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Three dimensions, one small camcorder.
Brace yourself for immersive 3D HD video recording in a compact size. This innovative camcorder features dual Full HD sensors, lenses and processors, plus 24p/60p recording and a 3.5" screen that lets you review 3D footage without special glasses. It also captures crystal-clear 2D video and delivers crisp, beautifully blur-free footage thanks to Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. All that in about the same size and weight of a conventional camcorder.
3D to a higher degree.
Just when you thought shooting in 3D couldn't possibly get any better, the Full HD 3D Handycam camcorder stepped things up a notch. With two Full HD sensors, this camcorder provides full 1920 x 1080 resolution on both channels?which makes for a vastly richer, more engaging and immersive 3D experience.
Say goodbye to glasses.
With the 3D-ready 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD display, you can view 3D content directly on the camcorder's LCD without the need for special glasses. Infused with TruBlack technology, the LCD provides superb contrast, brightness and glare reduction so you can comfortably and accurately review your footage on the fly?even outdoors or in bright lighting conditions.
Shoot in 3D, view in 2D.
Share your 3D videos with friends and family?even if they don't have a 3D-compatible TV or PC to view it on. With the option of 2D playback from 3D recordings, everything that's captured in 3D can be watched in 2D. So there's really no reason not to record everything in 3D.
Superb Sony G Lenses.
No, the G doesn't stand for "great"?but it could. Proudly at the pinnacle of Sony lens technology, the G Lens is engineered for optimal performance, delivering brilliant color, detailed imagery and accurate color reproduction?even in 3D. And with enhanced wide angle shooting in both photo and video modes, rest assured nothing will be left out of the picture.
Beautifully blur-free footage.
Whether shooting in 2D or 3D, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video?from wide angle all the way to full telephoto shooting. By countering camera movements in horizontal and vertical directions, innovative 3-way shake-canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture. Get sharp, blur-free footage in otherwise unsteady situations, like shooting video while walking or riding in a moving car.
Get close with 17x Extended Zoom.
Get closer to faraway subjects without moving an inch thanks to 17x Extended Zoom. Working in conjunction with 10x optical zoom, Extended Zoom digital technology gets you 17x closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality, even as you pan in for extreme close-ups.
Double Full HD 3D Consumer camcorder
The Sony Handycam HDR-TD30V 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 in to two 960x540 channels in order to squeeze them onto one sensor, thereby limiting resolution on the final output.
3D Ready 3.5? Xtra Fine LCD display (1229K)
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. The display delivers a more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare.
1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensors
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. If you?re looking for a film-like quality look to your video, 24p recording is available for you. 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.
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 33.4mm 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.
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.
5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and 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.
Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
Features 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 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 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.
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.
Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and 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.
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 HDTV4 (HDMI cable required), 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 (180 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 180 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light, Auto 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.
Take sequential still photos with 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 photography
The 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/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. 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.
HDMI cable supplied for easy viewing on compatible HDTV
A 3D ready HDMI (full to mini) cable supplied for easy viewing on compatible HDTV.
Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps
A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-TD30V 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.
Imaging Sensor: 2x 1/3.91'' (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Processor: 2x BIONZ image processor
Pixel Gross: 2x Approx.5430K pixels(3D HD)/Approx.5430K pixels(2D)
Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: 2x Approx.3980K pixels(16:9)(3D)/Approx.5020K pixels(16:9)(2D) Still: Approx.5020K pixels(16:9)
Color Filter System: ClearVid array
Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo;SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Mode: 2D Still Image:JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.4 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); Photo Mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384)
Still Image Size 4:3: Movie Mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384); Photo Mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384)
Video Mode: 3D:MPEG4-MVC/H.264 AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible; 2D:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible; STD:MPEG2-PS
Video Resolution: 3D HD:2x 1920x1080/60i; 2D HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); STD:720x480/60i
Video Actual (Pixel): 3D HD:2x Approx.3980K pixels(16:9), 2D HD, STD:Approx.5020K pixels(16:9), Approx.3760K pixels(4:3)
Video Signal: HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
Dual Record: 20.4 megapixels 16:9(6016x3384); 10.0 megapixels 16:9(4224x2376);2.1 megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
Mic Level Control: Yes(2steps)
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): 3D HD, 3D:Approx.28Mbps
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): 2D HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps, STD HQ:9Mbps
Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Wind Noise Reduction: Yes(On/Off)
Lens Type: G Lens
Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide(3D)/Wide to Tele(2D))
Aperture: F1.8 - F3.4
Optical Zoom: 10x
Digital Zoom: 120x(2D only)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 3D:33.4mm-400.8mm (16:9), 2D:29.8mm-298mm (16:9), 36.3mm - 363mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8mm-298mm (16:9), 36.3mm - 363mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance: 3D:Approx.30cm(Wide), Approx.3.6m(Tele); 2D:Approx.1cm(Wide), Approx.80cm(Tele), Approx.38cm(Tele Macro)
Extended Zoom: 12x(3D)/17x(2D)
Focal Distance: f = 3.2-32mm(3D); f = 5/32-1 5/16inch(3D); f = 3.2-32mm(2D); f = 5/32-1 5/16inch(2D)
Touch Panel: Yes
LCD Type: 3.5'' (8.8cm) Xtra Fine LCD display(1229K) Wide (16:9)
Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Brightness Control: Yes(Menu)
Grid Display: Grid Line (2D only)
Focus System: Contrast AF
AF Modes: Auto/Manual(Touch Panel)
Focus Area: Full range Focus(3D/2D)/Spot Focus(2D only);Peaking Display(2D only)
Focus Features: Tracking Focus(2D only)
Metering Modes: Multi-segment(3D/2D)/Spot(2D only)
Exposure Compensation: AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot(Touch Panel);Manual(Dial)
Scene Mode(s): Auto/Twilight/Twilight Portrait(Photo Mode only)/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
D-Range Optimizer: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
White Balance Mode: Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Minimum Illumination: Standard:6 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)(2D only)
Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)
LOW LUX Mode: Yes(2D only)
Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display(2D only)
Manual Iris Control: F1.8 - F10
WB Shift: Yes
Drive Mode: Photo Mode(2D only):Single-shot/Self-timer
Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
Shutter Speeds: Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/60-1/10, 000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range); Shutter Speed(Manual lris Control) 1/60-1/10,000; Shutter Speed(Manual Shutter) ; 1/8-1/10,000; Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250-1/10,000(2D only)
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)
Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto
S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes(Touch Panel)
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes(Off/On)(2D only)
Fader Effect(s): White/Black(2D only)
Date / Time Stamp: Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback(HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share(Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario(Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Built-in USB Cable: Yes(USB Charge Available)
Multiple Language Display: English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French
Remote Control: Yes
Self Recording: Yes
View & Index: Event/MAP
AGC Limit: Yes(2D only)
Audio Level Display: Yes
CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
Closer Voice: Yes
Embedded GPS: Yes(Current Position Display(Your Location))
Face Detection: Yes
Golf Shot: 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/Auto wind noise reduction
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority; (2D only)
Smile Shutter technology: Dual Capture/Always On/Off; (2D only)
Smooth Slow Rec: Yes(2D only)
Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
SD Output: Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied))
HD Output: HDMI Out(mini)(supplied)
USB Port(s): TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
BRAVIA Sync: Yes
PhotoTV HD: Yes
DVDirect: Yes(DVD Writer supported(sold separately))
Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
Direct Copy: Yes
Accessory Shoe: Yes(Active Interface Shoe)
3D HD output: HDMI Out(mini)(supplied)
A/V Remote Terminal: Video/Audio/Remote
DC IN: Yes
HDMI Terminal: Yes(mini)
Wi-Fi (Opt. Acc): -
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): Approx.2 1/2inch x 2 7/8inch x 5 1/4inch (63.5mm x 71.5mm x131mm) (including supplied battery) Weight (Approx.): Approx. 1lb 0oz ((460g) Main Unit Only)
Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)