Summary: I've had this camera for about 9 months now and have used it as my main 3D rig. I've used it outdoors in various lighting conditions as well as indoors. Let's go through some of the good things about this camera. In my opinion, the 3DA1 is the only all in one 3D handy cam rig that is a true 3D handy cam rig. There are other models like the Z10k, TD10,20, JVC TD1, but those compress the bit rate down significantly and have very narrow I.A. lenses.
Easy and fun to use - just not sure how to edit and out put in 3D yet
Timothy Boyle, Amazon
2 March 2012
Summary: This has been a fantastic purchase. Although I'm still trying to understand the workflow process of editing and out putting in 3D, watching the raw footage off the camera has been great. The ease of use is fantastic. I highly recommend this product.
Excerpt: I HAVE BEEN SHOOTING 3D WITH SPLIT RIGS AND SIDE BY SIDE, THIS CAMERA IS PRETTY GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR A NETWORK LIKE DISCOVERY TO ACCEPT. MAYBE IF YOU USE A DISK RECORDER WITH THE HDSDI OUTPUT. NO ND FILTER WHEEL, MUST USE A MATT BOX THAT COST OVER $4K. THE WORKFLO IS GOOD FOR 3D, ITS VERY EASY BUT THE QUALITY OF THE IMAGES IS NOT GREAT, MUST USE A LOT OF LIGHT INDOORS AND ND FILTERS OUTDOORS.
Pros: EASY 3D WORKFLOW WITH NEO, Easy to Use
Cons: HDMI IS FOR CONSUMERS, Lens not wide enough, Limited Zoom, No image stabilization, NO ND FILTER, Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light
Excerpt: 3D technology is still very young. The lens on this camera is very small, so there's not much depth of field. It's also very slow in starting up and powering down. You have to give it a few seconds for it start and stop recording.
Summary: The camera is quite good and has like, a microphone and such, but I've seen better. There's like this 'Technika' one at tesco and it does special effects so much cooler than this one i mean there are so many others i had to sell this one cause it was not as good.
Summary: i bought this camera from tesco and it is quite good but its not full 3d it's like half 3d so you get holes in things i don't know why. i think you should get the biggger one which is better. thanks bye.