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Sony Handycam DCR TRV730

Sony Handycam DCR TRV730
alaScore 74

65 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV730. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and design. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

portability, usability, image quality, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Handycam DCR TRV730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Handycam DCR TRV730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sony Handycam DCR TRV730 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the price and design are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good reviews.

portability, usability, image quality, design, price

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-TRV730 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still ModeSony DCR-TRV730 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Don Collins (videomaker.com)

Sony Camcorder Review: DCR-TRV730 Digital8

 

In addition to its video capabilities, the TRV730 captures great still images with its 1-megapixel CCD and stores the images on a 4MB Memory Stick. As with other megapixel cameras, while the full array of pixels on the CCD are used for still images,...

Digital still image capture with Memory Stick ; MPEG capture and playback ; Hot shoe ; Headphone and mike jacks

No manual white balance ; Small viewscreen

The TRV730 is ideal for beginner to intermediate hobbyists wishing to record digital video onto standard 8mm tapes and capture high quality still images.

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: purple (shopzilla.com)

sony trv 730

 

easy to use

tape loading at the bottom, very inconvinient

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Personal review

 

Easy to use . Good feature set

Slightly expensive

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: a1sid@yahoo.com (shopzilla.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV830: Pros, Cons And Online Buying

 

re: trv830: user friendly, multiple uses, very light, handy printer (allows for great photos)

re: trv830: dpi less impressive than expected, case small for most accessories.

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: Dr. Norm Ehmke (shopzilla.com)

Having Fun with a Sony Handycam

 

Camera is very easy to use. The videos come out clear and sharp.

Would like to have longer battery life.

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: coprtoppe (shopzilla.com)

D8 is a great alternative to DV!

 

Compact and rugged. Very stable and reliable so far. Nice pics, and great as a media converter.

1-Tape load/eject is on bottom of camera - inconvenient, esp. w/tripod. 2-forget about using pro au

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: Ricardo Luna (shopzilla.com)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV730 review

 

Easy to use, snapshots in memory stick

Needs to much light

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

My order online

 

easy to use, great picture,

on off switch is too close between positions

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: Wilson Rodriguez (shopzilla.com)

Is very good product

 

Easy to use

Repair parts

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: Paul (shopzilla.com)

My Sony TRV730

 

great product, reliable, very feature full, night vision, memory stick

Lens availability, so many similar models

Apr, 2002
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Product Specifications

Digital 8 system offers high quality digital images with over 500 lines of horizontal resolution and records 12 bit / 16 bit PCM digital audio. The Digital 8 Handycam is the only kind of Digital Handycam that can play back Video 8 and Hi8 analog video. Besides, the new recording pattern allows digital recording on 8mm tape, enabling users to keep their collection of analog recordings. With the A/D conversion function, it is possible to transfer analog recordings to digital format. The new models offer excellent capabilities for capturing digital images. Incorporated with Advanced Hole Accumulation Diode

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.9in
Height:4in
Weight:2.2lbs
Width:3.5in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Slow shutter / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:4MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:Digital 8
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:TRV730
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:73.8mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Monotone fader / Overlap fader / Random
Digital Video Format:MPEG-1
Digital Zoom:500
Media Type:Digital8 / Hi8 / Video8
Special Effects:Black & White / Mosaic / Negative Art / Pastel / Sepia / Slim / Stretch
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:CRT