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Sony HDR-TD30V HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (Black)

You Pay: $999.00
Product Highlights
  • Two 20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensors
  • Dual Stereoscopic Sony G Lenses
  • Full HD 1080/60p and 24p
  • 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD 3D Display (1229K)
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 5.1 Surround Sound Microphone
  • Active Interface Shoe for Accessories
  • Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Built-in USB Cable and GPS Receiver
  • Golf Shot with Smooth Slow Record

The Sony HDR-TD30V HD 3D Handycam Camcorder features two 20.4MP Exmore R CMOS sensors and dual, stereoscopic Sony G lenses, a configuration designed for capturing true 1920 x 1080 3D video. The TD30V is capable of recording 1080/60p and 24p in 2D and 3D. The 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD display has 1229K resolution and allows users to monitor and playback 2D/3D footage without glasses.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver smooth video in 2D and 3D. In addition to the TD30V's imaging capabilities, a 5.1 surround sound microphone and wind noise reduction enable high quality audio recordings. Other key features include an Active Interface Shoe, Intelligent Auto Mode, and a built-in USB cable.

Dual Sensors and Sony G Lenses
The Sony Handycam HDR-TD30V utilizes two Full HD 20.4MP sensors to capture true 1920 x 1080 3D video. Most 3D cameras achieve the 3D affect by splitting a single 1920 x 1080 signal into two 960 x 540 channels, thereby limiting resolution on the final output. In addition, dual Sony G lenses deliver accurate color reproduction, sharp, detailed images, and wide angle shooting.
1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p
Capturing 1920 x 1080 resolution lets you record your memories in Full High Definition quality. The TD30V is capable of 60p recording and playback on a compatible HDTV via HDMI, and users looking for film-like video will appreciate the 24p recording mode.
3D Ready 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD Display
The 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD touchscreen display has 1229K dot resolution and allows users to view 3D content without the need for 3D glasses.
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver smooth video, whether you're shooting in 3D or 2D.
10x Optical Zoom and 17x Extended Zoom
A 17x Extended Zoom works in conjunction with a 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
Tracking Focus and Face Detection
Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object.
5.1 Surround Sound Microphone
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.
Active Interface Shoe
The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder.
Easily Switch Between 2D and 3D
A dedicated switch allows for easy switching from 2D to 3D recording. In 3D mode, only 3D content will be displayed for playback, however when in 2D mode, all content will be displayed and played back in 2D. This allows you to record all your video in 3D and choose later whether or not you want to playback in 2D or 3D.
Intelligent Auto Mode
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. There are 180 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light, Auto Wind Noise Reduction.
Sequential Still Photos with Golf Shot
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, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.
Wind Noise Reduction
Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone. 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.
Mic and Headphone Jacks
The TD30V features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).
Clear Phase Stereo Speakers
Clear Phase stereo speakers with linear phase correction bring your video alive. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.
Built-in Flash
The built-in flash will help you shed light on your subjects when shooting still images, giving you more flexibility when capturing memories.
Built-in USB
The built-in, high-speed USB 2.0 cable provides a 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 is out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now; for every two minutes of charge time you get approximately one minute of recording time.
Supplied HDMI Cable
A 3D ready HDMI (mini to full) cable is supplied for viewing on a compatible HDTV.
Geotagging with Built-in GPS
A built-in GPS receiver makes the TD30V 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 computer using PlayMemories Home software. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone. The map service requires a computer with an Internet connection.
Direct Copy to External HDD without PC
Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer.
Event Browse
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.
Highlight Playback
Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.
Camera
Sensor 2x 20.4 Megapixel Sensor
Pixel Gross Not Specified By Manufacturer
Effective Pixels Not Specified By Manufacturer
Optics
Lens Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Optical: 10x (in HD)
Digital: 17x (in HD)
Filter Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
Recording
Recording Media Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB 
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
Still Image Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
Audio Format Dolby Digital 5.1
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.5"
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Shockproof Rating Not Specified By Manufacturer
Interval Recording Not Specified By Manufacturer
Shutter Speed Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages Not Specified By Manufacturer
Battery Not Specified By Manufacturer
Charging Method USB
Charging Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer
Sony HDR-TD30V HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (Black)
  • RMT-835 Remote Commander
  • CR2025 Battery (for Remote)
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1030mAh, 8.4V)
  • AC-L200 AC Adapter
  • HDMI Cable (Mini to Full)
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyHDR-TD30V HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Great sound (3)
    • Image stabilization (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD shooting (3)
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      5.0

      great product

      By Pitchum

      from Palm Bay, Fl

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting

        Comments about Sony HDR-TD30V HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (Black):

        the only the 3D cannot operate when too close to the subject

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        3.0

        Great Camera, Software Sony Support NOT

        By Me

        from NJ

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Adequate Support
        • Bad Software
        • Unresolved Support

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony HDR-TD30V HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (Black):

        I would only recommend it to a friend with the caveat that they shouldn't expect to use the software that comes with it, and will likely need to lay out another several hundred $'s for Vegas Pro. I use it for everything, including when I want a still image because I can convert the 3D video into 3D stills.Great video quality, 3D effect is decent, image stabilization works very well. Pretty easy to figure out without the manual. Surround sound is pretty cool.The fres software that comes with it does not do as indicated (can't make 3D blurays). Sony support was unable to get the issue resolved. I had to buy Vegas Pro software to make useful 3D video files. The native Sony 3D format although technically MVC, is not well recognized as such by several other software packages, only Vegas Pro (sorry non Windows users). Doesn't support 3D stills natively, but 3D still images can be made from extracted video frames.Ignore "Adequate Support" above, it should be <Adequate, but the < character doesn't show. I can't remove either by unchecking it...

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        5.0

        Tue ultimate 3D machine

        By Sguandal

        from Flossmoor, IL

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Sound
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Stunning 3d

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony HDR-TD30V HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (Black):

        After hesitating reading reviews of previous models, I opted for buying this camcorder looking at shooting (and viewing on my 3D-ready TV) home videos. What a perfect choice! This machine has it all: good feel and look, superb definition, natural colors, easy of use, but especially stunning 3D! The three-dimensional look is awesome not only on the LCD (without glasses) but as well on a large screen HDTV. The sound in 5.1 surround is also incredibly effective. All in all an outstanding piece of technology at an affordable price. Burning a 3D BluRay however still a challenge for me.

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