Summary: This is a decent 3D still photo and video camera at a reasonable price. Since I have a 3D television, I was interested in shooting 3D video and stills, but I didn't want to spend several hundred dollars to try. I bought this camera and took some great 3D photos on my Michigan vacation. It is possible to play back photos and videos on Linux, Mac, or WIndows, or some dedicated hardware devices (such as a 3D TV), but you might have to play around with software to do this.
Summary: This is a cool toy. The 3D imagines are often just outstanding, but the camera does draw attention because it looks so unusual. The best 3D is when things are in the distance and in the foreground up close. I have other cameras for standard video and photos so I have nothing to say about the performance in that regard.
Summary: Whats not to like...Ive been using this camera while doing footage for the KC roller derby leagues...and Ive shot some incredible scenes of derbygirls flying right at me...its nice not having to pay $400 for a 3D camera I have to put in harms way...needs a way to hook up an external battery for extended video shooting...so 4 stars.
Summary: I got a deal on this so I for whatI paid, it's cool...very basic and featureless, but it works...the ds-esque 3d display is kinda wierd but cool, and it's onboard 10mb memory only lets you record about 3 secs of 3d video, but with my 4gig card...plenty...I'd rather have a mini-usb port than a slide-out full size one which may strain both the intit and your laptop ports...but it does make nice red/blue pics which pop with old school 3d glasses..
Summary: Since this camera is the same as the aiptek 3d camera and it had great reviews after the firmware update, I tried it on the viewsonic. I downloaded the aiptek 3d firmware update from the UK site and it applied to the viewsonic just fine. Still has the viewsonic startup screen after update. Without the update the pictures were a little blocked and only seemed like it was a 10 frames/sec.
Summary: Since I already own the Aiptek 3-D HD camcorder I thought I would make a comparison with this ViewSonic 3-D HD camcorder since it's now selling for $94.00. They both physically look the same except the 2 lenses on the ViewSonic are guarded by a frame around the lenses. The functions are the same on both camcorders and both include Nvidia 3-D softwear for compatibility.
Summary: The usb port wont see this as a drive unless the unit is turned on but will charge only when the unit is turned off. This is a cute and fun little device that lets you take 3d images on the go at a low cost. For the price dont expect portrait quality photos, but if your making them for say a stereo scope it is quite nice.
Pros: inexpensive, makes 3D simple for those with little experience, simple to use. Takes 2d and 3d photo and videos. Stereoscopic view finder in 3d mode. Small and easy to carry. Software for 3D included as well as a nice paid of red / cyan 3d glasses. Charged up via USB port. Retractable USB connector.
Cons: Only has digital zoom and it is poor. Requires a lot of light to get a decent image. No focus so what you photograph must be at least a 1meter away to avoid focus issues. Images are filled with iso noise but look ok in 3d. 3D images are stored in the unit as a side by side half width so if you want to use them elsewhere you must double the width. The software that comes with it is fair, So for best results, just use the camera as a drive and pull off the images or vid...