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Sony HDR-TD20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony HDR-TD20. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price and viewfinder.

portability, usability, design, size, image quality

viewfinder, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-TD20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony HDR-TD20 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the image quality and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the viewfinder. The price and durability get mixed views.

portability, usability, design, size, image quality


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony TD20 - Full HD 3D Recording Camcorder - Black (64 GB, 20.4MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.5 inch LCDSony Handycam PCK-L30WD Screen Protector for 2011 Handycam Models with 3 inch Screen

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (

Sony HDR-TD20 review


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

The HDR-TD20VE is perfect if you’re an enthusiast who wants to dabble in 3D film-making. If you’re strictly 2D, we think the Sony HDR-CX730E is a better option, but there’s no doubting the HDR-TD20VE is well-equipped, high quality and above all fun...

Dec, 2012


Expert review by: James Morris (



Sony's HDR-TD20VE shoots great video in three as well as two dimensions.

Great image quality ; Comprehensive manual features ; Control knob

Expensive ; No lens ring ; Proprietary accessory shoe

May, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sony Handycam HDR-TD20VE


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 of storage space and four hour battery life. Hit play...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: PAUL (



Stunning 3D video, just like a Blu-ray blockbuster ; Excellent quality stills too ; Switch to SSDD from HDD storage reduced weight considerably (Have the previous top end HDD model) ; Waiting for other devices to catch up with 3D support is only reason...

Sony support is rubbish ; PS3 fails to play 3D files copied to its hard drive or burnt to DVD in 3D, 2D viewing only despite PS3 supporting the the AVCHD 2.0 3D video format ; My brand new flagship Sony KDL-55HX853 also fails to recognise the format as...

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:3x 1/3''
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Pro-HG / MS Pro
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: Yes

General Features

3D:3D Twin-Lens
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder / TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/6
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD 3D
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3