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Sony 32GB HDR-CX740VE High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder (PAL)

B&H # SOHDRCX740VE Mfr # HDR-CX740VE
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Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Recording at 50 fps
  • Capture 24.1 Megapixel Still Images
  • Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Embedded 32GB Flash Memory
  • Electronic Viewfinder & 3" Touch LCD
  • Wide 26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Extended 17x Zoom & Optical 10x Zoom
  • Geotagging Though GPS & NAVTEQ Maps
  • PAL Camcorder for Use in Europe & Asia

Designed for TV and HDTV systems in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America - the Sony 32GB HDR-CX740VE High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder (PAL) can record up to 12 hours of HD video footage. It supports 1920 x 1080p Full HD video recording at 50 or 25 frames per second (fps), as well as 24.1 megapixel still image capture. The HDR-CX740VE features a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. Plus, it features a 26mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens that supports 10x optical zoom and 17x extended zoom. There's also a 0.27" electronic viewfinder and a 3" Xtra Fine LCD touch screen display for easy recording and instant playback.

The HDR-CX740VE comes outfitted with several video enhancing features. It has Golf Shot, Face Detection, CinemaTone presets and 25p recording for cinematic quality video. There's also a Tracking Focus function that follows selected subjects as you record. The microphone features 5.1 channel surround sound for dynamic and vivid surround audio and there's a wind noise reduction function that provides clear voice recording. The HDR-CX740VE even features Geotagging with a built-in GPS receiver and NAVTEQ maps. For professional shooting, the camcorder is equipped with a built-in flash, headphone jack for monitoring and a microphone jack for using external mics. The camcorder features Clear Phase stereo speakers as well.

Sony also added a few playback and connection conveniences. The HDR-CX740VE supports Event Browse, which groups videos and stills by each particular recording session automatically. It also has a Highlight Playback function that creates movies with transitions and soundtracks for you automatically. With the HDR-CX740VE, you can use the Direct Copy feature to transfer your HD footage directly to a hard drive without even using a PC. However, if you do want to upload videos onto Facebook and YouTube, the camcorder comes with a built-in USB cable, as well as editing and application software.

Full HD 1920 x 1080 50p/25p Recording with 24.1 Megapixel Still Image Capture
The HDR-CX740VE offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your adventures and memories in exceptional Full HD quality. The camcorder is capable of 50p or 25p recording and 50p playback via HDMI. You can use the camera's HDMI output to view your footage on a compatible HDTV in stunning clarity with incredible detail and smooth playback. You can also use the camcorder to capture 24.1 megapixel still images
32GB Embedded Flash Memory for Up to 12 Hours of Recording
The built-in 32GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 12 hours of high definition video footage when using the HD LP mode. If that's not enough, the HDR-CX740VE supports memory cards up to 64GB for additional storage space
Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
On standard SteadyShot camcorders a single "shift lens" is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and improving shake reduction by up thirteen times. It also reduces vignetting (light fall-off towards the edge of a scene) and lowers distortion in videos and still photos
Manual Control for Iris, Shutter, Exposure & White Balance
Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for convenient and accurate manual control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris and shutter speed
CinemaTone Presets & 25p Recording Matches the Cinematic Aesthetic with Video
For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 25p recording, you'll have most of the tools you'll need to fulfill your directorial desire for cinematic expression
Advanced Controls with Expanded Focus, Zebra & Peaking
The HDR-CX740VE provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments
Wide Angle 26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens provides a high quality 26mm wide angle feature that lets you get everything you want in the shot
Back-Illuminated 1/2.88" Exmor R CMOS Sensor for Superb Low-Light Video
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain thanks to Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions
17x Extended Zoom to Get Even Closer to the Action
Extended Zoom works in conjunction with the camera's 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while still maintaining HD image quality
Xtra Fine 3" TruBlack Touch Panel LCD Display
The 3" Xtra Fine LCD touch screen has 921K pixels and features a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. It displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily - even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast, which affords more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare
201K Color 0.27" Electronic View Finder (EVF) Provides Crisp, Clear Video Monitoring
A color EVF provides clear and crisp representation of your video allowing for proper framing, battery conservation and increased stability, as well as flexibility
Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects In & Out of the Frame
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a simple touch of the LCD panel and the camcorder will focus follow the selected target - even if it leaves the frame and returns
Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround Mic for Vivid & Dynamic Surround Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording
Wind Noise Reduction for Clear Voice Recording
Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience
Expanded Recording / Monitoring with Mic & Headphone Jacks
The camera features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately)
Active Interface Shoe to Attach Intelligent Accessories
The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder
Event Browse Groups for Easy Reference of Photos & Videos
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse uses to group your pictures and videos together is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with Highlight Playback, you can quickly make and share a highlight reel from an individual day or event
Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You
Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pin-point the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True & Dynamic Sound
Bring your videos alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound
Geotagging with Built-In GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX740VE an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone
Direct Copy to External HDD without PC
Store your footage without a PC. Direct Copy gives you the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features
Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfers & Charging
The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap, so it's out of the way until you need it. plus, charging your camcorder is faster than ever; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time
Intelligent Auto with 180 Different Scene Combinations Possible
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. This creates 180 different combinations from scene modes including Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod and Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10dB compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound
Golf Shot
Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite "sequence shot" image. It's perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve or other fast action sport or activity
Built-In Flash
The built-in camera flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos
PAL Recording Camcorder
The HDR-CX740VE PAL camcorder is designed for use outside of North America. It's made for countries that support the PAL color encoding system. Phase Alternating Line or PAL recording is used in several regions around the world - including: North Africa, East Africa, Western Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South America (Brazil/Argentina), Great Britain, Australia and Oceania (South Pacific Islands). PAL camcorders usually record using 25p, 50i or 50p frames per second (fps), while NTSC camcorders usually record using 60p/60i/30p fps. North America supports NTSC recording, which means this PAL camcorder is not compatible with TVs and HDTVs in the United States and Canada
Camera
Sensor 1x 1/2.88"  CMOS Sensor 1
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Back-Illuminated Exmor R Sensor & BIONZ Image Processor

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Optics
Lens 3.8 - 38 mm
f/1.8 - 3.4 2
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35 mm Equivalent: 26 - 260 mm (16:9) / 31.8 - 318 mm (4:3)

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Zoom Optical: 10x
Enhanced (Optical): 17x
Digital: 120x 3
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Enhanced Zoom = Extended Zoom

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Filter Size 52 mm
Recording
System PAL
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 32GB Video/Image
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB Video/Image
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
HD PS: 150 minutes
HD FX: 315 minutes
HD FH: 245 minutes
HD HQ: 440 minutes
HD LP: 770 minutes
Internal Flash Memory GB
STD HQ: 460 minutes
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps / 25 fps
High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080i / 50 fps
High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1440 x 1080i / 50 fps
Standard Definition
MPEG2
720 x 576i / 50 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 24.1 Megapixel, 6544 x 3680
JPEG: 18.1 Megapixel, 4912 x 3680
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo 4
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5.1 Channel Dolby Digital Surround Audio

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Display
Display Type Viewfinder/LCD 5
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Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD (921K)

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Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3" 6
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(7.6 cm)

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2nd Display
Features
Image Stabilization Optical 7
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SteadyShot with Active Mode

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Lux 6 (Standard (1/50 Shutter Speed))
3 (Low Lux (1/25 Shutter Speed))
Built-in Mic Yes 8
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Two-Step Zoom Mic

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Built-in Speaker Yes 9
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Clear Phase Stereo Speaker

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Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (Built-In USB Cable)
1x Mini-USB
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x A/V
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7
10
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Software (Windows Only)

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Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-7.2VDC
Power Adapter 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.7 x 2.9 x 5.4" / 67.5 x 73.5 x 137.5 mm
Weight 1.22 lb / 555 g
Sony 32GB HDR-CX740VE High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder (PAL)
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Lens Hood
  • Step Down Ring
  • Wireless Remote Commander
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • AV Connecting Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Handycam Application Software
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
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