The Sony HDR-TD30E Stereoscopic Handycam Camcorder records in PAL compatible standards and features two 20.4 Mp Exmore R CMOS sensors and two Sony G lenses for capturing true 1920 x 1080 3D video. The camcorder shoots either 3D or 2D video and can display your footage on its 3.5" LCD display. The TD30E records 1920 x 1080 at 50i for stereoscopic (3D images) and 2D video at up to 1080 50p, with a maximum still image resolution of 20.4 Mp The 3.5" Xtra Fine, flip-out LCD features 1.2 Mp and displays 2D and 3D footage. The display is autostereoscopic, which means you can view your footage in 3D without the need for glasses.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver smooth video when shooting in 2D. Built-in 5.1 surround sound microphone and wind noise reduction enable high quality audio recordings. Other key features include an Active Interface Shoe for connecting available accessories, Intelligent Auto Mode to let the camcorder select the best settings, and a built-in USB cable. The camcorder also features a slow motion mode that shoots three seconds of video that plays back at 12 seconds, and Sony's Golf Shot mode, which breaks down two seconds of video into a series of frames that isolate the golfer and swing for easy examination.
Dual Sensors and Sony G Lenses
The Sony Handycam HDR-TD30E utilizes two Full HD sensors to capture true 1920 x 1080 3D video. In addition, dual Sony G lenses deliver accurate color reproduction, sharp, detailed images, and wide-angle shooting.
The Camera captures still images with a maximum resolution of 20.4 Mp.
When shooting in 3D (Stereoscopic), the camera features 3D Depth adjustment which allows you to adjust the parallax of the two lenses. This adjustment affects the convergence of the image allowing you to place your subject either in front of the screen or behind the screen. The camera will automatically adjust the parallax to deliver a comfortable sense of depth or you can adjust the parallax manually for greater control of the 3D effect.
You can adjust the 3D depth when shooting or playing back footage.
1920x1080 Full HD
Capturing 1920 x 1080 resolution lets you record your memories in Full High Definition quality. The TD30E is capable of 50p recording in 2D, and playback on a compatible HDTV via HDMI, you can also capture at 50i and 25p. 3D footage is captured at 50i.
Autostereoscopic 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD Display
The 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD touchscreen display has 1229K dot resolution and a 16 x 9 aspect ratio. It is autostereoscopic, which means that you can display the left and right eye information for 3D content allowing you to see the 3D effect without the need for 3D glasses. The LCD display functions as a normal display when the camera is in 2D mode.
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver smooth video when shooting in 2D mode.
10x Optical Zoom
The camera features optical zoom lenses. These lenses provide you 10x optical zoom in both 2D and 3D shooting modes. In 2D mode the camera is capable of 17x extended and 120x digital zoom. When shooting in 3D mode the camera is limited to 12x extended zoom, which may seem limiting, but helps you to avoid the "cardboarding" or flattening effect, that occurs in 3D photography when using long lenses.
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 to playback in 2D or 3D.
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 Zoom 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. The zoom function on the microphone adjusts the pickup pattern to match the angle of view of the zoom lens.
The included Cinematone settings allow you to adjust your image to provide a more cinematic look to you footage.
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.
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 TD30E 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 Video Light/Flash
The built-in video light/flash will help you shed light on your subjects when shooting, giving you more flexibility when capturing memories.
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. When using the USB cable for charging you get approximately one minute of recording time for every two minutes of charge time.
Supplied HDMI Cable
A 3D ready HDMI (full to micro) cable is supplied for viewing on a compatible HDTV.
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 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 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.
In the Box
Sony HDR-TD30E Stereoscopic Handycam Camcorder (PAL)