Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/07/panasonic_launch_worlds_smallest_3d_camera/

Panasonic outs world's smallest 3D camera

Fresh micro four thirds snapper too

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Hardware, 7th November 2011 10:55 GMT

Panasonic today launched what it claims is the world's smallest 3D snapper with video capabilities. It also outed its latest micro four thirds camera, kitted-out with impressive specs.

The 3D-oriented DMC-3D1 sports a 12Mp resolution and rocks up with two 25mm wide angle lenses featuring 4x optical zoom.

Panasonic DMC-3D1

The 3D1 handles 8Mp 3D shots - 12Mp in 2D - and 1080p 3D video recording up to 8f/s.

The Panasonic DMC-3D1 will launch this December. Prices are yet to be revealed.

The company also unveiled its anticipated Lumix GX-1 micro four thirds camera this morning, packing a range of pro features.

The 16Mp speedy-focus camera features a high ISO of 12,800 and 1080p video recording. There's a touchscreen on the back and several lenses to choose from.

Panasonic Lumix GX-1

A body-only version of the Panasonic Lumix GX-1 will set punters back £499, but will cost an extra £100 with a standard lens.

Alternatively, if you can wait until the new year, Panasonic's new 12-42 zoom lens can be thrown into the package for a total of £729. The cheaper options are available from this December. ®