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Sony HDR-CX240 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black)

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Sony HDR-CX240 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black)
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Capture family memories you'll cherish forever. The Sony HDR-CX240 Full HD Handycam Camcorder makes it easy with remarkable Full HD 60p video and a host of advanced yet user-friendly features. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization ensures beautiful, blur-free footage even when shooting on the move, while impressive 54x digital zoom technology brings distance subjects into view. From vacations and soccer games to baby's first steps, every memorable occasion will be preserved with incredible clarity and quality to be enjoyed for years to come.

Precious moments become even more special the second time around when captured in exquisitely rich 1920 x 1080/60p Full HD video. Notice the perfect photo op while recording? You can shoot 9MP still images and video at the same time so you won't miss an ounce of the action. Gather up the gang and share your fantastic footage on the big screen simply by connecting the camcorder to your compatible HDTV with an HDMI cable.

Capture faraway subjects without moving an inch. Featuring Extended Zoom digital technology that works in conjunction with 27x optical zoom, you can get 54x closer to the action, all while maintaining HD image quality. Your video will be crisp and clear, even as you pan in for extreme close-ups.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video?from wide angle, all the way to full telephoto shooting. Innovative 3-way shake-canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture. It's perfect for shooting footage while walking, chasing after the kids or any other less-than-steady scenario.

When it comes to HD quality and file size, you've got options. Choose between shooting in the AVCHD or MP4 formats depending on how you plan to use and share the footage. AVCHD provides premium video quality that looks amazing when played back on large screen HDTVs. MP4 is a smaller file size perfect for quick, easy uploads to sites like Facebook and YouTube or storing in the cloud. The best part? It's all HD, and it all looks incredible.

Complement your first-class video footage with equally excellent audio. The Handycam HDR-CX240 camcorder includes a built-in microphone for capturing the sounds of special occasions, but also features a dedicated mic input for expanded audio recording options.

Your subjects will stay crisp, clear and blur-free thanks to advanced focusing technology. Working as an extension of Face Detection technology, Tracking Focus allows you to select the subject you'd like to keep in focus simply by touching the LCD. Even if the object leaves the frame then comes back in again, the camcorder will maintain a tack-sharp focus as your subject moves in and out of view.

Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7 inches Clear Photo LCD display with 230K dot resolution. Dual recording lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files. The Intelligent Auto mode analyzes your shot and automatically selects the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes, with 60 different possible combinations. A built-in USB 2.0 cable provides a connection to your computer for charging or file transfer and fits conveniently into the hand strap, so it's out of the way until you need it. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, USB AC adapter, HDMI Micro cable, and a USB connection support cable come included.

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  • 1080/60p and 9.2MP Still Images:Create high definition 1920 x 1080 60p videos and take high quality 9.2MP still images. Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for compact cameras and camcorders. The sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, which maximizes the light gathering area per pixel and achieves better results in low light conditions.
  • Wide Angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens:The lens has a 35mm equivalent of 29.8mm at the wide end of the focal range. Shoot distant subjects with a 27x optical zoom plus 54x Clear Image digital zoom. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos and video.
  • 2.7 In. Clear Photo LCD Display:The 2.7 In. (16:9) Clear Photo LCD features 230K dot resolution for sharp, bright, vivid images, enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode:Compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture.
  • Face Detection with Voice Enhancement and Noise Reduction:Sony's Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts, focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly exposed images. It can even automatically distinguish between children and adult faces.
  • Built-in USB 2.0 Cable:The built-in high-speed USB 2.0 cable provides an easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer, without the need for a separate cable. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.
  • 7 Picture Effects for Video and Still Photos:Use Picture Effects to add expression and heighten the mood of your videos and photos. Seven picture effects (Toy Camera, Pop Color, Soft High Key, Partial Color, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, and Posterization) are available in both photo and video modes. Shooting with these special modes will provide you an easy way to instantly transform your memories without any post editing software needed.
  • AVCHD and MP4 Dual Recording:Record video in the AVCHD and MP4 formats for high-quality or easy transfer and sharing. For the greatest flexibility, you can even record AVCHD and MP4 formats simultaneously. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.
  • Intelligent Auto Mode:Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 60 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Tripod, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, and Low light.
  • PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer Software:PC: PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer, Mac: Music Transfer, PlayMemories Online Uploader, Wireless Auto Import. Please note: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 64-bit editions, and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
  • Additional Features: Self timer, Red-eye reduction, White/black fader effects and Airplane mode
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