JVC is betting you would prefer to watch a lot more 3D content than is currently available on TV or in movie theaters.
As such, the company recently launched a 3D camcorder that uses two lenses and a pair of 3.32 megapixel CMOS imaging sensors to capture content which can be viewed on 3D-enabled television sets and Blu-ray players.
Priced at a cool $1,700, the GS-TD1 boasts a high-speed imaging engine that processes HD images at 1920 x 1080i resolution.
Although some people are left unsatisfied with the 3D experience, JVC remains confident in its ability to sell a fair number of the camcorders.
“With more commercially-produced 3D content coming along this year, sales of 3D TVs are expected to be strong,” claimed JVC VP Dave Owen.
“[And] what could be better than creating your own home videos in 3D? We think there will be plenty of 3D TV buyers eager to do just that. Furthermore, we think they’ll appreciate that our new camcorder offers full HD 3D recording and several options for archiving and playing back their 3D footage.”
What’s really cool about the camcorder is that it doesn’t record only in 3D – it records in “full HD side-by-side format” for both 3D and 2D AVCHD.
Aside from 3D capabilities, the camera also features 64GB of built-in flash memory, an SDXC card slot, 3D optical 5x zoom and Biophonic technology for dynamic 3D sound.
The camcorder is packaged with Everio MediaBrowser 3D software for Windows that allows users to edit video content and easily share it on YouTube, Facebook and other social networking sites.