Sony HDR-TD10 High Definition 3D Handycam Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Silver)
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- World's first 10x optical zoom in 3D (consumer camcorder)
- Xtra Fine 3D LCD touch panel with TruBlack technology
- 7.1 megapixels (2D still image)
- 3D HD:2x 1920x1080/50i
- Optical Zoom: 10x(3D)/12x(2D)
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|Item Dimensions||9 x 4.1 x 6 inches|
|Item Weight||2.98 pounds|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||4.2 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||3.45 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||NP-FV70|
|Video Capture Format|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080|
The HDR-TD10 Handycam Camcorder utilizes two Full HD sensors for capturing true 1920x1080 3D video delivering an immersive 3D experience, as well as Full HD 2D video. View 3D and 2D videos directly on its generous 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD(tm) display
From the Manufacturer
The World’s first 3D Full HD consumer camcorder HDR-TD10 is set to expand the world of 3D while redefining the meaning of home video. Up until now, high quality 3D image capturing was only possible with professional cameras, but with the HDR-TD10, anyone can shoot stunningly beautiful Full HD 3D videos. From the occasional big moments, to the day-to-day small moments, you can now capture all that in Full HD 3D.
Stunning 3D Image Quality
- Shot with two lenses and processed with two image processors
Driven by not one but two Wide Angle Sony G Lenses, two "Exmor R" CMOS sensors, and two powerful "BIONZ" image processors, HDR-TD10 is able to shoot 3D images in Double Full HD.
- "Frame packing" method to achieve Full HD quality
By employing the "frame packing" 3D signaling method, HDR-TD10 is able to produce Full HD 3D images without sacrificing image quality, as both the left and right frames are transferred via HDMI as Full HD signals without being squeezed by half.
- Shoot in 3D, watch in both 3D and 2D
Simply shoot in 3D, and have a choice to watch in 3D or 2D later, both in Full HD quality. When HDR-TD10 is connected to a 2D HDTV, only one of the channels of the 3D video will be displayed automatically, without the need to manually switch from 3D to 2D on the camcorder.
- Optimum distance between lenses to produce the optimum stereoscopic effect
One of the most important characteristics in a 3D camera is the amount of stereoscopic effect a camera can produce. Based on our rich experience in both 3D imagery and camcorder technology, for HDR-TD10, a distance of 31mm between the lenses is chosen for optimum performance.
- World’s first 10x optical zoom in 3D (consumer camcorder)
Though commonly available in most conventional 2D camcorders, optical zoom is still a rare feature in 3D cameras. However, thanks to a sophisticated auto-adjustment technology, the HDR-TD10 is equipped with a 10x optical zoom in 3D for users to zoom in and out freely in various scenes.
- Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode) in 3D Steady even while walking
The HDR-TD10 is equipped with Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode). When used at the wide end, correction angle is ten times greater than without Active Mode, enabling steady images even while walking.
State-of-the-art 3D Technology
- Xtra Fine 3D LCD touch panel with TruBlack technology
A true 3D camcorder, HDR-TD10 is equipped with a 3.5-inch 3D LCD touch panel display that does not require dedicated 3D glasses for viewing.This gorgeous 3D display packs an incredible 1229k dots and is capable of displaying both 3D and 2D images with superb details.
- Parallax barrier system
Taking advantage of how the human brain-eye system works, the 3D LCD based on the parallax barrier system employs the same concept to make 3D viewing possible without dedicated 3D glasses. By controlling the direction of light that reaches each eye separately, the 3D LCD is able to let each eye see a slightly different image, therefore allowing our brain to create a sense of depth, just as the way human see the world.
|Imaging Sensor||2x 1/4 type(4.5mm) back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor|
|Processor||2x BIONZ image processor|
|Pixel Gross||2x Approx.4200K pixels(3D)/Approx.4200K pixels(2D)|
|Effective Picture Resolution||2x Approx.3540K pixels(4:3)(3D)/Approx.3540K pixels(4:3)(2D)|
|Color Filter System||ClearVid array|
|Media Type||internal Flash Memory|
|Memory Stick PRODuo (Mark 2)|
|Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo|
|SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)|
|Internal Media||Flash Memory 64GB|
|Still Image File Format||DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible|
|Still Image Mode||3D Still Image: Not available/2D Still Image:JPEG|
|Still Image Max Effective||7.1 megapixels|
|Still Image Size(Movie Mode)||5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728)|
|4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304x1728)|
|Still Image Size(Photo Mode)||7.1 megapixels 4:3 (3072x2304)|
|5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072x1728)|
|1.9 megapixels 4:3 (1600x1200)|
|307K pixels 4:3 (640x480)|
|Video Format||3D HD:MVC(original format)|
|HD:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format compatible(1080/50p:original format)|
|Video Mode(Resolution)||3D HD:2x 1920x1080/50i|
|HD:1920x1080/50p, 25p, 50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/50i (HQ,LP)|
|Movie Recording Rate |
(Average Bit Rate/VBR) 12
|3D HD |
|HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/ |
|Video Actual (Pixel) 3||3D HD:2x Approx.2650K pixels(16:9)/ |
HD, STD:Approx.2650K pixels(16:9), Approx.1990K pixels(4:3)
|Video Signal||3D HD:HDTV 1080/50i|
|HD:HDTV 1080/50p, 25p, 50i|
|STD:PAL color, CCIR standards|
|Progressive Mode||HD:50p/25p, Progressive recording|
|Recording and Playback Times |
(in Internal Media)(5.1ch) 45
|3D HD |
|Recording and Playback Times |
(in Internal Media)(2ch) 45
|3D HD |
|Number of Recording Pictures |
(in Internal Media) 6
|Photo Capture from Movie||2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)|
|307K pixels 4:3 (640x480)|
|230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)|
|Dual Record 7||5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072 x 1728)|
|4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304 x 1728)|
|Audio Format||Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator|
|Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator|
|Microphone/Speaker||Built-in Zoom Microphone|
|Linear Phase Stereo Speaker|
|Wind Noise Reduction||Yes(Off/On)|
|Mic Level Control||Yes(2steps)|
|Lens Type||G Lens|
|Lens Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (wide(3D)/Wide to Tele(2D))|
|Extended Zoom||17x(2D only)|
|Digital Zoom 8||160x(2D only)|
|Focal Distance||f = 2.9mm - 29mm(3D)|
|f = 1/8inch - 1 2/8inch(3D)|
|f = 2.9mm - 34.8mm(2D)|
|f = 1/8inch - 1 3/8inch(2D)|
|Focal Length |
(35mm equivalent)(Movie Mode) 3
|3D:34.4mm - 344mm|
|3D:1 3/8inch - 13 1/2inch|
|2D:29.8mm - 357.6mm (16:9), 36.5mm - 438mm (4:3)|
|2D:1 7/16inch - 14 1/8inch (16:9), 1 7/16inch - 17 1/4inch (4:3)|
|Focal Length |
(35mm equivalent) (Photo Mode)
|29.8mm - 357.6mm (16:9), 27.4mm - 328.8mm (4:3)|
|1 3/16inch - 14 1/8inch(16:9),1 1/8inch - 13inch(4:3)|
|Filter Diameter||1 3/16inch|
|Minimum Focus Distance||3D:Approx.80cm(Wide), Approx.7.5m(Tele)|
|2D:Approx.1cm(Wide), Approx.80cm(Tele), Approx.25cm(Tele Macro)|
|LCD Type||8.8cm(3.5 type) Xtra Fine LCD 3D display(1229K) Wide(16:9) w/TruBlack technology|
|Angle Adjustment||Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.|
|Brightness Control 9||Yes(MENU)|
|Grid Display||Guide Frame(2D only)|
|Focus System||Contrast AF|
|AF Modes||Auto/Manual(Touch Panel)|
|Focus Area||Full range Focus(3D/2D)/Spot Focus(2D only)|
|Focus Features||Tracking Focus(2D only)|
|Tele Macro||Yes(2D only)|
|Metering Modes||Multi-segment(3D/2D)/Spot(2D only)|
|Exposure Compensation||AE Shift(Touch Panel)|
|Flexible Spot(Touch Panel)|
|LOW LUX Mode||Yes(2D only)|
|Scene Mode(s)||Auto/Twilight/Twilight Portrait/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/ |
|White Balance Mode||Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor|
|Minimum Illumination||Standard:11 lux(1/50 Shutter Speed)|
|Low Lux:3 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed)(2D only)|
|Auto Iris Control||F1.8 - F10.0|
|Drive Mode||Photo Mode(2D only):Single-shot/Self-timer|
|Self-timer||approx. 10sec.(Still Image)|
|Shutter Speed Auto Control Range||1/8-1/1000|
|Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec)||1/250 - 1/1000|
|Quick On||Yes(Power On by LCD)|
|Manual/Auto Lens Cover||Auto|
|S/S & Zoom button on LCD||Yes(Touch Panel)|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes(On/Off)|
|Fader Effect(s) 10||White/Black(2D only)|
|Date/Time Stamp||Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info)|
|Media/Battery Indicator||Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)|
|On Screen Main Indicators||Intelligent Auto Status|
|Flash Status(2D only)|
|Recording Image Quality(HD/STD)|
|Multiple Language Display||English|
|Latin American Spanish|
|Power Save Mode||Auto Shut-off(5minutes)|
|Still Image Playback Options||Slide Show|
|Playback Zoom(1.1x-5x)(TouchPanel+Zoom Lever)(2D only)|
|Video Playback Options||Highlight Playback(HD Movie Only)|
|Highlight Playback Save and Share(Translate into STD quality)|
|Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)|
|One Touch Disc Burn||Yes(Menu)(2D only)|
|Audio Level Display||Yes|
|Face Detection||Yes(2D only)|
|Priority Setting (for Face Detection)||Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority(2D only)|
|Smile Shutter 7||Dual Capture/Always On/Off(2D only)|
|Golf Shot||Yes(2D only)|
|Smooth Slow Rec||Yes(2D only)|
|Image Stabilization||Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (wide(3D)/Wide to Tele(2D))|
|Intelligent Auto||Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Flash Metering System||Pre-flash TTL|
|Flash Modes||Auto/Forced/Prohibited(2D only)|
|Flash Compensation||Yes(3 steps)(2D only)|
|Flash Coverage||Approx.0.3m - 1.5m(2D only)|
|Approx.11 7/8 inch - 59 1/8 inch(2D only)|
|Memory Card Slot||Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible|
|STD Output||Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied))|
|Component Video Out(Component A/V cable(sold separately))|
|S Video Out(A/V connecting cable with S Video(sold separately))|
|HD Output||HDMI Out(mini)(supplied)|
|Component Video Out(Component A/V cable(sold separately))|
|3D HD Output||HDMI Out(min)(supplied)|
|USB Port(s)||TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)|
|Headphone Jack||Stereo Minijack|
|Microphone Input||Stereo Minijack|
|Accessory Shoe||Yes(Active Interface Shoe)|
|Remote Terminal||integrated into A/V |
|A/V Remote Terminal||Video/S Video/Audio/Component Out/Remote|
|Weights and Measurements|
(Approx.)(including supplied battery) 11
|Approx.54.5mm x 64.5mm x128mm|
|Approx.2 1/4inch x 2 5/8inch x 5 1/8inch|
(Approx) (Main unit only)
(Approx.) (Total) 12
|Approx. 740g(NP-FV70)(supplied battery)|
|Battery Type||InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)|
|Charge on camcorder |
(Charging time with supplied Battery) 13
|Power Consumption |
(in LCD Operation) 14
|3D HD: 5.8W |
|Power Requirements||7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adapter)|
|In the Box|
|Supplied Accessory 15||Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70) (1)|
|AC adapter (1)|
|Power Cord (1)|
|HDMI(mini) Cable (1)|
|A/V Connecting Cable (1)|
|USB Cable (1)|
|USB Adapter Cable (1)|
|CD-ROM("Handycam" Application Software) (1)|
|Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)|
- Bit Rate is described by system rate(including movie, sounds and others).
- PS mode(28Mbps) and FX mode(24Mbp) are peak bit rate.
- When "STEADYSHOT" is not "ACTIVE"
- In case of taking moving objects, there is possibility to become shorter times than them.
- The number in ( ) is minimum recordable time.
- Approximate number of pictures when recording only pictures.
- Not available in the recording mode 60p (PS), 24p(FX/FH) and 60i(FX)
- The factory setting is "Off". "MOVIE" position only.Digital zoom ratio includes optical zoom ration.
- Backlight brightness will automatically be set "Bright" when connected to AC adapter.
- Only record movie
- including the projecting parts
- including a battery pack and a media(if a lens hood is supplied, including it too.).
- When using the AC adapter
- Recording mode and media are default settings.
- The numbers in ( ) are the supplied quantity
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Top Customer Reviews
Fast forward just over a year. The newly released 10.0d version of Sony Vegas natively supports the MVC codec, allowing 3D footage to be edited as easily as 2D footage. It also allows 3D Blu-rays to be burned directly from the timeline.
As for the camera itself: I was pleasantly surprised to find it exceeded my expectations. Color reproduction is exceptional, image stabailization is very good, and the glasses-free 3D display is extremely nice. Only the sound quality disappoints, but I almost never rely on built-in mics (opting instead for a Zoom H4N paired with an Audio Technica AT875R).
As an entry into the world of 3D, this camera is phenomenal. There are "prosumer" 3D cameras on the way, but for those who edit in Vegas, there's really no better or cheaper way to jump into the world of 3D shooting and editing today that with this camera.
For those without Vegas, editing a bit more difficult. Clips can be edited in-camera using some fairly simple software (you can even download music onto the camera to use as a soundtrack behind your clips). But you won't get nearly the performance you would get using dedicated editing software. And please note: Vegas is the ONLY software under $4000 currently offering the ability to manipulate MVC files. Premiere doesn't have it, nor does Final Cut Pro.
But for Vegas owners, or just those who love new tech, this camera come very highly recommended!
(I have shown this to a few colleagues unfamiliar with 3D and watched their faces light up with glee; one described it as "like traveling into the future." That's awesome.)
When watched on a 3d tv or projector it is fantastic. Oh, one more thing, it takes great HD 2-D as well.
this camcorder makes MVC format 3D files, these are high end AVCHD files with full hd resolution. this is the same format as the 3D blu-rays you see in the stores. the problem isn't the camera. as of right now, due to licencing reasons i dont understand, unless you want to spend about $4-$12 grand on netblender or something similar, you can't "author" your own 3d spec blu-ray that will work on every player like you get when you buy a commercial movie in the stores. that doesn't mean you can't make a 3d hd blu-ray that will work on all players. it dosen't mean you can't make full HD 3D blu-ray. it does mean that unless you have a lot of time and money on your hand, that you can't make a "full HD 3D blu-ray that works on all 3d players and tvs"
sony recently released its 3d video editing software for consumers, it can be found at sonycreativesoftware.com or here on amazon at Sony Creative Software Movie Studio HD Platinum Suite 11 V.11 or Sony Creative Software Movie Studio HD Platinum 11for only about $100. with this software you will be able to view and edit the MVC format files this camera makes in 3d, and you can burn 3d blu-rays from it as well,... not full res MVC spec blu ray with menus, but you can burn the files to the disc as a data disc that many players will recognise (like playstation 3). even without the software a playstatino 3 will recognise the raw video file. if your player wont read data discs, vegas 11 can convert it to side by side or interlace for you and you can use the sony dvd authorinng program to make a disc any player will play. obviously if you go side by side or interlace it will cut the resolution to each eye in half but it will do untill a hacker either cracks the code, or someone releases consumer grade authoring software. (vegas 11 will even do red/blue or pink/cyan glasses conversion for non 3d displays and for use on dvd format discs. so you can send 3d dvds and 50cent classes to friends and family)
all be told. there are options. not all of them straight forward, but for $100 in software and a capable bluray or dvd burner, you won't be stuck with a bunch of files you can only view by hooking up directly from your camcorder. but we will have to wait for the holy grail of getting the ease, compatability and full resolution of a commercial 3D BD
ok, now to the camera !
the TD10 is basicly a HDR-CX560V with the extra do-dads nessasary to make it 3D. the first thing that hit me out of the box was how beefy the thing is. i'm making a huge step up from the sony dcr-sx41 i picked up in 09. the sx41 is extreamly light weight,so much so that even my heartbeat would cause it to bump the image around in my huge palms, but the inertia of the TD10 helps keep the image still. that being said, it's not a featherweight, but in no way is it a brick, the added width and weight moves the center of mass but it's easy to get used to. that ridge in front of the zoom toggle is there so your middle and ring fingers can provide extra support for the extended center of mass. the whole unit feels higher end than ive seen from most other camcorders. the brushed alumiinum look, the thicker hand pad buckle, the more comfortable leather like section on the right hand side of the unit, the huge 3.5 inch screen, the fact the 1.5 inch npf-v70 battery sits flush in the enclousure, even the fact they put the hdmi to mini hdmi cable in the box instead of mking you buy it seperately this certiantly feels like a no BS flagship sony gadget.
shooting in 3D is a fun and new experance, i'm glad sony placed in the huge 3.5 inch parralax barrier 3d lcd on the thing and no viewfinder. shooting in 3D means you have to be mindfull of object placement, stability, proper zoom levels, and convergence windows. the glasses free lcd makes that work intuitively easy for almost any user. don't think nintendo 3DS type deal here, this high res screen puts that weak sauce screen to shame. it's easy to find the sweet spot here, and becasue it's already in 3d you can tell if you are too close to your subject and if you are about to give your friends and family a headache. even the on screen data, like the 5.1 mic pickup levels, and menu buttons sit at the convergance window threshhold so you know if you are adding proper depth to your movies or popping objects out of the tv screen to smack people in the face. you can press a button on the side and the screen will display 2d like any other camcorder, while it records 3D. which is good in bright situations where there can be a distracting bit of crosstalk.
the only thing worse than a bouncy unstable image is a bouncy unstable image in 3D. the TD10 offer two levels of stabilisation. at the factory set top level, the image will slowly 'float' into position after making big turns then it holds it perfetly still. it's a very smooth movie like pan effect that faintly reminds me of the kind of software pan you see on 4:3 tv shows converted from 16:9 movies. the second setting gets rid of the 'float' effect, but still holds things awesomely steady. even with the stabilization tuned off, this thing has enough mass in its self to keep things comfortable even when hand held.
the 64gb of storage will get you over 5 hours of 3D HD. so i would recommend just getting a good 2.5 inch external hard drive if you need more space. (you need to format the hard drive into FAT or FAT32. Windows will not do that over 32gb so you will need to download a free fat 32 formatt utility from the internet.) you can move files directly from the TD10 to external storage while on vacation and edit it at home later or use the camcorder to output 3d by playign movies directly from the hard drive.
is it worth it? (the $1500) that depends. i do think that on close inspection the HDR-CX560V has a slightly less graniy picture, nothing i cant fix in post production but this is just judging from the image on the lcd in a brightly lit department store so take that with a grain of salt, but obviously the HDR-CX560V lacks he TD10s greatist feature, that being 3D! one of the price limiting factors about this tech is that there are 2 lenses, 2 exmor sensors, 2 boinz image processors, etc,.... basicly, some of the most expensive parts of the camera have to be doubled so unlike the step to HD where prices come down over time, 3d (done right) will always have a bit of a premium. also, when in 3d mode, the camera uses almost twice as much power to operate. even fully charged, the NP-FV70 battery that comes with it will only get you a little over 2 hours of operating time. most other camcorders this battery will will get you nearly 5 hours. (i do strongly recommend a second battery)
seriously, there's nothing else in the full HD consumer level 3d camcorder arena and it is a bit pricy. there a plenty of awesome full hd 2D camcorders in the $500 - $900 range right now. if you want to wait a year or so and see if somebody releases something a little less for a little less do so but don't expect anything sub $1000 anytime soon. for people like me who want to future proof themselves for a few years and capture memories in 3d now, than yes. absolutly go for it. sony has set the standard and you won't be dissapointed in the unit itself. (you may however be disapointed that there may well be a very long wait for the ablity to burn a full hd 3d blu ray at teh consumer level)
*edited with updated vegas 11 info, and placed the common misconceptions on top
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If you want 3D - This is the way to go. Prepare to spend $500 on Sony Vegas in order to edit the movies.
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