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Sony HDR-CX730E

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A gigantic 24.1MP 1 camcorder with very good features but high running costs
24.1MP 1/2.88" Yes 545g Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Sony HDR-CX730E Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-CX730E number 173 across all camcorders.
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9 Reviews + 1 Award
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Fully-Featured
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
60
Good

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has superb expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%. This camcorder has received an industry award from Expert Reviews. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However this Sony camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality.
The HDR-CX730E has some great features:
Quite large display diagonal
Has a night mode
Quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Has a shoe mounting point

Sony HDR-CX730E Video Reviews


Sony HDR-CX730E In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at one expert review site said that this video camera was very good. This was from Expert Reviews who gave it an "Ultimate".

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews and webnews.it the average expert rating of this video camera is 95%. This means that experts think this Sony camcorder is one of the very best camcorders.

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Average User Reviews

On average, HDR-CX730E owners rated this camcorder 77 out of 100. Over 71% of reviewers gave this camcorder the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Sony Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,133 user and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Two owners said in their reviews that it was good quality.


Features

Heavy

Across all the video cameras the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The weight of the HDR-CX730E of 545g is quite heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 22% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-CX730E's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 24% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of video cameras range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Has a Night Mode

The HDR-CX730E has a night mode, unlike 94% of camcorders which do not have a night mode.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-CX730E of only 26mm is quite short compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 16% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 1.8mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HDR-CX730E of 120x is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 39% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-CX730E has a shoe mounting point, unlike 95% of video cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-CX730E is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Features Smile Detection

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

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Quite Big Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-CX730E of 24.1MP is in the biggest 3% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-CX730E supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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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 two times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 3200 x 2400. Video cameras still image resolution range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.88|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-CX730E has a microphone in, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-CX730E features manual focus, unlike 88% of video cameras which do not feature manual focus.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the HDR-CX730E of 24.1MP is very high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HDR-CX730E of only 10x is in the smallest 17% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony HDR-CX730E has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-CX730E has a face detection. 72% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-CX730E has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-CX730E in September 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrcx730ebcen
Barcodes 04905524857290, 04905524857306
9x shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
264g lighter
Twenty-nine times smaller digital zoom
Significantly smaller minimum illumination
Smaller digital zoom

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