Panasonic does the 3D gig with Lumix DMC-3D1


Stereoscopic 3D is the way to go where the future is concerned, but it will still take a fair bit of time before it catches up with the masses. After all, not everyone is lining up and rushing to purchase a 3D HDTV, and you don’t see a mad craze for all movies to be shown in 3D glory although you might say that film executives think otherwise. If you have a 3D-capable HDTV sitting at home (preferably part of the Panasonic ecosystem for obvious reasons with this post), then why don’t you take full advantage of it with the newly announced Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1?

Yes sir, just like all other 3D cameras out there in the market, this particular model will also come with a twin-lens design so that it can shoot not only 3D images but stereoscopic 3D videos as well. Want to shoot regular stills without any eye-popping visuals? Not a problem, the Lumix DMC-3D1 does that equally well.

Just what kind of lenses does the Lumix DMC-3D1 pack? Well, for starters, it comes with 25mm ultra-wide angle lenses alongside 4x optical zoom that will deliver the outstanding capability to shoot high resolution 8-megapixel 3D photos and 1920 x 1080 60i high quality 3D HD video thanks to a side-by-side method. Thanks the kind of optics found in the Lumix DMC-3D1, you will be able to enjoy a wider range of composition possibilities as you have approximately 169% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm cameras.

We used to have to make a choice – do we shoot photos or videos with a single camera? With the Lumix DMC-3D1, such a dilemma is no longer part of the equation, since it can do 2D photos and videos simultaneously. Shooting 12-megapixel 2D photos and recording 1920 x 1080i full HD 2D videos, you can always capture a particular moment in time for all immortality in two different formats, now how neat do you think that is?

Other hardware specifications include iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, MEGA O.I.S, AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Handheld Nightshot. Expect to see the Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 this coming December for $499.99.

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IT Rush Says: November 7, 2011 at 6:37 am

Nice features, can’t wait to try it. Not bad for $499.99 actually.

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