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Sony HDR-TG3 / TG3E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 395 reviews of Sony HDR-TG3 / TG3E. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and battery, and comments are divided on the price.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

memory, battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-TG3 / TG3E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Sony HDR-TG3 / TG3E from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the zoom and battery get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony TG3 High Definition Digital CamcorderSony TG3 High Definition Digital Camcorder

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Surround
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH50

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Playback zoom (max):Y

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.858

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode / Twilight portrait

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick PRO Duo
Storage Capacity:4GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer/Sony Handycam

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:4

Lens System

Digital Zoom:20
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.43Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.36Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:ClearVid CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar
Manual Focus: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Remote Control

Supported Devices:Projector
Type:Remote control

Still image

Still image resolution(s):2304 x 1728

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG