Enter a new dimension

Sony proved they had the third dimension well and truly on their mind this month when they announced a slew of new 3D product at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

On display were the likes of Sony’s first 3D camcorder as well as 3D VAIO laptops, new 3D BRAVIA TV models and even a 3D head-mounted display. In the world according to Sony, 2011 is setting up to be a bumper year for 3D products. Other technology being touted by the electronic giant were more shared content between devices and products with built in internet connectivity becoming the norm…

Most notably Sony reinvented its Handycam line with the a new series of 3D enabled camcorders that can not only deliver 3D still but 3D motion images as well. Apart from dishing up this new 3D Handycam Sony will be adding a higher end projection model and a 3D video camera aimed at the video enthusiast/ semi pro shooter – thus expanding the range to suit the consumer’s level of experience.

Check out the Handycam previews after the jump…

Sony HDR-TD10E Handycam

The new HDR-TD10E is the world’s first “Double Full HD” 3D consumer camcorder. This camcorder uses an integrated dual lens system, which includes two of each key component – double Sony G Lenses, double “Exmor R” CMOS sensors, and double “BIONZ” image processors so you can playback your 3D footage at full HD resolution even on a standard 2D TV or opt for 3D vision when viewing on a 3D TV. Your footage can also be viewed on the Handycam’s 3.5 inch flip out LCD screen in all its 3D glory without having to don those ridiculous glasses…

The HDR TD10E also boasts all the standard inclusions you’ve come to expect from Sony handycams such as SteadyShot and iAuto and with 64 GB on board you have plenty of room for capturing all those home movies.


Imagine a video camera that can not only shoot great footage but project that footage for you as well – turning any blank wall into a cinema screen…
Meet Sony’s HDR PJ50VE. This new handycam camcorder has a projector built into its 3-inch LCD panel, that allows video and images to be projected at up to 60” (diagonally when projected 6m away) onto walls, ceilings, or other flat surface.

The inclusion of Stereo speakers with Clear Phase and S-Master digital amplifier produce clear, dynamic sound and when combined with the integrated projector give the shooter a whole new way to enjoy video playback without needing to plug into an HDTV. This new camcorder packs a whopping 220GB hard drive and is set to hit shelves in April.


Made with the video enthusiast/semi pro shooter in mind, the HDR CX700VE delivers an 16:9 widescreen Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Wide Angle Sony G Lens, Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode, Highlight Playback, Face Detection, iAUTO – and wait for it…. the ability to shoot 50p/25p footage.

The inclusion of Tracking focus, means fast moving objects will always come out in sharp and clear. Whilst the addition of pro features like CinemaTone Gamma™ and CinemaTone Color™ presets, as well as advanced features such as Expanded Focus, Zebra and Peaking settings allow more experienced shooters to really make the most of their camera. With 96GB of flash memory, the HDR-CX700VE will be available in March 2011.

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