Summary: The 3D effect is surprisingly good. Occasional ghosting but even with structure in the near foreground focusing is excellent and image registration is very good. The probelm with this camera is that the auto white balance is awful, the resolution is just above a very good standard definition camcorder and the exposure is more often than not in error. None of these can be manually set in 3D mode.
Summary: IMPORTANT OCTOBER 2011 UPDATE: Please read my review on the Cody portable 3-D player model..... TF3DVD7019.....Avallable here on Amazon.com I waited so long for this new Sony 3-D camcorder only to discover when it arrived that it's not possible to view 3-D videos anywhere except with the Camcorder connected with it's HDMI connection or with the camera's 3 1/2 inch screen. Sony praises the fact that everything you shoot in 3-D is also viewed in 2-D but who cares?