certified Refurbished)
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Used - 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
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Sony HDR-CX240 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX240 number 9 across all camcorders.
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544 Reviews
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Value for Money
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Features
Fully-Featured
88
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 88?

It has very good user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Very light
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
See the detail with exmor R CMOS sensor - capture bright, clear images with striking full HD detail, even when shooting in low light
Refined, noise-free images with BIONZ X processor - fast and powerful, the new BIONZ X processor reduces noise levels across the image
Fill your frame with more of the moment - a 29.8mm wide-angle vario-tessar lens by carl zeiss lets you capture the whole scene in the vivid sharpness and detail of full HD
Get closer to your subject - capture that close-up with 54x clear image and 27x optical zoom
Capture every scene shake-free with steadyshot - motion sensors within the camcorder electronically compensate for some movement while recording
Film for longer with a type X battery - enjoy 130 minutes of uninterrupted recording time, so you ll never miss a moment
Review and replay instantly - see what you ve captured on the 6.8cm (2.7 inches) LCD screen with 230k resolution and a wide viewing angle
Two movies in one with dual video recording - record in two formats at the same time. film in AVCHD for high-quality footage or mp4 for easy sharing online
Store your memories - transfer your home videos to a computer or hard drive with a built-in USB cable, or store on a memory stick, m2 or micro SD

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony HDR-CX240 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Outstanding Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $165.00 it is still in the cheapest 32% of video cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony HDR-CX240 of £143.49 ($143.49) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $21.51.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-CX240 of 9.2MP is in the biggest 32% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on camcorders.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the Sony HDR-CX240 of only 0.172" is smaller than 88% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Light

The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the HDR-CX240 of only 190g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is lighter than 72% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HDR-CX240 of 27x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 34% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX240 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-CX240's digital zoom of 320x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 65% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-CX240's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than 79% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HDR-CX240 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-CX240 features manual focus, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature manual focus.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX240 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the Sony HDR-CX240 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-CX240 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 95% of video cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Sony HDR-CX240 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that 59% of video cameras also do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-CX240 features smile detection, unlike 89% of video cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Hand Strap

The HDR-CX240 has a hand strap. 93% of video cameras do not have a hand strap.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX240 has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-CX240 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrcx240ebceh, sony hdrcx240ebcen, info hdrcx240ebceh, sony son2295, sony cx240e

Barcodes:

00027242876873, 04905524969399, 04905524969412, 04905524969429, 05054230709146, 05054484730002, 08437012684140

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