World’s smallest 3D camera is the Panasonic DMC-3D1

Panasonic have just unveiled the DMC-3D1, which has been named the world’s smallest consumer available 3D camera capable of stills and video. A release should be happening later this year.

The Panasonic DMC-3D1 features a compact twin lens system with folded optics design. This has enabled Panasonic to fit high definition 3D photo and video recording capabilities into the compact device.

With a 12-megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor and a pair of 25mm wide angle lenses each with 4x optical zoom, the DMC-3D1 is capable of taking ultra high quality, noise reduced crisper images.

The DMC-3D1 is capable of changing between both 2D and 3D shooting modes and will make use of 8-megapixels for 3D photos and Full HD 1080p 3D video shooting at up to 8-frames-per-second.

Prices are currently unavailable, but with a release date set for later this year, prices should be announced relatively soon.

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