Panasonic, who will shortly roll out a new range of Lumix cameras in Australia, is set to launch a consumer version of their Pro 3D camera.
The new camera, which will be shown for the first time next week in Japan, is very similar to the Panasonic professional camera that was demonstrated in Australia earlier this year when the company released its 3D TV line up.
The camcorder will be the first 3D-capable camcorder for the consumer market from a major manufacturer. The front of the device will house two lenses in a single case. The bulbous twin lens assembly replaces the normal single lens. It records full high-definition images to SD memory cards.
In Australia, Panasonic is tipped to launch several new Lumix models including the FZ40 and FZ100 which are described by Panasonic as ‘feature-packed, hybrid digital cameras’ that both feature a 24x zoom lenses and offer 14.1 megapixel photos.
The FZ100, however, offers high-speed burst shooting and 1080p video recording, while the FZ40 offers 720p.
“Panasonic is excited to be introducing its first full hybrid camera with MOS sensor – pursuing a higher level in resolution, sensitivity and speed,” said Panasonic’s David Brigantion.
“This new highly-functioning MOS sensor can record high-quality 1080 full AVCHD video, making it the ideal hybrid camera for both the casual shooter and the seasoned professional.”