Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema vs Sony HDR-CX730

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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
Sony HDR-CX730

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has a screen size of 3.5", whereas the Sony HDR-CX730 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

54% lighter Edit
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 355g weight camcorder. That's 190g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX730 (545g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

35.5mm smaller Edit
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 38mm high, but the Sony HDR-CX730 is a 73.5mm high camcorder (35.5mm bigger).
2x smaller Edit
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 66mm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX730 is a 137.5mm deep camcorder (71.5mm bigger).
Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
60.5mm smaller Edit
Sony HDR-CX730 is 67.5mm wide, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 128mm wide camcorder (60.5mm bigger).
£609 cheaper
The Sony HDR-CX730 costs £315.00, whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is £924.00.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 4 reviews, the Sony HDR-CX730 has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
User reviews are marginally better
Based on 7 reviews, the Sony HDR-CX730 has an average user review score of 89%, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has an average rating of 85% (based on 17 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot bigger Edit
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 128mm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX730 is a 67.5mm wide camcorder (60.5mm smaller).
£609 more expensive
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX730 by £609.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony HDR-CX730 is 90% (based on 4 reviews).
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX730 is 89% (based on 7 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX730 has a screen size of 3", but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX730 is a 545g weight camcorder. That's 190g heavier than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema (545g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

A lot bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX730 has a height of 73.5mm, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 38mm high camcorder (35.5mm smaller).
71.5mm bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX730 is 137.5mm deep, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 66mm deep camcorder (71.5mm smaller).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Sony HDR-CX730, however 5 sellers sell the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Four months older
The Sony HDR-CX730 is older than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema by four months.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 40 months Ago

Image Sensor

Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.1MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Digital
 Digital
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Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 318mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26 - 260
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.8 - 38
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Spotlight
 Sunrise

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.0001 - 0.125

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
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3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
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 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Geotagging

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
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Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution
 4912 x 3680
 4912 x 3680
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6544 x 3680
 6544 x 3680
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Audio

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out port
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
 Microphone in port
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
BEST
S-Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video in port

Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL20 NP-FV50
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time
1.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
355g
BEST
545g
Height
38mm
BEST
73.5mm
Depth
66mm
BEST
137.5mm
Width
128mm 67.5mm
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Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Bundled Software
DaVinci Resolve Lite,Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - the Foundry, Adobe Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
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AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 - 3.4
The Windows Operating System
 The Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac Operating Systems
 Mac operating systems
Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 17x
Integrated USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated USB cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Power Cord Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power cord included
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