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Sony HDR-TD20 3D camcorder in hands-on video

The Sony HDR-TD20 is Sony's latest camcorder to shoot in three dimensions, and we've had a go in this here video.

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3D! 3D! Excited yet? 3D! The Sony HDR-TD20 is Sony's latest camcorder to shoot in three dimensions, and we've had a quick shufti. Hit play to see the new model.

The TD20 is a lot smaller than the previous model, the HDR-TD10. As well as being lighter, the smaller size moves the lenses closer together and makes it easier to shot 3D video closer up.

TD stands for 'Three Dimensions', because apparently there isn't a universally accepted two-letter acronym for video recorded in three dimensions.

The TD20's fold-out touchscreen is 3D too, so you can get a feel for how the results will turn out on your 3D TV. You don't need glasses to see the 3D on the camcorder's screen, but you do need glasses for your TV.

You can edit your footage using Sony's software, in 2D, on your computer, then watch it in 3D when you're done.

The camera records in standard 3D format, so even though you're shooting on a Sony camcorder you can watch the results on any 3D telly, whether it's Panasonic, Samsung or whoever.

Other 3D camcorders include the Panasonic HDC-SD900, which features a bolt-on 3D lens converter. By contrast, the TD20 has both lenses built-in, and both are full high definition.

Hit play on the video above to see the HDR-TD20 in action. Have you ever done any 3D filming? Tell us about it in the comments or on our resolutely one-dimensional Facebook page.