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Sony HDR-PJ740VE

Sony HDR-PJ740VE
alaScore 87

17 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ740VE. 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. Reviews about the color and reliability are generally positive. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, durability, reliability, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ740VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ740VE from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the durability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Product Specifications


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


Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-FV50
Battery voltage:6.8


3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Highlights
Geotagging: Yes
Minimum illumination:3 / 6
Progressive Scan: Yes


Color of product:Black


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


Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in light: No


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

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):6.14
Effective megapixels (movie):6.14
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.88
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:24.1 / 6.65

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.02 - 10.2
Digital Zoom:120
Filter size:2.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.02 - 10.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.15 - 1.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable Lens: No
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

Light Exposure

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

Other Features

AV output:1
Integrated USB cable: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Projection time:100
Twilight: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:AC, HDMI, USB / AV, HDMI, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
DV port: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Built-in Projector: Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Minimum projection distance:19.7
Native Resolution:640 x 360
Projector brightness:20


Camera shutter speed:0.125 - 0.0001 / 1/8 - 1/10000

Still Image

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


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo Mark 2, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:32


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:28
Capture modes:FH, HQ, LP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
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


Camera viewfinder:Electrical / No
Viewfinder type:Electrical / Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

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