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Sony HDR-CX730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Sony HDR-CX730. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the viewfinder and usability are overall positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the features.

price, portability, image quality, usability, viewfinder


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 89/100 = 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 Opinions about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the viewfinder.

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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


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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

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Sony HDR-CX730e


Filming educational training videos

Great Picture Quality","Simple Controls


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Sony HDR-CX730E


The camcorder feels good and great to hold picks out faces fast


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