Sony PAL HDR-TD20V Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder

Sony PAL HDR-TD20V Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder

Sony PAL HDR-TD20V Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • For PAL Video Systems
  • Double Full HD 3D Video CMOS Sensors
  • Built-In 64.0 GB Flash Memory
  • Takes 20MP Still Images
  • Geotagging With On-Screen Maps
  • Surround Mic & Built-In Stereo Speakers
  • Dual Wide-Angle G Lenses
  • Bright 2.7" 3D-Ready Touchscreen LCD
  • Built-In USB Cable Also Charges Battery
  • Manual Shutter/Exposure/WB/Iris Control
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  • 1Description
The PAL HDR-TD20VE Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder from Sony takes full HD 3D video (1920x1080) using its low-light-friendly Exmor R CMOS sensor, the same sensor that brought low light still images to the next level. Unlike other 3D camcorders, the camera features 2 1920x1080 full HD sensors instead of combining them onto 1 sensor, providing a true 3D experience. The camera includes 64 GB of flash memory so you'll have enough memory to shoot video, even if you record mostly in 3D. 2 wide-angle Sony G lenses let you capture more of the scene without having to move back. The video is also enhanced by a surround microphone which provides a better true-to-life playback experience.

The 3.5" touchscreen LCD lets you view not only your 2-dimensional images and video but is even capable of displaying 3D videos without the need for special glasses. Take a 3D video and view it right away, it's that simple. The LCD also employs Sony's TruBlack technology which yields high contrast images and video on the LCD so you can more easily see the screen in bright light. The camera's intelligent auto shooting modes takes the guesswork out of shooting video by detecting ambient settings and adjusting the camera settings accordingly. Additionally, select from a host of scene modes including sports, portrait, low light, snow, beach, sunset, scenery, and night mode. Intelligent auto goes 1 step beyond traditional auto modes. Instead of choosing only 1 scene mode, the camera combines multiple scene modes for a total of 60 different combinations so you get the perfect recording every time. The camera also provides the option to manually adjust settings such as white balance, exposure, focus, iris, and shutter speed.

The HDR-TD20VE features still picture capture at 20 MP. Thanks to the camera's powerful image stabilization and fast frame rates, the single frames you isolate out can transform into high-quality blur-free images.

The camera's built-in GPS receiver lets you geotag your videos and photos. There's no need to remember where you took a video or photo, the GPS receiver geotags your photos and videos so you'll always know where you were. Additionally, NAVTEQ maps are included so you can also view your current location on the LCD. The GPS also adjusts your camcorder's internal clock for the current time zone.

In addition to the built in 64 GB of flash memory, the camera is compatible with MemoryStick and SD memory cards, including MemoryStick PRO-HG Duo and SDXC cards. Transferring the data to a computer is easy thanks to the built-in USB cable. There's no need to take the memory card out of the camera - just connect the USB cable to your computer and transfer your videos and images. Additionally, you can use the USB cable to transfer files directly to an external hard drive, perfect for backing up data on the road or making room for more shooting. While connected to the computer, the USB cable will also charge the camera's battery so you can focus on shooting, not where to charge the battery.

Double Full HD 3D Consumer Camcorder

The Sony Handycam HDR-TD20V utilizes two Full HD sensors to capture true 1920x1080 3D video for a more immersive 3D experience. Most 3D cameras achieve the 3D affect by splitting a 1920x1080 signal into two 960x540 channels in order to squeeze them onto one sensor, thereby limiting resolution on the final output

64GB Embedded Flash Memory

The built-in 64GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 25 hours of 2D high definition video footage (HD LP mode), or up to 5 hours of high definition 3D video

Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization With Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video, whether you're shooting in 3D or 2D

Tracking Focus Follows Selected Subjects

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

Dolby 5.1ch 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

Event Browse Groups Photos & Videos For You For Easy Reference

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

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. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV (HDMI cable required), allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features

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, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action

HDMI Cable Supplied For Easy Viewing On Compatible HDTV

A 3D-ready HDMI (full to mini) cable supplied for easy viewing on compatible HDTV

3D-Ready 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD Display With TruBlack technology

The LCD is also 3D ready, enabling you to view your 3D content directly on the camera's LCD without the need for 3D glasses. TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast and brightness to the camcorder's 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD display, delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare

Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor For Superb Low-Light Video

Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with 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

10x Optical Zoom In 3D Mode

Zoom in on your subjects even in 3D mode with 10x optical zoom

Control Iris, Shutter, Exposure & White Balance Manually

Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed

Expanded Recording/Monitoring With Mic & Headphone Jacks

Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones 1

Highlight Playback Creates Movies With Transitions For You

Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? 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. The easy 2D/3D selector switch allows you to show only 3D video when 3D is selected. For 2D playback of all video, set the switch to 2D and the camera will display 2D and 3D videos for playback on a standard HDTV

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

Built-In Flash For Still Photography

The built-in flash will help you shed light on your subjects when shooting still images, giving you more flexibility when capturing memories

Geotagging With Built-In GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps

A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-TD20V 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

Full HD 1920x1080 60p/24p Recording With 20MP Still Image Capture

Capturing 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories. If you're looking for a film-like quality look to your video, 24p recording is available for you

Dual Wide Angle G Lenses

Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm (2D) and 34.4mm (3D) focal length in Video Mode offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting

Get Even Closer To The Action With A 17x Extended Zoom

Get even closer to your subject from afar with 17x extended zoom. Extended zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality

Easily Switch Between 2D & 3D With Dedicated Switch

A dedicated switch allows for easy switching from recording 2D to 3D, whether you're recording or playing back video. 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

Active Interface Shoe For 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

Clear Phase Stereo Speakers Provide True, Dynamic Sound

Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers with linear phase correction. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound

Intelligent Auto With 180 Possible Scene Combinations

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. There are 180 different combinations possible: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Wind Noise Reduction. Thie 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

Built-In USB Cable For Easy File Transfer & Battery 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. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time
In the Box
Sony PAL HDR-TD20V Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder
  • NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Remote Commander (RMT-835)
  • CR2025 3v Lithium Battery
  • HDMI (mini) Cable
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • USB Adapter Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Operating Guide
  • Handycam Application Software CD-ROM
  • PlayMemories Home
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty (Labor)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty (Parts)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Camera
    Sensor 2x 3.54 Megapixel 1/3.91"  CMOS Sensor

    Pixel Gross: 2x ~5430K pixels (3D), ~5430K pixels (2D)
    BIONZ Image processor ClearVid color filter system

    Optics
    Lens 3.2 - 32 mm
    f/1.8 - 10

    Focal length: 3D Movie - 34.4 to 400.8 mm, 2D Movie (16:9) - 29.8 to 298 mm, 2D Movie (4:3) - 36.3 to 363, Photo (16:9) - 29.8 to 298, Photo (4:3) - 36.3 to 363
    Optical SteadyShot IS, G Lens

    Zoom Digital: 160x
    Optical: 12x

    Digital Zoom 2D only
    Extended Zoom: 17x (2D only)
    Optical Zoom 10x in 3D mode

    Recording
    System PAL
    Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 64 GB Video/Image
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC  
    Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
    3D HD & HD PS: 4:55
    HD FX: 5:45
    HD FH: 7:55
    HD HQ: 13:55
    HD LP: 24:00

    STD HQ: 14:25

    Video Format High Definition
    AVCHD (MPEG4)
    1920 x 1080i
    1920 x 1080p
    1440 x 1080i
    High Definition
    Full HD 3D (MPEG-4 MVC Standard)

    Standard Definition
    720 x 480i / 60 fps

    3D HD: 2x 3980 pixels

    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 20.4 Megapixel, 6016 x 3384
    JPEG: 15.3 Megapixel, 4512 x 3384

    10 sec self-timer, shutter speed 1/8-1/10000, drive mode (2D)- single shot/self timer. DCF 2,9m EXIF 2.3, MPF

    Channels 5.1-Channel Stereo

    Dolby Digital

    Display
    Display Type Viewfinder/LCD
    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.5"

    Xtra Fine LCD 3D display (1.229 M) w/ TruBlack technology

    Features
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Lux 6 (Standard)
    3 (Low Lux Mode)

    Low Lux Mode unavailable in 3D

    Built-in Mic Yes

    2-step mic level control
    Built-in zoom

    Built-in Speaker Yes

    Clear Phase Stereo Speaker

    Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - Yes

    Flash compensation available
    Coverage: 11.88 to 59.13" (2D only)
    Pre-flash TTL metering
    Modes: Auto, forced, prohibited (2D only)

    Accessory Shoe Hot

    Active Interface Shoe

    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
    x USB 2.0 TypeA, mini-AB, USB 2.0 Hi-speed
    1x Composite Video (out)
    1x Component Video (out)
    1x S-Video Output
    1x Headphone Out
    2x Proprietary Bravia Sync, PhotoTV HD

    Remote Jack integrated into A/V remote terminal

    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    General
    Languages English
    Spanish
    French
    Portuguese
    System Requirements Windows
    • XP (SP3)
      Vista (SP2)
      7
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2-8.4 VDC

    InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System
    Power consumption: 3D HD - 1.8 W, HD - 3.5 W, SD - 3.3

    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 2.9 x 5.2" / 63.5 x 73.0 x 133.4 mm Approx
    Weight 16.2 oz / 459 g Approx, main unit only
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 6.3 x 7.3"

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