Sony HDR-TD10 Full HD 3D Camcorder [CES 2011]

We were probably all really excited when we heard about & saw “Avatar” (by James Cameron) and the amazing HD and 3D footage that resulted from the movie. Many people were left asking though; when will this technology be available for consumer purchase? Sony was one of the many people to announce at CES 2011 that they would be releasing a Full HD 3D Camcorder to the public for purchase.


The camcorder has the ability to take normal pictures, but the real beauty comes from its ability to record 3D HD Video which you can playback in 2D HD if you don’t have a 3D TV. It’s a handy and portable device, and is definitely worth checking out if you’re into the filmography scene and wanting to try out new technology. Like many other camcorders being released this year, you can pre-order the device from the manufacturer’s website and major specs can be found right below.



Sony HDR-TD10 Full HD 3D Camcorder Specs:

Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 74mm (H) x 66mm (W) x143mm (D)
Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 695g (NP-FV50); Approx. 740g (NP-FV70) (supplied battery); Approx .840g (NP-FV100)
Exposure System
Metering Modes : Multi-segment (3D/ 2D) / Spot (2D only)
Exposure Compensation : AE Shift (Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings : Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel)
Scene Mode(s) : Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow (2D only)
D-Range Optimizer : Yes
Noise Reduction : Yes
White Balance Mode : Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Minimum Illumination : Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed) (2D only)
Auto Iris Control : F1.8 – F10.0
Backlight Compensation : Yes (Auto)
Gain Control : Auto
LOW LUX Mode : Yes (2D only)
Advanced Features
Face Detection : Yes (2D only)
Smile Shutter™ technology : Dual Capture / Always On / Off (2D only)
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
x.v.Color™ : Yes
Audio Level Display : Yes
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority (2D only)
S-Master : Yes
Smooth Slow Rec : Yes (2D only)
Convenience Features
Quick On : Yes (Power On by LCD)
Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Auto
S/S & Zoom button on LCD : Yes (Touch Panel)
Red-Eye Reduction : Yes (On / Off)
Fader Effect(s) : White / Black (2D only)
Date / Time Stamp : Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Erase/Protect : Yes / Yes
Media/Battery Indicator : Yes (recordable time, free and used media space)/ Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode : Auto Shut-off (5minutes)
Still Image Playback Options : Slide Show; Playback Zoom (1.1x-5x) (TouchPanel+Zoom Lever) (2D only)
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)
Easy Handycam/Help Function : -/-
Multiple Language Display : English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
One Touch Disc Burn : Yes (Menu) (2D only)
View & Index : Event
Media Type : Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRODuo ™ (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ™; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Mode : 3D Still Image: Not available / 2D Still Image: JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 7.1 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 : Photo Mode: 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072×1728); Movie Mode: 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072×1728)
Still Image Size 4:3 : Photo Mode: 7.1 megapixels 4:3 (3072×2304), 1.9 megapixels 4:3 (1600×1200); Movie Mode: 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304×1728)
Video Format : 3D HD: MVC (original format); HD: MPEG4-AVC/ H.264 AVCHD format compatible (1080/60p: original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
Video Mode : 3D HD 3D: Approx. 28Mbps; HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps/ FX: Approx. 24Mbps/ FH: Approx. 17Mbps/ HQ: Approx. 9Mbps/ LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
Video Resolution : 3D HD: 2x 1920×1080/60i; HD: 1920×1080/60p,24p,60i (FX, FH), 1440×1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720×480/60i
Video Actual (Pixel) : 3D HD: 2x Approx. 2650K pixels (16:9) / HD; STD: Approx. 2650K pixels (16:9), Approx. 1990K pixels (4:3)
Video Signal : 3D HD: HDTV 1080/60i; HD: HDTV 1080/60p, 24p, 60i; STD: NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording and Playback Times : 3D HD 3D: Approx. 5h15m (Approx. 5h15m); HD PS: Approx. 5h15m (Approx. 5h15m); HD FX: Approx. 6h15m (Approx. 6h15m); HD FH: Approx. 8h35m (Approx. 8h35m); HD HQ: Approx. 15h10m (Approx. 11h30m); HD LP: Approx. 26h40m (Approx. 21h45m); STD HQ: Approx. 15h55m (Approx. 14h35m)
Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920×1080); 307K pixels 4:3 (640×480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640×360)
Dual Record : 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072 x 1728); 4.0 megapixels 4:3 (2304 x 1728)
Audio Format : Dolby® Digital 5.1 ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1 Creator; Dolby® Digital 2 ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Linear Phase Stereo Speaker
Internal Media : Flash Memory 64GB
Mic Level Control : Yes (2steps)
Still Image File Format : DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Still Image Size(Photo Mode) : 7.1 megapixels 4:3 (3072×2304); 5.3 megapixels 16:9 (3072×1728); 1.9 megapixels 4:3 (1600×1200); 307K pixels 4:3 (640×480)
Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (Off / On)
Wind Position : Yes (Auto)
Memory Card Slot : Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC compatible
SD Output : Composite Video Out (A/V connection cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (sold separately)); S Video Out (A/V connection cable with S Video (sold separately))
HD Output : HDMI Out (mini) (supplied); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (sold separately))
USB Port(s) : TypeA, mini-AB/ USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/ MTP)
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
PhotoTV HD : Yes
Headphone Jack : Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input : Stereo Minijack
Remote Jack : Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
Remote Commander : Yes
Direct Copy : Yes
Accessory Shoe : Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
A/V Remote Terminal : Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
DC IN : Yes
HDMI Terminal : Yes (mini)
Drive System
Drive Mode : Photo Mode (2D only): Single-shot / Self-timer
Shutter Speeds : Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60-1/1000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8-1/1000; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 – 1/1000; Auto (Auto Slow Shutter OFF): 1/60 – 1/1000; Scene Selection: 1/8 – 1/1000; LOW LUX: 1/30 – 1/1000 (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)
Focus Features : Tracking Focus (2D only)
AF Illuminator : Yes (2D only)
Camera Type : 3D Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
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); Approx. 11 7/ 8 inch – 59 1/8 inch (2D only)
Lens Type : G Lens™
Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ Image stabilization w/ Active mode (wide (3D)/ Wide to Tele (2D))
Aperture : F1.8-F10.0
Optical Zoom : 10x (3D) / 12x (2D)
Digital Zoom : 160x (2D only)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Movie Mode: 3D: 34.4mm – 344mm; 2D: 29.8mm – 357.6mm (16:9), 36.5mm – 438mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 29.8mm – 357.6mm (16:9), 27.4mm – 328.8mm (4:3)
Filter Diameter : 30mm; 1 3/16inch
Minimum Focus Distance : 3D: Approx. 80cm (Wide), Approx. 7.5m (Tele); 2D: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 25cm (Tele Macro)
Extended Zoom : 17x (2D only)
Focal Distance : f = 2.9mm – 29mm (3D); f = 1/8inch – 1 2/ 8inch (3D); f = 2.9mm – 34.8mm (2D); f = 1/8inch – 1 3/ 8inch (2D)
Steady Shot Mode:Active : 31.2mm – 531mm (16:9), 38.2mm – 650mm (4:3)
Light Output : 31.2mm – 531mm (16:9), 38.2mm – 650mm (4:3)
Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (V Series)
Power Requirements : 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption (in Operation) : 3D HD: 5.8W HD: 3.9W
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor : 1/4″ (4.5mm) Back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor
Processor : BIONZ™ Image processor
Pixel Gross : Approx. 4200K pixels (3D)/ Approx. 4200K pixels (2D)
Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 3540K pixels (4:3) (3D)/ Approx. 3540K pixels (4:3) (2D)
Color Filter System : ClearVid™ array
LCD Display
LCD Type : 3.5″ Xtra Fine LCD™ 3D display (1229K) Wide (16:9) w/ TruBlack™ technology
Angle Adjustment : Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
Brightness Control : Yes (Menu)
Coverage : 1
Live View : Yes
Grid Display : Guide Frame (2D only)
Touch Panel : Yes
Supplied Software : PMB Ver. 5.5 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3) (32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2) (32bit/ 64bit), Windows 7. PMB software is not supported by Mac OS.