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Sony HDR-PJ740VE

Sony HDR-PJ740VE
alaScore 87

17 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 12 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Feb 12, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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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 and price.

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Dec, 2018

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