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Old April 20th, 2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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Video quality between Sony HDR-PJ650 and HDR-CX730?

Hi,
if you know both, can you tell me which has the best video quality between Sony HDR-PJ650 and HDR-CX730?
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Old April 20th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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Re: Video quality between Sony HDR-PJ650 and HDR-CX730?

The CX730 has a larger sensor so will have slightly better performance. If you want the same performance then the HDR-PJ780E has the same sensor as the CX730 and also the NX30. The HDR-PJ780 is closest to the NX30 though the NX30 has LPCM audio choice and the XLR attachment. If you start moving into this price range you may want to wait and see what the Canon HF-G30 is like too.

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Old April 20th, 2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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Re: Video quality between Sony HDR-PJ650 and HDR-CX730?

Yes it is true, but Color performance of Sony HDR-PJ650 is better than HDR-CX730.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ening/Sony.jpg
http://camcorder-test.slashcam.com/compare.html
In your opinion could HDR-PJ650 give better image than HDR-CX730?
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Re: Video quality between Sony HDR-PJ650 and HDR-CX730?

I am not a big fan of Slashcam but even their tests show the CX730 to be better than the HDR-PJ650 the way I read the test scores. Look at the performance graphs. They clearly did not white balance either for the test though . The PJ740 is of course almost identical to the CX730 having the same sensor as the CX730. They are the same camera one with the projector !!

No I do not think the PJ650 will have a better picture than the CX730 or the PJ740. The pixel sizes may be close so low light is likely the same but the 730/740 have 25% more pixels for better still performance and more pixels for the active Steadyshot to use for stabilization. I expect the on board processor can use these extra pixels for other things too.

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Old April 20th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #5
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Re: Video quality between Sony HDR-PJ650 and HDR-CX730?

I know is shipping Canon LEGRIA HF G30. Do you think it will make better video than HDR-CX730?
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Re: Video quality between Sony HDR-PJ650 and HDR-CX730?

My only comment would be you generally get what you pay for, and you will find SOMETHING in a lower priced model has been "cut"... in the case of the Sony models you ask about, the smaller sensor is the most notable difference, and also the most likely to cut performance and image quality.

If you are trying to compare brands, you have to do some careful research before forming any conclusions about one camera being "better" than another - more often than not the amount of time a tester/reviewer has with a camera is short and very limited, and I see too many times they "miss" things because of limited familiarity with the cameras, leaving false or inaccurate "impressions".
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