Panasonic Announces the 3D Lumix DMC-3D1 Digital Camera
Panasonic Monday announced the Lumix DMC-3D1 digital camera, which features twin lenses offering the ability to capture high-resolution 3D images and video.
The two 25mm lens units, which feature 4x optical zoom, ensure users can capture 8 megapixel still images and 1920 by 1080 video footage in 3D or 2D images at 12.1 megapixels and HD video, by simply using a dedicated switch on the rear of the device.
3D content can be played back on a 3D TV or Blu-ray disc player/recorder that supports the AVCHD format, either by inserting the memory card from the camera into the TV/Blu-ray player, or by connecting the digital camera via HDMI. Furthermore, the twin lenses also allow users to capture images and videos from different angles simultaneously.
The camera also benefits from a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, along with Panasonic's Megal OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) technology to reduce blur caused by hand shake, macro mode and the Intelligent Handheld Nightshot function that lets users capture video at night without the need for a tripod.
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Measuring 4.25 by 2.3 by 0.94 inches and weighing 6.8 ounces with the battery, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1also features a self-timer, digital re4d eye-removal and use of the zoom during video capture. The built-in memory of 70MB can be expanded with an SD memory card. Panasonic also says the lithium Ion battery offers around 200 shots from a full charge. A built-in flash and stereo microphone complete the digital camera.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 will be available starting in December. Pricing details have yet to be released.