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Sony hdrcx740ve 32gb high definition flash memory camcorder pal

Sony hdrcx740ve 32gb high definition flash memory camcorder pal

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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



1x 1/2.88" CMOS Sensor 1


3.8 - 38 mm f/1.8 - 3.4 2


Optical: 10x Enhanced (Optical): 17x Digital: 120x 3

Filter Size

52 mm




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 HD PS: 150 minutes HD FX: 315 minutes HD FH: 245 minutes HD HQ: 440 minutes HD LP: 770 minutes Internal Flash Memory 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


2-Channel Stereo 4


Display Type

Viewfinder/LCD 5

Screen Size

3" 6




Image Stabilization

Optical 7


6 (Standard (1/50 Shutter Speed)) 3 (Low Lux (1/25 Shutter Speed))

Built-in Mic

Yes 8

Built-in Speaker

Yes 9

Built-in Light/Flash

Light - Yes Flash - Yes

Accessory Shoe


Tripod Mount


Input/Output Connectors


1x USB 2.0 (Built-In USB Cable) 1x Mini-USB 1x HDMI C (Mini) 1x A/V

Microphone Input


Headphone Jack



System Requirements


XP (SP3) Vista (SP2) 7



Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-7.2VDC

Power Adapter

100-240VAC, 50/60HZ

Dimensions (WxHxD)

2.66 x 2.89 x 5.41" / 67.5 x 73.5 x 137.5 mm


1.22 lb / 555 g

This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used in the USA. It is designed for use with video products built to PAL TV standards.

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