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Viewsonic unveils glasses-free 3D camcorder

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Nov 2010 23:31 User comments (4)

Viewsonic unveils glasses-free 3D camcorder Viewsonic has unveiled their new 3DV5 pocket-camcorder this week, giving consumers a chance to record film in 3D without the need for glasses.
The device has a 2.4 inch autosterescopic screen, similar to the one used in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld. The 3DV5 also has an HDMI output for users who want to playback the recordings on 3D HDTVs.

Outside of its 3D aspects, the camcorder is not all that special, costing 150 and bringing just 10MB of internal memory. You will need to purchase an SD card to use the device.

The 3DV5 will record in 720p HD.

Says the company: "Everyone has watched 3D movies at the cinema, and lots of people are considering purchasing a 3D compatible display, whether a TV, monitor or projector. However, there is a lack of available 3D content, and people want to create 3D content that they will be able to watch for years to come."

"The ViewSonic 3DV5 makes it easy for anyone to create future-proof, high quality 3D home movies and also shoot in standard 2D. As well as being easy to use, the camcorder is also excellent value for money, and will make a great gift this Christmas," concluded James Coulson, European product marketing manager, ViewSonic.

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4 user comments

13.11.2010 23:45

This sounds pretty cool, having the ability to create your own 3D videos. Might just make more use of 3D televisions in the household.

24.11.2010 0:00

I still won't get a 3D TV though.

34.11.2010 1:29

You will eventually...even if it is just a TV that happens to have glasses support; I think it will be rather unavoidable in the near future.

45.11.2010 7:50

Presumably, as it is a 'special' screen built in to the camcorder, playback on a normal 3-D TV WILL require glasses?

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