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Sony HDR-CX730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 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 are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative 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. Reviews about the durability and zoom are generally positive. The usability and price also get good opinions.

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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

Dec, 2016

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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: Brian (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX730E

 

Awesome video and audio quality, extraordinary lens stabilization

Nil

Mar, 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

Consumer review by: Jarek (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-CX730E

 

excellent stabilization system ; night vision mode

quite heavy ; external charger for the battery not included

Jan, 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

Jan, 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

Jan, 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...

Dec, 2012

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...

Dec, 2012

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

Dec, 2012

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

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Shoe mounting point: Yes

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Smile detection: Yes

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Filter Size:5.2
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26 - 260
Focal length range (f-f):3.8 - 38
Optical Zoom:10
Wide angle lens system: Yes

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

Ports & interfaces

S-Video In: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8
Height :7.35
Weight:545
Width:6.75