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Sony HDR-CX730E

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Sony HDR-CX730E

Sony HDR-CX730E
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A powerful and award winning 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 24.1MP 1" Sep 2013
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Sony HDR-CX730E Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX730E number 236 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
14 Reviews + 1 Award
93
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has excellent expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 14 reviews. This camcorder has received an industry award from Expert Reviews. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Sony camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality.
The HDR-CX730E has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
4912 x 3680 still image resolution
Full HD camcorder with exceptional image quality and creative control
The finest full HD images
Best full HD pictures
Pack more into every scene
Low light, no problem
Shoot like A professional
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Sony HDR-CX730E Video Reviews

Sony HDR-CX730E In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site thought that this video camera was very good. This was from Expert Reviews who gave it an "Ultimate".

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews and webnews.it this camcorder has an overall expert rating of 95 out of 100. This puts this Sony camcorder in the top 4% of all the video cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Sony camcorder is 87% based on 12 owner reviews. 5 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 9,817 owner and expert reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since September 2013.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Sony HDR-CX730E of 24.1MP is in the biggest 2% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the HDR-CX730E of 545g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 76% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The HDR-CX730E's optical zoom of only 10x is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 34% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-CX730E's optical sensor size of 0.347" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 39% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX730E has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX730E supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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4912 X 3680 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-CX730E supports a maximum still image resolution of 4912 x 3680. That's over eight times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most common resolution supported by video cameras and is in fact the best supported resolution across all camcorders.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported resolution is 640 x 360.

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Has a Night Mode

The HDR-CX730E has a night mode, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a night mode.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HDR-CX730E of 120x is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 60% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HDR-CX730E of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 75% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-CX730E features smile detection, unlike 89% of video cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony HDR-CX730E has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-CX730E has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX730E is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-CX730E has a microphone in, unlike 75% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-CX730E of only 318mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is shorter than 86% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 58mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-CX730E features manual focus, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-CX730E has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of camcorders is 0.46MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The HDR-CX730E's effective megapixels (image) of 24.1MP is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 99% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX730E has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony HDR-CX730E of only 26mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is shorter than 90% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 10mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hdrcx730ebcen

Barcodes:

04905524857290, 04905524857306

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