TVB 3D Tech Alert: Panasonic Consumer 3D Camcorder
SECAUCUS, N.J.: Panasonic revealed details about its new
consumer 3D camcorder this week after news of it leaked before the planned
unveiling. The new HDC-SDT750 was supposed to debut today in Japan, but Engadget
got a hold of details over the weekend.
Panasonic describes the SDT750 as “a user-friendly consumer 3D camcorder” that
records full 1080p video in AVCHD, and shoots in 3D with the use of a
conversion lens. It captures left- and right-eye images simultaneously through
two lenses at 960 x 1080 pixels, recording them side-by-side.
Features include a 3MOS system, a Leica Dicomar lens and a 12x optical zoom. The
camcorder does time-lapse recording at intervals of one, 10 or 30 seconds and
one or two minutes, and features 5.1 channel audio recording with five mics.
Panasonic says the 3MOS system has 7.59 million effective motion-image pixels
and separates light received through the lens into red, green and blue, which
are processed independently, rending rich images. The 46mm Leica Dicomar lens
and a high-speed processing engine intensify the camcorder’s light sensitivity.
Video captured in 3D can be played back on 3D-capable Panasonic Viera TV sets
via HDMI. 3D video can also be recorded onto SD memory cards and played back on
Panasonic’s AVCHD-compatible 3D Blu-Ray Disc players.
The SDT750 comes with HD Writer AE 2.6T PC editing software, which facilitates
editing and saving on a PC or Blu-Ray disc.
Panasonic further notes that the SDT750’s 3MOS system features improved noise
reduction and menu of functions controlled through a manual ring. The ring
adjusts focus, zoom, exposure, shutter speed and white-balance setting. Several
auto-focus settings are available as well.
The camcorder sports a 3-inch LCD that automatically adjusts for brightness. It
pre-records for three seconds before the record button is pressed, and
automatically shuts down when not operated for five minutes.
The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 will be available in October 2010 with a suggested
retail price of $1,399.95.