Features & Controls

Creating the natural 3D image, Panasonic uses dual 4x optical DC VARIO 25mm lenses, dual 12-Megapixel HS MOS image sensors, Mega O.I.S. and Panasonic's Venus Engine to quickly combine the images, allowing you to use this camera in the same way you would use a standard point-n-shoot camera. This also allows for special 2D shooting modes, like still and video simultaneously, and a wide and zoom image at the same time. Each lens is made up of 11 elements in 10 groups, and is completely contained within the compact camera body. The 35mm equivalent zoom range depends on which mode you are shooting in; in 2D mode it covers 25 -100mm, 3D (16:9) 33 - 132mm, and 3D (4:3) 30 - 120mm.

3D Focusing Range:
Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
2D Focusing Range:
Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity

Between the two lenses, you can see the small flash unit. It works with all the same features that we have become accustomed to; like Auto, Red-Eye Removal and Slow-Synch. The effective range is up to 11.5ft, (W) at ISO Auto, which does not provide a very large range when zooming or using a lower ISO setting; but if you stay close you will have no problems.

On top of the camera are the same controls we are used to seeing on a Panasonic ultra-compact model. From left to right we have the built-in speaker, stereo microphones, the Power button, shutter release with the zoom controls mounted around it, and finally to the far right is the Video Recording button.

The back of the camera features a huge 3.5-inch 460,000 dot Touch LCD screen. As you can see, the only control on the back is the 3D-2D switch, meaning that the entire camera is controlled by the touch LCD. With multiple levels of brightness and an AR (Anti Reflective) coating, it is easy to see in all lighting conditions.


On the right side of the camera you will find the I/O ports. On top is the USB/Digital AV output for connection to any TV with standard AV inputs or a computer via USB. On the bottom is the Mini HDMI output for connection to HD and 3D TVs.

This Panasonic model accepts all SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards to compliment its 70MB of internal memory. The camera is shown here with the PNY 8GB Class 10 SDHC memory card that is was tested with.

Powering the 3D1 is a 3.6V, 895mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. According to CIPA testing, this battery can capture approx. 200 images on a single charge. Also included is the portable quick charger shown above, to keep your battery and a spare charged and on hand at all times.

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