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Meet this year’s new Handycam® range

Press release   •   Jan 10, 2012 02:00 CET

  • World’s first*1 Balanced Optical SteadyShot for even more stable images while walking/zooming (CX740VE, PJ740VE, CX730E)
  • Four new models with built-in projector
  • World’s smallest and lightest*2 new 3D Handycam® HDR-TD20VE
  • Clearer dialogue with Auto Wind Noise Reduction and Closer Voice (selected models)
  • By Pixel Super Resolution processing for high-resolution still images and Extended Zoom (all models)

*1 As an AVCHD camcorder as of January 9th, 2012

*2 As an AVCHD 3D camcorder as of January 9th, 2012



This year’s

Following 2011’s launch of the world’s first ‘Double Full HD’ 3D consumer camcorder, the new HDR-TD20VE is around 66% the size of its predecessor. A matched stereoscopic G Lens pair with 10x optical zoom (12x extended zoom in 3D and 17x extended zoom in 2D) is teamed with dual Exmor R™ CMOS sensors and dual BIONZ image processors.

This dual recording system captures 3D video in 1920x1080 Full HD to enjoy on your 3D TV with active shutter glasses. Shots can also be viewed ‘glasses-free’ on the 8.8cm (3.5-inch) Xtra Fine 3D touchscreen LCD. New AUTO 3D depth adjustment ensures more natural, comfortable 3D viewing. The distance between each camcorder lens has also been optimised to create an even more realistic stereoscopic effect. 3D close-ups are now even closer: minimum camera-to-subject distance is now 30cm, compared with the previous model’s 80cm.

Other HDR-TD20VE features shared with selected 2D Handycam® models include iAUTO with Auto Wind Noise Reduction; geotagging with GPS; versatile Manual controls; and a built-in USB cable for easy file transfers and quick charging from your PC.

New camcorder accessories

Enhancing the Handycam® mobile theatre experience is the new RDP-CA1 Portable Speaker that clips directly onto latest Handycam® projector models featuring an Active Interface Shoe. The speaker delivers clear, 360-degree sound that can be heard by everyone in the room.

The new HVL-LE1 is a versatile LED adopted Battery Video Light for advanced image creation. The video light can accommodate variable lighting angles, vertical or horizontal, and brightness as well as a colour conversion filter and diffuser.

Illuminating the scene with an array of 60 super luminosity LEDs, the HVL-LE1 attaches to the accessory shoe of your Handycam® NEX-VG Series (with E-mount lens) or α camera (with A-mount lens). It can be powered by infoLITHIUM V series or M series rechargeable batteries, as well as regular Ni-MH AA or alkaline AA batteries.

The VCT-MP1 ‘Multipod’ is versatile ‘4-way’ support solution that includes an adjustable monopod, mini tripod, support stand and support case. It’s ideal for stabilising your camcorder or camera, even in active shooting situations.

New 30MB/s SDHC media cards – ideal for Handycam® 3D

A perfect match for Handycam™, the new core range of SDHC cards by Sony is available from March 2012 in capacities up to 32GB. X-ray-, shock- and temperature-resistant, they’re a dependable choice for travel, special occasions and everyday shooting alike.

The cards’ performance has been upgraded to support data rates up to 30MB/s. As well as accelerating PC transfers of large files, the cards’ uprated speed effortlessly meets the requirements of shooting Full HD and 3D video with this season’s Handycam® range.

In a world first* by Sony, File Rescue software now allows recovery of accidentally deleted or damaged 3D movies and photos as well as 2D image files. File Rescue software is available as a free download for registered card owners.

*as of November 1st, 2011


The new Handycam® range of camcorders by Sony is available from February 2012.