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Trusted Reviews Recommended
An award winning 1 Full HD video camera with satisfactory features but high running costs
1/3.91" Yes 460g CMOS Jan 2012
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date

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Sony HDR-TD20VE Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-TD20VE number 258 across all camcorders.
4 Reviews + 1 Award
Average Features
5 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%. This camcorder has received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However this Sony camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
The HDR-TD20VE has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Only 1" optical sensor size
Does not support PictBridge

Sony HDR-TD20VE Video Reviews

Sony HDR-TD20VE In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Sony camcorder. This was from Trusted Reviews who gave it an "Recommended".

Good Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Les and have rated this camcorder on average 83%. If all the camcorders are ranked by average expert review score then this video camera is in the top 19%.

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Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 6,133 owner and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-TD20VE is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-TD20VE's digital zoom of 120x is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 43% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.91|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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The HDR-TD20VE is 3D. 97% of video cameras are not 3D.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-TD20VE's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 0.24", the largest is 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other video cameras, the HDR-TD20VE does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The Sony HDR-TD20VE's optical zoom of only 10x is fairly small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 14% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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The weight of the HDR-TD20VE of 460g is in the heaviest 24% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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4512 X 3384 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-TD20VE is 4512 x 3384. That's 99% higher resolution than a 3200 x 2400 camcorder, which is the most common resolution supported by video cameras. Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports HDMI


The HDR-TD20VE supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

The HDR-TD20VE's internal storage capacity of 64GB is in the largest 13% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The internal storage capacities of camcorders range from 0.016GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 26GB.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-TD20VE does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-TD20VE has a microphone in, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-TD20VE has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since January 2012.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrtd20ve, sony pixels3d, hdrtd20vescen
Barcodes 04905524857412, 04905524857429, 04905524857450

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75% smaller display diagonal
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A bit Lower expert review Score