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Sony DCR TRV 740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 336 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 740. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

viewfinder, connectivity

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 740 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and size. The price and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, price, size, zoom

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony CX280 Full HD Handycam - Black (50x Extended Zoom)Sony CX280 Full HD Handycam - Black (50x Extended Zoom)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 740 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

connectivity

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRTRV740 Digital8 Camcorder w/ 2.3" LCD, USB Streaming, Memory Stick, & Mega Pixel Video/ StillSony HDR-CX260V High Definition Handycam 8.9 MP Camcorder with 30x Optical Zoom and 16 GB Embedded Memory (White) (2012 Model)Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder 32GB Package + Extra Battery, Quick Charger, 3 Piece Filter Kit, Wide angle & Telephoto lens + More!

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam XR500V review: Sony Handycam XR500V

 

In what's probably the most interesting development in consumer camcorders thus far in 2009, Sony serves up the Handycam HDR-XR500 series, a pair of hard-disk-based AVCHD camcorders that integrate the dual firsts of built-in GPS and a new Exmor-R...

First-rate video quality and performance; geotagging videos is fun, if limited.

Annoying menu system; no wind filter; no manual shutter-speed, iris, or audio controls; relatively big and heavy; expensive.

Though their geotagging capabilities are mostly novelty and their interfaces could use a complete overhaul, the top-notch video quality, performance, and consumer-friendly feature sets of the Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR520V make them worthy...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

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...

Mar, 2002

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

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.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Tammy (shopzilla.com)

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.

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

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

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Jack (shopzilla.com)

Excellent Camcorder

 

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

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

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (shopzilla.com)

Very good. One major glitch.

 
Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Very good. One major glitch.

 

Very good picture

Ludicrous tape placement. Blocked on tripod.

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: Jay Ruuska (shopzilla.com)

Great except for recurring audio hum noise.

 

Excellent video quality, lots of features!

Loud audio hum on tape. Ergonomically challenging.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Good All-around Performer

 

High quality recordings, compact, great viewfinder

Some features are complicated

Dec, 2002

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