Sony HDR-TD20E Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (PAL)

Sony HDR-TD20E Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (PAL)

Sony HDR-TD20E Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (PAL)

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Product Highlights

  • Shoot 2D/3D Video in 1920 x 1080/50p HD
  • Capture 20.4 Megapixel Still Images
  • Xtra Fine 3.5" LCD Display with TruBlack
  • View in 3D on LCD without 3D Glasses
  • Dual Back-Illuminated Exmor CMOS Sensors
  • Wide Angle G Lenses & Optical SteadyShot
  • Face Detection with Voice Enhancement
  • Dynamic Audio with 5.1 CH Surround Mic
  • Dedicated 2D/3D Switch & HDMI Output
  • PAL Camcorder for Use in Europe & Asia
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WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

  • 1Description

Designed for TV and HDTV systems in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America - the Sony HDR-TD20E Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (PAL) is perfect for capturing your 3D adventures, memories and events. The camera features dual, full HD sensors that shoot true 3D videos with 1920 x 1080p resolution at 50 or 25 frames per second (fps). You'll be able to capture eye-popping home movies that will blow your friends and family away when viewed on your 3D HDTV or the 3.5" LCD TruBlack display, which requires no special 3D glasses. Of course, those 3D movies can also be viewed in 2D. Plus, the camera can record straight 2D movies and capture digital stills as well. It features an internal 64GB embedded flash memory for storing your footage. The HDR-TD20E utilizes two "Exmor R" sensors, which capture 1920 x 1080 3D video and are back-illuminated for excellent shooting - even in low light situations.

Other features that facilitate the camcorder's impressive video quality include full HD 2D 1920 x 1080 recording and dual wide-angle Sony G lenses that afford a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting in both 2D and 3D modes. Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization also boosts the overall video quality. Plus, there's a 12x 2D optical zoom, 10x 3D optical zoom and 17x extended zoom. In order to match the audio recording with the high-quality video, the camcorder features a 5.1 channel surround sound microphone with wind noise reduction, which helps keep the all-encompassing dynamic audio as clear as possible.

In addition to the integrated microphone, there are also microphone and headphone jacks, as well as integrated Clear Phase stereo speakers for true, dynamic audio during field playback. The HDR-TD20E is even equipped with a manual control dial, Active Interface Shoe for attaching various Intelligent Accessories, an HDMI type-C mini output, a built-in light with flash for the 20.4 megapixel still image capture function, Highlight Playback, Event Browse, Intelligent Auto, and Golf Shot. Plus, the HDR-TD20E is capable of Direct Copy to an external HDD without the need for a PC. However, if you do want to connect the camera to your computer, the USB cable is built-in to the camcorder.

Back-Illuminated Exmor CMOS Full HD Sensors for Low-Light Video
The HDR-TD20E utilizes two Full HD sensors to capture true 1920 x 1080 3D video for a more immersive 3D experience. Each Exmor CMOS sensor affords stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor 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
3D Ready 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD Display (1229K) with TruBlack Technology
The LCD display is 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
1920 x 1080p Full HD Recording at 50 or 25 fps
Capturing 1920 x 1080 high-definition resolution lets you record in exceptional Full HD quality. The HDR-TD20E is also capable of 50p recording and playback via HDMI and a compatible HDTV, which provides stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your videos. Plus, if you're looking for a film-like quality to your video, 25p recording is also available
20.4MP Still Image Capture
The HDR-TD20E is capable of capturing up to 20.4 megapixel digital still images
Embedded 64GB 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
Dual Wide Angle G Lenses Capture Everything You Want
Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, 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
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 2D or 3D
10x Optical Zoom in 3D Mode
Zoom in on your subjects even in 3D mode with 10x optical zoom. 2D optical zoom is 12x
17x Extended Zoom Gets You Even Closer to the Action
Get even closer to your subject from afar with 17x extended zoom. Extended zoom works in conjunction with 12x (2D) or 10x (3D) optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality. The camera also features an 120x digital zoom for 2D only
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
Manual Control (Iris / Shutter / Exposure / White Balance)
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
Easily Go 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
5.1 Channel Mic for Vivid & Dynamic Surround Sound
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience the video and audio in immersive 3D
Expanded Recording & Monitoring with Mic / Headphone Jack
The HDR-TD20E features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external mics & 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 Photos / Videos for Easy Reference
Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range in which your pictures and videos are grouped 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 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. 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
Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True & Dynamic Sound
Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers complete with linear phase correction. Drawing on Sony's high-end audio expertise, renowned S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound
Direct Copy to External HDD without PC
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
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
Intelligent Auto with 120 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. There are 120 different combinations possible 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, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action sports and activities
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 still images
Built-In USB Cable for Easy File Transfer / Charge
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
HDMI Cable Supplied for Easy Viewing on Compatible HDTV
A 3D ready HDMI (full to mini) cable is supplied for easy viewing on a compatible HDTV
PAL Recording Camcorder
The HDR-TD20E is a PAL Camcorder is designed for use outside 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 or 50i frames per second (fps), while NTSC camcorders usually record using 60p/60i/30p fps. North America supports NTSC recording, which means a PAL camcorder is not compatible with TVs and HDTVs in the United States and Canada
In the Box
Sony HDR-TD20E Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder (PAL)
  • USB Cable
  • USB Adapter Cable
  • Remote Commander
  • HDMI Mini Cable
  • AV Cable
  • NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Handycam Application Software CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sensor 2x 1/4.0" CMOS Sensor 

    Back-Illuminated Exmor Sensors with BIONZ Image Processors

    Lens 29.8 - 357.6 mm (16: 9)
    36.5 - 438 mm (4: 3)
    f/1.8 - 10

    Sony G Lens

    Zoom Optical: 10x
    Optical: 12x
    Enhanced (Optical): 17x
    Digital: 120x

    3D (10x Optical) / 2D(12x Optical) / Digital (2D Only)

    System PAL
    Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 64 GB Video/Image
    Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD/SDHC  
    Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
    64GB 2D HD Mode: Up to 25 Hours
    64GB 3D HD Mode: Up to 5 Hours
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 20.4 Megapixel
    Channels 5.1-Channel Stereo

    Dolby Digital Surround Audio

    Display Type LCD

    Xtra Fine TruBlack Display (1229K)

    Touchscreen Yes
    Screen Size 3.5"

    (8.9 cm)

    Image Stabilization Optical


    Lux Not specified by manufacturer
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
    Flash - Yes
    Accessory Shoe Hot
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (built-in USB cable)
    1x HDMI C (Mini)
    1x Composite Video (out)
    Microphone Input Yes
    Headphone Jack Yes
    Menu Languages English
    System Requirements Windows
    • XP (SP3)
      Vista (SP2)

    • OS X 10.5 - 10.7

    Software Windows Only

    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Batteries
    Power Adapter 100-240 VAC
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 2.8 x 5.1" / 6.3 x 7.2 x 13.1 cm
    Weight 1.02 lb / 462.66 g without battery, tape, etc.
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 6.3 x 5.4"

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