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A Closer Look at the Panasonic Twin-Lens LUMIX 3D Camera

image © Lynne Eodice for Digital Photographer

Last week we reported on Panasonic‘s new LUMIX twin-lens 3D camera. Though it is still in the developmental stage at this time and isn’t slated for availability until winter 2011, Panasonic did have a model on the show floor at IFA Berlin, and DP reporter Lynne Eodice was able to get a close-up look at the LUMIX 3D.

From Lynne:

Though the model was behind glass on the show floor, I was able to glimpse at how stylish it is, with a brushed metal strip on the case and a slim profile. This compact model will enable you to shoot 3D still photos as well as 3D High Definition videos. The camera has two newly developed 4x zoom lenses, which will allow you to shoot in either 2D and 3D formats. The 3D HD videos will be recorded in the AVCHD format using the side-by-side method. After shooting 3D photos and videos, you’ll have the opportunity to view them on a VIERA 3D TV either by inserting the SD card into the TV’s SD card slot or by connecting the camera to the TV with an HDMI cable.

This promises to be an exciting 3D camera to use once it’s on the market, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a model when they’re released in the coming months.

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Hands-on with Samsung NX200, MV800, and WB750 Cameras

Hands-on with Samsung NX200, MV800, and WB750 Cameras
Text and Images by Lynne Eodice

Last week we reported on the newly announced Samsung NX200 mirrorless interchangeable lens compact camera. I was able to get a hands-on look at the camera on the show floor at IFA Berlin, as well as take it for a test spin around the historic German city. I also got to check out the other brand new Samsung cameras: the multiview MV800 with a Flip-Out touch screen LCD display, and the WB750 ultra compact camera with the longest zoom lens that Samsung offers.

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Panasonic Develops Twin-Lens 3D Digital Camera

IFA Berlin—Panasonic announced today the development of a twin-lens 3D compact digital camera with 3D High Definition video capability. The camera is called Lumix 3D, and the prototype is on display right now at IFA Berlin. The camera will shoot both 2D and 3D still images and HD and 3D HD videos. Remember when we recently reported that Samsung was looking into two-lens technology for a compact camera to help with depth of field?

According to Panasonic, “The LUMIX 3D camera’s compact size was achieved by employing two recently-developed 4x zoom lenses with thin, folded optics, which allow users to capture crisp and clear photo and video footage even from afar.”The camera is expected to be available in winter 2011/2012. See the full press release below.

Look for an upcoming hands-on look at the LUMIX 3D from our reporter on the ground in Berlin!

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Olympus Announces SP-810UZ: World’s Longest Zoom in a Compact Camera

 

Olympus has announced the compact new SP-810UZ digital camera, which they’re billing as a perfect travel camera because of its compact size and powerful zoom range. With a wide 42-864mm (35mm equivalent) zoom lens and a 36x optical zoom, the SP-810UZ has “the best zoom performance Olympus has ever delivered,” according to the company’s product manager. It is also “one of the smallest compact cameras currently on the market with a zoom of 36x.” The SP-810UZ will be available in September for an estimated $329.99. See the press release below for more details.

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Sony Announces Cyber-shot TX55 Touchscreen Compact

 

 

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot TX55 point-and-shoot with a 3.3-inch wide angle touchscreen, 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and “amazing 3D image” capture. The TX55 also features something that Sony is calling “By Pixel Super Resolution” technology, which “boosts the cameras’ [5x] zoom range to a virtual 10x without losing quality at the image sensor’s maximum resolution.” The camera also comes packed with a “Picture Effect” mode, which sounds similar to the creative art filters we’ve seen in many other manufacturers’ models, with options like: HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Toy Camera, Partial Color, Pop Color and Soft High-key. The Sony Cyber-shot TX55 will be available for an estimated $350.00 in September. See the press release from Sony below.

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