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HDR-CX240 Handycam with Exmor® R CMOS sensor

HDR-CX240

Picture of HDR-CX240 Handycam with Exmor® R CMOS sensor

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$229.99

Images of HDR-CX240 Handycam with Exmor® R CMOS sensor
Images of HDR-CX240 Handycam with Exmor® R CMOS sensor
Images of HDR-CX240 Handycam with Exmor® R CMOS sensor
Images of HDR-CX240 Handycam with Exmor® R CMOS sensor
Images of HDR-CX240 Handycam with Exmor® R CMOS sensor
Images of HDR-CX240 Handycam with Exmor® R CMOS sensor

Give your movies the detail they deserve

Capture life exactly the way you see it. The CX240 Handycam® features a powerful BIONZ X™ image processor, an Exmor R® CMOS sensor, and a wide-angle ZEISS® lens.

Finer, faster shooting

The new BIONZ X™ image processor is fast and 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.

Fill your frame with a ZEISS® lens

Whether close-up or panned out, capture the scene with extraordinary precision and clarity. A 29.8 mm wide-angle Vario-Tessar lens by ZEISS® delivers the whole picture, just as you remember it.

Pull yourself closer

Need to get closer to the action? No problem with the CX240. A 27x optical and 54x Clear Image Zoom gets you up close for those priceless moments, without losing sharpness.

Shoot over two hours at a time

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

Shake-free movies with image stabilization

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

Keep track of the action

Take the guesswork out of shooting. A 2.68 in (6.80 cm) 230 K Clear Photo LCD monitor provides clear, bright images with excellent contrast and a wide viewing angle

Two movies in one

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

Maximum detail with Full HD 60p/50p recording

For the best possible image quality, the HDR-CX240 shoots in Full HD at 60p (NTSC)/50p (PAL). This progressive mode doubles the amount of information recorded in standard recording modes for maximum detail and smoothness. You can also create a realistic cinematic look by shooting in 24p (NTSC)/25p (PAL), the same frame rate used historically in the motion picture industry

Uncompromising movies with Exmor R® CMOS sensor

A series of advances make this full-frame Exmor® sensor exceptional: higher speed from parallel signal processing, lower noise from smaller analog circuits, and more rapid signal conversion. With low noise, a wider dynamic range, and rich gradations, this sensor provides the level of detail necessary for even large-format prints.

Pull yourself closer with 27x optical zoom

Get closer to the action with a 27x optical zoom, 320x digital zoom, and 54x Clear Image Zoom. With Clear Image Zoom, the camera combines optical and digital zoom to produce sharp, clear results when shooting at high zoom settings. By Pixel Super Resolution technology is used to analyze images pixel by pixel against a Sony database for optimal image processing. Distant views and portraits are nearly identical in quality to images captured at lower magnifications.

Dual video recording takes two movies in one

A convenient recording function that allows simultaneous recording of AVCHD movies in Full HD and MP4. This gives you the best of both worlds, with maximum Full HD quality for watching movies on a high-definition TV and the lower-resolution MP4 option for easily transferring footage to smartphones and tablets or uploading to the Internet.

Shake-free movies with Electronic SteadyShot™

Shoot on the fly without shakes and bumps. Electronic SteadyShot™ image stabilization works inside the camera to combat camera shake, whether shooting wide angles or full telephoto. Motion sensors detect movement, which SteadyShot then compensates for by adjusting optics. * Image stabilization varies with shooting conditions

BIONZ X™ image processor for finer, faster shooting

The new BIONZ X™ image processor is fast and powerful, and reduces noise levels across the image. Enhanced detail reproduction and diffraction-reducing technology produce more natural outlines and reduce blur from light points, especially at smaller apertures. Advanced area-specific noise reduction operates on every image, and with 16-bit processing and 14-bit RAW output, you get ultimate post-processing control.

Fill your frame with a ZEISS® Vario-Tessar lens

Whether close-up or panned out, the wide-angle 29.8 mm Vario-Tessar lens captures every scene in extraordinary color and clarity. Designed for compact camcorders in partnership with leading optics brand Carl Zeiss®, this lens features high-precision technology for intense contrast and sharpness, and a multilayer coating to diminish flare and glare.

Intelligent Auto makes taking pictures easy

Automatically recognizes the scene you are shooting and selects the optimum combination of settings for the best possible picture. Scenes include portrait, baby, tripod, backlight, landscape, spotlight, twilight, macro, and low light. With Intelligent Auto, no worrying about fine-tuning settings in the menu—just point and shoot.

Motion Shot Video for all your sports shots

Analyze sports movement, and create dramatic effects with Motion Shot Video. This feature intelligently captures a moving subject in a sequence of images played in succession and superimposed to show the trajectory of motion. During playback, you can adjust the interval between images, as well as capture still images while pausing your movie.

Over two hours of nonstop shooting

Never miss a moment. With a high-performance Type X battery, the HDR-CX240E lets you enjoy up to 130 minutes of uninterrupted recording time. More than enough for long weekends away, weddings, and other photo-intensive events.

Keep track of the action on a Clear Photo LCD

Take the guesswork out of shooting. 2.63 in (6.70 cm) Clear Photo LCD with 230,000 dots provides high resolution images in sharp, vivid detail. Color reproduction and contrast are excellent so you can compose shots more easily, even outdoors in bright sunlight or in dark indoor environments. The LCD also delivers a sharper image during playback.

Be artistic with Picture Effects

This creative feature expands movie and photo enjoyment by allowing you to add artistic effects without any time-consuming editing on a PC. Toy Camera, for example, creates a unique touch by toning down color around the edges, while Soft High-key creates a gentle, transparent effect. Choose from seven Picture Effect modes: Partial Color, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Pop Color, and Posterization.

Connect instantly using the built-in USB cable

The built-in USB cable makes it easy to upload images to Facebook® or YouTube™ through your PC. Simply pull the cable out of the hand strap, connect to your laptop, and share. No need to carry around an additional USB cable with your PC. Cable also supports very fast charging for even more convenience.

Find everything faster with Event Browse

This intelligent feature makes searching through your videos and still images easier than ever. Event Browse organizes recordings in groups of separate events for quick navigation between them to find what you want. The interval between events can be adjusted using the Change Event Scale function in the menu.

Specifications
  • Exmor R® CMOS sensor

  • BIONZ X™ image processor

  • Wide-angle ZEISS® lens

  • 54x Clear Image Zoom

  • Built-in SteadyShot

Lens Type
ZEISS® Vario-Tessar
Sensor Type
1/5.8 in (3.1 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Extended Zoom
54x
Screen Type
Clear Photo LCD Plus™ display

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