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Sony HDR-CX730E Review
|8 Reviews + 1 Award|
Why Has it Scored 55?
It has excellent expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Has a microphone in
Only 1" optical sensor size
Very small optical zoom
Sony HDR-CX730E Video Reviews
Sony HDR-CX730E In-Depth Analysis
Average Display Diagonal
The HDR-CX730E has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The HDR-CX730E has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders.
Has a Microphone in
The HDR-CX730E has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders also have a microphone in.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This camcorder has a 1/2.88|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.
Features Manual Focus
The Sony HDR-CX730E features manual focus, as do most of the other camcorders.
Very High Effective Megapixels (image)
The lowest effective megapixels (image) of video cameras is 1.1MP, the highest is 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. When compared to other camcorders that we have assessed, the effective megapixels (image) of the HDR-CX730E of 24.1 megapixels is one of the highest.
Very Small Optical Zoom
Video cameras have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 25x. The Sony HDR-CX730E has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 10 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The HDR-CX730E has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other video cameras.
Has a Face Detection
The HDR-CX730E has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders.
4912 X 3680 Still Image Resolution
The HDR-CX730E supports a 4912 x 3680 still image resolution which is higher than the 2816 x 1584 still image resolution supported by most video cameras. Across all camcorders the still image resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 to 6016 x 4016.
The Sony HDR-CX730E supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders.
The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The HDR-CX730E is one of the heavier camcorders (545 grams) amongst camcorders of this age.
Quite Big Total Megapixels
At 24.1 megapixels, the HDR-CX730E has a very big total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders. Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP.
Features Smile Detection
The HDR-CX730E features smile detection, as do most of the other camcorders.
The HDR-CX730E is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The HDR-CX730E has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other camcorders also have a shoe mounting point.
Average Digital Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX730E has a pretty average digital zoom (120 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders.
Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26 millimeters, the HDR-CX730E has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders. Video cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 1.8mm and 110mm.
Has a Night Mode
The Sony HDR-CX730E has a night mode, as do most of the other camcorders.