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Sony HDR-TD20
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Sony HDR-TD20 Camcorder

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460g 10x Jan 2012
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Full HD camcorder captures every moment in incredible 3D Double Full HD (1920x1080) 3D recording: Separate lens/sensor capture full-resolution HD images for each eye; with 3D depth adjustment for... More
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Sony HDR-TD20VE Review
SONY Handycam HDR-TD20 - Test-Clip 1 - Bredstedt - Mühlenteich - 3D Test
SONY Handycam HDR-TD20 - Test-Clip 2 - Bredstedt - Mühlenteich - 3D Test
Sony HDR-TD20 Slow Motion Test

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Sony has good average reviews for its camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range.

10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-TD20 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-TD20, the HDR-TD20 does not have an HDMI.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Sony HDR-CX730E which is also higher rated.

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Not Full HD

The HDR-TD20 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago are also not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX730E.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-TD20 have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x, and the average optical zoom is 22x. With an optical zoom of only 10 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-TD20 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 10x (optical) video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ820 (£659.99) (12x).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the HDR-TD20 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-TD20 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-TD20 do have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-TD20, the HDR-TD20 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-TD20, the HDR-TD20 is not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-TD20 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-TD20 also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-CX730E, or the HP F-500 (£76.20) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-TD20, the HDR-TD20 does not have a built-in projector.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider include the HDR-PJ420E (£499.99), or the HDR-PJ820 (£659.99) both from Sony.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-TD20

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Sony released the HDR-TD20.

Average Weight

With a weight of 460 grams, the HDR-TD20 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-TD20.

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Specification

Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Face Detection
Display
Touchscreen
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder

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Expert Reviews

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17 December 2012

Say hello to the 3D camcorder of choice. As you can see in the clip above, the Sony Handycam HDR-TD20VE came out top in our group test: its full HD shooting skills impressed, as did its hefty 64GB... Read more…

8 December 2012

This is a great 3D camcorder with lots of connectivity and a magnificent touchscreen monitor...

24 May 2012

The Sony HDR-TD20VE shoots great video in 2D or 3D, and is packed with enthusiast capabilities. It lacks a couple of important features, in particular a full lens ring and standard accessory shoe,...

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1 January 2014

Videokamera: 7 modeller i test 2014 Videokameror har blivit fantastiskt prisvärda de senaste åren. Hårdnande konkurrens mellan tillverkarna är en orsak, men även konkurrensen från inbyggda... Read more…

Great image quality
Comprehensive manual features
Control knob
Zwei Bildsensoren fr 3DEffekt in FullHDQualittZoomen im 3DModu 3DAufnahmen auch im Nahbereich
Expensive
No lens ring
Proprietary accessory shoe
13 February 2013

Das nächste Urlaubsvideo in 3D drehen? Kein Problem mit den kleinen Camcordern, mit denen Sie selbst Filme in dritter Dimension aufnehmen können. Wir stellen Ihnen die Top 5 vor...

27 February 2012

Gegenüber dem Vorgängermodell hat sich bis auf die kompaktere Bauweise erstaunlich wenig getan. Wer sich für eine 3D-Kamera mit guter Qualität aber wenig manuellen Einstellmöglichkeiten...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrtd20, sony pixels3, sony pixels3d, sony hdrtd20v, sony hdrtd20ve
Barcodes 04905524857412, 04905524857429, 04905524857450

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