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Hands-on Review of the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D Consumer Camcorder

August 4th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Shooting in 3D

Camcorderinfo.com has managed to get their hands on the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D Consumer Camcorder in order to do a review of the product, testing not only its 3D functionality, but also how well it does in 2D too. Panasonic HDC-SDT750 is scheduled for October release, so if you are interested in the product you’ll find this review interesting, although unfortunately in the review there are no samples that show 3D photos and videos shot with the camcorder and that would’ve been nice. So if anyone finds samples of 3D photo and video shot with this camera please do share the links here, so we can see what is the actual level of the quality and volume provided by the camcorder. For those of you that think that they would be able to fit the 3D conversion lens (VW-CLT1) on an older Panasonic camera, it seems that you’ll be out of luck and you will not be able to do that… not to mention that the conversion lens will probably be sold separately only in Japan.

According to the review for best results you should shoot subjects that are between 1.2m and 4m from the camcorder, and this was to be expected considering the small interaxial distance between the two lenses of the 3D adapter. The 3D conversion lens alters pretty much disabled all or actually most of the manual controls, sets the aperture to a fixed f/3.2 and you will need a lot of light in order to get good image quality in 3D, but that is to be expected with pretty much any 3D recording hardware. Another drawback is that you cannot record in 3D using the highest quality 28Mbps compression method, but instead you’ll have to deal with up to 17Mbps maximum bitrate, which is not that bad, but the higher bitrate option that is available only for 2D would’ve been nice to be available for 3D mode too. It seems that the bundled HD Writer AE software (version 2.6T) is also capable of editing 3D content (basic functionality) as well as burning it Blu-ray discs, but it is not very clear if it supports the Blu-ray 3D format or not. The rest of the details you can read in the full review.

To read the review of the Review of the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D Consumer Camcorder…
To pre-order the Panasonic HDC-SDT750K Consumer 3D Camcorder, shipping October 15th…

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