Sony HDR-CX240E

MPN: HDRCX240EB.CEN  |  EAN: 4905524969412  |  Model: HDR-CX240E

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as at 24 Sep 19 | 6:30 AM CET



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Sony HDR-CX240E - HDRCX240EB.CEN Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Event Videos
Home Videos
Everyday Life Photography
Events Photography
Underwater Photography
Landscape Photography
High FPS Videos
Regular Looks
Camera Body with Lens
Bluetooth Connectivity

Kind of Camera

As a dedicated device for video, the Camcorder is a very good option that can cater for a wide variety recording needs.

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Sony device works!

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Sony HDR-CX240E video camera should be sufficient for your needs.


Video Scenarios

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony HDR-CX240E is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (2.5 x 1.85 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Photo Scenarios

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Sony HDR-CX240E makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the HDR-CX240E is a breeze.

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Sony is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.


Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the HDR-CX240E fits the bill.

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Technical Specifications

Sony HDR-CX240E - HDRCX240EB.CEN Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camcorder Type Handheld camcorder
Camera Type Camcorder
Product Colour Black
Aperture Range (F-F) 1.9 - 4
Image Formats Supported JPEG
Minimum Illumination 6 lx
White Balance Auto, Onepush, Outdoor, Indoor
Shoe Mounting Point Yes
Auto Focus Yes
Face Detection Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Focusing Distance 1
Manual Focus Yes
Smile Detection Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 1/6 - 1/10000 s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/10000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 1/6 s
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick Micro, Micro SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 4:13, 16:9
Supported Video Modes 1080i, 1080p, 720p
Video Formats Supported AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported AAC-LC, MPEG-4
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Lens System
Digital Zoom 320 x
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 29.8 - 1609.2 mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode) 29.8 - 804 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 2.1 - 57 mm
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1609.2 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.9
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 29.8 mm
Optical Zoom 27 x
Wide Angle Lens System Yes
Camcorder Tape Type N
Compatible Memory Cards MicroSD (TransFlash), MS Micro (M2), SDHC, SDXC
Disc Types Supported N
Backlight Yes
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Diagonal 2.7 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 230000 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Viewfinder Resolution 230000 pixels
Image Sensor Size 1/5.8
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 2.5 x 1.85 mm
Optical Sensor Size 1/5.8 "
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 9.2 MP
Technical Details
Back Light Compensation (BLC) Yes
Image Processor BIONZ
Other Features
Integrated USB Cable Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video Out 1
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Charging Yes
USB Version 2.0
Battery Type NP-FV50
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Bundled Software PlayMemories Home
Cables Included HDMI, USB
Hand Strap Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 128 mm
Height 59.5 mm
Weight 190 g
Width 54 mm
White Balance
Indoor White Balance Yes
Onepush White Balance Yes
Outdoor White Balance Yes
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4032 x 2272 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 4032 x 2272