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Sony HDR-TD20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The battery and price also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the features.

image quality, price, battery, usability, design


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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 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 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

price, portability, usability, battery, 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

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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...


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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


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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...

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Vacations, field trips,independent filmmakers


Amazing 3D camcorder, it truly surpassed my expectations .Picture quality awesome, some nice features unfortunately the lack of manual controls as well as the 60i video stream only in 3D, and the lack of 24p in 3D are the only reasons I will give this...

Awesome picture quality, good color and amazing 3Dcapture

Lack of manual controls ,no 24p/60p in 3D mode

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Good Camera, cheap parts


The camera itself is fantastic. The 3D screen is nice to be able to use without glasses. The only knock is that it seems to be cheaply put together. All in all I still would have bought it.

3D quality is great

Some parts seem to be very cheaply

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Its totally awesome...... I always found the products of sony best than others...... 24+ MP , 3D,2D video .... fulll HD ahhh...tottttttaly nothing to say...................

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Sony should wake up & do justice for new buyers


The latest instrument should have all the old features added to it. Sony plz mail me whn you cover these two Cons. Am just eagerly waiting for it.

Good 3d video

No 3D still photo & projector

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Outstanding Camera


I have used this camera on 2 trips with 1 spare battery and several memory cards I could record all day and not run in to any problems. I do have a problem with having to move a switch from 3D to 2D to take a still picture, I can view my 3D recording...

Excellent video quality, Ease of use, small size, unlimited capacity (removable memory)

must select 2D before taking still picture included software limited

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Good camera


Almost everything about this camera is great but Macintosh buyers beware. The editing software runs only on a PC. You should not have to buy a camera and a new computer as well!!

Ease of use, good picture quality

Cannot fit polarizing filter, No Macintosh 3d editing software

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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