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Sony HDR-CX730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 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. People really like the zoom and size. The portability and image quality also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the price. There are some negative opinions 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-CX730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Sony HDR-CX730 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 are impressed by the durability and zoom. The usability and price also get good comments.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 Handycam HDRCX730 Full HD Camcorder - Black (24.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (warehouseexpress.com)

Sony HDR-CX730e

 

Filming educational training videos

Great Picture Quality","Simple Controls

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Brian (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX730E

 

Awesome video and audio quality, extraordinary lens stabilization

Nil

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Jarek (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX730E

 

excellent stabilization system night vision mode

quite heavy external charger for the battery not included

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: stephen (reevoo.com)

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...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Steven (reevoo.com)

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!

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

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...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: craig (reevoo.com)

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.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

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.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: stephen (reevoo.com)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FV50
Charging source:AC
Number of batteries supported:1

Camera

Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: No
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):24.1
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.88
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.02 - 10.2
Digital Zoom:120
Filter size:2.05
Focal length range (f-f):0.15 - 1.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Maximum aperture number:3.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):12.5
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.02
Optical Zoom:10
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light Exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Backlight: Yes
Electrical viewfinder: Yes
Extra/Smart zoom:17
Integrated USB cable: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.125

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:6544 x 3680
Still image resolution(s):4912 x 3680

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MPEG2,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.43
Height:2.89
Weight:19.2
Width:2.66

White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor