JVC showcases world’s first full 3D camcorder at CES 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011, 11:10 by Tech Correspondent

JVC has announced what it claims to be world’s first consumer camcorder that offers 3D recording in full HD – JVC GS-TD1.

The new GS-TD1 from JVC uses two camera lenses and two 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors. The JVC GS-TD1 full HD 3D camcorder will be available in March at Rs. 91,000.

JVC GS-TD1 utilizes high-resolution lenses with extra-low-dispersion glass as well as multiple aspherical lenses for better reproduction of images. It also features round iris diaphragms that enable good depth of field while shooting videos and stills. Related: ViewSonic 3D HD camcorder

Glasses-free 3D technology

The new JVC full HD 3D camcorder comes with a 5x optical zoom lens. An interesting feature of the product is that it has a 3.5-inch 3D touch panel LCD monitor that displays 3D images without the need for 3D glasses. Also, it makes it easier for the user to check 3D images while shooting as well watch 3D playback in the field. In addition, JVC GS-TD1 supports 64GB of internal memory and also an SD/SDHC/SDXC card expansion slot.

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Photo: JVC GS-TD1 full 3D camcorder

In addition, JVC GS-TD1 camcorder comes with Optical Axis Automatic Stabilization System for disparity control to give depth to 3D images. It also comes with features like JVC’s Biphonic technology for dynamic 3D sound and Automatic Parallax Adjustment to optimize the 3D-video comfort zone.

The GS-TD1 includes various shooting modes, including the widely used “Side-by-Side Format” for AVCHD (3D) and conventional AVCHD (2D) shooting. It’s LR Independent Format is the source behind enabling 3D in full HD. JVC GS-TD1 full HD 3D camcorder uses high-speed imaging engine that is capable of simultaneously processing the two Full HD images.

Sony Bloggie 3D camcorder

In related new, Sony also introduced a 3D Bloggie camcorder at the CES 2011. Sonyclaims that the Bloggie HD camera is compatible with 3D HDTVs and can capture 3D or 2D video and photos that can be played back on 3D without the need of special glasses. Sony Bloggie 3D MHS-FS3, the world’s first HD 3D pocket camera has dual lens, a pair of image sensors, 2.4-inch LCD screen, 8GB of internal memory for 240 minutes 2D HD recording, an HDMI output, and 1/2.5 inch Exmor CMOS sensor, similar to existing Bloggie camcorders

JVC Everio camcorders

JVC also announced its line of Everio camcorder with models starting at approximately $230. All of these models are capable of recording full HD videos. Amongst all, there is one model, namely the high-end GZ-HM960 that has the same glasses-free 3D LCD. It can convert 2D into 3D and includes Bluetooth as well. Hence, users can transfer videos to Android devices for instant uploading and GPS use without the need of a computer. The HD Everio GZ-HM960 will be made available in February for $949.95, followed by the JVC GZ-TD1 in March.

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