Sony HDR-TD10 64 GB Flash Memory 3D HD Camcorder

10x Opt, 160x Dig, 3.5" LCD - MPN: HDRTD10
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Description
Sony's HDR-TD10 Full HD 3D Camcorder brings the excitement of 3D to your home videos. Capture eye-popping memories that will blow your friends and family away when viewed on your 3D HDTV or the generous 3.5-inch LCD, which requires no special glasses. Of course, those 3D movies can be viewed in 2D and the camera can capture straight 2D movies and digital stills to its 64GB flash memory as well.
Summary
Product Title Sony HDR-TD10 64 GB Flash Memory 3D HD Camcorder
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 3.8 | 38 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Sony HDR-TD10 3D Camcorder
4.5 Star Review  videomaker.com - Jan 1, 2012

Fun, easy and effective 3D video with the option of 2D video at any phase makes the TD10 an excellent choice for bringing depth to your scenes.

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Sony HDR-TD10
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 23, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 22 expert reviews for Sony HDR-TD10 and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jul 11, 2011

The Sony Handycam HDR-TD10 is a flagship 3D camcorder released in 2011 and described as the “world’s first Double Full HD” camcorder. It features two Sony G lenses, two Exmor R CMOS image sensors, and two BIONZ image processors. This combination allows users to record 3D content at full 1080p high-definition, and then view it with 3D active glasses on a 3D HDTV. Mind you, the content can also be watched without glasses directly from the unit’s built-in 3.5” 3D touchscreen display. As for its camcorder specs, they include a 10x optical zoom lens, a 160x zoom for digital only, and 64GB of included memory. Features 3D Digital HD Video Camera Recorder G Lens (x2) BIONZ Image Processor (x2) Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor (x2) Xtra Fine LCD 3D Display JPEG Up To 3072x2304 MVC 3D HD 28Mbps 1080p MPEG4-AVC 28Mbps 1080p Dolby Digital 5.1ch Integrated Zoom Microphone Linear Phase Speaker Internal Flash ... PROS: (1) can play directly to a 3D HDTV with an HDMI cable (2) recorded 3D content plays back in full 1080i at 59.94FPS, very smooth (3) compact camera design, not too bulky to carry around (4) works well in street lighting at night, very little noise (5) easy enough to use without reading the manual, on-screen instructions guide you through anything slightly tricky ... CONS: (1) no Apple support provided, generally wont get good results on anything other than a genuine PC (2) limited compatibility with other equipment in general (3) takes some time to get used to the included 3D glasses, will make you feel a little dizzy

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Sony HDR-TD10 First Look Review
3.5 Star Review  photo.net - Apr 18, 2011

Announced at the January 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, Sony’s $1500 HD 3D camera, the HDR-TD10, is probably one of the more highly-anticipated 3D products to come out of that show. As of mid-April, the handycam hadn’t yet hit the store shelves but I was among a handful of journalists who recently spent time shooting with the camera. I admit I’ve been skeptical about the readiness, on a practical level, of the consumer and prosumer market for 3D video (and vice versa) but working with the TD10 made me re-evaluate some of that skepticism.

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User Reviews
Great 3D
5 Star Review   By Srinivasan on Sony - Official Store - Jun 2, 2012   

I bought this camera in Dec 2011. Camera's performance is superb. However, with the supplied PMB we could burn 3D video in blue ray disc and able to watch in 3D player. However, we could not watch in 3D display laptop. Then I downloaded Play Memories Home from Sony. This software allows user to watch 3D movie in laptop. However, the play back function in this software is good enough to stop, pause, FF, etc, in 3D mode watch. Sony should look into this. Overall, I greatly satisfied with this Sony 3D Video camera.

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No editing ..Sony please sort this out a.s.a.p.
1 Star Review   By kgbonline on Sony - Official Store - May 9, 2012   

This is a quality camera , but is worth zip , Sony for some reason have not made available suitable editing software for the Mac os x . c-mon guys you could make a lot of money here , there are thousands of us just waiting for the software . Its a bit like buying a car but you cannot go anywhere ........

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Big problem
1 Star Review   By SZaf on Sony - Official Store - Mar 16, 2012   

I bought this vidcam when it came out. Generally, I am a fan of Sony's products. Until now (almost a year) there is no support for 3d playback for PS3. Sony promotes 3D and call itself a leader but even its own systems can't support each other: if you want to play 3d clip you took on the TD10 on a PS3 - forget about it. sharing clips with someone who doesn't have the vidcam - forget about it. The only way to share clips of your kids with your parents is buying them the expensive TD10 and an external harddrive. BIG BIG disappointment! Sony - isn't it about time to have your PS3 support your own vidcam 3D format?

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Sony TD10- NO LONGER A DOUBTER
4 Star Review   By jxljr on Sony - Official Store - Feb 16, 2012   

Took my first 3D video at a family christening Sunday. Came home and uploaded video to Cyberlink Softwear on my computer. Was able to edit and burn copies to standard DVD's in 2D, 3D anaglyph and 3D side by side for play back on my Sony 3D TV. Having problem with my BluRay that it only burns one type Blu Ray, cant wait to see the BluRay quality since the standard DVD in itself was very good, to say the least. I have Sony Vegas 11 softwear as well as Cyberlink Power Director 10, Cyberlink for me IS THE BEST. All my videoclips opened in Cyberlink in 3D, you can even make your own 3D titles and adjust the depth of the wording as you wish. Burn to standard DVD, AVCHD or BluRay in 2D, 3D anagyph, 3D side/side or 3D over/under. Don't let anyone tell you you can't edit and burn to DVD in 3D from the SonyTD-10.

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Edit your TD10 videos on vegas, baby
5 Star Review   By harob111 on Sony - Official Store - Feb 5, 2012   

I reviewed the td10 about a year ago. I loved it then and still do. I see many reviews claiming that they can't edit and burn 3d video to bluray. This is totally untrue. Sony Vegas pro11 & the less expensive consumer version offers full 3d editing functions. You can even adjust both h and v convergence. You can burn a full hd bluray from the editing time line. You can also export as anaglphic 3d, side x side, and over / under to bd or DVD. The latter formats are ideal for projects intended for broadcast. The only limitation ( unless you purchase some very pricey add'l software) is not being able to do 3d menus on bd. I don't find this to be a problem. If you are producing a professional project, you. Burn your 3d bluray and send it off to a mastering house to make a master. If your a 3d home movie enthusiast you can burn 3d blurays w/o menus That will play on all 3d bd players. If you export in s x s, o / u, or Anaglyph, then you burn bd or DVD with menus with any burning program. I use Sony Vegas pro 11 and have achieved great results. I would compare the 3d quality on bd from Vegas with any studio release. If your serious about shooting 3d and don't want to spend 20k$, the td10 is a great place to start. Just have the right software and a pc with 12 to 24 g of ram and an i series chip. I use a Dell studio series with quad i7 chip and 24 gb of ram and find editing & exporting 3d video to be no more effort than flat HD.

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Work in progress
4 Star Review   By FlyDoc on Sony - Official Store - Dec 13, 2011   

I am a amateur SCUBA photographer and wanted to do some underwater video as well so I was considering a video capable SLR. Regrettably this also meant a new UW case with a price in 4 fig. range. Then it hit me... I had a UW case for a Sony 8mm lying around and all new cameras do support LANC protocol. So I went on a search for a decent Sony Handycam. CX560 was a first option. I've had no plans to go for a 3D camera as the technology is still in diapers but in the late summer this year I've invested in a new TV set which supports 3D and price overhead was not that great of a hurdle... Thanks to the staff at the local Sony store I could try to marry the case and the TD10 and two weeks later I was filming hammerhead sharks in the Red sea. Although it's quite big and hard to fit in a bag, let alone a pocket, TD10 is my constant companion and the movies are stunning. A letdown is a lack of Mac software so most of my footage is still unedited.

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Best camcorder ever
5 Star Review   By Folly on Sony - Official Store - Nov 6, 2011   

It an amazing machine ever. Very excited to hav such a high tech machine. U know I hav a Bentley

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Not ready for prime time.
1 Star Review   By Testpilot on Sony - Official Store - Oct 23, 2011   

Sony 3D shortcomings.  No tele macro in 3D mode.  No IR mode.  No webcam function.  No time-lapse function.  No GPS.  No underwater case.  No filter mount so no filters available (underwater color correction, polarizer) It only has 60Gb usable, not 64Gb. Cannot take photo if camera is in 3d mode. You have to manually put camera in 2d mode, take photo, then hope you remember to put it back in 3D mode before you shoot more video. Are you kidding me?  No wifi data transfer.  USB data transfers too slow. No where near maxing out USB 2.0 bandwidth.    Copying from ram should be waaay fast.  Firmware issue?    If you have to copy off the videos before using the camera you better be prepared to WAIT! I normally can copy 100Gb onto my laptop from my external usb drive in about 15 minutes so i figured copying from the ram in the camera would be faster. NOT!  It's been 4 hours and I'm maybe half way done. Now i know why the camera warns you to connect AC power when connecting via USB to the computer - they don't make a battery big enough to last as long as the transfer process takes. When copying from the USB hard drive the drive light is solid green. When copying from the camera it blinks for half a millisecond about every second or so. Thanks Sony for wasting half a day of my vacation. This camera is going back. If you don't honor the return I will decline the charge with the credit card people.  My recommendation is to wait for the next generation units to see if they get it right then, unless you like pain and frustration. 

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One for the future
5 Star Review   By JulianP on Sony - Official Store - Oct 4, 2011   

I purchased this video camera two months ago and I have just come back from China and Hong Kong with great footage. I also use it to film school sports, and the response from other parents is invariably one of amazement. I had to purchase Sony Vegas to edit my movies,and I wish Sony would supply this software with the camera (hint hint). I will soon buy a 3-D television to show my movies to family and friends. In the meantime, I will keep my invaluable 3-D memories on my hard drive. One day 3-D cameras will be cheaper and easier to operate. I decided not to wait, because some of the best parts of my life will have gone, and memories will have washed away like teardrops in the rain.

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Great Video Quality, even in low light
4 Star Review   By OmidF on Sony - Official Store - Sep 28, 2011   

One of the first things I check for in any digital camera (regardless of whether its 3D or 2D) is low light picture capture performance. I was impressed with what the TD10 delivers in both normal and low light conditions, in comparison to both Sony and non-Sony camcorders. My previous (non-Sony) camera's indoor and evening video recordings were characteristically grainy and useless indicating inferior or non-existent processing for low-light conditions which resulted in noticeable picture noise. The TD10, on the other hand, does a great job in denoising the low-light video to the point that the noise is nearly non-visible. 3D videos on the TD10 clearly show depth and, as I noticed, there is some skill involved in capturing 3D videos for maximum depth effect - which I am still quickly getting better at. Sceneries containing objects at different distances feel very immersive. I also tried shooting in-flight videos, which of course don't show much depth unless you really zoom in to the features you are recording, such as clouds, mountains or buildings. Playback on 3D TV was vivid and often stunning. The 3D video playback from the camera's glasses-free viewfinder is a great bonus. And, I found the built-in 64 gigabyte SSD drive quite adequate for most multi-day excursions as it delivers several hours of recording in 3D 1080i mode. Increasing video quality to 1080p will obviously reduce recording time by a bit, but really, I found the 1080i video quality setting quite acceptable. NOW FOR THE NOT SO GOOD: (1) The only way to play back 3D videos right now appears to be from the TD10 camera itself! Sure you can copy the videos to your PC hard drive, but my SONY Playstation 3 with 3D Blue Ray firmware upgrade, is incapable of playing back these files in 3D from a hard drive or a video stream through my laptop. Currently, the files simply get played back in 2D by the PS3. I don't really consider 3D blu-ray as an option as the storage is too limited compared to a hard drive. The PS3 can play back "side-by-side" videos, but this is not the format in which the MTS video files on the TD10 are recorded. So here it is, Sony, how about giving users some support in playing back 3D MTS files via the PS3 from a laptop/PC, Another firmware upgrade to support this on the PS3 would be greatly appreciated, or at least giving us the ability to convert to SBS format for PS3 playback, and maybe even the capability to EDIT the videos? (2) The TD10 does not allow one to take still photos AT ALL if the 2D-3D switch is set to 3D. The user is required to switch to 2D, take the picture, and then switch back to 3D. Hmm. This sounds like it can be easily resolved with a firmware upgrade as it is not user friendly in its current form - Case in point: One often wants to take a picture in the middle of a 3D video recording session. By the time you've switched to 2D to take that picture you often miss the moment. Furthermore, the user can sometimes forget to flip the switch back to 3D and end up inadvertently recording 2D videos! Overall: Impressed.

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Product Details
Description
Sony's HDR-TD10 Full HD 3D Camcorder brings the excitement of 3D to your home videos. Capture eye-popping memories that will blow your friends and family away when viewed on your 3D HDTV or the generous 3.5-inch LCD, which requires no special glasses. Of course, those 3D movies can be viewed in 2D and the camera can capture straight 2D movies and digital stills to its 64GB flash memory as well.
Summary
Product Title Sony HDR-TD10 64 GB Flash Memory 3D HD Camcorder
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 3.8 | 38 Reviews
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Expert Reviews
Sony HDR-TD10 3D Camcorder
4.5 Star Review  videomaker.com - Jan 1, 2012

Fun, easy and effective 3D video with the option of 2D video at any phase makes the TD10 an excellent choice for bringing depth to your scenes.

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Sony HDR-TD10
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 23, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 22 expert reviews for Sony HDR-TD10 and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jul 11, 2011

The Sony Handycam HDR-TD10 is a flagship 3D camcorder released in 2011 and described as the “world’s first Double Full HD” camcorder. It features two Sony G lenses, two Exmor R CMOS image sensors, and two BIONZ image processors. This combination allows users to record 3D content at full 1080p high-definition, and then view it with 3D active glasses on a 3D HDTV. Mind you, the content can also be watched without glasses directly from the unit’s built-in 3.5” 3D touchscreen display. As for its camcorder specs, they include a 10x optical zoom lens, a 160x zoom for digital only, and 64GB of included memory. Features 3D Digital HD Video Camera Recorder G Lens (x2) BIONZ Image Processor (x2) Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor (x2) Xtra Fine LCD 3D Display JPEG Up To 3072x2304 MVC 3D HD 28Mbps 1080p MPEG4-AVC 28Mbps 1080p Dolby Digital 5.1ch Integrated Zoom Microphone Linear Phase Speaker Internal Flash ... PROS: (1) can play directly to a 3D HDTV with an HDMI cable (2) recorded 3D content plays back in full 1080i at 59.94FPS, very smooth (3) compact camera design, not too bulky to carry around (4) works well in street lighting at night, very little noise (5) easy enough to use without reading the manual, on-screen instructions guide you through anything slightly tricky ... CONS: (1) no Apple support provided, generally wont get good results on anything other than a genuine PC (2) limited compatibility with other equipment in general (3) takes some time to get used to the included 3D glasses, will make you feel a little dizzy

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Sony HDR-TD10 First Look Review
3.5 Star Review  photo.net - Apr 18, 2011

Announced at the January 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, Sony’s $1500 HD 3D camera, the HDR-TD10, is probably one of the more highly-anticipated 3D products to come out of that show. As of mid-April, the handycam hadn’t yet hit the store shelves but I was among a handful of journalists who recently spent time shooting with the camera. I admit I’ve been skeptical about the readiness, on a practical level, of the consumer and prosumer market for 3D video (and vice versa) but working with the TD10 made me re-evaluate some of that skepticism.

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User Reviews
Great 3D
5 Star Review   By Srinivasan on Sony - Official Store - Jun 2, 2012   

I bought this camera in Dec 2011. Camera's performance is superb. However, with the supplied PMB we could burn 3D video in blue ray disc and able to watch in 3D player. However, we could not watch in 3D display laptop. Then I downloaded Play Memories Home from Sony. This software allows user to watch 3D movie in laptop. However, the play back function in this software is good enough to stop, pause, FF, etc, in 3D mode watch. Sony should look into this. Overall, I greatly satisfied with this Sony 3D Video camera.

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No editing ..Sony please sort this out a.s.a.p.
1 Star Review   By kgbonline on Sony - Official Store - May 9, 2012   

This is a quality camera , but is worth zip , Sony for some reason have not made available suitable editing software for the Mac os x . c-mon guys you could make a lot of money here , there are thousands of us just waiting for the software . Its a bit like buying a car but you cannot go anywhere ........

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Big problem
1 Star Review   By SZaf on Sony - Official Store - Mar 16, 2012   

I bought this vidcam when it came out. Generally, I am a fan of Sony's products. Until now (almost a year) there is no support for 3d playback for PS3. Sony promotes 3D and call itself a leader but even its own systems can't support each other: if you want to play 3d clip you took on the TD10 on a PS3 - forget about it. sharing clips with someone who doesn't have the vidcam - forget about it. The only way to share clips of your kids with your parents is buying them the expensive TD10 and an external harddrive. BIG BIG disappointment! Sony - isn't it about time to have your PS3 support your own vidcam 3D format?

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Sony TD10- NO LONGER A DOUBTER
4 Star Review   By jxljr on Sony - Official Store - Feb 16, 2012   

Took my first 3D video at a family christening Sunday. Came home and uploaded video to Cyberlink Softwear on my computer. Was able to edit and burn copies to standard DVD's in 2D, 3D anaglyph and 3D side by side for play back on my Sony 3D TV. Having problem with my BluRay that it only burns one type Blu Ray, cant wait to see the BluRay quality since the standard DVD in itself was very good, to say the least. I have Sony Vegas 11 softwear as well as Cyberlink Power Director 10, Cyberlink for me IS THE BEST. All my videoclips opened in Cyberlink in 3D, you can even make your own 3D titles and adjust the depth of the wording as you wish. Burn to standard DVD, AVCHD or BluRay in 2D, 3D anagyph, 3D side/side or 3D over/under. Don't let anyone tell you you can't edit and burn to DVD in 3D from the SonyTD-10.

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Edit your TD10 videos on vegas, baby
5 Star Review   By harob111 on Sony - Official Store - Feb 5, 2012   

I reviewed the td10 about a year ago. I loved it then and still do. I see many reviews claiming that they can't edit and burn 3d video to bluray. This is totally untrue. Sony Vegas pro11 & the less expensive consumer version offers full 3d editing functions. You can even adjust both h and v convergence. You can burn a full hd bluray from the editing time line. You can also export as anaglphic 3d, side x side, and over / under to bd or DVD. The latter formats are ideal for projects intended for broadcast. The only limitation ( unless you purchase some very pricey add'l software) is not being able to do 3d menus on bd. I don't find this to be a problem. If you are producing a professional project, you. Burn your 3d bluray and send it off to a mastering house to make a master. If your a 3d home movie enthusiast you can burn 3d blurays w/o menus That will play on all 3d bd players. If you export in s x s, o / u, or Anaglyph, then you burn bd or DVD with menus with any burning program. I use Sony Vegas pro 11 and have achieved great results. I would compare the 3d quality on bd from Vegas with any studio release. If your serious about shooting 3d and don't want to spend 20k$, the td10 is a great place to start. Just have the right software and a pc with 12 to 24 g of ram and an i series chip. I use a Dell studio series with quad i7 chip and 24 gb of ram and find editing & exporting 3d video to be no more effort than flat HD.

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Work in progress
4 Star Review   By FlyDoc on Sony - Official Store - Dec 13, 2011   

I am a amateur SCUBA photographer and wanted to do some underwater video as well so I was considering a video capable SLR. Regrettably this also meant a new UW case with a price in 4 fig. range. Then it hit me... I had a UW case for a Sony 8mm lying around and all new cameras do support LANC protocol. So I went on a search for a decent Sony Handycam. CX560 was a first option. I've had no plans to go for a 3D camera as the technology is still in diapers but in the late summer this year I've invested in a new TV set which supports 3D and price overhead was not that great of a hurdle... Thanks to the staff at the local Sony store I could try to marry the case and the TD10 and two weeks later I was filming hammerhead sharks in the Red sea. Although it's quite big and hard to fit in a bag, let alone a pocket, TD10 is my constant companion and the movies are stunning. A letdown is a lack of Mac software so most of my footage is still unedited.

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Best camcorder ever
5 Star Review   By Folly on Sony - Official Store - Nov 6, 2011   

It an amazing machine ever. Very excited to hav such a high tech machine. U know I hav a Bentley

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Not ready for prime time.
1 Star Review   By Testpilot on Sony - Official Store - Oct 23, 2011   

Sony 3D shortcomings.  No tele macro in 3D mode.  No IR mode.  No webcam function.  No time-lapse function.  No GPS.  No underwater case.  No filter mount so no filters available (underwater color correction, polarizer) It only has 60Gb usable, not 64Gb. Cannot take photo if camera is in 3d mode. You have to manually put camera in 2d mode, take photo, then hope you remember to put it back in 3D mode before you shoot more video. Are you kidding me?  No wifi data transfer.  USB data transfers too slow. No where near maxing out USB 2.0 bandwidth.    Copying from ram should be waaay fast.  Firmware issue?    If you have to copy off the videos before using the camera you better be prepared to WAIT! I normally can copy 100Gb onto my laptop from my external usb drive in about 15 minutes so i figured copying from the ram in the camera would be faster. NOT!  It's been 4 hours and I'm maybe half way done. Now i know why the camera warns you to connect AC power when connecting via USB to the computer - they don't make a battery big enough to last as long as the transfer process takes. When copying from the USB hard drive the drive light is solid green. When copying from the camera it blinks for half a millisecond about every second or so. Thanks Sony for wasting half a day of my vacation. This camera is going back. If you don't honor the return I will decline the charge with the credit card people.  My recommendation is to wait for the next generation units to see if they get it right then, unless you like pain and frustration. 

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One for the future
5 Star Review   By JulianP on Sony - Official Store - Oct 4, 2011   

I purchased this video camera two months ago and I have just come back from China and Hong Kong with great footage. I also use it to film school sports, and the response from other parents is invariably one of amazement. I had to purchase Sony Vegas to edit my movies,and I wish Sony would supply this software with the camera (hint hint). I will soon buy a 3-D television to show my movies to family and friends. In the meantime, I will keep my invaluable 3-D memories on my hard drive. One day 3-D cameras will be cheaper and easier to operate. I decided not to wait, because some of the best parts of my life will have gone, and memories will have washed away like teardrops in the rain.

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Great Video Quality, even in low light
4 Star Review   By OmidF on Sony - Official Store - Sep 28, 2011   

One of the first things I check for in any digital camera (regardless of whether its 3D or 2D) is low light picture capture performance. I was impressed with what the TD10 delivers in both normal and low light conditions, in comparison to both Sony and non-Sony camcorders. My previous (non-Sony) camera's indoor and evening video recordings were characteristically grainy and useless indicating inferior or non-existent processing for low-light conditions which resulted in noticeable picture noise. The TD10, on the other hand, does a great job in denoising the low-light video to the point that the noise is nearly non-visible. 3D videos on the TD10 clearly show depth and, as I noticed, there is some skill involved in capturing 3D videos for maximum depth effect - which I am still quickly getting better at. Sceneries containing objects at different distances feel very immersive. I also tried shooting in-flight videos, which of course don't show much depth unless you really zoom in to the features you are recording, such as clouds, mountains or buildings. Playback on 3D TV was vivid and often stunning. The 3D video playback from the camera's glasses-free viewfinder is a great bonus. And, I found the built-in 64 gigabyte SSD drive quite adequate for most multi-day excursions as it delivers several hours of recording in 3D 1080i mode. Increasing video quality to 1080p will obviously reduce recording time by a bit, but really, I found the 1080i video quality setting quite acceptable. NOW FOR THE NOT SO GOOD: (1) The only way to play back 3D videos right now appears to be from the TD10 camera itself! Sure you can copy the videos to your PC hard drive, but my SONY Playstation 3 with 3D Blue Ray firmware upgrade, is incapable of playing back these files in 3D from a hard drive or a video stream through my laptop. Currently, the files simply get played back in 2D by the PS3. I don't really consider 3D blu-ray as an option as the storage is too limited compared to a hard drive. The PS3 can play back "side-by-side" videos, but this is not the format in which the MTS video files on the TD10 are recorded. So here it is, Sony, how about giving users some support in playing back 3D MTS files via the PS3 from a laptop/PC, Another firmware upgrade to support this on the PS3 would be greatly appreciated, or at least giving us the ability to convert to SBS format for PS3 playback, and maybe even the capability to EDIT the videos? (2) The TD10 does not allow one to take still photos AT ALL if the 2D-3D switch is set to 3D. The user is required to switch to 2D, take the picture, and then switch back to 3D. Hmm. This sounds like it can be easily resolved with a firmware upgrade as it is not user friendly in its current form - Case in point: One often wants to take a picture in the middle of a 3D video recording session. By the time you've switched to 2D to take that picture you often miss the moment. Furthermore, the user can sometimes forget to flip the switch back to 3D and end up inadvertently recording 2D videos! Overall: Impressed.

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No 3D buring Software with this CAM
1 Star Review   By Sukhjinder on Sony - Official Store - Aug 29, 2011   

I faced Problem there is no software provided by sony to Burn 3D Recoded Movie to Blue Ray Disc when you burn Blue ray it convert 3D to 2D. If your Cam HDD full you need to gain copy and delete recoded movie into Hard drive to Cam HDD. This is not good wastage of Time.

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Can't Edit Video!
1 Star Review   By tonyfarley on Sony - Official Store - Jun 26, 2011   

I bought one of these, trusting that Sony would develop software/plugins to enable a person to edit the video. I'm have a Mac, and have had nothing but wasted time trying to edit the video from this camera. I have Windows on my mac and it still doesn't work well.

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Incomplete Electronic Features
1 Star Review   By Memnon on Sony - Official Store - Jun 21, 2011   

Absolutely disappointed in the 3d Camcorder for not being able to edit, store and review 3dHD files , only from the camcorder, itself...

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3D is finally here!
5 Star Review   By SubaruDriver on Sony - Official Store - Jun 5, 2011   

WWhat can I say? 3D is finally here! Reading some of the comments below, I am completely shocked. No Mac support? Lack of manual controls in 3D? Are you people joking? I can understand nitpicking like this if there were 40 models to choose from that shoot in 3D, but right now there are only 3 consumer models and having considered the options of a detachable lens or really long camera, I chose the TD10 for its compact & sturdy design. My camera finally arrived on the 30th of May and I am absolutely stunned by it. Yes I know I will have to move over from Premiere to Vegas 10 if I want to start editing today, but how important is that? How many people edit or even bother viewing their videos immediately after shooting them? And, shouldn't Mac users be on FCP forums asking for them to support this new format? I hate to sound condescending, but you either understand the importance of 3D as the next evolution in content acquisition and display or you don't. 3D is no more a gimmick than was sound or color and this camera finally allows you to start saving those precious memories with an additional dimension of detail that was simply not possible with other admittedly more compact HD camcorders (like my HF100). Keep waiting for perfection or start shooting in 3D today. While thinking about it, watch Louis CK's "…Everything's amazing right now and no one is happy…" rant on Conan O'Brien (find it on YouTube).

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Cool unit, but limited control.
4 Star Review   By aronprigg on Sony - Official Store - Jun 2, 2011   

I don't know why people write review of a camera they don't have. It is quite amazing to see what your shooting in 3d on the screen. It shoots in 24p, but not in 3d, only 60i. Many manual controls ghost out in 3d mode, like manual white balance, shutter. About all you can control is exposure or focus, but there is basically only one control knob so you can only pick one, and manipulate one at a time, which is frustrating. The files are easily read in final cut pro through log and transfer(mac), but only in 2d. I'm sure there will be software solutions in the future to unwrap the 3d file. This camera is on the cutting edge, so it will take some time for things to shake out.

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Just got mine today - preliminary testing
4 Star Review   By harob111 on Sony - Official Store - May 11, 2011   

Wide, unique looking camera. Not too heavy or big in my opinion. 60P looks outstanding. Extremely smooth. 24P looks very jittery. Disappointing. Image stabilizer is great! Colors seem accurate. Low lux mode puts white pixels all over the screen. LCD screen is spectacular. Haven't tried the 3-D screen yet. Nor have I tried 3-D video. NO MAC SUPPORT. I'll probably end up returning it just because of this. Build construction - good. Menu's - well laid out. Sharpness Good in bright light. Pretty decent in low light. Poor sharpness in very low light I like everything so far except the 24P mode and the no Mac support - probably the going to end up being the difference maker... in a bad way.

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No editing capability
1 Star Review   By risc999 on Sony - Official Store - May 11, 2011   

I was very excited to have this unit. It looks great, feels very good in your hands. However, due to the fact that I am only able to watch video taken from this camera, from this camera it is difficult to see value. I thought I would be able to take the video from this unit and burn it to either blueray or dvd. Not the case. You can ONLY plug this into your tv and watch that way, at least if you want to watch it in 3D. Sure, you can take the output file and play it back in 2D, but if I wanted to do that I would have saved a thousand dollars and bought a 2d player. SO FAR, this is the only unit on market that does this. Data is saved in MVC format (bit-map and depth-map) to save memory space, just like 3D blu-ray, and output pixels in frame-packing format of the HDMI 1.4a, again, not directly editable by any editor. They are not planning to output compressed streams out of that in 3D at all, just in 2D, where they'll output AVCHD like in other 2D camcorders. WHY SONY ? WHY ?

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Fun-tastic Tool ! Not a toy !
5 Star Review   By Binocle on Sony - Official Store - May 10, 2011   

Pre-ordered online and received it on May 5, 2011, well before it was available in the stores. Immediately started shooting people on the street, at home, buildings, trees, anything with volume... and I can't put the camcorder down ! It is just so much fun. The glass-free 3D LCD screen gives you instant feedback and makes stereoscopic and frame composition a snap ! No more bulky 3D rigs for me. No more complex inter-axial and convergence calculation: you see your 3D space in real time and simply move the camcorder to get the shot you want. It fits perfectly on a Steadicam Merlin to get gorgeous dynamic moving shots...in 3D. Each lens captures a 1920x1080 HD image for each eye: can't get any sharper than that. I have been waiting over 20 years for a simpler way to shoot 3D; being this small and that good - this truly is a miracle ! AVID Media Composer is ready for 3D editing, but is still developing a patch for MVC (3D) files. Sony is soon releasing Vegas Pro 10d which is said to have all the required features to edit 3D footage and burning them onto 3D Blu-ray discs. Can't wait.

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Does anyone at Sony go outside? 3D HDR-TD10
2 Star Review   By RideEveryDay on Sony - Official Store - May 10, 2011   

My first day with the TD10. The functions and imaging seem to live up to expectations however I really wonder if anyone from Sony goes outside and uses this product. One can't see anything on the lcd screen let alone choose a menu item. Heck, I couldn't see the REC/STDBY. If I wanted to check settings I had to go inside to a room with no sunlight! If you want to take any outdoor images this is not a camera for you. I've had it about 18 hours and the 3D is a out. Can't figure out if I have to reset the whole camera. Darn. The camera needs a viewfinder like the HDRCX700V as well as the lcd screen.

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Amazing!!!
5 Star Review   By 3dguy on Sony - Official Store - May 4, 2011   

I first got the bloggie 3d and was very disapointed, the screen very low res, video was not good on my 55 inch 3dtv. The td10 blows the bloggie out of the park. With in 5 minutes i was shooting amazing looking 3d. In short this camra is worth every penny.

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It arrived!!!!
4 Star Review   By FamilyDobes on Sony - Official Store - Apr 30, 2011   

So glad it is finally here after ship dates kept getting pushed, but hey with all the trouble Japan has had lately I can be a little forgiving. It arrived and I bounced off the wall as I opened it. Yes the steroescopic display really works and as we shot the kids doing their best 3D effects and watching their home movies in 3D we realized it is not a gimmick, it is incredible. The only down side, is I bought it specifically to edit and compile some 3D clips to share with others, and as of today, there is still no way I have found to do that. You can watch the clips on th Camcorder, or on a 3D TV etc, but when you import theclips into editing software it always pulls a flat 2D version regardless of what software I used, even Sony's "Vegas" So I a dissapointed, and confident there is a fix coming. Still the neatest Camcorder available, what are you waiting for? Would give 5 stars and feel great about it, except I haven't been able to edit the footge yet.

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missing features that are needed.
4 Star Review   By vcrdoctor on Sony - Official Store - Apr 8, 2011   

I'm looking at this and the JVC 3-D model. The JVC has 3-D stills, slow motion and time-lapse modes. It's biggest 2 drawbacks are it's length and no real 5.1 dolby surround sound. It seemed liked both makers left out some features that we all want. I will say that I own a sony camcorder with these newer sensors and they are fantastic, especially in low light. I'd love to be able to compare the sony picture output with the JVC and see which one really is the better camera. There is not much difference in price and some of the features, or lack of can be a deal breaker. But for me the image that I'll see in 3-D or 2-D on my 65" Sony or 55" Samsung 3-d will make or break which one I buy.

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No Mac OSX suport - how lame !!!
2 Star Review   By Pegasus on Sony - Official Store - Apr 6, 2011   

Ridiculous that there is no support for Mac OSX given the growing market share for this class of PC. Also quite amazing since most people that are likely to be early adopters are more likely to also be Mac users. Sony - do your marketing homework.

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Mystery of Editing an Iassue
4 Star Review   By CINEBIZ on Sony - Official Store - Mar 17, 2011   

When I first saw this camera I was amazed. No one on earth but Sony seems to know anything about the shooting format and software. Can the footage be downloaded to any computer for future editing as a file? Can the R&L be split? Where is the user manual?

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Sony Vegas Pro Need to Support 3D Blu-Ray
4 Star Review   By 3DFrog on Sony - Official Store - Feb 25, 2011   

Sony add 3D Blue-Ray support to Vegas Pro which is difference from normal Blu-Ray. Wiith 3D Blu-Ray support you can now view on your Sony HD TV. Sony need to discuss how there current software products such as Vergas Pro will support this 3 D camcorder. I would like to test this camcorder out and see how it works with Vegas Pro.

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Where are the 3-D stills and Anaglyph?
4 Star Review   By JohnnyGothic on Sony - Official Store - Feb 21, 2011   

Having a firmware or even just a software program that can extract and create all the different formats of 3-D video would be a MAJOR selling point for all of the consumers that will want to share their footage in 3-D both on DVD and on-line on youtube. Anaglyph, side by side, fielded, and separate RIGHT and LEFT videos could be rendered out from the original footage. 3-D stills in the same 3-D formats could also be rendered out from the same footage. Settings like intensity, balance for (red/blue) and convergence are important if your creating this program. Please google :after effects 3d glasses, to see the basic settings that are extremely important for rendering out 3-D video. If you agree please support me on this. Also keep the batteries outside the cameras and the full sized hot or cold shoe on top. A focus ring and mic input are also a must!!

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SONY Engineers... You're Amazing !!!!
5 Star Review   By TruShots on Sony - Official Store - Feb 20, 2011   

Please put icons on the touch screen to quickly access most used menu features. Keep an exposure setting close to the user's thumb.

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Hmmmm.....
4 Star Review   By garydunn2000 on Sony - Official Store - Feb 14, 2011   

Based from reading, viewing pictures and owning a different sony camcorder I am impressed. My plan is to buy one and then I'll really know more. Sony gives quality in there consumer camcorders and I like the features put into this camcorder. Design height appears to be shorter which I like, thumb grip with on/off button I like. I haven't seen the bottom yet, the price at $1500 would be better at $1000, the active shoe, manual white and other features gives this camcorder a touch of a procamcorder. 4 stars

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Looks Good
2 Star Review   By 3DImaging on Sony - Official Store - Feb 14, 2011   

Because the specs don't show the stereo base of the lenses, (distance between the lenses) I calculated this from the provided overall dimensions of the camera to be only 30 mm. For efficient stereo imaging, the stereo base should be about 60-65 mm, which is the normal pupilary separation of people. The specs don't mention what is the format of the video. This means - is it AVI? Is it dual stream AVI? And can the two streams be separated for editing? These are important questions which serious 3D videographers must know.

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No good without Mac OS X support
1 Star Review   By UberEclectic on Sony - Official Store - Feb 9, 2011   

All the nifty features in the world are no help at all without standards compliant software available on both PC and MAC.

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sony new 3d camcorder
3 Star Review   By evrardor on Sony - Official Store - Jan 28, 2011   

I would only buy this new camcorder if it is compatible with imovie for macs. sony's current cx-550v and bloggie camera are imovie compatible!!!!!

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This will be my camera for ever time and place
5 Star Review   By Infonatal on Sony - Official Store - Jan 18, 2011   

10x optical zoom in 3D is very good, external SD card, internal 60Gb flash card...

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Epitome of elegance
5 Star Review   By Papai on Sony - Official Store - Jan 16, 2011   

Firstly, it is expected to give the greatest video quality possible now, it adds to the depth of 3D effect. Incorporates all the requiring ingredients. Secondly, it offers sublime 5.1 audio recording which aids for evolving an exquisite 3D sound effect. Lastly, operating the device is a cinch. A QUINTESSENCE OF A CAMCODER.

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Make.3D.Believe Handycam!
4 Star Review   By Muthukumar on Sony - Official Store - Jan 9, 2011   

This Handycam is one clear exemplification of what SONY is and demonstrates that SONY truly lives up to its words: "Make.Believe"! Pinnacle of Innovation!! "It's a SONY" and it is "Like No Other"!!! :)

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