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Sony HDR-CX730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of Sony HDR-CX730. 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. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-CX730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX730 from 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 Reviews about the durability and zoom are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated.

portability, price, usability, zoom, durability

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Handycam HDRCX730 Full HD Camcorder - Black (24.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony HDR-CX730E Digital Camcorder,, 24.1 MPix, 7.6 cm (3.0 Inch), BlackSony Handycam HDRCX730 Full HD Camcorder - Black(24.1MP, 17x Extended Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2015


Expert review by: (

Sony HDR-CX730E review


Apart from the HDR-TD20VE, which is designed specifically for 3D, the HDR-730XE is the top of Sony's current camcorder range. It's a Full HD camcorder with a 10x optical zoom, 17x zoom, a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and plenty of I/O ports, as...

Excellent image quality with natural colour reproduction. A real enthusiast camcorder

Consumer review by: Endo (

Sony HDR-CX730e


Filming educational training videos

Great Picture Quality","Simple Controls

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Brian (

Sony HDR-CX730E


Awesome video and audio quality, extraordinary lens stabilization


Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: stephen (

Sony HDR-CX730E


Stabilisation is fabulous. It requires a little care at maximum zoom but generally speaking it is outstanding. It is like a steadycam. I can walk or run with the camera while recording and any jerkiness in tripod action is completely smoothed out so it...

The file size of still photos is much the same as with my Sony A33 but the resolution is nevertheless a little disappointing. Pictures look fine until I zoom in on them and then they look a bit pixelated. It is as though the jpeg has been compressed...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Jarek (

Sony HDR-CX730E


excellent stabilization system ; night vision mode

quite heavy ; external charger for the battery not included

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Steven (

Sony HDR-CX730E


Having owned an earlier Sony Handycam loaded with features (2006) I was very impressed with the advances in technology and their ease of use ; The colour reproductions, especially in low indoor lighting, is excellent ; I would highly recommend this for...

I haven't found one

Jan, 2013

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Sony HDR-CX730E


Based on no previous experience of camcorders, I have been amazed at how brilliant this camera is. I bought it based on reviews for low light (not knowing what any benchmark was) and have been very pleased at being able to capture our 18mth old son up...

Can't fault the camera itself, but it didn't come with a lens cap, which although it has the protective shutters infront of the lens a lens cap would have protected the shutters when carrying generally in luggage or 'on set'. I have also put a clear...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: craig (

Sony HDR-CX730E


Brilliant camcorder. Took me a while searching for the right one and ended up going for this one which just happened to be the most expensive one but I have no regrets. The picture quality is amazing and the 5.1 surround sound is a great feature

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Sony HDR-CX730E


Found it quite easy to use right from the start. Touch screen is good and for a person with big hands its not too sensative. Very impressed with the lens going down to macro level

Had a struggle finding the right cable to connect it to my PC

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Clive (

Sony HDR-CX730E


Excellent picture quality

Slightly on the heavy side, but well balanced

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.88''


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/50 / 1/8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3