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LUMIX® DMC-3D1K Digital Camera 

Details
DMC-3D1K
Features
  • Stabilized 2-Lens System, 25mm Wide 4X Zoom with MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • 3D and 2D Video and Stills with Dual Shooting Options
  • Simultaneous "Wide & Zoom" or "Still & Video" Shooting
  • 3.5-inch Touch Enabled LCD 
  • 1080/60i HD Video (AVCHD & MP4 Formats)

Features



Digital Compact Camera with Twin Lens System DMC-3D1
Featuring 2D Dual Shooting Capability
Panasonic's cutting-edge digital compact camera DMC-3D1 employs two newly developed lens units of folded optics in a stunningly compact body.

The two sets of 25mm ultra wide angle 4x optical zoom lens takes advantage of their capability to record high resolution 3D photo and 1920 x 1080 high quality 3D HD video of side-by-side method. Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps shooting clear 3D images with minimal blurring. Not only rich, expressive 3D contents, but also 12-megapixel 2D photos and 1920 x 1080 full HD videos can be recorded. Taking advantage of this unique mechanism such as photo & video dual-shooting in high resolution, non-interrupted images or wide & zoom dual-shooting. Operation is easily controlled with the dedicated 3D/2D switch and the 3.5-inch large Smart Touch screen.

The High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the Venus Engine achieves high quality image recording even at high ISO setting and the high performance of these components achieves high speed consecutive shooting at 8 fps in full resolution.

To increase the enjoyment of 3D viewing, shooting and playing, the 3D photos and videos taken can be easily viewed on a VIERA 3D TV by simply inserting the SD card with 3D content into the TV's SD card slot or by connecting the camera to the TV with an HDMI cable.

In the Panasonic's expanding world of 3D entertainment, the DMC-3D1 lets users enjoy LUMIX's high quality images in both 3D and 2D by shooting, viewing and sharing them.

3D Compact Digital Camera Featuring 2-Lens Optical System for 3D Photo and 3D Video*

The DMC-3D1 is the innovative compact digital camera incorporating 2-lens optical system yet its size is stunningly compact due to the internal designing of each component.

The DMC-3D1 incorporates two newly developed 25mm ultra wide angle lens units with 4x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-100mm) in folded optics. The 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 169% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. Comprising of 11 elements in 10 groups with 5 aspherical lenses, the lens units in DMC-3D1 realized downsizing of both total length and diameter. Also, adoption of new slim actuator for shutter and iris control and redesigning of O.I.S. lens contributes to this downsizing to fit 2 whole lens units in the slim, compact body of the camera.

Both 3D photo and 3D videos can be recorded in high resolution — 8-megapixel (photo) and 1920 x 1080(video) of side-by-side method Users can select 3D or 2D shooting with the dedicated switch on the back. Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses handshake to record sharp photo and stable video. In addition, Macro photo shooting is also available.

3D photos and videos can be played back on Panasonic VIERA 3D TV and Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder that support the AVCHD format. You can insert the SD Memory Card containing the 3D contents to the equipment, or alternatively, an optional HDMI cable can be used to output the image content directly to the TV for VIERA Link operation.

*As a digital compact zoom camera with 2-lens, as of November 7, 2011


2D Dual Shooting with 2-Lens System and Intuitive Touch Operation

The 2-lens system of DMC-3D1 offers more unexpected way of 2D image recording. In conventional standard digital compact cameras, users have to put priority in either photo or video recording. Typically if photo shooting is started, video is interrupted. Also, photos cannot be recorded in high resolution when video is selected and both are taken simultaneously. However with the 3D1, the new 2-lens system clears these problems completely thanks to the 2 separate mechanism of image capturing. Furthermore, it lets anyone record photo or video in different angles of view simultaneously. That is, you can record the whole party scene with one lens while drawing near a specific person with another. This outstanding function can be used not only dual photo shooting but also for photo & video dual-shooting. It is easy to switch the lens - right or left — and control its zooming with the 3.5-inch large Smart Touch screen.


High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine for High Image QualityThe 12-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the Venus Engine excel in image processing in both sensitivity and speed. Multi-process Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the picture. Both high frequency noise that occurs in the dark part and low frequency noise in the light part are suppressed even they happen in a picture. As a result, Images recorded in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear even images are recorded at high ISO setting.

The Intelligent Handheld Nightshot mode generates beautiful night scenery shots with illumination by multiply layering the images shot consecutively. Bright, glamorous night scenery can be recorded without using a tripod.

The Venus Engine has quad-CPUs for processing large amount of 1920 x 1080 full HD data at high speed in either AVCHD and MP4*. In addition, the DMC-3D1 boasts super fast consecutive shots at 8 fps (without auto focusing) and 4 fps (with auto focusing) in full resolution. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine, the Venus Engine realizes a super-fast response time. Although the DMC-3D1 has 2 sets of lens unit and sensor, energy consumption of Venus Engine is minimized to maintain the battery life as long as that of single lens compact digital cameras.

Not only the 4x optical zoom, but also stereo microphone for high-quality Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator is available to offer realistic sound to the video.

*AVCHD: 60i(NTSC) , sensor output is 30p(NTSC), MP4: 30p(NTSC)

  • The maximum time for continuous recording of 3D motion pictures is 29 minutes 59 seconds.
  • Motion pictures with [FSH] in [AVCHD] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds.
  • Motion pictures in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4GB.
  • Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording videos.

* SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.

Other Exciting Features for More Fun of Photography

The DMC-3D1 has advanced functions for shooting exciting 3D and 2D image contents, yet is easy enough for anyone to shoot beautiful 2D photo and videos with the iA (Intelligent Auto)mode — MEGA O.I.S, AF Tracking, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Handheld Nightshot.

The DMC-3D1 comes with a new way of communication by sharing photo or videos taken by users via LUMIX Image Uploader. All you have to do is checkmark the photos you want to share in the camera and connect it to a PC with an included USB cable or just by inserting the SD Memory Card to the slot of PC. Uploading automatically starts just by following the guidance. You can add comment and let your friends know the update of your album via e-mail consequently. Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube for videos. Users can join these social networking services without installation of special software. It is easy to share photo and videos on the spot, which means that your friends do not have to wait for you to come back home.

SpecificationsExpand All

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    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 2D
    • Intelligent Zoom 2D
    • Lens
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom 2D
    • Focusing Area 2D
    • Focusing Area 3D
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • Focus 2D
    • Focus 3D
    • AF Metering 2D
    • AF Metering 3D
    • Shutter Speed
    • File Format 2D
    • File Format 3D
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button 2D
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button 3D
    • Still Image Scene Mode 2D
    • Continuous Shooting Mode 2D
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2) 2D HD Video
    • 2D STD Video
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2) 3D HD Video
    • Continuous recordable time(motion pictures) AVCHD 2D
    • Continuous recordable time(motion pictures) AVCHD 3D
    • Continuous recordable time(motion pictures) MP4 2D
    • Actual recordable time(motion pictures) AVCHD 2D
    • Actual recordable time(motion pictures) AVCHD 3D
    • Actual recordable time(motion pictures) MP4 2D
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto (AE) Bracketing 2D
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity 2D
    • ISO Sensitivity 3D
    • Still Picture Recording (2D) 1:1
    • (2D) 4:3
    • (2D) 3:2
    • (2D) 16:9
    • (3D) Still Picture Recording 4:3 1:1
    • (3D) Still Picture Recording 16:9
    • Image Quality 2D
    • Image Quality 3D
    • White Balance 2D
    • White Balance 3D
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red- Eye Removal) 2D
    • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture 2D
    • Self Timer
    • Playback Mode
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image 2D
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image 3D
    • Show Histogram
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Cut Animation 2D
    • Video Divide
    • PictBridge Support 2D
    • PictBridge Support 3D
    • OSD Language
    • LCD Monitor
    • Built- in- Flash
    • Recording Media
    • Built- in- Memory
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Interface
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • NOTE:
    • *1
    • *2
    • UPC
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Reviews

DMC-3D1K is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super 3D camera Out of the box the only thing that is not there is a mini hdmi kabel .. That is the only thing that i could find what was nagging me . The 3D camera makes beatifful 3D pictures , so nice even that the real thing becomes boring . The 3D photo's that i toke are exploded on my 3D tv with beautifful depth clearity and colors . This camera does what it pretends to do, and it does it perfect. In 2D you have so much proffesional presets that there is for every situation there is a camera setting . Trust me it is loaded. 3D video is a little bit tricky, the surroundings must be oke to make a good movie, if there is no sun the 3D is a bit dissapointing . 2D video is better to make and is better than most average camcorders today on the market with its 1920x1080 resolution. Beatiful colors and a ton of presets are available. Conclusion if you love to walk outside to enjoy the park and the flowers surounding you , with this camera you make 3D pictures of those flowers that will keep you in your house to watch them on your 3D television, the colors and the depth will blow you away .
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • My camera won't power on. What can I do?
    If you have a second battery, try it to see if you can power on the camera. If you dont have an extra battery and you're sure the battery you have is fully charged then the camera may need to be serviced.

    For repairs and exchanges:

    Ship your product to:

    Panasonic Factory Service Center
    4900 George McVay Drive
    Suite B; Door-12
    McAllen, TX 78503

    Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address, copy of your purchase receipt (for warranty service), and a description of what is wrong with the unit. Freight collect shipments will not be accepted.

    Panasonic is not responsible for damage that occurs in transit. All contents should be packaged for safe travel to the service center. Customer should use a reputable small package shipping company that is able to provide a package tracking number and insurance (if customer should so desire to insure their package).

    Units that are abused, damaged, infested with insects, have corrosion, etc. will be placed out-of-warranty.

    Once your unit arrives at the facility, you may contact us for status at:

    Email: panacare@us.panasonic.com

    Note: Please reference your Service Job number when contacting. You will be contacted if there is any cost you are responsible for.


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  • How long should my battery last?
    CIPA figures which range from 300-400 photos (depending on the camera model). CIPA measurement methods use a very controlled method to measure battery life. The procedure takes a specific number of shots at a fixed interval, with a fixed ratio of flash photos. While this method provides a standardized measurement that can be used to compare two cameras, it's far from how the camera is actually used. Life expectancy can be affected by any of the following: If the flash is used, the total number of photos can decrease by 30-40% If the camera has GPS, you can expect up to a 50% reduction in battery life. If the customer has no immediate need for GPS disable the feature in the camera's menu options. While the battery saver feature will turn the LCD panel off after a preset time (and place the camera into sleep mode) the camera still draws some power from the battery. We suggestion, turn the camera after each shot. At social gatherings, try and minimize passing the camera around the table to have others look at the photos. The LCD panel consumes ~30% of the total power.

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