Several industry leading eco-conscious Sony products are showcased here, including examples of product-based initiatives from the four Road to Zero environmental Perspectives.
Made with Sony's own recycled plastic called SoRPlas (Sony Recycled Plastic),
this camcorder is conveniently compact and lightweight.
Here, impressive advances in HD 2D/3D performance come with a significant savings of resources.
Developed by Sony, SoRPlas might be called the ultimate in recycled plastic. Not only does it boast 99% pre-consumer recycled content, it's also very durable. CO2 emissions in production are also estimated to be 80% lower than for virgin plastic. SoRPlas was originally introduced in Sony products in some 2011 BRAVIA* LCD TVs.
SoRPlas recycled plastic developed by Sony
Regular flame-resistant recycled polycarbonate plastic has a 30% recycled content and is composed of 15% flame retardant. SoRPlas exceeds 99% recycled content.
Using SoRPlas in mobile devices such as video cameras presents special challenges. Unlike televisions or other installed equipment that remain in a fixed position, mobile devices must withstand rougher conditions. They must offer a certain amount of impact resistance, in case they are dropped, and some resistance to different elements, such as exposure to hand lotions. Sony improved this resistance in SoRPlas significantly by formulating it with larger molecules, among other refinements. The advances enabled the first mobile device constructed of parts made with SoRPlas—the HDR-TD20V.
SoRPlas in the HDR-TD20V comes from clear sheets of polycarbonate scrap
Housing parts of the HDR-TD20V are made with SoRPlas
Besides incorporating SoRPlas, this camcorder is also more compact. Although it features dual high-performance G lenses, two Exmor R CMOS sensors for exceptional sensitivity, and two BIONZ high-speed image processors, it is still 34% more compact than previous models.* This impressive streamlining translates into a significant savings of resources and a much lighter camcorder that's easy to carry around.
Enjoy superb detail in Full HD 2D/3D video from this Handycam®, which offers improved 3D shooting performance in enhancements such as a shorter minimum focus distance (30cm). Audio performance is also improved, through an advanced sound processor and other features. A compact unit packed with advanced features.