A new 3D high definition consumer camcorder is about to be released by JVC, which combines a couple of proprietary lenses, a pair of CMOS sensors and a newly developed imaging engine to simultaneously record both left and right 1920 x 1080i resolution images. The GS-TD1 benefits from 5x optical zoom while recording in 3D mode, optical image stabilization, onboard solid state storage and a glasses-free 3D touch panel display.
JVC's latest Everio camcorder addition combines two 3.32 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensors with JVC 3D TWIN HD GT F1.2 lenses, which is said to effectively offer two different 3D HD cameras in one camcorder body. The company has developed a new high-speed imaging engine called FALCONBRID that can simultaneously handle two 1920 x 1080i full HD images on a single chip. There's auto parallax adjustment, optical axis auto image stabilization, and each camcorder will come shipped with Everio MediaBrowser 3D Edition for management, editing and sharing of content.
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The GS-TD1 also supports other shooting modes, including the widely used "Side-by-Side Format" for both 3D and 2D AVCHD shooting. The unit will also snap 3D digital still images, with each of the proprietary lenses benefiting from extra-low-dispersion glass that's said to result in crisp, high contrast images. The camcorder also features round iris diaphragms to enable a background blurring (bokeh) effect.
Movies and images can be stored on 64GB of internal Flash memory, with expansion and/or portability possible via an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, and can be reviewed in-camera on the 3.5-inch glasses-free 3D touch panel LCD monitor. The company has also included its own BIPHONIC sound processing technology for claimed dynamic 3D audio.
The GS-TD1 is set for release in March at a cost of US$1,999.95.
Have a look at JVC showing off the new camcorder at CES 2011: