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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. Comments about the zoom and price are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the connectivity and color. Opinions are divided on the size.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

viewfinder, color, connectivity

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. People really like the zoom and size. The price and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, price, size, zoom

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

Oct, 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 really like the battery and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the durability, and some have doubts about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, battery

zoom, size, viewfinder, connectivity

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

Oct, 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 (newegg.com)

Excellent Camera

 

The projector function is cool but not used too often.

Wide angle, long recording times (especially if you add a 64gig SD card), easy to use LCD panel, and very good high-definition video

Accidentally deleted the promo video off the camera and can't get it back

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent Camera

 

The projector function is cool but not used too often.

Wide angle, long recording times (especially if you add a 64gig SD card), easy to use LCD panel, and very good high-definition video.

Accidentally deleted the promo video off the camera and can't get it back?

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very very happy

 

Can anyone recommend a good microphone option for this camera?

Great quality all around. Video quality is super. All of the options work as advertised ; I spent a great deal of time researching hand help video cameras. I wanted to spend maybe $600 to $700 but decided to spend more to get this camera. I was a...

Not much to complain about however the sound would be my only very minor complaint. The sound is a little weak. The lens shroud seems to block the microphone but I couldn't hear any difference in playback

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very very happy

 

Can anyone recommend a good microphone option for this camera?

Great quality all around. Video quality is super. All of the options work as advertised. I spent a great deal of time researching hand help video cameras. I wanted to spend maybe $600 to $700 but decided to spend more to get this camera. I was a little...

Not much to complain about however the sound would be my only very minor complaint. The sound is a little weak. The lens shroud seems to block the microphone but I couldn't hear any difference in playback.

Aug, 2013