Friday, October 01, 2010

Panasonic HDC-SDT750 Reviews

The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder isn't shipping yet - the date being quoted is October 15th - but some people are getting their hands on it and are starting to write reviews. Here's a sample. Interestingly three of the reviews are almost glowing, but the third isn't as impressed...see if you can pick out which one.

I did not realise that you have to align the 3D part at the front, fortunately I only shot about 30s worth of footage to see it back to realise there was something seriously wrong with the 3D picture.
This one £1,300 domestic 3D camcorder from Panasonic will in my opinion make the 3D plasma a worth while investment
Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder “First Play” £1,300

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The 3D experience wasn't very compelling. There wasn't enough depth between foreground and background, certainly less than I'm used to with broadcast 3D programs. Nor was the effect at all like that in the Fuji W1's photos, which had really pulled me in. I'm not saying I didn't see any 3D effect. The images definitely showed more depth than those shot with a normal 2D camcorder. But not much more.
First Look: The 3D Panasonic HDC-SDT750 camcorder

It should be noted that, with the 3D converter engaged, the zoom is disabled. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it prevents overeager cinematographers from zooming back and forth simply because they can. Unfortunately, a whole host of other creative tools are also benched in 3D mode, including the zoom mic, 'intelligent auto' mode and face recognition. This could be construed as a little restrictive.
The camera shoots in the side-by-side 3D format, much like Sky 3D, so it's not Full HD. But images are sharp enough, and the 3D effect itself can be really spectacular. Careful composition is the key to creating engaging 3D footage
Panasonic HDC-SDT750 review

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As we predicted, in 3D mode the SDT750 does not perform as well in low light as other high-end Panasonic HD camcorders. The image is darker, although colours are still quite faithful.
The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 is the first serious 3D camcorder for consumers, and it performs its job commendably. However, the current price is nearly twice that of a similarly specified 2D-only Panasonic HD camcorder, such as the HDC-TM700. So you're paying a significant premium for the 3D lens and shooting abilities.
Panasonic HDC-SDT750 Review

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The 3D conversion lens

1 comment:

Claire Calo said...

Ive been reading alot of reviews About the panasonic HDC SDT750 and have seen one thing in common with the people whom are getting good results from this camcorder, inspite of other negative things that are been said about the light, they think that this is an AWESOME 3D CAMCORDER AND ARE HOOKED.