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Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • Full HD Stereoscopic 3D Recording
  • 6x CMOS Sensors - 2.2 Mp Each
  • Dual Integrated 10x Lenses (12x in 2D)
  • 18" Minimum Object Distance in 3D
  • Auto & Manual Convergence Adjustment
  • Manual Rings for Focus, Iris & Zoom
  • Multi View Coding (MVC) Recording in 3D
  • 1080p60 AVCHD Recording in 2D
  • Dual XLR Inputs
  • 2D/3D Still Image Recording

The Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder has dual lenses and twin Full HD 3MOS imagers, and as such it joins a burgeoning class of affordable, single-body 3D-capable handheld camcorders. But it introduces to this category those three-chip imagers and also true convergence adjustment, which alters the angular orientation of the two 10x zoom lenses. This control facilitates fine control over the location of the "image plane" – the plane from which objects seem to either jump or recede as you're watching them on the big screen, or on the Z10000 camcorder's glasses-free 3.2" LCD monitor.

Convergence can be set to adjust automatically, or you can turn a manual dial to make the lenses' sights diverge or move toward parallel. The lenses shoot fairly wide at a 35mm equivalent of 32mm when in 3D mode, which gives more options for placing foreground/background elements in a 3D scene or for shooting indoors. For close-ups, the minimum object distance is also quite impressive for a 3D camera at about 18" in 3D.

The camcorder also puts manual control over focus, zoom, and iris at the operator's fingertips in the form of three rings at the base of the dual lenses. Alternatively, you can operate the camera under iA ("intelligent auto") mode and let the Z10000 choose the optimal shooting mode, turning on face detection, contrast control, and optical image stabilization as needed.

The HDC-Z10000 records to two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots either sequentially or simultaneously. In 2D mode, the camera captures several flavors of high-definition AVCHD format video, including AVCHD Progressive at 1080p60. Three-dimensional video is recorded as AVCHD 3D, which uses MVC (multiview video coding) compression. (This format has already started to find compatibility with popular nonlinear editing software programs.) With dual XLRs inputs and a five-element built-in microphone, the Z10000 facilitates high-quality capture of two-channel audio or 5.1 surround sound.

Professional-Quality Full HD 2D and Full HD 3D Images
The Double 3MOS System reflects the sum of a number of unique technologies that Panasonic has accumulated. This advanced imaging system combines two large-diameter f/1.5 lenses featuring a special Nano Surface Coating technology, with two independent, high-sensitivity 3MOS sensors (left and right) for superb color and detail reproduction, and the newly developed Crystal Engine Pro II for high-speed processing. The result: an entirely new dimension in lifelike imaging
High-Sensitivity 3MOS Sensor
The HDC-Z10000 employs two independent, high-sensitivity 3MOS sensors, left and right, each with a three-sensor configuration. This provides a resolution of 6.57 million effective motion image pixels (2.19 million x 3). With their excellent color reproduction and strong low-light shooting capability, these 3MOS sensors maximize the quality of Full HD 3D and Full HD progressive images 1
Crystal Engine Pro II Chip for Enhanced Resolution and Noise Reduction
The ultra-high-speed Crystal Engine Pro II processes the 4K2K-equivalent pixels that are obtained, and with pixel shift technology, superb Full-HD image quality is achieved even in detailed images. The improved processing capability also provides dramatic noise-reduction effects, to achieve clear, high-quality 2D and 3D images
Bright, High-Performance f/1.5 Lens with Nano Surface Coating
New large-diameter f/1.5 lenses are mounted independently, left and right. A Nano Surface Coating is applied to the front lens surface. These advanced lens systems suppress ghosts and flaring when shooting moving pictures, and let you record bright images with very little noise even in dark places.

The Nano Surface Coating boasts an extremely low reflectance ratio compared with the conventional multi coating, to minimize ghosts. By forming a nano-level, microstructure film with an ultra-low refractive index on the lens surface, the reflection of incident light is greatly reduced over the entire visual light range. This Panasonic black-box technology boosts the optical performance of the HDC-Z10000 to deliver images with stunning clarity

AVCHD Progressive-Compliant 1080p60 Recording
1080p60 recording (1920 x 1080, 60 progressive frames per second) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Fast-moving subjects, such as in sports scenes, are recorded smoothly. The progressive recording of the HDC-Z10000 fully complies with the new AVCHD Progressive standard
Dual XLR Terminals
In addition to the electret condenser microphones that are built into the HDC-Z10000, XLR audio input terminals allow 2-channel input with 48V phantom power supply for external microphones. This facilitates the use of the many high-performance microphones with XLR terminal connections that are available for professional equipment
Linear PCM Recording
The HDC-Z10000 features 48 kHz/16-bit linear PCM recording (2 channels only) and captures original sounds faithfully and accurately. This meets the demand for high sound quality, for example, when recording live music performances and the sounds of nature
5.1-Channel Surround Sound System
The HDC-Z10000 is equipped with five electret condenser microphones. The center mic helps capture the sound source and distance accurately, so you get a more three-dimensional effect. You get a realistic sound space that's a perfect match with the true-to-life HD images
Manual Rings for Focus, Zoom & Iris
Three independent manual rings allow detailed adjustment of the focus, zoom, and iris. You can fine-tune each of these adjustments while viewing the results in the LCD or EVF, so you get the exact images you want quickly and easily
True 3D Convergence Control
The convergence angle between the two lenses is variable inside the optical unit. This moves the convergence point (the reference plane of the 3D image) in a fore-and-aft direction to control the leaping and depth effects of recorded objects, allowing the camcorder to acquire natural-looking 3D images. The convergence point can be set to adjust automatically, or it can be manually adjusted with the convergence dial while viewing the LCD image, which can display the numerical setting of the convergence
Glasses-Free 3D from the 3.5" LCD
The 1,152,000-dot, 3.5" naked-eye 3D LCD lets you check your 3D images without any special eyewear. By using a parallax barrier to control the direction of the light, the LCD enables two images captured from slightly different perspectives to be viewed exclusively by the right and by the left eye. You can check 3D images while shooting, without having to connect a monitor. Naturally, the display can also be switched between 2D and 3D, and it also enables intuitive fingertip-touch operation
Color Viewfinder
The bright 0.45" Live View Finder (LVF) features high-speed response and a superb 1,227,000-dot resolution. The LVF makes it easier to optimize the focus, a crucial consideration for 3D recording. It's also supremely useful in situations that require there to be none of the excess light that LCD screens emit
Independent Control Buttons/Function Memory
Functions that are frequently used for recording, such as O.I.S. ON/OFF, Color Bar ON/OFF, Zebra Pattern Display, 3D Guide Display, Auto/Manual Iris, Auto/Manual Auto Focus, and Auto/Manual White Balance are arranged on the side of the body as separate buttons to enable quick, intuitive operation. In addition, for easy access the most frequently used functions can be allocated to three user buttons on the main unit and four user buttons on the LCD. Any of 20 different functions can be assigned to these buttons
Dual SD Card Slot
The dual SD Memory Card slot offers the option of extended recording or backup recording. When two SD Memory Cards are inserted and the first card reaches full capacity, the system automatically and seamlessly switches to the second card. This allows extended recording without having to worry about interruptions due to a lack of card capacity. Alternatively, during backup recording, the same data is recorded onto both cards for immediate duplicating or archiving purposes in the case of a faulty SD card
Bundled HD Writer XE 1.0 Software
The HDC-Z10000 is bundled with HD Writer XE 1.0 software, which lets you easily cut out MVC format Full HD 3D or 1080p60 2D Full HD images and save them onto a PC. It is also possible to write the images onto a Blu-ray Disc or SD card 2
One-Touch Still Image Recording
You can record 2D/3D still images (MPO-compliant) at any time, simply by pressing the shutter button. It is also possible to cut out images in all modes while shooting or playing videos. 3D and 2D still images are recorded simultaneously with 2.1 Mp resolution
Multi-Format Recording
You can select 2D or 3D recording modes to match the shooting situation. You can shoot AVCHD 3D at either 1080i60, 1080p30, or 1080p24. AVCHD Progressive (1080p60) is a high-quality choice for 2D video, and in 2D you can also shoot 1080p30 or 1080p24 – or 1080i60 at three different quality levels, which can be employed to conserve recording space
Sophisticated Image Tuning
Advanced image tuning functions, such as gamma mode, knee point, detail, detail coring, chroma levels, chroma phase, and master pedestal, can be applied to match the shooting situation. These functions provide excellent expressive control
Custom Scene Function
Up to six sets of camera setting data can be stored within the camera, enabling you to instantly configure settings based on the shooting conditions. For example, if you store regular HD recording settings, cinema-like recording settings, subject recording settings, and landscape recording settings as your customized settings, they can be instantly switched into action with a single touch when the shooting situation changes
Compact, Lightweight Body
The HDC-Z10000 delivers a high level of image quality in a tight package. It is very easy to carry around and offers superb mobility in cramped indoor locations
HYBRID O.I.S.+
The new five-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ corrects the kind of roll-direction hand shake that often occurs when shooting while zooming or walking, in addition to horizontal, vertical, yawing, and pitching (four-axis) correction. This optical image stabilization system puts into effect at the wide end the kinds of hybrid corrections that previously worked only for telephoto shooting. This enables the Z10000 to record steady images over the entire zoom range 3
iA (Intelligent Auto)
The iA function lets the HDC-Z10000 choose the optimal shooting mode automatically with the press of a button. The Intelligent Scene Selector, HYBRID O.I.S.+ (POWER O.I.S. for 3D shooting), Face Detection, and Intelligent Contrast Control automatically operate as needed, so you get high-quality images while the HDC-Z10000 does all the work
Wide-Angle Shooting with 10x Optical Zoom
A wide range of shooting situations are covered by this versatile lens, from 32mm wide-angle shooting (29.8mm for 2D shooting) to 10x optical zooming (12x for 2D shooting, 23x for shooting with Intelligent Zoom). This greatly extends the range of uses, from shooting in tight places to situations where you and the subject are far apart 4
Quick Start-Up
With Quick Power-On, just switch the power on and the HDC-Z10000 is in standby mode in about 2.0 seconds, ready to shoot when you are. When the LCD is closed, the power automatically switches off. Using Quick Start mode, you simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to shoot in only 0.6 seconds 5
One-Touch 2D/3D Still Picture Recording
Simply press the shutter button to record a 2D or 3D (MPO-compliant) still image at any time. It is also possible to cut out images in all modes while shooting or playing videos. 3D and 2D still images are recorded simultaneously at 2.1-megapixel resolution 6
Image Device 2x 3MOS (3x CMOS each) 1/4.1" sensors
Total Pixels 9.15 megapixels (3.05 megapixels x 3)
Effective Pixels Motion Image
2D: 6.57 megapixels (2.19 megapixels x 3) [16:9]
3D: 6.21 megapixels (2.07 megapixels x 3) [16:9]

Still Image
7.08 megapixels (2.36 megapixels x 3) [3:2]
6.57 megapixels (2.19 megapixels x 3) [16:9]
6.87 megapixels (2.29 megapixels x 3) [4:3]
Lens 2x f/1.5 lenses with 12x zoom in 2D; 10x zoom in 3D
Focal Length 2D: 2.84-34.1 mm
3D: 2.84-28.4 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length Motion Image
2D: 29.8-368.8 mm [16:9]
3D: 32.0-320.0 mm [16:9]

Still Image

2D: 29.8-369.0 mm [3:2], 29.8-368.8 mm [16:9], 31.0-372.0 mm [4:3]
3D: 32.0-320.0 mm [16:9]
Aperture 2D: f/1.5 (wide) to f/2.8 (tele)
3D: f/1.5 (wide) to f/2.7 (tele)
Zoom Optical
2D: 12x
3D: 10x

Intelligent
2D: 23x

Digital
2D: 30x / 120x
Horizontal Resolution Not specified by manufacturer
Sensitivity Not specified by manufacturer
Standard Subject Illumination 1400 lux
Minimum Illumination 5 lux (iA mode ON: 1/30 second shutter)
Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) 2D: Approx. 47" (1.2 m) full zoom range
Approx. 1.4" (3.5 cm) wide range macro

3D: Approx. 2.5 m (all zoom range)
Approx. 18" (45 cm) wide range macro
Focus Auto / Manual
White Balance Auto / White Set / 3200K / 5600K / Ach / Bch
Iris Auto / Manual
Vertical Smear Not specified by manufacturer
Signal System 3D: 1080i60, 1080p30, 1080p24
2D: 1080p60, 1080i60, 1080p30, 1080p24 1
Please Note:

60p=59.94p, 60i=59.94i, 30p=29.97p, and 24p=23.98p; 1080p30 is recorded in 1080i60 mode.

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Built-in Filters No
LCD Monitor 3.48" (8.83 cm) 16:9 3D (glasses-free) LCD monitor (1,152,000 dots)
Viewfinder 0.45" (11.5 mm) 16:9 EVF (approx. 1,226,880 dots)
Shutter Speed Auto Slow Shutter On
60p, 60i, 30p mode: 1/30 to 1/8000 second
24p mode: 1/24 to 1/8000 second

Auto Slow Shutter Off
60p, 60i, 30p mode: 1/60 to 1/8000 second
24p mode: 1/48 to 1/8000 second
Gain Selection Not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
Image Stabilization 2D: HYBRID O.I.S. +
3D: POWER O.I.S.
Manual Controls Rings: Zoom, focus, iris
Dial: Convergence
Memory Card Slot 2x SD card (SD up to 2 GB, SDHC up to 32 GB, and SDXC up to 64 GB)
Recording Format AVCHD 2.0 standard (AVCHD 3D / AVCHD Progressive) compliant
Compression Technology 2D: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
3D: MPEG-4 MVC / H.264
Bit Rates MVC (3D) & 1080p60 (2D): 28 Mb/s
PH: 24 Mb/s
HA: 17 Mb/s
HE: 5 Mb/s
Maximum Recording Time With 64 GB storage
MVC (3D) & 1080p60 (2D): 5 hours 15 minutes
PH: 6 hours
HA: 8 hours 30 minutes
HE: 27 hours 30 minutes
Still Capture Recording Format: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.2), MPO (CIPA-007-2009)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Image Size: 3 Mp [JPEG], (2304 x 1296), 2.1 Mp [JPEG], (1920 x 1080), 2.1 Mp [MPO + JPEG], (1920 x 1080)
Thumbnail Display 20 thumbnails/page, 9 thumbnails/page, 1 thumbnail/page
Audio Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
Audio Signal Format Dolby Digital 5.1-channel / 2-channel, Linear PCM 2-channel
48 kHz / 16-bit
Audio Bitrates Dolby Digital: 384 kb/s (5.1-channel), 256 kb/s (2-channel)
Linear PCM : 1.5 Mb/s (2-channel)
Built-in Speaker Dynamic type (round)
Input and Output Connectors XLR Inputs
2x 3-pin (INPUT 1, INPUT 2)
LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: -50 dBu / -60 dBu (selectable in menu)

HDMI Output
1x Type A
Outputs 1080p, 1080i, 480p & 576p video and Dolby Digital & Linear PCM audio

Headphone Output
1x stereo mini jack (3.5mm diameter)

USB 2.0
1x USB Mini

AV Multi Output
Proprietary connector to component/composite/stereo audio (6x) RCAs
Power Requirements 7.2V (battery) / 12V (AC adaptor)
Power Consumption Maximum 16.7W (recording)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating Humidity 10-80% (no condensation)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 5.7 x 7.7 x 13.8" (14.5 x 19.5 x 35.0 cm)
Weight Approx. 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
System Requirements For HD Writer XE 1.0 software (Windows-only):

OS
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit): Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Windows Vista (32-bit): Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate SP1/SP2
Windows XP (32-bit): SP3

CPU
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or higher
When using playback function and MPEG-2 conversion function, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz or higher

Operation on an upgraded OS is not guaranteed. When 2 or more USB devices are connected to a PC, or when devices are connected though USB hubs or by using extension cables, proper operation is not guaranteed. Operation on an OS other than the one pre-installed is not guaranteed. Not compatible with multi-boot environments or multi-monitor environments. Not guaranteed on Windows XP Media Center Edition, Tablet PC Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise, or Windows 7 Enterprise. Available with administrator account in Windows XP; available with administrator account or standard account in Windows Vista/Windows 7 (installation and uninstallation require an administrator account).
Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • DC Cable
  • CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • IR Remote with Lithium Metal Battery
  • Component AV Cable (AV Multi)
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • HD Writer XE 1.0 Software
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    PanasonicHDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder
     
    4.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Great sound (6)
    • Great picture quality (4)
    • Image stabilization (4)
    • Large clear LCD (3)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (3)

    Best Uses

    • HD shooting (6)
    • Documentaries (4)
    • Independent films (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro (4), Pro videographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Far from obsolete.

    1/4" sensors are still reasonable for this product, and APS is far from "a minimum." Does anyone currently make an all-in-one 3D camera with an APS sized...Read complete review

    1/4" sensors are still reasonable for this product, and APS is far from "a minimum." Does anyone currently make an all-in-one 3D camera with an APS sized sensor? No, you would need a 3D rig that's twice the size of the HDC-Z10000.

    Not to mention that the deeper depth of field provided by 1/4" sensors can actually be beneficial in 3D, since the audience can make out the full depth of background details and the operator won't be struggling to keep the subject in focus. Have you ever looked at a 3D image where the main subject is out of focus? It hurts - even more than in 2D!

    By the way I wasn't paid by Panasonic or anyone, I just have common sense, and would love to hear from someone who has actually had experience with this camera.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice tool with problems

    Greetings, my fellow 3D thrills seekers! I've had my Panasonic HDC-Z10000 camera for a year now, and used at a lot in various settings, so I've got some real experiences to share....Read complete review

    Greetings, my fellow 3D thrills seekers! I've had my Panasonic HDC-Z10000 camera for a year now, and used at a lot in various settings, so I've got some real experiences to share. First off, I must make a disclaimer: I like this camera; I think it is a useful tool in a video enthusiast's arsenal, and I am keeping mine for good. But it not so rosy too: the camera has a lot of frustrating issues which are hard to oversee, even if you try hard. There are so many of those that I doubt any serious professional would ever make this camera his or her A-tool. That said I would not position Z10K as "professional", in spite of some existing pretense out there. Having XLR audio inputs with phantom power does not automatically qualify for professional camcorder. Let us start looking at this camcorder strengths and weaknesses now.The camera has total of 6 CMOS sensors, or double 3MOS, which helps making beautiful bright and colorful pictures in adequate lighting conditions, but the grim truth is that those sensors are very small: 1/4.1 inch each. While this is not necessarily synonymous to poor quality, and my previous remark is my acknowledgement for this, but there are still some bad implications exist. I am not going to refer to any scientific analysis, you can do the research yourself, but in my own observation, such small size of the sensors contributes to quite poor low light performance. No matter how much you try tweaking color profiles, the picture comes out very noisy, beyond any acceptable level. Additionally, even with hefty 1.5 f-stop lens, such small sensors make hard getting ever-so-sought bokeh effect indeed. You may try hard, but it will elude you, be assured. Obviously, there is a flip side to the coin: your depth of focus gets wide, which in many cases is desired and helpful in some specific applications, but let's not forget that your creativity is still quite limited, when you need it.White balance control cannot be any worse too. There is one push button which you use to change the mode as well as for assigning custom balance. Therefore, if you wish to go from only two of the existing temperature presets or from automatic to custom white balance setting, you have to keep pushing it to cycle through all of the existing options until you find one desired. This is very inconvenient while shooting indoors when color condition changes from take to take. Sure, you can use neutral gray reference card each time and keep your setting on custom all the time, but this is not that simplistic too. Due to small sensor size, the dynamic range is not very wide; therefore environment color and attached on-camera light color become significantly different. If you turn the light off and set custom white balance to match environment color, than turning on-camera light on would throw the color badly off balance and ruin the shot. If on the other hand, you use neutral gray card to adjust for on-camera light, than the environment color becomes significantly misbalanced. As a way of mitigating the problem, I found by trial and error that turning camera to auto balance for a few seconds, and then locking auto-tuned setting would do the trick acceptably. But since there is only one button for controlling every aspect of white balance, you have to keep cycling the options over and over again just to engage auto balance and then lock it. Very annoying and time consuming, which in many cases make you miss the shot too. I doubt one do-it-all button would be professional's choice. My other camera Canon XH-A1 for instance, has by far, far better white balance control with several dedicated hard buttons and a dial on camera body. This is where Panasonic should get their ideas if their own ones are missing. Not such professional level at all.Next, the lens: yes, it is F1.5 which Panasonic is so proudly bragging about, but f1.5 on such small lens diameter is not a big deal really. Since the opening is so small, there is small amount of light which can get through. This, coupled with small sensor size, explains so poor low light handling. But things get even worse: since there are two of those sitting next to each other, Panasonic chose to cover them with oval shaped glass of who knows what quality, which is housed in oval hood. If you think this was a good idea, think again: there simply are no oval shaped lens filters in this universe. If there was no glass cover, and each lens had its own filter threads, you could at least buy two filters and put them on each lens individually; but no, this won't happen. This camera is completely filter-prohibitive. That is very bad because there are a lot of situations, when circular polarizer for instance, helps recovering otherwise ruined shot perspective by removing glare, water reflection, or unbalanced white sand or concrete shine, etc. With my mentioned Canon, none of this is an issue: I got a whole selection of B&W lens filters, one for each specific job. With Z10K you can forget about creativity: no filters. No, don't yell at me: I know you can have a custom hood attached, which would have built-in gelatin filter holder, or something similar, but it makes your setting immobile, heavy, bulky, and oh-so-expensive too. Try shooting dynamic scenes on a beach or run after wild animals in the forest with those things attached, and we will see who laughs last. Again, not that many professionals would approve such poor choice of design, the one which deprives them any level of light-modification creativity. And let's not forget that Panasonic Z10K does not have built-in ND filter too. That, combined with impossibility for on-lens filters, make you forget getting blurry water falls, moving objects, etc. No creativity allowed again. No professional level.Next, recording codec and media. Z10K has many formats to choose from, this is clearly a strength that I highly appreciate. I use mostly 30p and 24p for most of my work, but having others helps too. There are two SD card slots for either duplication or swap recording, which is great on surface, but not so good in post-production. The reason is MVC codec, which Panasonic chose for this product. While their idea may have been plausible for making single file editing workflow possible, it is not so exciting in real life here on Earth, not today. It would have been by far better to record each stream separately on each card. There are so many more NLE which support L+R file workflow, than MVC. Yes I am aware of Sony Vegas, which is kind of funny: use competitor's tools to edit footage, shot by Panasonic! The software, shipped with Z10K camera, simply does not worth any consideration: it is not software; it is a gross misunderstanding, to say the least. Yes it does understand MVC in their own proprietary way, yes you can cut and glue fragments together, you can even attach background music in a very stupid single track uncontrolled way, but using it is an insult to a human intelligence. If you wish to get very annoyed and frustrated because this is something you like doing, than yes I would recommend using this so called software, but if you wish job done right, you better look elsewhere. I even went on trying using this hideous thing to edit my 3D video and burn a Blue-Ray, and it simply kept corrupting my best rated Panasonic blanks, shipped directly from Japan to my house. Several attempts after reading, double, and triple following the manual instructions were consistent as ocean tides: corrupted Blue Ray blanks. Ironic, isn't it: same brand which doesn't work with their own software! Not so professional level again.The best option out there that I was able to find in my research was Avid Media Composer, but it does not understand MVC. You have to supply two separate files to Avid, which Panasonic HDC-Z10000 does not produce. This means you can either use some software to break MVC into two separate streams and then import (or AMA) to Avid, or you can use Sony Vegas for all editing needs. Vegas can edit MVC natively, it can even record edited material straight to Blue Ray, or create Blue Ray image without menus, but I just find Vegas to be grossly inferior to Avid in all aspects including editing workflow: matter of experience, objective and subjective preference and research. Either way, Vegas like Avid, can use two separate streams for 3D workflow, which means more tool choice for editing. And yet Panasonic elected to package their video in single MVC file, which has by far less support out there just yet. Instead, they make you use their troll-tool so called software. Not so professional level again.Soft buttons on touch screen are nice: they are assignable from a list of available options. Unfortunately though, assigned buttons do not follow 2D vs. 3D context, which is very poor design. If you assign soft buttons to perform 3D-specific tasks, and then switch to shooting 2D, than most of those buttons would be inapplicable, and therefore show "Invalid" on LCD screen when pushed. Re-assigning them to other options, applicable to 2D, overrides previous settings, making them unusable when back in 3D mode again. A much better design would have been making assignable buttons, specific to each shooting mode: in 3D context, the buttons perform one set of options, in 2D the same buttons have their own meaning.Parallax control dial is too small and inconvenient to rotate with one finger only, but after some practice I figured that you don't have to move it much if you adjust it once to the smallest value for the range. After such adjustment movements with the dial are tiny, which means it doesn't have to be big. Minor issue, but still worth mentioning.Color profile function has only 6 memory settings. Compare that to XH-A1 which has 18 on built-in memory plus 18 more on SD card: total of 36. But aside from all these mentioned issues, Z10K is still a nice tool, worth keeping. I hear someone say: "There is no such thing as perfect tool", which is true, but none argues Z10K should be one. It could have been much better tool though, if all of these problems were addressed.

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    5.0

    Ready to buy second one.

    By Tim

    from Marianna, Florida

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Travel

      Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

      I purchased the Z10000 to replace my Canon XH-A1 a little over a year ago, and I'm ready to buy a second one.

      The problems people complain about with regard to editing are not a problem with the availability of several good NLE programs including Edius 6.5 or 7, Premiere Pro CS6/CC with the Vison3 plug in, and there are some things to like about Sony's Movie Studio, particularly the Blu-Ray Architect. All of these programs handle the Z10's M2TS files with no problem. I did have a problem with a gap in the sound where the camcorder breaks long clips into segments, but the (free) MTS Merger utility solves the probem. The advantage of a single stereo video file is not having to synchronize the left and right video.

      For me the next best thing to the Z10 is the Zony TD300 - for about 10 times the price. I now shoot with the Z10 and a Sony TD10 for two camera 3D, but I'm abuot ready to buy a second Z10 instead.

      E-Training, Real Estate video, Web Video, YouTube/Facebook/Twitter Videos, Documentary.

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      4.0

      Try it if you want to know

      By Joca

      from Portimão, Algarve, Portugal

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Sound
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light
      • Poor Still Image

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

        this is a very good camera. The only thing is the price. A little bit expensive for the quality of sensors (CMOS). But it's going to be good to use. The CD that comes with it, it's nothing special (software).
        Anyway, i like the camera. Very light. good.

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        3.0

        Nice tool with problems

        By Sergey the Russian

        from Jacksonville, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Pros

        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Poor In Low Light
        • Poor Still Image

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Travel

        Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

        Greetings, my fellow 3D thrills seekers! I've had my Panasonic HDC-Z10000 camera for a year now, and used at a lot in various settings, so I've got some real experiences to share. First off, I must make a disclaimer: I like this camera; I think it is a useful tool in a video enthusiast's arsenal, and I am keeping mine for good. But it not so rosy too: the camera has a lot of frustrating issues which are hard to oversee, even if you try hard. There are so many of those that I doubt any serious professional would ever make this camera his or her A-tool. That said I would not position Z10K as "professional", in spite of some existing pretense out there. Having XLR audio inputs with phantom power does not automatically qualify for professional camcorder. Let us start looking at this camcorder strengths and weaknesses now.The camera has total of 6 CMOS sensors, or double 3MOS, which helps making beautiful bright and colorful pictures in adequate lighting conditions, but the grim truth is that those sensors are very small: 1/4.1 inch each. While this is not necessarily synonymous to poor quality, and my previous remark is my acknowledgement for this, but there are still some bad implications exist. I am not going to refer to any scientific analysis, you can do the research yourself, but in my own observation, such small size of the sensors contributes to quite poor low light performance. No matter how much you try tweaking color profiles, the picture comes out very noisy, beyond any acceptable level. Additionally, even with hefty 1.5 f-stop lens, such small sensors make hard getting ever-so-sought bokeh effect indeed. You may try hard, but it will elude you, be assured. Obviously, there is a flip side to the coin: your depth of focus gets wide, which in many cases is desired and helpful in some specific applications, but let's not forget that your creativity is still quite limited, when you need it.White balance control cannot be any worse too. There is one push button which you use to change the mode as well as for assigning custom balance. Therefore, if you wish to go from only two of the existing temperature presets or from automatic to custom white balance setting, you have to keep pushing it to cycle through all of the existing options until you find one desired. This is very inconvenient while shooting indoors when color condition changes from take to take. Sure, you can use neutral gray reference card each time and keep your setting on custom all the time, but this is not that simplistic too. Due to small sensor size, the dynamic range is not very wide; therefore environment color and attached on-camera light color become significantly different. If you turn the light off and set custom white balance to match environment color, than turning on-camera light on would throw the color badly off balance and ruin the shot. If on the other hand, you use neutral gray card to adjust for on-camera light, than the environment color becomes significantly misbalanced. As a way of mitigating the problem, I found by trial and error that turning camera to auto balance for a few seconds, and then locking auto-tuned setting would do the trick acceptably. But since there is only one button for controlling every aspect of white balance, you have to keep cycling the options over and over again just to engage auto balance and then lock it. Very annoying and time consuming, which in many cases make you miss the shot too. I doubt one do-it-all button would be professional's choice. My other camera Canon XH-A1 for instance, has by far, far better white balance control with several dedicated hard buttons and a dial on camera body. This is where Panasonic should get their ideas if their own ones are missing. Not such professional level at all.Next, the lens: yes, it is F1.5 which Panasonic is so proudly bragging about, but f1.5 on such small lens diameter is not a big deal really. Since the opening is so small, there is small amount of light which can get through. This, coupled with small sensor size, explains so poor low light handling. But things get even worse: since there are two of those sitting next to each other, Panasonic chose to cover them with oval shaped glass of who knows what quality, which is housed in oval hood. If you think this was a good idea, think again: there simply are no oval shaped lens filters in this universe. If there was no glass cover, and each lens had its own filter threads, you could at least buy two filters and put them on each lens individually; but no, this won't happen. This camera is completely filter-prohibitive. That is very bad because there are a lot of situations, when circular polarizer for instance, helps recovering otherwise ruined shot perspective by removing glare, water reflection, or unbalanced white sand or concrete shine, etc. With my mentioned Canon, none of this is an issue: I got a whole selection of B&W lens filters, one for each specific job. With Z10K you can forget about creativity: no filters. No, don't yell at me: I know you can have a custom hood attached, which would have built-in gelatin filter holder, or something similar, but it makes your setting immobile, heavy, bulky, and oh-so-expensive too. Try shooting dynamic scenes on a beach or run after wild animals in the forest with those things attached, and we will see who laughs last. Again, not that many professionals would approve such poor choice of design, the one which deprives them any level of light-modification creativity. And let's not forget that Panasonic Z10K does not have built-in ND filter too. That, combined with impossibility for on-lens filters, make you forget getting blurry water falls, moving objects, etc. No creativity allowed again. No professional level.Next, recording codec and media. Z10K has many formats to choose from, this is clearly a strength that I highly appreciate. I use mostly 30p and 24p for most of my work, but having others helps too. There are two SD card slots for either duplication or swap recording, which is great on surface, but not so good in post-production. The reason is MVC codec, which Panasonic chose for this product. While their idea may have been plausible for making single file editing workflow possible, it is not so exciting in real life here on Earth, not today. It would have been by far better to record each stream separately on each card. There are so many more NLE which support L+R file workflow, than MVC. Yes I am aware of Sony Vegas, which is kind of funny: use competitor's tools to edit footage, shot by Panasonic! The software, shipped with Z10K camera, simply does not worth any consideration: it is not software; it is a gross misunderstanding, to say the least. Yes it does understand MVC in their own proprietary way, yes you can cut and glue fragments together, you can even attach background music in a very stupid single track uncontrolled way, but using it is an insult to a human intelligence. If you wish to get very annoyed and frustrated because this is something you like doing, than yes I would recommend using this so called software, but if you wish job done right, you better look elsewhere. I even went on trying using this hideous thing to edit my 3D video and burn a Blue-Ray, and it simply kept corrupting my best rated Panasonic blanks, shipped directly from Japan to my house. Several attempts after reading, double, and triple following the manual instructions were consistent as ocean tides: corrupted Blue Ray blanks. Ironic, isn't it: same brand which doesn't work with their own software! Not so professional level again.The best option out there that I was able to find in my research was Avid Media Composer, but it does not understand MVC. You have to supply two separate files to Avid, which Panasonic HDC-Z10000 does not produce. This means you can either use some software to break MVC into two separate streams and then import (or AMA) to Avid, or you can use Sony Vegas for all editing needs. Vegas can edit MVC natively, it can even record edited material straight to Blue Ray, or create Blue Ray image without menus, but I just find Vegas to be grossly inferior to Avid in all aspects including editing workflow: matter of experience, objective and subjective preference and research. Either way, Vegas like Avid, can use two separate streams for 3D workflow, which means more tool choice for editing. And yet Panasonic elected to package their video in single MVC file, which has by far less support out there just yet. Instead, they make you use their troll-tool so called software. Not so professional level again.Soft buttons on touch screen are nice: they are assignable from a list of available options. Unfortunately though, assigned buttons do not follow 2D vs. 3D context, which is very poor design. If you assign soft buttons to perform 3D-specific tasks, and then switch to shooting 2D, than most of those buttons would be inapplicable, and therefore show "Invalid" on LCD screen when pushed. Re-assigning them to other options, applicable to 2D, overrides previous settings, making them unusable when back in 3D mode again. A much better design would have been making assignable buttons, specific to each shooting mode: in 3D context, the buttons perform one set of options, in 2D the same buttons have their own meaning.Parallax control dial is too small and inconvenient to rotate with one finger only, but after some practice I figured that you don't have to move it much if you adjust it once to the smallest value for the range. After such adjustment movements with the dial are tiny, which means it doesn't have to be big. Minor issue, but still worth mentioning.Color profile function has only 6 memory settings. Compare that to XH-A1 which has 18 on built-in memory plus 18 more on SD card: total of 36. But aside from all these mentioned issues, Z10K is still a nice tool, worth keeping. I hear someone say: "There is no such thing as perfect tool", which is true, but none argues Z10K should be one. It could have been much better tool though, if all of these problems were addressed.

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        4.0

        Beautiful Pictures

        By Frank

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting

          Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

          My first entry into HD & 3D. The HD worked in very well with my NLE. The 3D did present a challenge. The solution was a very low cost MCV to AVI converter which processed the video into R/L files.

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          4.0

          Good camera. Horrible workflow for edit!

          By duotone

          from Michigan

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting

            Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

            I love the camera, but to get the MTS files in any format you can edit and export for editing, so that you can then export a file 3D video to display on a TV is nothing less than a pain.

            Sony and GoPro have software for their cameras, why the heck doesn't Panasonic have something to convert the MTS files to a left / right split so I can edit them!?

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            4.0

            I would recommend this camera.

            By non

            from Calgary Alberta Canada

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

              What an excellent camera, budget pricing with broadcasting features and qualities. Regardless of the relative small size CMO's, but it does record excellent quality in1080 progressive or interlace with different frame rate and recording quality setting. The menu is easy to use with a neat touchscreen. It has a12x optic zoom in 2-D with an additional23x intelligent zoom which is maintained with HD quality recording. The zoom is fast or slow with a very sensitive rocker switch, auto focus is excellent, fast and reliable in most condition without focus hunting. In 3-D mode it does produce a realistic 3-D effect displayed even on its own LCD. Manual convergence is also a nice touch and very effective. It has two sets of memory card slot for extended length or archive recording in mpeg4. My wish list is to add additional operating buttons for faster adjustments and HD SDI output for broadcasting switching environment. In my opinion other camera's around 6000 $ range are no better than this unit. I would recommend this camera for anyone on video field, even with high expectation. B. and H. provide an excellent customer service with a seven days delivery time frame and 15 days returning in case you are not satisfied. It was my pleasure to provide this review. Anthony F. Director of AV. Art production

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              4.0

              Great 3D; Editing Still an Issue

              By Professor

              from Massachusetts

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • LCD screen design
              • SD Cards sold separately

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

              PROS; Terrific 3D and it looks great on even a big screen 3D TV. It has a compact design and you can figure it out right away.

              CONS: I use Final Cut Pro and it's been a real problem finding an editing solution to actually edit the footage, without breaking the bank. I think they could also package it with the SD cards so you don't have to buy them separately.

              The other CON is the design of the LCD screen. It is kind of clunky to slide out and I can see that breaking very easily if you aren't watching it carefully.

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              4.0

              First Week with Camera

              By Higher Ed

              from Massachusetts

              About Me College professor

              Pros

              • 3D looks great
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • LCD Design is awkward
              • NLE MAC support lacking
              • No memory cards included

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • Marketing videos

              Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

              I will try to update this as we use the camera.

              We are making our first foray into 3D, and launching a college curriculum as well.

              So far the PROS are: it is a hefty camera that looks impressive and has a number of pro features including XLR audio, which was a must on my end. The 3D really is amazing.

              CONS are the NLE integration. I have Final Cut as our default editing systems and NO PCs. This is creating an early issue trying to figure out a way to edit that doesn't break my very meager college budget. I think Dashwood 3D LE is my best choice, but I haven't made a final decision yet.

              The other CON, I think, is how the LCD screen is designed. It slides out of a little compartment and it takes some yanking to get it right. I'm fearing the worst when this gets into the hands of students without my oversight over them...could be a big issue.

              I also think they should include the two memory cards to get you started rather than us having to purchase that separately.

              But, we are just starting and we are learning the terms like convergence, interocular, etc. and the students are fascinated by all of that.

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              5.0

              Prosumer form factor, great video

              By David White

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good stereo depth
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Softer LCD resolution

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Home Movies

              Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

              I'm upgrading from a JVC GS-TD1 3D camcorder. The JVC makes good video and supports manual mode, but it's small size makes manual override somewhat awkward.

              The Z10000, on the other hand, is a joy to use in manual mode. Having a viewfinder also makes this camera easy to use outdoors.

              The Z10000's video quality is very good (3 chips/lens) with a clean, professional look. 3D convergence can easily be judged via the LCD or view finder. Both displays offer a L/R overlap mode to judge convergence and an on screen guide suggests closest and farthest range for acceptable 3D based on current convergence and zoom settings.

              The LCD display also offers glasses free stereoscopic display. Its 2D and 3D display is distortion free, but lacks the resolution of some modern LCD panels.

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              4.0

              Just in Time Films vs Z10000

              By JET

              from Louisville, KY

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • 3D Photo
              • Excellent in bright light
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Zebra

              Cons

              • Lacks Functionality
              • Poor in low light

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

              The Z10000 is a mixed bag that, for me, is an essential tool anyway. When I started down this 3D path two years ago, there were no integrated 3D cameras on the market. In May 2011, I bought Sony's HDR-TD10, a Handicam that had a single manual dial to control every manual function available (and there weren't that many - shutter speed and framerate were fixed in 3D mode). Now there's a reasonably priced integrated 3D cameras with a host of manual controls and customizable features. And it takes excellent pictures in bright light. But low-light performance is poor and some of the most important features are frustratingly implemented. But while those would be nice enhancements, they are not essential. The primary selling point of this camera is the promise of a better affordable 3D camera, and it delivers. It is the best 3D camera you can buy for under $15,000. No competitors were announced at CES 2012, so it is the tool of choice for budding stererographers for the near future.

              See my full review on the Just in Time Films website.

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              5.0

              Amzazing 3D Camera!!!

              By Comic Con 3DTV

              from San Diego, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

              My production company has been shooting 3D for 3 years now using 3D rigs we built ourselves. But with bulky rigs, dual camera logistics, and complicated post-work flow, 3D has not been an option that goes down easy with our client's budgets....untill the Z10000!!!

              PROS: Overall 3D image looks outstanding!!! All the Pro Controlls you would expect from a prosumer camera are in a great configuration, work well, and make sense. Geat 3D monitoring options on the 3D viewfinder. You get that great Panasonic color fidelity and image controll. Decent low-light performance, with good grain reduction. We use Sony Vegas to edit the 3D footage because it has native stereo 3D workflow, and the files drop in just as you'd expect and edit like normal 2D clips. The Price is right!!! The 2D features of this camera outshine many 2D cameras in the same class. Overall....it makes shooting 3D as easy as 2D!

              CONS:
              The 3D convergence dial takes too many turns to make the proper adjustments in some shooting situations causing to you stop shooting and adjust. The 28mbs 3D shooting mode is good quality when viewing 3D, but each eye is only getting 14mbs, so the individual camera views look a little compressed. If we didn't have Sony Vegas as an editing alternative, there arn't any other NLE that currently support the MVC codec, so you'd have to go through a lengthy transcoding process and utilize 3rd party 3D plugins just to start to edit.

              WISH LIST: The camera has 2 SD card slots on the back...I wish it recorded higher quality video and saved the Left and Right views to a separate card...(but really not a big deal) I wish they included codec software to make the editing work-flow more compatible with popular NLEs.

              OVERALL: This is a GODSEND if you've been looking to get into pro 3D videography! You're going to have to adjust your shooting style for 3D, but the z10000 give you great feedback and makes you feel confident that you're getting quality 3D images. We've viewed on 65" 3D TVs and the footage is mind-blowing. Like any new camera, it'll take a bit to get used to the way it handles, but once you understand how it all works, it'll be hard to go back to shooting 2D again.

              Cheers Panasonic!

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              5.0

              Far from obsolete.

              By 3D Videographer

              from Vancouver, BC

              About Me Pro Videographer

              Pros

              • Sensor Size
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

              • Touchscreen Shutter Speed

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

              1/4" sensors are still reasonable for this product, and APS is far from "a minimum." Does anyone currently make an all-in-one 3D camera with an APS sized sensor? No, you would need a 3D rig that's twice the size of the HDC-Z10000.

              Not to mention that the deeper depth of field provided by 1/4" sensors can actually be beneficial in 3D, since the audience can make out the full depth of background details and the operator won't be struggling to keep the subject in focus. Have you ever looked at a 3D image where the main subject is out of focus? It hurts - even more than in 2D!

              By the way I wasn't paid by Panasonic or anyone, I just have common sense, and would love to hear from someone who has actually had experience with this camera.

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              1.0

              It`s obsolete already...

              By RussianGuy

              from NYC, NY

              About Me Video Enthusiast

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                    Comments about Panasonic HDC-Z10000 Twin-Lens 2D/3D Camcorder:

                    This product has tiny 1/4" MOS sensor . In 21st century it`s a shame, IMHO.
                    Look at the calendar Panasonic: APS-size sensor is a minimum! Can`t keep up ? Don`t count on fools.

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