Panasonic introduces its first true 3D digital camera, the LUMIX DMC-3D1 with two newly-developed lens units with folded optics design. With a compact body, the camera sports a twin-lens design, featuring 25mm wide angle lenses with 4x optical zoom, to capture 3D and 2D photos and videos.
Equipped with 12 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, the 3D1 is able to capture 8 Megapixel 3D photos, 12 Megapixel 2D photos as well 1920×1080 60i high quality 3D HD video using side-by-side method, and Full HD 2D videos. It sports Venus Engine for high-quality images and easily process image sensitivity and speed. The 3D camera includes Multi-process Noise Reduction that applies optimal noise reduction according to the brightness of different areas of an image, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode that offers MEGA O.I.S, AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Handheld Nightshot.
Panasonic’s 3D1 boasts extremely fast consecutive shots at 8 fps (without auto focusing) and 4 fps (with auto focusing) in full resolution. It records Full HD video in AVCHD or MP4 formats. It has a 3.5-inch Smart Touch display. Coming in December, the Panasonic Lumix 3D1 will be priced at $499.99.