Initially there were 3D TV’s, and then came the 3D players and now digital cameras go 3D. It is time for the digital camcorders to go three dimensional. Panasonic uncloaked “HDC-SDT750.” Leading the way, Panasonic’s HDC-SDT750 is targeted at the general public.
According to some reports, the recommended prices Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D amount to 1400 dollars and will debut the market in October. Previously, the company announced a professional 3D-camera and costs about 20 thousand dollars.
This is a watershed moment, since it is a camcorder which shoots in stereoscopic 3D thanks to snapping on a bundled 3D conversion lens which will split the image, recording it in left and right images using its 1080p sensor. While it won’t look as sharp as what you see in the movies since each side maxes out at 960 x 1080 pixels, it should be passable on standard 3D TVs. Of course, 2D video recording is still possible as that is going to be the mainstay feature for camcorders for years to come as stereo 3D technology for consumers is still in its infancy.
Panasonic HDC-SDT750 captures sound in 5.1, with a feature that loads Focus microphone to capture all the ambient sounds. The sensor 3MOS 7.59 Mega pixels offered from Panasonic, an optimal image quality with a wide palette of colors, and details and gradations of quality. The sensor is supported by a lens Leica Dicomar F1, 5 and Crystal Engine Pro. The 3D videos will of course be viewed on a compatible TV screen (like the Panasonic Plasma VT20 example), via an HDMI connection. For the rest, there is a touch screen 3 “to navigate the menus, a light sensor to automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the environment, an Eco mode or Pre-Rec function that records three seconds before the launch of a record for not losing the first moments of a video.
The 3D camcorder is expected to launch in the US in October for around £1,400. Which? expects to see the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 at the 2010 Photokina camera show in Cologne, September.
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