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Sony HDR-TD30
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Sony HDR-TD30 Camcorder

20.4MP 1/3.91 460g Apr 2013
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Film life in 3D Capture life in double Full HD 3D: The dual G Lens, Exmor R CMOS sensors and BIONZ processors record 3D footage with Full High Definition clarity and detail. Full HDShoot in 3D,... More
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13 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Big sensor size video cameras built by Sony have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The Sony HDR-TD30 has a quite large screen size (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-TD30. The screen sizes of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.3" to 7.6", and the average screen size is 3.1".

We compared all the other 3.5" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the PXW-Z100[pl_2991864_price], the FDR-AX1[pl_1621641_price], and the NEX-EA50M[pl_2963132_price] all from Sony is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-TD30 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA10[plb_83147_price], the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-TD30, the Sony HDR-TD30 is Full HD.

Alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HX-WA10[plb_83147_price], the Toshiba Camileo X450[plb_1726670_price], or the Sony NEX-EA50M[plb_2963132_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HDR-TD30 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-TD30.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Panasonic HX-WA10[plb_83147_price], the Toshiba Camileo X450[plb_1726670_price], and the Sony NEX-EA50M[plb_2963132_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-TD30 supports a better memory card type than most big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this video camera support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera is MS Pro-HG.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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6016 X 4016 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-TD30 is 6016 x 4016. That's over two times the still image resolution of a 3840 x 2160 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-TD30. This Sony camcorder also supports a still image resolution of 4512 x 3384.

A 6016 x 4016 still image resolution is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported still image resolution amongst similar types of camcorder is 640 x 360.

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3D Compatible

The HDR-TD30 is 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-TD30 are not 3D compatible.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3D compatible video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the HX-DC1[pl_1109289_price], the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price], and the HC-X920[pl_1974849_price] all from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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Very High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 1,229,000 pixel, the Sony HDR-TD30's display resolution is one of the highest amongst big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-TD30. The average display resolution of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-TD30 is 610,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-TD30 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA10[plb_83147_price], the Toshiba Camileo X450[plb_1726670_price], or the Sony NEX-EA50M[plb_2963132_price].

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-TD30 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-TD30.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This camcorder received a score of 60 out of 100 from video camera expert review site parentesis.com. The video camera expert review sites don't rate this Sony video camera very highly.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-TD30, the HDR-TD30 does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to consider including the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], the NEX-EA50[pl_1464417_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-TD30 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Sharp HC-W850[plb_2224112_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the HDR-TD30 is not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-TD30 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-TD30 also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-TD30

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this big sensor size camcorder was released.

Average Weight

The HDR-TD30 has a pretty typical weight (460 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-TD30.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HDR-TD30 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-TD30.

Alternative 120x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider include the HX-DC10[pl_1122588_price], the HX-WA10[pl_83147_price], or the HX-DC2[pl_1280732_price] all from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If this Sony camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price] (160x), the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] (160x), or the HDR-CX900[pl_2109585_price] (160x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.91" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the HDR-TD30 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this video camera to all the other 10x (optical) video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-GX1[plb_1286357_price] is also worth considering.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the NEX-FS700[pl_2325798_price] (11x), the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price] (12x), or the PXW-X70[pl_2941298_price] (12x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Geotagging
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Aperture Range
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Power Cord Included

Expert Reviews

(3)
2 June 2013

Este modelo sería el consentido de aquellos fanáticos del efecto 3D. Graba todo lo que quieras en alta calidad y con la tenoclogia del 3D podrás conservar tus recuerdos de una manera muy vivida...

1 April 2013

Videokamery jsou pod masivním tlakem fotoaparát? a mobilních telefon?. Pro? si po?izovat dal?í za?ízení na video, kdy? to, co mám v kapse to tak n?jak zvládne taky? Nová 3D videokamera... Read more…

5 August 2013

Ab in die dritte Dimension. Gemeint ist nicht nur die 3D-Aufnahmetechnik, sondern auch die dritte Version des Sony-Camcorders. Was hat sich verändert?

Graba en Full HD y en tercera dimensin
La pantalla reproduce 3D sin necesidad de lentes especiales
Guter 3DEffektGPSlichtstarkFernbedienungkompakte Bauform
No cuenta con Bluetooth, no se puede contectar a WiFi
Kaum manuelle Einstellungen

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrtd30, hdrtd30e, HDR-TD30V, sony hdrtd30, sony hdrtd30v
Barcodes 00027242863668, 04905524924787, 05013493231610, 05053973575612
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