Panasonic announced the development of a LUMIX twin-lens 3D digital
camera that is planned to be released in winter this year. The new
compact digital camera lets users take 3D photos and 3D HD videos.
The new camera's compact size was achieved by employing two newly
developed 4x zoom lenses with thin, folded optics. This optical zoom system enables 3D shooting, from wide angle to telephoto and an
Optical Image Stabilizer which also works during both 2D and 3D
shooting to produce photos and videos with minimal blurring. The
advantages of the twin-lens design are further utilized to snap
full-pixel 2D photos while shooting 2D videos at the same time. The
new camera captures 3D HD videos in the AVCHD format.
The 3D photos and videos 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.
The new camera is on display at the IFA 2011 in Berlin, Germany.