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Sony HDR-PJ240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ240. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The image quality and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, size, image quality, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-PJ240


alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ240 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The size and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (

Sony HDR PJ240E


Image quality, the built in projector, very easy to use.

None to speak of.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony HDR PJ240E


Image quality, the built in projector, very easy to use

None to speak of

May, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony HDR PJ240E


Most of the cameras handling features !!

Non really just small teething early learning problems.

May, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony HDR PJ240E


Most of the cameras handling features

Non really just small teething early learning problems

May, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Battery Type:NP-FV50
Charging source:AC


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3


Color of product:Black / Red / Silver
Product color:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: No


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


Face detection: Yes
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
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):31.7
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.17
Optical Zoom:27
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.9 - 4
Backlight: Yes
Electrical viewfinder: No
Integrated USB cable: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Shock proof: No
Spotlight: No
Waterproof: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Microphone in: No
PictBridge: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Built-in Projector: Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Minimum projection distance:19.7
Native Resolution:640 x 360
Projector brightness:13

Still Image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2) / SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: No
Flash exposure compensation: No
USB charging: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
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


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

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