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Sony HDR-TD20
Sony HDR-TD20

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Sony HDR-TD20 Camcorder

460g 10x Jan 2012
Weight Optical Zoom Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its camcorders
Has a face detection
Very small optical zoom

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 4,268 expert and user reviews (including 103 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its camcorders range. 95% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in January 2012.

Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 10 times zoom factor, the HDR-TD20 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera. Across all the camcorders that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 1x to 65x.

If you are looking for a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the PMW-200 (£2,999) (14x), or the PMW-300 (£8,158.80) (14x) both from Sony.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 460 grams, the HDR-TD20 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-TD20 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-TD20 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-TD20 features manual focus, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrtd20ve, sony pixels3d
Barcodes 04905524857412, 04905524857429, 04905524857450

Sony HDR-TD20 Review Sources

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