Sony’s HDR CX240 Camcorder uses Steadyshot image stabilisation so you can record amazing, flowing pictures. Its 1080p video capture lets you maintain smooth video quality while adjusting frame rates during editing. It also takes 9.2MP still shots and has a built-in USB 2.0 cable for easy file transfers.
Capture life exactly the way you see it. The cx240e handycam® features a powerful bionz x image processor, an exmor™ r cmos sensor, and a wide-angle zeiss lens.
The new bionz x image processor is fast, powerful, and reduces noise levels across the image. It works in tandem with a detailed exmor r cmos sensor to faithfully reproduce every aspect of the scene in precise, natural detail.
Whether close-up or panned out, capture the scene with extraordinary precision and clarity. A 29.8mm wide-angle vario-tessar lens by zeiss delivers the whole picture, just as you remember it.
Need to get closer to the action? that’s no problem with the cx240e. A 27x optical and 54x clear image zoom lets you get in close for those priceless moments without losing sharpness.
Camcorder model number CX240.
- HD camcorder.
- 27 x optical zoom.
- 320 x digital zoom.
- 2.7in LCD .
- microSDHC and microSD memory card formats.
- 9.2MP digital stills.
- 1/5.8in CMOS sensor.
- Intelligent scene mode.
- Optical image stabilisation.
- Timelapse recording.
- Face detection.
- Built-in lens cover.
- Rechargeable battery requires 1 x rechargeable batteries (included).
- Includes USB cable, HDMI cable, .
- Weight 218g.
- Size H5.7, W5.3, D12.8cm.
- EAN: 4905524969429.
I purchased this camcorder from Argos for £129.99 for a relative for Christmas and obviously had to make sure it worked!…What? I can’t have them open it on Christmas day and it doesn’t work, wouldn’t be right!.
So, on initial viewing when unboxing, the box is quite small but expertly packed. Firstly, you have all the paperwork relating to the camera, like instruction manual and warranty details. The next layer reveals the camera, in a waxed type bag, the charger and the battery unit.
On examining the camera I found it quite small and light. The casing feels quite plasticy (Is that even a word?) and lightweight. I felt quite disappointed. I have an old Sony Handycam, which is, at least, twice the size and twice the weight and feels more like £140 worth! Nowadays, its all about getting things smaller so perhaps i’m not used to the modern way of thinking, I don’t know. But, mine does have the night shot feature which this one doesn’t…so there!
The battery is pretty easy to fit and on pressing the power button the camera bleeped and the setup screen came up straight away. Once I had input the time and date details the picture came up. The picture was very sharp and obviously good quality. The picture was steady and the zoom feature worked well giving a crystal clear picture. The built in USB charging cable is quite a nifty feature as it is built into the handle and allows easy transfer of your professionally shot family movie onto your computer.
I purchased a 64gb micro sd class 10 card from ebay for £4.99 to go with the camera, a camera case for it, again from Argos for £9.99 and a tripod from Ebay for £9.
Overall, I found the camera a bit flimsy, but it took a great image so I think my relative will be pretty happy with it.