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conclusion:We're mixed

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 shoots good images and video in both 2D and 3D, but you can get better 2D shots, along with full HD video, from cheaper point-and-shoots. If you're really sold on 3D photography, and are prepared to spend close to $500 to get those stereo shots, the 3D1 will do the job. Just be prepared to buy a 3DTV as well, since you won't be able to view your photos in 3D on the DMC-3D1's 2D LCD. Otherwise, stick with a good 2D compact, like the gdgt-recommended Canon PowerShot S100, which is available for under $400.

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7.4
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    7.6
  • Video quality
    7.4
  • Battery life
    5.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.5
  • Durability
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.0
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9.0
CNET UK Mar 28, 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 offers true innovation that makes 3D photography and video shooting easy and intuitive. It's expensive, but you're paying for a lot of duplicated technology under the hood here. It looks good, it's fun to use, and it put in a good test performance overall.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint May 3, 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 is not cheap, but it is clever. But strip away the fancy 3D gubbins, and image quality - while up there with Panasonic’s best 2D snapshots - is not match for what you might achieve spending between £400 and £450 elsewhere on another camera.

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7.0
TechRadar Apr 1, 2012

At current prices, the Fuji W3 can be picked up for around half the price of the Panasonic Lumix 3D1...However, if you'd rather not buy into two-year-old tech, and you're after a 3D camera with higher specifications and better overall performance, then the Panasonic Lumix 3D1 is the one to go for.

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6.0
T3 Jul 6, 2012

... an asking price on a par with a DSLR may be rather more difficult to justify unless you really are one of those types who have everything and needs the missing piece of the jigsaw in your home 3D set up.

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