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Sony DCR TRV 740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 312 reviews of Sony DCR TRV 740. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the price and zoom are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the finish and connectivity.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, price

viewfinder, color, connectivity, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR TRV 740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR TRV 740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 740 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 zoom and size are overall positive. The price and portability also get good views.

usability, portability, price, size, zoom

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR TRV 740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Sony DCR TRV 740 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the battery and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the connectivity and viewfinder. Opinions are divided on the durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, battery

zoom, size, viewfinder, connectivity

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Handycam XR500V review

 

In what's probably the most interesting development in consumer camcorders thus far in 2009, Sony serves up the Handycam HDR-XR500 series, a pair of hard-disk-based AVCHD camcorders that integrate the dual firsts of built-in GPS and a new Exmor-R...

First-rate video quality and performance; geotagging videos is fun, if limited.

Annoying menu system; no wind filter; no manual shutter-speed, iris, or audio controls; relatively big and heavy; expensive.

Though their geotagging capabilities are mostly novelty and their interfaces could use a complete overhaul, the top-notch video quality, performance, and consumer-friendly feature sets of the Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR520V make them worthy...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony overhauls its prosumer 4K camcorder

 

With a new sensor, lens and an updated microphone, it should be a different beast.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Handycam XR500V review: Sony Handycam XR500V

 

Sony Handycam XR500V

First-rate video quality and performance; geotagging videos is fun, if limited.

Annoying menu system; no wind filter; no manual shutter-speed, iris, or audio controls; relatively big and heavy; expensive.

Though their geotagging capabilities are mostly novelty and their interfaces could use a complete overhaul, the top-notch video quality, performance, and consumer-friendly feature sets of the Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR520V make them worthy...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Derek Fung (cnet.com.au)

Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V

 

With its new back-illuminated CMOS sensor, GPS receiver and active image stabilisation, this new Handycam looks set to usurp the camcorder throne. We can't wait until we're able to do a full review.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-TRV740 Camcorder Review - Sony Digital8 Camcorders

 

The Sony DCR-TRV740 is Sony's top Digital8 camcorder, second only to the DCR-TRV840. The camcorder has a street price around $800. The DCR-TRV740 provides many great features and superior picture quality. The DCR-TRV740 also offers excellent quality...

Mar, 2002

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ710V

 

The Sony HDR-PJ710V delivers both focus and image quality.

This not-quite flagship Handycam is just as good than Sony's top models—and cheaper, too.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Well appointed easy to use

 

I bought this camera for general use but it has many features that would allow me to use it to make a real movie. It is not a Pro camera but it is close, considering it is a hand held "Point & Shoot" it is quite amazing & with the best Steady-cam type...

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Plane filming

 

Bought this camcorder for Aeoplane filming as the stabilizer is the best for the price out there.Would prefer the zoom rocker to be two finger rocked from front to back not side to side.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Just what I needed

 

I haven't had it long but already I can see that it fixes a lot of my issues such as manual control of exposure and focus at the touch of a button along with the great stabilisation

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Does almost everything that I wanted

 

I bought this last month in order to video family celebrations, holidays and for producing short videos for my YouTube channel. The camera is much smaller and lighter than my previous models which all date back to pre 2000! Optics are great, control is...

May, 2019