Sony Handycam CX240 full HD camcorder £119.99 @ Argos C&C
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Sony Handycam CX240 full HD camcorder £119.99 @ Argos C&C

£119.99Argos Deals
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Found 27th Jun 2015
Good price for a good camcorder, phones aside you'll not get anywhere near as good a quality between phone and built for purpose camcorder and Sonys are brilliant imo:)

Sony's HDR CX240 Camcorder uses Steadyshot image stabilisation so you can achieve steady flowing pictures and its 1080p video capture lets you maintain smooth video quality while adjusting frame rates during editing. It also takes 9.2 megapixel still shots and has a built-in USB 2.0 cable so you'll always have one ready to transfer files.

Camcorder model number CX240.

HD camcorder.
27 x optical zoom.
320 x digital zoom.
2.7in LCD .
1080p hD recording.
Accepts microSDHC, microSD microSDHC and microSD memory card formats.
9.2MP digital stills.
Features:
CMOS sensor.
Intelligent scene mode.
Face detection.
General information:
Rechargeable battery Li-Ion batteries (included).
Includes USB cable, hDMI cable, .
Weight 218g.
Size H5.7, W5.3, .
Additional Information
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It's a great price for a camcorder. However I skipped the Sony from these series in spite of the brand's reputation, for a Canon, just because these are the lower end ones with a very cheap plasticky built and average reviews. However at this price, they should justify their cost.

A superb cam. We took the grand-children to Florida and wanted decent video memories rather than just shaky mobile phone clips and this was the perfect choice. Small and light-weight, it travelled easily in my wifes handbag, a coat pocket or in the rental cars glove box. Video quality was excellent and we could hook up to the television in the villa in the evening to see if we liked what we recorded in case we needed to re-film any parks, but all recordings were great

Does this have any internal memory, or is it just memory cards?
Edited by: "solid" 28th Jun 2015

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nice one.

solid

Does this have any internal memory, or is it just memory cards?



Memory cards, which is better, as you can keep them safe, and if this gets knocked in the pool, most SD cards will survive a dip, whereas a cam won't
SD cards are so cheap they are better value than any built in memory/drive in my personal opinion

Bugeyed

Memory cards, which is better, as you can keep them safe, and if this … Memory cards, which is better, as you can keep them safe, and if this gets knocked in the pool, most SD cards will survive a dip, whereas a cam won'tSD cards are so cheap they are better value than any built in memory/drive in my personal opinion


Yes, since Sony finally ditched their ridiculous proprietary Memory Stick and joined the rest of the world.

And what's the data rate? As in, how much footage at 1080p can you store on a 32GB card?

Thanks

solid

And what's the data rate? As in, how much footage at 1080p can you store … And what's the data rate? As in, how much footage at 1080p can you store on a 32GB card?Thanks


Sorry, have no idea of data rates. I currently have a class 10 64gb microsd in there and get around 8 hours recordings at full 1080p

Look on sony outlet £79

https://outlet.sony.co.uk/shop/Camcorders/High-Definition-Memory-Stick/HDRCX240EB.CEH.A

its out of stock but stock levels change daily
Edited by: "KEVIN6BZ" 28th Jun 2015

solid

And what's the data rate? As in, how much footage at 1080p can you store … And what's the data rate? As in, how much footage at 1080p can you store on a 32GB card?Thanks



Between 5 and 28Mbps depending on res. So at 1080p60 it'll be 28Mbps, that is approx 210MB a minute. 12.6GB per hour. So around about 2hr30min at the highest quality.

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solid

And what's the data rate? As in, how much footage at 1080p can you store … And what's the data rate? As in, how much footage at 1080p can you store on a 32GB card?Thanks



5-6 hours of AVCHD (because it's a horrible file format for using up space and editing with)

i have a cx250 very steady as it has optical and electronic stablizlation only complaint is footage seems a little veering towards red when filming stuff under a spotlight like live music. i like it a lot assume this is similar.

Amazon is selling cheaper then this deal,

amazon.co.uk/Son…TY/

Edited by moderator: "Jun 28, 2015 13:22" 28th Jun 2015

tempting,but realistically when will i ever use it? 1 week in malaga?

Anyone know the battery life of this? Can it record for 3 hours straight for example? And if I choose say a 720p setting, what's the average file size looking like?

Original Poster

Comment[quote=mohsinfarroq]Amazon is selling cheaper then this deal,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-CX240E-Full-HD-Camcorder/dp/B00HR684TY/

Amazon is £122.55 I'm just glad I didn't go to the same school as you when it came to maths X)

Don't forget to check the price of additional batteries. I bought a panasonic awhile back and the spare batteries are £37 each.

I had hell of a job getting this to PCI to edit, where my daughters Panasonic came with the software to do all that. Having said that, the quality of footage on this is very good. Hot from me.

Was very tempted by this deal but I'm now leaning towards the Canon that Argos are selling for £129.99.
I've started a seperate thread Canon HF-R506 to see what people think but, as far as I can tell, for £10 more you are adding a touchscreen, Optical Image Stabilisation and a built in lens cover.
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