Ceatec 2010: Hands on with Panasonic’s 3D camera

By October 5, 2010Newswires

Ceatec 2010: Hands on with Panasonic’s 3D camera

By Erica Ogg

CHIBA, Japan–Panasonic’s 3D obsession encompasses more than TVs. Here at Ceatec 2010 is the company’s full complement of gadgets capable of recording, storing, and displaying 3D video and images.

Panasonic introduced the 3D camera at Photokina in Cologne, Germany, a few weeks ago, but there was a demonstration area set up here to test the 3D Lumix GH2 camera, so we tried it out.

The 3D lens can be attached to the Micro Four Thirds camera. With the 3D lens on, there’s no zoom, and very bright light is required. Photos taken in a dimly lit exhibition hall barely registered any 3D effect, besides being blurry. For the best results, Panasonic says it recommends using the setup outdoors.

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