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Panasonic has now launched its own twin-lens 3D camera. The 3D1 shoots stereoscopic 3D stills and videos. However, its lack of 3D display is a minus as is its price of 449µ in the UK (specially if compared to the Fuji W3 you can have between 200 and 300£). The Lumix 3D1 should be available in December 2011.

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 The 3D1 uses two 12-Megapixel BSI CMOS sensors, which we've already seen do great things in the FZ150, and it has two 25-100 mm zoom lenses. It has a large touchscreen at the back, and placing the right-hand lens in the middle of the camera to make sure you don't end up with your finger in front of one of the lenses. That's certainly a nice touch, but this could in turn make the 3D effect less pronounced since it effectively reduces parallax.


it has a regular 2D screen, with no stereoscopic viewing mode like in 3D camcorders or in Fuji's 3D camera, so you'll only be able to view your 3D photos and videos back on a separate compatible screen, such as a 3D TV or PC monitor with Nvidia 3D Vision glasses. In fact, some users may even think that the 3D1 may be more interesting to use in 2D mode, with one lens taking a photo at a telephoto setting while the other shoots the scene at a wide angle.

Source : DigitalVersus.