Panasonic has launched the HDC-SDT750, the world’s first 3D camcorder aimed at consumers.
The camcorder is based on 3MOS technology and uses a 3D conversion lens that captures two images simultaneously. It records at 960 x 1,080 resolution using the AVCHD codec onto SD card at 17Mbps.
3D content can be played back on a TV capable of displaying ‘side-by-side’ 3D images, such as Panasonic’s Viera VT20 series of course.
Audio is captured via five microphones and recorded in 5.1 for use with surround sound systems. By removing the conversion lens, the SDT750 can be used as a conventional camcorder.
The camera ships with HD Writer AE 2.6T PC editing software for burning 3D content to Blu-ray. It’s Windows only software, but a moot point as Macs still don’t offer Blu-ray.
An October release in expected in the US and prices have not been confirmed but are estimated to be around £1,400.
Link: Panasonic HDC-SDT750 page.