Conclusion: However, if you'd rather not buy into two-year-old tech, and you're after a 3D camera with higher specifications and better overall performance, then the Panasonic Lumix 3D1 is the one to go for.
Excerpt: If you love 3D, Panasonic's has a new LUMIX series camera for you: the DMC-3D1. This compact, cutting edge digicam uses two lenses with "folded optics design" to capture 3D and 2D photos, as well as HD videos. While 2D photos are 12 megapixels and 3D shots are 8 megapixels, 2D and 3D video are both recorded at 1080/60i HD video (in AVCHD or MP4 compression codecs). Everything can be reviewed on the cameras sizable 3.5-inch touch screen.
Lumix DMC-3D1 – bringing 3D photography and shooting to normal consumers worldwide
10 November 2011
Conclusion: The camera’s features make it worthy of attention, except that the price is really high – the expected retail price is $500 – that’s for a point and shoot that offers no real quality to speak of – both 3D and 3D images are shot by a pretty small lens that doesn’t let a lot of light through. For the price, you can get a very nice FZ100 or TZ10, and those cameras provide a much higher quality of both photos and videos, at the expense of 3D of course.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 is not cheap, but it is clever. But strip away the fancy 3D gubbins, and image quality - while up there with Panasonic’s best 2D snapshots - is not match for what you might achieve spending between £400 and £450 elsewhere on another camera. Battery life is also pretty poor. While the blurb states that up to 200 shots can be taken, we struggled to get up to 100 before it was begging for a recharge.
Pros: Compact for a 3D camera, twin lens and sensor array is capable of proper 3D
Cons: The price premium paid for 3D, poor battery performance
Excerpt: Panasonic, Sony and Samsung are three companies with an obvious vested interest in pushing 3D imaging; they've been spearheading the campaign to encourage us all switch to 3D TVs for the past couple of years.
Excerpt: If you’re a global electronics manufacturer/retailer and a chunk of your product range comprises 3D TV sets and 3D Blu-ray players, alongside cameras, then finding a means whereby the purchase of one might prompt a subsequent purchase of the other makes perfect sense.
Excerpt: Il 3D può piacere o non piacere. Ma se piace, questo è proprio un bel giocattolo, la fotocamera giusta per togliersi voglie tridimensionali side-by-side. Nel corpo macchina compatto (108 x 59 x 24 mm) troviamo il doppio di tutti gli organi principali di una fotocamera, ovvero due sensori da 12 megapixel e due obiettivi da 25-100 mm indipendenti. L'obiettivo stereoscopico a ottica ripiegata permette di passare dalla modalità 2D a 3D, e viceversa, in ogni istante.
Summary: Panasonic DMC-3D1 è una fotocamera compatta in grado di scattare immagini e registrare filmati in 3D a risoluzione Full HD 1080p (1920x1080 pixel), grazie alle due ottiche incorporate da 12,1 megapixel, con un display LCD touchscreen