Sony HDR-TD20V High Definition Handycam 20.4 MP 3D Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom and 64 GB Embedded Memory (2012 Model)
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- 20.4 megapixel still image capture
- 10X Optical, 17X Extended Zoom
- 3.5 inch Xtra Fine LCD 3D display with TruBlack technology
- 1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p recording
- 64GB Flash Memory for up to 24hrs 2D HD video
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|Item Dimensions||2.62 x 2.25 x 5.12 inches|
|Item Weight||1.3 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||2 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||8.4 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||51 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||20.4 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||3 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p|
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Capture your precious moments in an immersive 3D experience with the compact HDR-TD20V Handycam Camcorder. Dual full HD sensors produce true 3D videos with 1920x1080 60p/24presolution and 24.1MP still images. View 3D video directly on the3.5" Xtra Fine LCD display - no glasses needed.
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Sony HDR-TD20V Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder
Capture your precious moments in an immersive 3D experience with the compact HDR-TD20V Handycam Camcorder. Dual Full HD sensors produce true 3D videos with 1920x1080 60p/24p resolution and 20.4 megapixel still images. The HDR-TD20V also allows you to view 3D video directly on the 3.5-inch Xtra Fine LCD display – no glasses needed.
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.
3D Ready 3.5-inch Xtra Fine LCD display (1229K) w/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-inch Xtra Fine LCD display, delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare.
1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p recording*** w/20.4MP 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.
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.
HDMI cable supplied for easy viewing on compatible HDTV**A 3D ready HDMI (full to mini) cable supplied for easy viewing on compatible HDTV**.
Back-illuminated Exmor 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 CMOS sensor. 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.
Dual Wide Angle G Lenses to 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 w/ 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.
10x Optical Zoom in 3D mode Zoom in on your subjects even in 3D mode with 10x optical zoom.
17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action*** 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.
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 switch between 2D/3D with dedicated switchA 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.
5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround soundDolby 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.
Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jackFeatures dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).
Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessoriesThe 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 you for easy referenceEvent 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 creates movies with transitions for youWhy 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.**
Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and dynamic soundBring 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.
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.
Wind noise reduction for clear voice recordingWind 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 (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: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, 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***.
Built-in Flash for still photographyThe 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 cable for easy file transfer/chargeThe 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.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ mapsA 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 computer using PlayMemories Home software*****. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.
**Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately
***Function only works in 2D mode
****Map service requires PC with Internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice
*****For PC: Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Windows Vista Sp2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX(v10.5-10.7)
******Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32.USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).
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Few functions, not take a photo in 3D.
Very good quality images, even at night.
Very slow to acquire GPS location.
Camera too expensive for the limited resources.
Sony managed to reduce this down to 20mm in the TD20, which means you will have a 3D effect exclusively on close-ups. Not on material with normal to far distances to the camcorder.
If you do not mind the bigger exterior, the Sony TD10 is the BETTER buy for 3D filming.
I studied about this camera for two months on the web and finally played with it at local Best Buy and bought it for 1169 dollars on a web price match and it worked. I have used it now for two weeks filming historic places, flowers, birds and my son playing soccer. I have also purchased the Best Buy 209 dollars ADW for 3 years for peace of mind because the LORD's rains fall on all humanity equally.
Also objects close to see its real 3D effects on the 160" of screen with Optoma 3D Projector (with 3D converter 3D-XL) and I have to tell you that what my family and I saw was amazing. Almost as equal with the quality of Hugo (the movie) clarity.
I used 3DXL connected with the provided mini hdmi and the camera communication set to SBS (not the 3DXL but on camera itself) and watch it diectly from the camera to the projector in amazing 3D.
I also took footage of turtle under the water from above the lake in the local park) and it was just amazing.
I know some says the 20mm (this one) with the 30mm the TD10, I have to say that actually even with the 20mm, this one beats the TD10 in many respects including the finish of the the HD quality both in 2D and 3D.
I am a professional and this camera is not a professional camera but it is still a professional in the price and quality that this product brings.
I have a bi-weekly TV show (live gospel and teaching) and the studio takes care of that part with BIG BOYS but for my pre-edited TV programs, I am impressed enough to switch from my faithful 8 years old Sony DCR-VX2100 to this new blessing.
I downloaded the Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 (Trial) from Sony's website and edited and recorded my first Blu-Ray with LG-BE12 and the results were wonderful. Now I am going to order the Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Visual Effects Suite from Amazon for only 53.50 (compared with 194.95 from Sony's website) and praise the LORD for the provision!!!
With the price and quality that I have experienced, this is worth.
Thank you so much.
The picture quality to me is crystal clear and transferred over to my computer for ripping to a DVD without any issues at all. Colors, shapes, everything is crisp and in nice detail.
Using the 3-D capabilities of the camera, it is fairly effective for up close and personal recording, but forget it at a distance. I hooked up a recorded 3D video I had made to my TV (also 3d capable) and, without glasses, you did get a minor 3D effect. Wearing a pair of 3D glasses it was a bit more pronounced. I don't watch much 3D, and for my purposes I'm not sure how much of that feature I will use in the future. The cool thing was hooking it up to my TV via an HDMI cable vs. alternate means and running the video directly from the camera. Kids really like that, also (3D or not), especially as they relive the birthday party that happened just a few hours previous on the same day.
The camera comes with 64 gig is more than sufficient for my purposes - after filming two birthday parties, a piano recital, and two other events I wasn't anywhere near to filling it up before I was transferring video off of the unit.
I have not purchased an upgraded / higher capacity battery, as I haven't really pushed the battery that was standard. I went three hours of recording and did not get a low battery warning before I put it back on the charger before I went to bed. Three hours is more than enough for my purposes, and with the USB-compatible charger included with the unit, for this camera I will be able to plug it into my USB-compatible cigarette adapter or the 101 other USB charging bases I seem to have everywhere.
I like the tracking feature category as I was filming a person talking and another walking around, and it does keep that spot focused in if they maintain a "normal" speed; with running children it's not perfect but a lot better than not having it at all.
The unit's size is about 50% bigger than the HDR-CX160, primarily due to the second lens for the 3D option. I think that is great as I have larger hands, and I always thought the CX160 was too small.
The unit also comes with a built-in GPS receiver and the ability to tag your location of filming. Besides trying this feature out to see if it works, I don't know when I'll ever need this feature with my types of recordings. However, if you travel a lot, it may help jog your memory some years down the road of just where exactly a specific recording was made.
Overall, this is an outstanding camera but maybe a little bit of to many whistles and bells for the average person wanting a camera to record birthday parties. However, if you are looking for crisp shots and need that something extra, I'd highly recommend this one.
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