Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-3D1 3D Digital Camera is a versatile point-and-shoot that captures both 2D and 3D still images, in addition to 3D HD video. The two lens optical system lets this happen - allowing you to capture video and photos simultaneously, even when shooting in high resolutions. These two 25mm ultra-wide-angle lenses with 4x optical zoom and optical image stabilization capture all three formats with ease.
The high sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine feature 12Mp of resolution. Other features include Multi-process Noise Reduction for clean, clear files, Intelligent Handheld Nightshot for beautiful shots, even in low light and without a tripod, and quad-CPUs for processing large 1920 x 1080 HD data at a fast rate. Of course, other features like AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, and Intelligent ISO Control come in handy as well.
LUMIX Image Uploader also allows users to automatically share the pictures from the camera. Simply check-mark the photos you want to share in the camera and connect to a PC with the included USB cable - or just insert the SD memory card. Uploading automatically starts and lets you upload to social networking sites or email.
- Digital Compact Camera with Twin Lens System DMC-3D1
Panasonic's cutting-edge digital compact camera DMC-3D1 employs two lens units of folded optics in a stunningly compact body.
The two sets of 25mm ultra wide angle 4x optical zoom lens takes advantage of their capability to record high resolution 3D photo and 1920 x 1080 high quality 3D HD video of side-by-side method. Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps shooting clear 3D images with minimal blurring. Not only rich, expressive 3D contents, but also 12-megapixel 2D photos and 1920 x 1080 full HD videos can be recorded. Taking advantage of this unique mechanism such as photo & video dual-shooting in high resolution, non-interrupted images or wide & zoom dual-shooting. Operation is easily controlled with the dedicated 3D/2D switch and the 3.5" large Smart Touch LCD screen with AR coating and Power and AUTO Power modes.
The High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the Venus Engine achieves high quality image recording even at high ISO setting and the high performance of these components achieves high speed consecutive shooting at 8 fps in full resolution.
To increase the enjoyment of 3D viewing, shooting and playing, the 3D photos and videos taken can be easily viewed on a VIERA 3D TV by simply inserting the SD card with 3D content into the TV's SD card slot or by connecting the camera to the TV with an HDMI cable.
In the Panasonic's expanding world of 3D entertainment, the DMC-3D1 lets users enjoy LUMIX's high quality images in both 3D and 2D by shooting, viewing and sharing them
- 3D Compact Digital Camera Featuring 2-Lens Optical System for 3D Photo and 3D Video
The DMC-3D1 is the innovative compact digital camera incorporating 2-lens optical system yet its size is stunningly compact due to the internal designing of each component.
The DMC-3D1 incorporates two newly developed 25mm ultra wide angle lens units with 4x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-100mm) in folded optics. The 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 169% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. Comprising 11 elements in 10 groups with 5 aspherical lenses and 9 aspherical surfaces, the lens units in DMC-3D1 realized downsizing of both total length and diameter. Also, adoption of new slim actuator for shutter and iris control and redesigning of O.I.S. lens contributes to this downsizing to fit 2 whole lens units in the slim, compact body of the camera.
Both 3D photo and 3D videos can be recorded in high resolution - 8-megapixel (photo) and 1920 x 1080(video) of side-by-side method Users can select 3D or 2D shooting with the dedicated switch on the back. Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses handshake to record sharp photo and stable video. In addition, Macro photo shooting is also available.
3D photos and videos can be played back on Panasonic VIERA 3D TV and Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder that support the AVCHD format. You can insert the SD Memory Card containing the 3D contents to the equipment, or alternatively, an optional HDMI cable can be used to output the image content directly to the TV for VIERA Link operation
- 2D Dual Shooting with 2-Lens System and Intuitive Touch Operation
- The 2-lens system of DMC-3D1 offers a more unexpected way to record 2D images. In conventional standard digital compact cameras, users have to put priority in either photo or video recording. Typically if photo shooting is started, video is interrupted. Also, photos cannot be recorded in high resolution when video is selected and both are taken simultaneously. However with the 3D1, the new 2-lens system clears these problems completely thanks to the 2 separate mechanism of image capturing. Furthermore, it lets anyone record photo or video in different angles of view simultaneously. That is, you can record the whole party scene with one lens while drawing near a specific person with another. This outstanding function can be used not only dual photo shooting but also for photo and video dual-shooting. It is easy to switch the lens - right or left - and control its zooming with the 3.5" large Smart Touch screen
- A Closer Look at Lenses
Aperture: f/3.9 - 5.7 / 2-Step; f/3.9 - 9.0 (W); f/5.7- 13.0 (T))
Focal length: f= 4.5 - 18.0mm (2D: 25 -100mm, 3D (16:9): 33 - 132mm, 3D (4:3): 30 - 120mm in 35 mm equiv.)
- High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine for High Image Quality
The 12-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the Venus Engine excel in image processing in both sensitivity and speed. Multi-process Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of a particular part of the picture. Both high frequency noise that occurs in the dark part and low frequency noise in the light part are suppressed even they happen in a picture. As a result, Images recorded in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear, even images recorded at a high ISO setting.
The Intelligent Handheld Nightshot mode generates beautiful night scenery shots with illumination by multiply layering the images shot consecutively. Bright, glamorous night scenery can be recorded without using a tripod.
The Venus Engine has quad-CPUs for processing large amount of 1920 x 1080 full HD data at high speed in either AVCHD or MP4. In addition, the DMC-3D1 boasts super fast consecutive shots at 8 fps (without auto focusing) and 4 fps (with auto focusing) in full resolution. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine, the Venus Engine realizes a super-fast response time. Although the DMC-3D1 has 2 sets of lens unit and sensor, energy consumption of Venus Engine is minimized to maintain the battery life as long as that of single lens compact digital cameras.
Not only the 4x optical zoom, but also stereo microphone for high-quality Dolby Digital Stereo Creator is available to offer realistic sound to the video
Focus 2D: Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro; Touch AF/AE; Quick AF ON/OFF (ON in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture); AF Tracking
Focus 3D: Normal, Touch AF/AE, Quick AF (Always On)
AF 2D: Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area
AF 3D: Face / 23pt / 1pt / Touch Area
- Other Exciting Features for More Fun of Photography
The DMC-3D1 has advanced functions for shooting exciting 3D and 2D image contents, yet is easy enough for anyone to shoot beautiful 2D photo and videos with the iA (Intelligent Auto)mode - MEGA O.I.S, AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Handheld Nightshot.
The DMC-3D1 comes with a new way of communication by sharing photo or videos taken by users via LUMIX Image Uploader. All you have to do is check-mark the photos you want to share in the camera and connect it to a PC with an included USB cable or just by inserting the SD memory card in your PC. Uploading automatically starts just by following the guidance. You can add comments and let your friends know about the update to your album via email. Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube for videos. Users can join these social networking services without installation of special software. It is easy to share photo and videos on the spot, which means that your friends do not have to wait for you to come back home
- Still Image Scene Mode 2D
- Portrait, Soft Skin Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (Standard / Art / B&W), Photo Frame
- Mode Dial / Mode Button
2D: Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, SCN, wide and zoom dual shooting
3D: Normal Picture
- Motion Picture Recording
2D HD Video: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 30p)
1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 30p)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30p)
1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30p)
2D STD Video VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (4Mbps / MP4)
3D HD Video: 1920 x 1080 pixels, side by side, 60i
- Recording Times
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD 2D: approx. 70 min (FSH)
Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD 3D: approx. 50 min
Continuous recordable time(motion pictures) MP4 2D: approx. 70 min (FHD)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD 2D: approx. 30 min (FSH,SH)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) AVCHD 3D: approx. 25 min (FSH)
Actual recordable time (motion pictures) MP4 2D: approx. 30 min (FHD) 1
- Playback Modes
Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, Category, 3D, Favorites),Dual Image Playback, Calendar Playback
Thumbnails: 12, 30
Zoomed Playback: Touch magnification
Calendar Display, Dual- Image Playback, Set Favorites, Rotate Image 2D, Rotate Image 3D (no Set Favorites 3D), Show Histogram
- Additional Features
DPOF Print Setting: Yes (2D); Yes, JPEG only (3D)
Set Protection: Yes (2D and 3D)
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling: Yes / Yes / No / No (2D)
No / No / No / No (3D)
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp: Yes / Yes / Yes (2D); Yes / No / No (3D)
Cut Animation 2D, Video Divide
PictBridge Support 2D: Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF; PictBridge Support 3D: Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF (JPEG only)
OSD Language: English, Spanish
Battery life (approx.): 200 pictures when tested under CIPA Standard
Optional AC adapter: 110-240VAC input
- Included Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 7.0 HD Edition for Windows XP / Vista / 7 only; QuickTime; Adobe Reader
Software and computer requirements: To use PHOTOfunSTUDIO 7.0: MS Windows XP / Vista / 7; Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
To transfer 3D motion pictures and AVCHD motion pictures to PC: Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 9.2.2 / X 10.1 - 10.7
To transfer still images to PC: Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS 9.2.2 / X 10.1 - 10.7
PC with Windows 98 / 98SE or older, or Mac OS 8.x or older cannot be connected via USB, but can acquire pictures if SD memory card reader / writer can be used