Sony HDR-CX240E HD 1080p Camcorder, 9.2MP, 27x Optical Zoom, OIS, 2.7” LCD Screen, Black

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Whatever you’re up to, with the Sony CX240 camcorder, you’re ready to film life in smooth, steady Full HD. Fit more into the frame with a wide-angle lens. Get the right settings automatically. Don't even worry about low light thanks to the Exmor R CMOS sensor. Just head out and start to capture more. Along with an 27x optical zoom (50x with digital extension) and optical image stabilisation (OIS), there’s nothing to get in the way of steady, detailed footage.

ZEISS optics
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.

27x zoom
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.

Image stabilisation
Shoot on the fly without shakes and bumps. SteadyShot uses motion sensors to compensate for movement while recording. The result is smooth, steady footage.

Vivid screen
Take the guesswork out of shooting. A 6.8cm (2.7") 230k Clear Photo LCD monitor provides clear, bright images with excellent contrast and a wide viewing angle.

Dual recording
Dual Video Recording records in two formats at the same time. Film in AVCHD for high-quality footage and MP4 for easy sharing online.

Long battery life
A Type X battery lets you enjoy up to 130 minutes of uninterrupted recording time. So you’ll never miss a moment.

Accessories Included
AC Adaptor;USB Cable;Rechargeable Battery;HDMI(micro) Cable
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
130 mins. approx
Built-in light
Camera Type
High Definition/3D
Memory Card Slot, HDMI Out (micro), USB (TypeA(built-in)/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP), Composite Output
Digital stills Information Use the camcorder to take still photos
H59.5 x W54 x D128mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
File Formats
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Frames Per Second (FPS)
50p, 25p, 50i
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Lens Information Lens type – please see Buying Digital Camera guide for more information
2.1-57mm ZEISS Vario-Tessar
Manual White Balance
Auto, Onepush, Outdoor, Indoor
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card Type
Memory Stick Micro, Micro SD
Minimum LUX Value
Standard:6 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed), Low Lux:3 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed)
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Night Scene
Shooting Modes
Auto, Night Scene, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow
Type of Battery
NP-BX1 battery (supplied)
Video Resolution
HD:1920x1080/50p(PS), 50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i(HQ,LP), MP4:1280x720 25p
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Sony HDR-CX240E HD 1080p Camcorder, 9.2MP, 27x Optical Zoom, OIS, 2.7” LCD Screen, Black 4.5 5 2 2
Easy and useful piece of kit Bought this for my daughter as she wanted to video her brothers wedding- literally that same day. We found it so easy to set up and shoot with some wonderful memories captured. The quality of playback was amazing for the price. Feels really light so not a problem to carry around. Really glad we bought something so simple to use-just point and shoot! 25 July 2014
Excellent basic Camcorder This starter end camcorder is very simple to operate and gives good results. It is easy to swap between videos and stills, and the zoom is smooth once you have had a few practice goes. The picture quality when playing back to my tv over HDMI is crystal clear and the sound clear. The mic picks up all the surrounding sounds, so you need to be aware that there can be a little wind noise etc. Overall, a good basic camcorder, ideal for a starter or less technophobe minded person. 03 June 2014
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