Excerpt: The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 is the world's first consumer-targeted 3D camcorder, following in the footsteps of the professional-level Panasonic AG-3DA1E . Like its prohibitively expensive stablemate, the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 uses a detachable 3D conversion lens that records left-eye and right-eye images simultaneously to produce stereoscopic video.
Excerpt: It has been less than six months since the first 3D TVs entered our homes and just a year since we first marvelled at what 3D effects James Cameron could create with two video cameras attached to a pole, therefore it’s impressive that Panasonic has already released the world’s first 3D camcorder for consumers. Now it’s time for you to make your own 3D blockbuster.
Excerpt: The 3D revolution seems inevitable. Analysts predict a massive take up of 3D TVs , as much as 45 per cent of all models sold by 2014, and 3D theatrical releases continue to rake in healthy box-office revenues. Both studios and PPV operators are licking their lips and fast-tracking their 3D propositions.
Pros: 3D film-making is no longer the preserve of Hollywood, an excellent 2D Full HD cam to boot
Cons: The 3D conversion lens is bulky, no zoom or auto-functions in 3D mode, high price premium for stereoscopy
Summary: The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 is an excellent 2D camcorder, with a host of useful, creative features -- most of which are lost when you opt to film in 3D. Thankfully, these limitations fail to undermine the novelty of lensing in the third dimension. If you have a 3D TV, it's probably worth the premium.
Pros: Excellent image quality in 2D, Great handling and design, Good results from the 3D conversion lens
Cons: Zoom and other niceties are sacrificed when shooting in 3D mode, Audio suffers in 3D mode
Summary: While not cheap, the HDC-SDT750 lies comfortably within the expected price range for a quality HD camcorder. Some may think the use of a 3D attachment, rather than incorporating the feature into the body, is a negative. We believe this is an ideal way to capture 3D footage without hindering the taking of regular 2D video in high definition. Overall, this is a very good early effort at a solid HD camcorder with 3D functionality.
We review Panasonic's first consumer-level 3D camcorder
Good Gear Guide.au
31 March 2011
Summary: The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 is a bold step forwards into 3D videography. Perhaps more importantly, it doubles as an excellent 2D camcorder. If you own a 3D TV, it represents a very logical purchase.
Pros: Excellent Full HD video performance, multi-purpose servo ring, 3D looks effective (when shot correctly)
Cons: 3D shooting takes some getting used to, camcorder gets hot during operation, no 3D photo options
Excerpt: With the HDC-SDT750, Panasonic is bringing 3D videography to the masses. With its $1399 price tag the camcorder definitely isn't cheap, but it is still comparable in cost to other flagship models.