Panasonic Lumix 3D twin-lens camera debuts at IFA 2011

Aug 31, 2011
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Panasonic Lumix 3D twin-lens camera debuts at IFA 2011

I mentioned a bit ago that Panasonic had a new dual-lens 3D camcorder that would be landing soon. Panasonic has also shown off a new 3D still camera at IFA 2011 called the Lumix 3D that has 3D HD video capability. The camera can shoot 2D HD video as well. The camera is compact and it uses two new lenses to be able to achieve the compact dimensions according to Panasonic.

Each of the lenses are 4x optical zoom with thin, folded optics. The design of the optics allows the capturing of clear and sharp video and photos from a distance. The camera has integrated Optical Image Stabilization and works with 2D and 3D shooting. This system helps to reduce the blur associated with zooming when shooting video or taking photos.

The twin lens system also allows the camera to shoot 2D video and photos at the same time. The 3D content uses both lenses at once in a side-by-side system in AVCHD format. The camera will connect to any Viera 3D TV to shoot photos and video in 3D to the TV. The camera will land this winter and pricing will be announced closer to launch.


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