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Sony HDR-TG3 / TG3E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the features.

portability, usability, value for money, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-TG3 / TG3E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony TG3E / TG1 camcorder review


We had the good fortune to receive a Sony HDR-TG3E (aka, HDR-TG1 for North America) review unit on the day we departed for a bit of tropical relaxation. As such, we return with a real world look at how the Titanium-shelled TG3E performed in the ...

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Sony HDR-TG3 excellent camera


Thanks to the cooperation of Sony, the HDR-TG3 tested, high-definition camcorder that combines a sensor able to record up to 1080i with reduced size and form factor. On that first line, someone would notice the contradiction between high definition and...

good camera

there are no disadvantages

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Sony HDR-TG3


Revolution in the market for video compact cameras! The Sony launches HDR-TG3 titanium in a body and a CMOS sensor 2.36 megapixels for recording in Full HD. This camcorder, received the award for best HD camcorder, with flash memory by EISA 2008. The...




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Sony HDR-TG3


Ready to capture any occasion. Sony claims the HDR-TG3 is the smallest, lightest Full HD camcorder in the world. Thanks to its use of flash memory, the TG3 is just 119mm tall, 63mm deep, and a mere 32mm thick. It's still a little heavy for a trouser...

Good capture


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sony hdrtg3 high definition camcorder


Sony has released a Full HD Camcorder with extra small dimensions and amazing features packed into a pure titanium body with a scratch resistant Premium Hard Coating. my Sony HDR-TG3E Camcorder has amazing features such as Face Detection, ClearVid CMOS...

Good touchscreen

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Sony HDR-TG3


Sony's machine has a little cheaper S650, S700 and W35, which several loom at 1000-1700 prices around, W55 and W80 at between 1800-2500, there is more than 2500 a, W90 and W200, there are T20, T100, H7, H9, If you are home, I own W35 and S700 on the...

Exquisite beautiful

Taking pictures at night is not clear

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Sony HDR-TG3E camera


The Sony HDR-TG3E (or TG1 depending on where you live), by now (should be a discontinued model), is a very particular model. It has a lot of reasons to buy it if you find it and just as many to not. First off, something I really liked is the

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camcorder supermini


But the view outside the Sony HDR-TG3 is still pretty visible. Can so this design because it is processed professionally. Besides that the quality of materials used to make the chassis is also quite camcorder feels so good now be solid. This tiny...

Take it easy and simple

Capacity is only 30 minutes to record video

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Sony HDR-TG3


Techniques to produce quality resolution. Although Sony HDR-TG3 not have the ability to produce high-quality video recording, this pocket camcorder still have the power to pull apart, especially in terms of convenience to bring it. I like this Sony...

Easily taken,The result of recording good enough

Small capacity of internal memory (only 4GB)

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Sony HDR-TG3E review


The Sony HDR-TG3E is a tiny HD camcorder that comes with a stack of extras. It's the shape of the Sony that drives everything. You flip and twist the LCD screen, which automatically turns on the power and then you hold the camcorder vertically like a...

Cometitive rice ; Imressive quality video ; Small but solid build ; Great touchscreen

Product Specifications

Sony HDR-TG3E Full HD 1080 Flash Camcorder The worlds smallest, lightest Full HD 1920x1080 camcorder.Stylish, ultra-compact design with tough, scratch-resistant titanium body. Easy to use controls. Superb picture quality with Face Detection and 5.1 ch surround sound. Features: * Pure titaniumbody with scratch-resistant Premium Hard Coating * 1920x1080i HD video recording on removable Memory Stick PRO Duo media - no discs or tapes required * ClearVid CMOS Sensor and Exmor derived technology for superbly detailed HD pictures with high sensitivity and low noise * BIONZ high-speed image processor for enhanced image quality and responsive performance * Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 10x optical zoom / 120x digital zoom * Face Detection automatically adjusts focus, exposure, colour balance and skin tone for clearer, more natural faces * D-Range Optimiser adjusts exposure and contrast for evenly-exposed backlit shots * x.v.Colour mode for vivid, lifelike colours * 4 megapixel still photo recording * Dual Rec simultaneous 2.3 megapixel still photo during video recording * 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus touch panel for viewing shots and controlling functions * Quick ON button for fast start-up from sleep mode * Face Index, Film Roll Index and Visual Index for quick, easy searches using touchscreen * 5.1 surround sound recording with zoom mic for clearer dialogue and sound of foreground subjects * BRAVIA Sync via HDMI connection for playback control via compatible BRAVIA TV remote control * PhotoTV HD output for optimised still photo display on compatible BRAVIA TV * USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection for fast PC transfer (output only) Specifications: Audio System: Dolby Digital 5.1ch Built in Microphone: 3ch, zoom microphone Built in Speaker Surround Recording Image Device: Size 1/5.0 ClearVid CMOS Sensor Exmor technology Image Processor: BIONZ x.v.Colour Number of Pixels Gross (K) 2360 Nu


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/5''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS Duo / Pro Duo
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/800


HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3