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Sony HDR-CX240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1375 reviews of Sony HDR-CX240. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical 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 88/100 = 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

May, 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. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions, but there are some negative comments about the connectivity and durability.

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

May, 2017

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...

May, 2017

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

Super handy camera

 

Great little handheld camera, good picture quality. Fab for capturing treasured family moments. I really like it.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: A Man (argos.co.uk)

Brilliant stuff

 

Very handy bit of kit especially when it comes to recording my son's school events like sports day of Christmas play.

May, 2017

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

Not bad for the price

 

First off absolute great battery life! The product is cheap and very light. However the menu pad feels cheap as well as the shell of the camera. I put a 128 GB drive in there and that corrupted twice but now works fine. Pretty good product.

May, 2017

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

Good value for money camcorder

 

Just wanted to do the odd family/holiday video, its great does what it says, controls and menu a bit fiddely to start with (instruction book could be clearer) but after a bit of effort no problem, dont forget to buy a memory card it has no internal...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: PAUL B M (argos.co.uk)

Good value

 

Very good picture quality and features for the price. Maybe feels a bit cheap in build quality.

Apr, 2017

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

Nice and compact easy to use

 

Good price

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: young brownie (argos.co.uk)

GREAT LITTLE CAMMY'

 

just had it over a week, seems very good.Hope its ok for my daughters comp'

Apr, 2017

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

So easy to use. More tan pleased.

 

I bought this camera so I can take photos of wild life and to film at air shows that I attend.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: PAUL B (argos.co.uk)

Nice Value Product

 

Easy to use and light weight design. It seems to give a very good picture for the price.

Apr, 2017

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
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 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