Panasonic may have the first 3D camcorder we'd actually ever consider purchasing, but technically speaking DXG has been sitting on the stereoscopic gold mine for months. This past week, the budget camera company's 3D View pistol cam got real, in a Hammacher-Schlemmer package that'll set you back $600. That outlay buys you not only the twin-lens VGA shooter you see above, but also a companion 7-inch, 800 x 480 3D media player, both of which are outfitted with glasses-free parallax barrier LCD screens. It's not a terrible deal considering the alternatives on offer, but we're not down with the $200 luxury tax Hammacher and company tacked on top, and we're a little wary about the way that ram is staring at us. Cameras are expected to ship August 6th; press release after the break.
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DXG RELEASES WORLD'S FIRST 3D POCKET CAMCORDER AND 3D MEDIA PLAYER
DXG 3D Consumer Camcorder and 3D Media Player Bundle Creates All-in-One Filming and Playback of 3D Video and Pictures with No Glasses Required
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. – July 27, 2010 – With blockbuster hits like James Cameron's Avatar opening consumers eyes to an entirely new world of 3D entertainment, it's no surprise that demand for 3D technology and content is on the rise, with 3DTV sales expected to grow 142% between 2010 and 2011.* Arming consumers with the ability to now create their own 3D content, DXG (www.dxgusa.com) today launched the DXG 3D pocket camcorder and 3D 7-inch media player bundle, allowing for easy filming and playback of 3D video and pictures with no glasses required. The 3D camcorder and media player bundle is available now for pre-sale at www.hammacher.com for $599.99.
Bring Your Videos and Pictures to Life in Full 3D
For the first time ever, you will be able to create home movies in 3D and relive each moment in lifelike detail thanks to the new DXG 3D pocket camcorder and media player. With the camcorder's compact pistol-grip design and flexible playback options, you can instantly view, record and playback 3D video or photos directly on the 3.2-inch LCD camcorder display, on the included 3D 7-inch media player, or directly on your 3DTV. Supporting up to 16GB high-capacity SD cards, you can record hours of summertime fun in 3D and take 3D 5-megapixel still images, as well as capture 2D video and pictures.
Enjoying your newly created 3D memories is a cinch with the included DXG 3D media player. Boasting a vivid 7-inch LCD display, glasses are not required to see your video and photos pop out and come to life in full 3D on the player. Convenient touch screen keys and remote control of the media player not only allow you to view your 3D and 2D video and photo masterpieces with ease, but also let you control the built-in MP3 music player, alarm clock and calendar. Also included in the package are HDMI and AV cables for easy playback of your summertime shenanigans directly on your 3DTV.
"DXG is excited to be at the forefront of the 3D digital content revolution and release a product that allows people to easily create their own 3D masterpieces," said Paul Goldberg, senior vice president of sales and marketing at DXG USA. "We specifically designed our 3D camcorder and media player bundle with the consumer in mind to create an all-in-one, fun and easy way to record and watch life's adventures in 3D."
DXG-5D7V 3D Pocket Camcorder Specifications:
Availability: Pre-sale at www.hammacher.com; Shipment date of August 6, 2010
Price: 3D Camcorder & Media Player Bundle – $599.99
Dimensions: 1.63" (W) x 4.88" (H) x 2.93" (D)
LCD: 3.2-inch 3D TFT Display
Storage: 128MB Built-in Memory; Supports High-Capacity SD Cards up to 16GB
Video Resolution & Format: VGA Standard 3D Dual-Lens Technology; H.264 AVI File Format
Still Photo Resolution & Format: 5-megapixel; JPEG format
Power Supply: NP-60 Li-ion Battery
Zoom: 4X Digital Zoom (2D mode only)
Connections: HDMI interface and cable; USB/AV cable for connecting to the TV or to your PC or Mac
Software Included: 3D Video Conversion Software
Other Items Included in Package: 3D Media Player, Camcorder case, HDMI cable, USB/AV cable, NP-60 Li-ion battery, battery charger
DXG 3D Media Player Specifications:
Dimensions: 8.39" (W) x 5.41" (H) x 0.94" (D)
LCD: 7" Parallax-Barrier Auto-Stereoscopic (Glasses-Free) TFT Display
Display Effects: Normal, black and white, Sepia, Lens Distortion
Video Format & Resolution: MPEG4, AVI, 720×480p at 30fps
Audio & Image Format: MP3; JPEG
Control Format: Touchable Keys, Remote Control
Audio & Video Output: AVOUT, Earphone Stereoscopic Output
Storage: Supports SD/MMC
Power Supply: 5V DC, 2A
Output Interface: USB 2.0