[CES 2012] The 3D Handycam camcorder launched last year at CES has been totally revamped by Sony to get a 34% reduction in body size and a “very innovative name”: HDR-TD20V.


The distance between the two lenses has been decreased to roughly 21 mm, which allows shooting in 3D at a closer range (60cm). The EXMOR R sensor is larger than the one features in the previous model (Handycam HDR-TD10E), making it able to capture up to 20 megapixels still image and 1920×1080 full HD 60fps/24fps video.  You can view your 3D movies without using dedicated glasses in Full HD 3D directly on the 3.5″ Xtra Fine LCD (1229K) or playback your 3d videos in full HD 2D.

On the left last year model the HDR-TD10e and on the right the new Sony Handycam HDR-TD20v

Additionally, the Sony Handycam HDR-TD20V gets the new noise reduction features a.k.a Wind Noise Reduction (WNR) and Closer Voice, a built-in GPS with enhanced maps, and a built-in USB connector with Quick Charging that provides 2.5x faster charging time.

Side by side: letf HDR-TD10 - right HDR-TD20v

The Sony Handycam HDR-TD20V will be available in March for about $1500

For a detailed overview of the new features across the whole Handycam lineup, check out our article.

Sony Handycam HDR-TD20V feature highlights:

  • Double Full HD 3D camcorder
  • glasses-free 3D viewing directly on 3.5″ Xtra Fine LCD (1229K) and Full HD 2D playback from 3D recordings
  • 1920×1080 Full HD 60p/24p recording
  • 20-megapixel still image capture
  • 64GB Flash Memory for up to 25 hrs 2D HD video
  • Two back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS sensors for superb low-light video and Dual Wide Angle G Lenses
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode in 3D and 2D, even when utilizing 10x Optical/17x Extended Zoom
  • Manual Control for Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance and 2D/3D dedicated switch
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction

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