Panasonic Announces Two 3D capable LUMIX Series CamerasPanasonic today announced two brand new 3D capable LUMIX series cameras that are faster, smaller, feature laden, and more energy efficient than ever before.
Our first camera, the LUMIX DMC-GX1, is Panasonic's latest addition into its G-Series line of compact digital cameras with an interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens system. Ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of your hand, it features a 16.01 megapixel Live MOS sensor and the powerful Venus Engine image processor.
It also features iA (Intelligent Auto) shooting modes, Light Speed AF (Auto Focus), shoots 1080/60i or 1080/30p Full HD video, and an all new level gauge for more accurate compositions.
The GX1 is designed work with any Micro Four Thirds lens system, but is best suited to any of the 14 optional G-Series lenses, which include: power zoom X, standard zoom, telephoto zoom, single focal length, wide angle, fish eye, and a 3D lens. It's important to point out here that the 3D lens is an optional accessory not included with any of the base kits.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1 will be available mid-December in two colors (black or silver) with three kit options: 1. body only for $699.99. 2. Body plus 14-42 standard zoom lens for $799.99. Or 3. Body plus the LUMIX G VARIO PZ 14-42 / F3.5-5.6 with Power O.I.S. for $949.99. For more information and images, check out the GX1 Preview Page.
Where the GX1 offers 3D as an optional lens accessory, the LUMIX DMC-3D1 is a cutting edge dual lens digital camera that takes 2D and 3D images. While 2D photos are 12 megapixels and 3D shots are 8 megapixels, 2D and 3D video are both recorded at 1080/60i HD video (in AVCHD or MP4 compression codecs). Everything can be reviewed on the cameras sizable 3.5-inch touch screen.
"Panasonic continues to lead the industry in 3D entertainment, giving consumers the opportunity to create their own content and then view it within their homes, and the new LUMIX 3D1 is an innovative digital camera that excels with its 3D imaging technologies, but also offers outstanding 2D photo capture options," said Darin Pepple, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. "With its twin-lens design, the LUMIX 3D1 can even shoot HD video through one lens and 2D photos from the other - thus getting still and moving content simultaneously, a unique shooting feature which Panasonic provides so users can stretch their creativity."
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-3D1 will be available in December (2011) with an MSRP of $499.99. For more information and images, check out the 3D1 Preview Page.