Panasonic Announces HDC-Z10000 3D Camcorder

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Panasonic has just announced a new 3D camcorder, the HDC-Z10000. It uses a pair of lenses and dual CMOS sensors to record AVCHD 3D video, and you can see the 3D effect right on the camcorder’s 3.5-inch LCD without wearing 3D glasses. The camcorder can also capture 2.1-megapixel 2D and 3D still images at any time, even while recording 2D or 3D video.

Technically speaking, Panasonic’s delightful new HDC-Z10000 can shoot 2D or 3D video. A macro setting lets you capture 3D content at distances as short as 17.8 inches from the subject, so you can easily catalog your local surroundings in magnificent 3D. Recording modes include AVCHD 3D (1080/60i, 1080/24p and 1080/30p); AVCHD Progressive (1080/60p); and AVCHD (1080/24p, 1080/30p and 1080/60i PH/HA/HE).

The HDC-Z10000’s elaborate double 3MOS system uses two 6.57-megapixel 3MOS sensors to record separate images for the right and left eye. Then, the 1,152,000-dot, 3.5-inch LCD uses parallax barrier technology to direct the slightly different images to each eye so that the 3D effect can clearly be seen by anyone with two eyes—no discomforting 3D eyewear is required. The display can always be switched to 2D and back to 3D and again back to 2D whenever you like. A crisp, 0.45-inch, 1,227,000-dot electronic viewfinder is also onboard to make framing your shots a breeze.

The HDC-Z10000 features twin 32mm wide-angle lenses, with 10x optical zoom for shooting 3D and 12x optical zoom for shooting 2D. It also benefits from a HYBRID O.I.S. system, which helps to correct hand shake when shooting 2D, and a POWER O.I.S. system to suppress hand shake when shooting in 3D. Those who prefer pointing and shooting can simply do so, while those who like to have more control can operate the three independent rings for zoom, focus and iris control.

Audio doesn’t take a back seat to video with the HDC-Z10000, either. The camcorder has built-in microphones that can record Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound or 2-channel stereo. It also features two XLR audio inputs with 48-volt phantom power for connecting external microphones.

Dual SD memory card slots ensure that you’ll never miss a shot. With two SD memory cards inserted, the camcorder automatically switches to the second card when the first card fills up. You can also have the camcorder record to both cards simultaneously to produce a real-time backup copy, so that a faulty SD card will cause you no woes.

Image Sensor 2x 6.57-megapixel 3MOS
Lens 2x 32mm wide-angle
Optical Zoom 3D: 10x, 2D: 12x
Image Stabilization 2D: Hybrid O.I.S., 3D: POWER O.I.S.
LCD Screen 3.5-inch, 1,152,000 pixels, parallax barrier 3D
Video Formats 2D: AVCHD, 3D: AVCHD 3D, 1080/60p
Still Capture 3D: MPO, 2D: JPEG (2.1MP)
Recording Media Dual SD slots
Outputs 1x HDMI (mini) 1x USB 2.0 (mini), 1x 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Inputs 1x stereo mini jack (microphone), 2x XLR (L/R, microphone)

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Thanks again Panasonic for giving us a great overpriced 3D camera but yet not able to shoot multi-format like 50i if not 50p. The Sony HXR-NX3D1 NXCAM allows you to take it anywhere in the world and shoot 1920 x 1080 (60i/50i/24p) 3D recording and 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/50p/50i/25p/24p) 2D recording.

Personally, unless the HDC-Z10000  can be upgraded by Panasonic to shoot 50p like my HPX170 - P2 HD, I'd stick with the Sony HXR-NX3D1  and edit natively in Vegas and soon to follow Premiere Pro and final Cut. What is this obsession with NTSC and 60i. I thought HD was supposed to bridge the gap between inferior quality NTSC signal and  better quality PAL. Or better I'd wait another 5 years for the holographic cameras and HoloHDTVs to come out.

Check out the B&H links below:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/766610-REG/Sony_HXR_NX3D1U_HXR_NX3D1_NXCAM_3D_Compact.html

and

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/820251-REG/Panasonic_HDC_Z10000_HDC_Z10000_Twin_Lens_2D_3D_Camcorder.html

With all due respect, the nx3d1u is not even in the same league as the z10000! The NX does not even have manual control of gain, which makes it completely unusable for professional applications. It is also in a consumer form factor without the necessary dials and switches. If you are looking for an affordable camcorder in a small form factor, the JVC hmz1u. Additionally all newer 3d camcorders record in the exact same codec .mvc so the editing is identical, although Vegas is the only editor to natively support .mvc right now, it will not be in a year.

Dear sir I want start make professional thereto release movie in this panasonic hdc z10000 3d camcordor. After realese do you need 3d glass to enjoy 3deffect. R without glasses. And can I convert in to 2k is it nessesary plz let me know sir thank you regards santiago kumar

Dear  Santosh,  you  can make a 3D feature film using  z10000 and can be  made  as per  Bigscreen requirements  for theatre release  

the main job is done  during editing  .  for more details you can mail me   on     3dmoviemaker2010@gmail.com   . rgds