Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 Review

4.0
May 28, 2012 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 108.0 x 58.5 x 24.1 mm / (4.25 x 2.30 x 0.95 inch)
Weight Approx. 171 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.38 lb) / Approx. 193 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.43 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-type High Sensitivity Mos Sensor x2 / 12.8 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-Step / (F3.9 - 9.0 (W) / F5.7- 13.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 4x
Focal Length f= 4.5 - 18.0 mm (2D: 25 -100mm, 3D(16:9): 33 - 132mm, 3D(4:3): 30 - 120mm in 35 mm equiv.) / (27-108mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
2D 4.9x (4:3 / 8M), 6.3x (4:3 / 5M), 7.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom
2D 5x
Lens LUMIX DC VARIO x2 / 11 elements in 10 groups / (5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical Surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (On / Off)
Digital Zoom
2D 4x
Focusing Area
2D Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
3D Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus
2D Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro / Touch AF/AE / Quick AF ON/OFF(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
3D Normal / Touch AF/AE / Quick AF (Always On)
AF Metering
2D Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area
3D Face / 23pt / 1pt / Touch Area
Shutter Speed Still: 8 - 1/1300 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30 sec (only 2D)

Recording

File Format
2D Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
3D Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3),MPO / Motion picture: original fomat
Mode Dial / Mode Button
2D Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, SCN, wide & zoom dual shooting
3D Normal Picture
Still Image Scene Mode
2D Portrait, Soft Skin Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, / High Sensitivity, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, / Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, / High Dynamic(Standard / Art / B&W), Photo Frame
Continuous Shooting Mode
2D Full- Resolution Image: 8 frames/sec / Max. 12 images (Standard / Fine Mode), / with AF Tracking: 4 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec
Motion Picture Recording (*2)
2D [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / [HD Video] 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25p) / [HD Video] 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25p) / [STD Video] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (4Mbps / MP4)
3D 1920 x 1080 pixels, side by side, 50i
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])
2D approx. 70 min (FSH)
3D approx. 50min / *original format
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures])
2D approx. 70min (FHD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures])
2D approx. 30 min (FSH,SH)
3D approx. 25 min (FSH)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures])
2D approx. 30 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/- 2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing
2D 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity
2D Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
3D Auto
Still Picture Recording
2D [1:1] 2992x2992(9M) / 2448x2448(6M EZ) / 1920x1920(3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536(2.5M EZ) / 480x480(0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000x3000(12M) / 3264x2448(8M EZ) / 2560X1920(5M EZ) /2048X1536(3M EZ) / 1600x1200(2M EZ) / 640x480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000x2672 (10.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ)/ 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424(0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000x2248 (9M) / 3264x1840 (6M EZ)/ 2560x1440(3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M)
3D [4:3] 3264x2448(8M) / [16:9] 3264x1840 (6M)
Image Quality
2D Fine / Standard
3D 3D mode: MPO
White Balance
2D Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
3D Auto
Color mode / Color Effect / My Color
2D Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm / Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
2D Yes
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
2D Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, Category, 3D, Favorites), / Dual Image Playback, Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes Touch Magnification
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / Yes
Set Favorites / Rotate Image
2D Yes / Yes
3D Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
2D Yes / Yes
3D Yes(JPEG only) / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
2D Yes / Yes / No / No
3D No / No / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
2D Yes / Yes / Yes
3D Yes / No / No
Cut Animation
2D Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support
2D Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
3D Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF *JPEG only

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Netherlandic, Turkish, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Greek

Others

LCD Monitor 8.8cm(3.5") TFT Full Touch Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100% / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash
2D Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, / Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction / 0.3 - 3.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)
3D Auto, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.3 - 3.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
Interface mini HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum:895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 200 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 7.0 HD Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Stylus Pen, Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / - The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and Power LCD Mode. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / • 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.

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