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.
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.
Cons: Zoom and other niceties are sacrificed when shooting in 3D mode;. Audio suffers in 3D mode.
Conclusion: Considering it’s the world’s first consumer 3D camcorder, the Panasonic SDC-SDT750 is surprisingly accomplished. If you can overlook its minor flaws, it’s a genuinely useful 3D product.
Pros: On even the basic 2D level, the HDC-SDT750 is mighty impressive: its 1080p footage is noise-free and, thanks to optical stabilisation, stays steady even when your hand doesn’t. Attach the conversion lens and 3D footage is similarly impressive, provided you work within the tech’s inherent limitations. The dual lenses capture two crisp 950 x 540 images which are then combined into a clear image which can be watched back on your 3DTV straight away – just hook it up via a...
Cons: The conversion lens is bulky, adding 215g to the camcorder’s weight and doubling its size, and needs to be properly calibrated once attached – which can be tricky the first few times. You also have to forgo the 12x zoom in 3D mode, and manual controls are highly restricted in comparison to 2D. You also can’t snap 3D stills (2D stills are 14MP and pretty decent), which seems like a missed opportunity.
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.
[Review] Panasonic HDC-TM750/SDT750, the First Consumer 3D Camera.
7 October 2010
Summary: A really powerful and capable 2D video camera with many nice little features, the TM750/SDT750 Camcorders however does not deliver the “Magic” we would expect once its 3D lens converter is on. Video limited to a 960×1080 resolution in 3D, overall lack of quality and sharpness, the TM750/SDT750 Camcorder however deliver what it promise with real a real 3D stereoscopic effect on every videos.
Conclusion: Próba dokonania oceny kamery Panasonic HDC-SDT750 jest trudna. Z jednej strony jest to bardzo udany kamkorder oferujący doskonały obraz, mocno rozbudowane narzędzia manualnej kontroli ekspozycji i wiele funkcji dodatkowych. Z drugiej strony jego najbardziej promowana funkcja – możliwość rejestracji filmów trójwymiarowych – została opracowana w sposób dość kontrowersyjny.