Sony has been showing off its latest professional 3D camcorder prototype, and it certainly looks like it could beat Panasonic’s AG-AF100 in a fight. DigInfo caught up with the twin-lens shoulder mount camcorder in Japan recently, and while Sony are playing coy with the full specifications, they have suggested it will be ready in time for a 2011 release.
Video demo after the cut
The few hardware specs we have right now suggest the prototype has four SxS memory card slots, left and right channel HD-SDI outputs and manual controls for adjusting the point of convergence of the 3D lenses. Of course, all that might change before the commercial release.
It’s not clear how much has been carried over from the Sony EX3 3D prototype shown earlier this year, which had six CMOS chips – three for each lens – taken from a pair of PMW-EX3 studio cameras, each capable of recording 35Mbps 1080p 4:2:0 MPEG-2 video. As then, Sony isn’t talking pricing at this stage.