Japan based Electronics Corporation Panasonic has today unveiled the smallest and most compact 3D camera in the world. The Panasonic DMC-3D1 is capable of capturing 3D video as well as stills and is expected to be released in the UK at some point in December this year.
The way the company is able to achieve this miniature snapper’s compact design is by making use of a compressed twin lens system which features folded optics. This gives them the ability to pack a device that’s a similar size to a standard 2D compact pocket camera, with 3D video recording and high definition 2D or 3D photo capabilities.
As for the specs, the Panasonic DMC-3D1 features a pair of 25mm wide angle lenses capable of 4x optical zoom, a 12 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor with noise reduction technology, which suppresses both low frequency noise in light area and high frequency noise in dark areas allowing for sharper image capturing, it also utilizes 8 megapixels for its Full HD 1080p video capture that runs at as much as 8 frames per second, and for its 3D images and has a 3.5” Smart Touch display.
According to Let’s Go Digital, the DMC-3D1 energy consumption stays so minimal that the battery life is expected to last for as long as a single lens compact digital camera’s battery life would. The device also has iA mode which combines multiple functions in order to achieve the perfect shots. Although there are no details about pricing revealed as of yet, the device is expected to cost around about $500. Check out the link above for more details about the Panasonic DMC-3D1.
What do you think of compact 3D cameras? Will they last or are they just jumping on the 3D bandwagon?