Summary: Very nice camera, all features are great, you can read positive reviews all around the web, just keep in mind that this is the japanese version of DMC-3D1: - menu descriptions are in japanese only, anyway you can find the english (and other languages) manual, and menu navigation is pretty simple - you can't select NTSC/PAL output as described in the manual, I think it is NTSC only, so if you link your camera to tv it could behave the way you don't expect, I haven't tried...
Summary: Great little camera. 3d photos are fun. Just remember this is the "Japan" model so very few icons in English, however you can pull up the English manual online. Excellent product for the price. TIP: Learn the Japanese icons for throwing away one picture only vs. all of them on the card. I learned the hard way but luckily just had a few of my initial practice shots on card. ALSO YOU WILL NEED AN HDMI TO MINI HDMI CABLE TO HOOK UP CAMERA TO MOST 3D TV'S.
Best pocket size 3-D camera for the Japan price but the JVC Everio Gs-td1 is the best!
J. Maestro "Pat Maestro", Amazon
15 December 2013
Summary: This is a great pocket size 3-D camera and the price is about $180.00 brand new from Japan. Menu is not available in English. This Panasonic model is listed in two different locations on Amazon and that's where I have a more in depth review but don't bother buying this camera because the JVC Everio Gs-td1 is the best.
Summary: Not the perfect 3D camera because of the distance between the lenses. But a very handy 3D camera for carrying around in order to take shots of subjects not too far away. Landscapes will not have the depth you desire, but portraits work fine. The view screen is not 3D which may be a drawback, but I've gotten used to it.
Summary: The close distance of the lenses is a benefit if you know what to do with it, but can be considered a weakness if you don't. This camera let's you shoot closer to your subject than the Fuji W3. Having both is a best case scenario.
Summary: The communication, transaction and delivery via Amazon went flawless. The camera is fantastic and reachesbeyond my expectations. Filming in 3D and viewing it back on a 3D screen is fantastic. I had the Fujifilm 3D W3 but this camera has a much better performance in speed, colour and 3D filming. However, Panasonic, gets negative points as far as I am concerned, for this Japanese company does not even bother to answer my questions per mail.
Summary: I am so happy I bought this 3D camera, especially since the price has dropped drastically since it first came out. Even though the text is in Japanese, icons make it fairly easy to figure out. Photo and video quality are excellent for a point-and-shoot...no, it's not a DSLR. Bear in mind it's best for closer shots because of the 30mm lens separation, but that is perfect for video display on a large-screen 3D TV.