Sony launches 3D HD Handycam in UAE
Handycam HDR-TD10 allows content to be recorded at full HD in 3D
Sony has announced the Middle East launch of its Double Full HD 3D Handycam HDR-TD10, the only 3D-enabled consumer camcorder currently on the market.
The 3D Handycam was unveiled at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, and features an integrated dual lens system, which includes two of each key component - double Sony G Lenses, double Exmor R CMOS image sensors, and double BIONZ image processors.
The BIONZ image processors in the 3D Handycam HDR-TD10 are designed to use the frame packing 3D signalling method to send data over HDMI by switching between two Full HD videos signals, one for the left and one for the right, to achieve high 3D image quality.
The dual recording system is designed to allow 3D content to be recorded in 1920x1080 Full HD resolution and viewed with 3D glasses on 3D-capable HDTVs or in Full HD 2D on non-3D displays. Any recorded 3D footage can also be played back without glasses on the camcorder's 3.5-inch Xtra Fine LCD 3D touch screen.
The Handycam features a 10x optical zoom incorporating Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation with Active Mode and iAUTO even in 3D mode and a 64GB flash memory. The camera can also record video and still images directly to Memory Stick PRO Duo media, Secure Digital (SD), or SDHC media card.
The Direct Copy feature on the Handycam is designed to allow users to copy footage from Handycam camcorders to any brand of external hard disk drives via a USB cable.
The camera is also equipped with new features such as Event Browse, which allows for automatic grouping of content by events, and Highlight Playback & Share to create highlight reels automatically, according to Sony.
The new 3D model has a high quality built-in microphone with 5.1 surround system, stereo speakers with Clear Phase and S-Master technology, wind noise reduction, and a mic/headphone jack.
The Handycam camcorder is compatible with both PC and Mac computers and is currently available at select Jumbo Electronics showrooms and will be available shortly in other leading electronics stores in the UAE from AED5999.