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Sony HDR-CX240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1462 reviews of Sony HDR-CX240. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and finish.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

durability, finish, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX240 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good views, but many are critical about the memory and durability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

durability, memory

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CX240E Full HD Camcorder - BlackSony CX240E Full HD Camcorder - Black

2017-12

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-CX240

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX240 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and durability get critical comments.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

durability, connectivity

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-CX240 HDRCX240B HDRCX240/B Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black) + Sony 8GB Class 10 Micro SDHC R40 Memory Card + Small Gadget Camera Bag + AcceSony HDR-CX240 HDRCX240B HDRCX240/B Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black) + Sony 8GB Class 10 Micro SDHC R40 Memory Card + Small Gadget Camera Bag + Acce

2017-12

Expert review by: Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com_old)

Sony HDR-CX240 Review

 

The Sony HDR-CX240 is a simple and affordable HD camcorder that gives you all of the features you need to capture your memories on film. It does not do a great job of filming motion and close-up images. However, if you want a full HD video camera and...

The Sony HDR-CX240 weighs less than half a pound.

The camcorder lacks touch controls on its LCD viewfinder.

This Sony is an excellent entry-level camcorder because it is simple to use and offers good film quality.

Consumer review by: stev10 (argos.co.uk)

Very pleased

 

Small, fits my hand well comfortable to use. Image quality excellent, quality lens makes a difference. Build quality good foe a cam at this price. I found the menu easy to use. I would recommend this cam based on my experience so far.

2017-06

Consumer review by: Soph (argos.co.uk)

The camera is great. The picture is amazing.

 

Amazing!!!!

2017-06

Consumer review by: NavG (argos.co.uk)

Great little camcorder!

 

Very lightweight, very easy and intuitive to use. Picture quality is very good and pics up even the smallest of sounds so overall should make for some great videos!

2017-06

Consumer review by: Honda007 (argos.co.uk)

Exactly as it says

 

Good item. Compact. Light to carry. Small ideal for handbag. Long battery. Good quality picture and sound.

2017-05

Consumer review by: Kim2lee (argos.co.uk)

Sony HDR CX240 Full HD Camcorder - Black.

 

Well done argos the product is a good purchase

2017-05

Consumer review by: 1873925 (argos.co.uk)

MY NEW CAMERA

 

Excellent value and performance very easy to use and get great results

2017-05

Consumer review by: Pete in the dark (argos.co.uk)

Progress....?

 

I have a Sony Handycam Hi8 camcorder which is great,but doesn't keep up with modern advances in pc and picture quality. I bought a CX240E to make dvd production and editing easier. There is no Nightshot available now,a shame. This camcorder is easy to...

2017-05

Consumer review by: SuperRep (argos.co.uk)

Comfortable to use

 

I bought this model as due to arthritis I am no longer able to use the small camcorder I have used up to now. The wrist strap and position of the controls makes this camera extremely comfortable and easy to keep stable whilst operating. The quality of...

2017-05

Consumer review by: Jamal (argos.co.uk)

Really good picture and easy to use camera

 

Good and easy to use, long battery life Camera is light , fits in your balm so really good if you are on the move. I use it a lot when driving , the wide angle camera makes a good dashcam. Not really good for taking still images unless you are using a...

2017-05

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FV50

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:6

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: No

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point: Yes

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:9.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:320
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 804
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.9
Optical Zoom:27
Wide angle lens system: Yes

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Included memory card size:8
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4032 x 2272
Still image resolution(s):4032 x 2272

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MS Micro (M2), SDHC, SDXC / MS Micro (M2), MicroSD (TransFlash), SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:8

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:230000
Viewfinder resolution:230000
Viewfinder Type:Electrical / Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8
Height :5.95
Weight:190
Width:5.4

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor