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Sony Full HD 3D Camcorder With GPS and 20.4MP Stills - HDR-TD30V

Abt Model: HDRTD30V | UPC Code: 027242863668
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Sony Full HD 3D Camcorder With GPS and 20.4MP Stills, Model HDRTD30V

Brace yourself for immersive 3D HD video recording in a compact size. This innovative camcorder features dual Full HD sensors, lens and processors, plus 24p/60p recording and a 3.5” screen that lets you review 3D footage without glasses. It also captures crystal-clear 2D video and remedies video shake with Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization.


  • Double Full HD 3D Consumer camcorder
    The Sony® Handycam® HDR-TD30V utilizes two Full HD sensors to capture true 1920x1080 3D video for a more immersive 3D experience. Most 3D cameras achieve the 3D affect by splitting a 1920x1080 signal in to two 960x540 channels in order to squeeze them onto one sensor, thereby limiting resolution on the final output.
  • 3D Ready 3.5” Xtra Fine LCD™ display (1229K)
    The LCD is also 3D ready, enabling you to view your 3D content directly on the camera’s LCD without the need for 3D glasses. The display delivers a more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare.
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p w/20.4MP Exmor R CMOS Sensors
    Capturing 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording6 and playback via HDMI™ and compatible HDTV4. If you’re looking for a film-like quality look to your video, 24p recording6 is available for you. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor® R CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.
  • Dual Wide Angle G Lenses to capture everything you want
    Experience the pinnacle of Sony® lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm(2D) and 33.4mm focal length in Video Mode offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
  • Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode
    Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video, whether you’re shooting in 3D or 2D.
  • 10x Optical Zoom in 3D mode
    Zoom in on your subjects even in 3D mode with 10x optical zoom.
  • 17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action6
    Get even closer to your subject from afar with 17x extended zoom. Extended zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom6 to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects6
    Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object.6
  • Easily switch between 2D/3D with dedicated switch
    A dedicated switch allows for easy switching from recording 2D to 3D, whether you’re recording or playing back video. In 3D mode, only 3D content will be displayed for playback, however when in 2D mode, all content will be displayed and played back in 2D. This allows you to record all your video in 3D and choose later whether or not you want to playback in 2D or 3D.
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound
    Dolby® Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording.
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
    Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).
  • Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories
    The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder.
  • Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference
    Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
    Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel. The easy 2D/3D selector switch allows you to show only 3D video when 3D is selected. For 2D playback of all video, set the switch to 2D and the camera will display 2D and 3D videos for playback on a standard HDTV. 4
  • Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and dynamic sound
    Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers with linear phase correction. Drawing on Sony’s high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master™ digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC13
    Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive13 (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV4 (HDMI cable required), allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.
  • Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
    Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience.
  • Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinations possible)
    Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 180 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Walk, Tripod , Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, Low light, Auto Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound.
  • Take sequential still photos with golf shot
    Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite “sequence shot” image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.
  • Built-in Flash for still photography
    The built-in flash will help you shed light on your subjects when shooting still images, giving you more flexibility when capturing memories.
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
    The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.
  • HDMI™ cable supplied for easy viewing on compatible HDTV4
    A 3D ready HDMI™ (full to mini) cable supplied for easy viewing on compatible HDTV
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps
    A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the HDR-TD30V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your computer using PlayMemories Home software9. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.


Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 2x 1/3.91'' (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: 2x BIONZ® image processor
  • Pixel Gross: 2x Approx.5430K pixels(3D HD)/Approx.5430K pixels(2D)
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: 2x Approx.3980K pixels(16:9)(3D)/Approx.5020K pixels(16:9)(2D) Still: Approx.5020K pixels(16:9)
  • Color Filter System: ClearVid™ array


  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo ™ (Mark 2);Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™;Memory Stick XC-HG Duo™;SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
  • Still Image Mode: 2D Still Image:JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.4 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie Mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384); Photo Mode: 20.4 megapixels 16:9 (6016x3384)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Movie Mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384); Photo Mode: 15.3 megapixels 4:3 (4512x3384)
  • Video Mode: 3D:MPEG4-MVC/H.264 AVCHD™ format ver.2.0 compatible; 2D:MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD™ format ver.2.0 compatible; STD:MPEG2-PS
  • Video Resolution: 3D HD:2x 1920x1080/60i; 2D HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); STD:720x480/60i
  • Video Actual (Pixel): 3D HD:2x Approx.3980K pixels(16:9), 2D HD, STD:Approx.5020K pixels(16:9), Approx.3760K pixels(4:3)
  • Video Signal: HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Dual Record: 20.4 megapixels 16:9(6016x3384); 10.0 megapixels 16:9(4224x2376);2.1 megapixels 16:9(1920x1080)
  • Audio Format: Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
  • Mic Level Control: Yes(2steps)
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): 3D HD, 3D:Approx.28Mbps
  • Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit Rate/VBR): 2D HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/LP:Approx.5Mbps, STD HQ:9Mbps
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes(On/Off)


  • Lens Type: G™ Lens
  • Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide(3D)/Wide to Tele(2D))
  • Aperture: F1.8 - F3.4
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
  • Digital Zoom: 120x(2D only)
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 3D:33.4mm-400.8mm (16:9), 2D:29.8mm-298mm (16:9), 36.3mm - 363mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8mm-298mm (16:9), 36.3mm - 363mm (4:3)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3D:Approx.30cm(Wide), Approx.3.6m(Tele); 2D:Approx.1cm(Wide), Approx.80cm(Tele), Approx.38cm(Tele Macro)
  • Extended Zoom: 12x(3D)/17x(2D)
  • Focal Distance: f = 3.2-32mm(3D); f = 5/32-1 5/16inch(3D); f = 3.2-32mm(2D); f = 5/32-1 5/16inch(2D)


  • Touch Panel: Yes

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.5'' (8.8cm) Xtra Fine LCD™ display(1229K) Wide (16:9)
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes(Menu)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Grid Display: Grid Line (2D only)

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast AF
  • AF Modes: Auto/Manual(Touch Panel)
  • Focus Area: Full range Focus(3D/2D)/Spot Focus(2D only);Peaking Display(2D only)
  • Focus Features: Tracking Focus(2D only)

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment(3D/2D)/Spot(2D only)
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift(Dial/Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot(Touch Panel);Manual(Dial)
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto/Twilight/Twilight Portrait(Photo Mode only)/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
  • Minimum Illumination: Standard:6 lux(1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)(2D only)
  • Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F10
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes(Auto)
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes(2D only)
  • Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display(2D only)
  • Manual Iris Control: F1.8 - F10
  • WB Shift: Yes

Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode(2D only):Single-shot/Self-timer
  • Self-timer: Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
  • Shutter Speeds: Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/60-1/10, 000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range); Shutter Speed(Manual lris Control) 1/60-1/10,000; Shutter Speed(Manual Shutter) ; 1/8-1/10,000; Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250-1/10,000(2D only)


  • Flash Type: Built-in Flash
  • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: Auto/Forced/Prohibited; (2D only)
  • Flash Compensation: Yes(3 steps)(2D only)
  • Flash Coverage: Approx.0.3m-1.5m(2D only)

Convenience Features

  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes(Touch Panel)
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes(Off/On)(2D only)
  • Fader Effect(s): White/Black(2D only)
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes(Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)
  • Erase/Protect: Yes/Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
  • Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback(HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share(Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario(Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • Built-in USB Cable: Yes(USB Charge Available)
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French
  • Remote Control: Yes
  • Self Recording: Yes
  • View & Index: Event/MAP

Advanced Features

  • AGC Limit: Yes(2D only)
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
  • Closer Voice: Yes
  • Embedded GPS: Yes(Current Position Display(Your Location))
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Golf Shot: Yes(2D only)
  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (wide(3D)/Wide to Tele(2D))
  • Intelligent Auto: Portrait/Baby/Walk/Tripod/Backlight/Landscape/Spotlight/Twilight/Macro/Low light/Auto wind noise reduction
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto/Child Priority/Adult Priority; (2D only)
  • S-Master: Yes
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Dual Capture/Always On/Off; (2D only)
  • Smooth Slow Rec: Yes(2D only)
  • x.v.Color™: Yes


  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out(A/V connecting cable(supplied))
  • HD Output: HDMI Out(mini)(supplied)
  • USB Port(s): TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • DVDirect: Yes(DVD Writer supported(sold separately))
  • Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • Direct Copy: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes(Active Interface Shoe)
  • 3D HD output: HDMI Out(mini)(supplied)
  • A/V Remote Terminal: Video/Audio/Remote
  • DC IN: Yes
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes(mini)
  • Wi-Fi (Opt. Acc): -


  • Power Requirements: 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series)

In The Box:

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
  • AC adaptor (AC-L200) (1)
  • Power Cord (1)
  • HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
  • USB Connection Support Cable (1)
  • Remote Commander(RMT-835 with Battery(CR2025)) (1)
  • Operating Guide (1)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 2-1/2"
  • Height: 2-7/8"
  • Length: 5-1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lb
  • Shipping: 3 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Limited


4. Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold sep.
6. Function only works in 2D mode.
7. Map service requires PC with internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice
9. For PC: Requires Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3/ Windows Vista® SP2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX (v10.5-10.7) 13. Requires included VMC-UAM1 cable. AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. USB-hub not supported.
External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).

Key Features
Double Full HD 3D Consumer Camcorder/ 3D Ready 3.5 " Xtra Fine LCD Display (1229K)/ Dual Wide Angle G Lenses/ Easily Switch Between 2D/3D / Expanded Recording/ Mic/Headphone Jack/ Active Interface Shoe/ Wind Noise Reduction/ Built-in Flash For Still Photography/ Built-In USB Cable For Easy File Transfer/Charge/ HDMI Cable Supplied/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Sony HDR-TD30V from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony HDR-TD30V is Brand New.
  • The Sony HDR-TD30V Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Storage TypeMemory Stick SD/SDHC/SDXC
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.5
Total Pixel Count5430K pixels
Effective Pixel CountApprox. 5020K Pixels
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom120x
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto/Onepush/Outdoor/Indoor
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for Still5020K pixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityUSB
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)1
Width (inches)2.5
Height (inches)2.88
Depth (inches)5.25
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
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