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Sony DCR TRV 740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and value for money. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design and color.

usability, portability, image quality, value for money, battery

features, viewfinder, color, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Sony DCR-TRV740 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV740 is Sony's top Digital8 camcorder, second only to the DCR-TRV840. The camcorder has a street price around $800. The DCR-TRV740 provides many great features and superior picture quality. The DCR-TRV740 also offers excellent quality...

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Sony Handycam HDR-PJ710V

 

The Sony HDR-PJ710V delivers both focus and image quality.

This not-quite flagship Handycam is just as good than Sony's top models—and cheaper, too.

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I would like to order a new adapter cord for this camera.

 

Execellent viewing screen,zooming,and picture taker.

Batteries dont last as long as I would like.

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Not As Good As My Old Analog Sony

 

long battery life - thats all I can think of.

no special effects features, bad picture quality indoors

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Excellent Camcorder

 

Great Video Quality and 2nd best Digital 8 cam. ever made

Size/Weight-2lbs, but even thats not too bad.....

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Very good. One major glitch.

 

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Very good. One major glitch.

 

Very good picture

Ludicrous tape placement. Blocked on tripod.

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Great except for recurring audio hum noise.

 

Excellent video quality, lots of features!

Loud audio hum on tape. Ergonomically challenging.

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Good All-around Performer

 

High quality recordings, compact, great viewfinder

Some features are complicated

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A true "HANDY" camera!

 

Lightweight - excellent pictures - very good zoom feature

power/selection button too close to record button

Product Specifications

The DCR-TRV740 brings you optimal performance with the introduction of Megapixel quality to Digital8 recording. Realize superb image quality with your videos plus enjoy your ready-to-print digital still images with Megapixel quality. Don't be limited to 60 seconds of MPEG movie recording anymore thanks to MPEG Movie EX, which allows you extended recording time limited only by the capacity of your Memory Stick media.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.1in
Height:4in
Weight:2.2lbs
Width:3.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV740
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Max Focal Length:54mm
Min Focal Length:3.6mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.4 mm ( 1/4.7 ) / 5.4 mm ( 1/4.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:420
Media Type:Digital8
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Trail / Wipe
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
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