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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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are negative 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 are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments 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

Dec, 2017

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. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. The connectivity and durability get negative views.

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

Dec, 2017

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: Charles515 (walmart.com)

Excellent Buy

 

This is a great little camera. On frills, just the basics, which is exactly what I needed! It is easy to use and the video and sound are of good quality.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: duffydogs (walmart.com)

Caution read the print carefully

 

First it said that it has nfc but it doesn't. Secondly you might think it is wireless but know.nit also does transfer music

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Xerogen (walmart.com)

In store specs and website are not honest.

 

Both the in store and online specs are incorrect, this camera does not connect to wifi or have any sharing capabilities that use it. I tried to contact Sony about this and have been ignored for the past 2 weeks. The camera is ok, but the hassle to...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Keys (bestbuy.com)

Excellent product

 

Excellent features and great buy for the price!!!!

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Chandu (bestbuy.com)

Easy to use

 

worth the price and no need of expertise to use it.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: zapzidzone (bestbuy.com)

Love this Camera

 

The picture quality of this HD Camera is excellent. Kudos to Sony

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: zapzidzone (bestbuy.com)

Nice Picture

 

I used this camera several times and has a great picture quality. I wounder how those new 3x cameras could out perform this camera?

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Richie (bestbuy.com)

Amazing camcorder and easy to use

 

Bought this one after reading a few reviews about this and few other camcorders and found this to be one of the best. Recently took it to Disney and used it to record the fireworks show and it didn't disappoint me one bit. Amazing audio and video...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Dndscuba (bestbuy.com)

Nice nice nice

 

I purchased the Camera for my son for Christmas. He has a YouTube channel and wanted to make videos of him self playing xbox and post the videos on his channel. And he has done that and it has great and easy to use controls and is very user friendly.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FV50

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

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

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:9.2

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.17 - 31.7
Digital Zoom:320
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.17 - 31.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.0827 - 2.24
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.157
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.0748
Optical Zoom:27
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light Exposure

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
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 compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical / Electronic
Viewfinder:230000
Viewfinder type:Electrical / Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.04
Height:2.34
Weight:6.7
Width:2.13

White Balance

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