Panasonic HDC-SDT750K review -- The Panasonic 3D camcorder

The Panasonic HDC-SDT750K 3D camcorder

The Panasonic HDC-SDT750K 3D camcorder
The Panasonic HDC-SDT750K 3D camcorder

The Panasonic HDC-SDT750K is simply the world's first consumer 3D camcorder, with ease of use put forward. The HDC-SDT750K is a camcorder with a 7.59MP 3MOS sensor (3x 2.53 million pixels), a Crystal Engine Pro processor, a new generation Hybrid Power OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer), a Leica Dicomar lens equivalent to a 35mm wide angle (F1.5 aperture) and a 3 inches screen (230,000 pixels).

The SDT750 camcorder 3D Lens
The SDT750 camcorder 3D Lens

But where the Panasonic stands out is that it is capable of shooting both 2D Full-HD AVCHD format (1920 x 1080 a priori in 50p) and 3D movies with the Side-by-side method (using the 3D conversion lens supplied). Left- and right-eye images are simultaneously shot with two lenses. The right and left images (each with a 960 x 1080 pixels definition) that enter through the lenses are recorded on a single 3MOS CCD sensor, and connecting the SDT750 to a TV that is capable of side-by-side method 3D playback, 3D images can be viewed at home.

The 3D videos can be viewed on a 3D screen (such as the Panasonic VT20 plasmas, that are 3D compatible) or with a Blu-Ray 3D player/recorder via HDMI or a mini SD card.

A Time Lapse Recording function is present, allowing the user to record (in 2D or 3D) at intervals of one second, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, one minute, or two minutes.

The Panasonic HDC-SDT750K captures sound in 5.1 surround with five built-in microphones to record multi-directional sound, and has a Focus microphone feature which lets the user pick up more concentrated sound.

The Panasonic HDC-SDT750K will be available in late September at a suggested retail price of $1400.

Technical Specifications

(Source: Panasonic)

Records Onto SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

Recording Format

1080 / 60p : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (original format)

HA / HG / HX / HE : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant) / JPEG

Image Sensor (Total) 1/4.1" MOS x 3

Total Pixels 9.15 megapixels (3.05 megapixels x 3)

F Value F1.5(WIDE)/2.8(TELE)

Optical Zoom 12x

Intelligent Zoom 18x

Digital Zoom 30x / 700x (The maximum value of zoom magnification)

Focal Length 3.45-41.4mm

Filter Diameter 46mm

35mm Film Camera Equivalent

35.0-420mm (16:9) [Motion Image]

35.7-428mm (3:2), 35.0-420mm (16:9), 38.8-466mm (4:3) [Still Image]

Lens Type Leica Dicomar Lens 2

Image Stabilizer HYBRID O.I.S. [Optical Image Stabilization]

Still Picture Recording 4:3 12.2 megapixels (4032 x 3024), 7.7 megapixels (3200 x 2400), 4.9 megapixels (2560 x 1920), 0.3 megapixels (640 x 480) [4:3]

Still Picture Recording 3:2 14.2 megapixels (4608 x 3072), 8.6 megapixels (3600 x 2400), 5.5 megapixels (2880 x 1920) [3:2]

Still Picture Recording 16:9 13.3 megapixels (4864x2736), 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160), 5.3 megapixels (3072 x 1728) [16:9]

Shutter Speed: Motion Image

[60i / 60p] Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/30-1/8000 , video flash: 1/30-1/500 OFF : 1/60-1/8000, video flash: 1/60-1/500

[24P] Auto Slow Shutter ON : 1/24-1/8000 , video flash: 1/24-1/500 OFF : 1/48-1/8000, video flash: 1/48-1/500

Shutter Speed: Still Image 1/2-1/2000, video flash: 1/2-1/500

Minimum Illumination

1.6 lx (1/30 Low Light scene mode)

1 lx (Color Night Rec)

Standard Illumination 1400 lx

Focus Auto/Manual

White Balance Auto/Indoor1/Indoor2/Sunny/Cloudy/White Set

Iris Auto/Manual

LCD Monitor 3.0" Wide LCD (230,400 dots)

Backlight Compensation Yes

Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Yes

Simultaneous Recording 13.3 megapixels (4864 x 2736), 8.3 megapixels (3840 x 2160) , 2.1 megapixels (1920x1080) [16:9]

Creating Still Picture from Motion Picture 2.1 megapixels (1920 x 1080) [16:9]

Microphone 5.1ch Surround, Zoom and Focus Microphone

Speaker Dynamic type

On-Screen Display Language English / French / Spanish

Flash Yes

Media Remaining Indication Yes

Signal System 1080 / 60p, 1080 / 60i

Recording Mode

1080/60p (28Mbps/VBR),(1920x1080)





Playback Mode

1080 / 60p (28Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)

HA (17Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)

HG (13Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)

HX (9Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)

HE (5Mbps / VBR) , (1920 x 1080)

Image Sensor (Effective)-Motion Image

7.59 megapixels (2.53 megapixels x 3) [16:9]

Image Sensor (Effective)-Still Image

7.89 megapixels (2.63 megapixels x 3) [3:2]

7.59 megapixels (2.53 megapixels x 3) [16:9]

6.96 megapixels (2.32 megapixels x 3) [4:3]

Compression (Recording Format)

1080 / 60p : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (original format)

HA / HG / HX / HE : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant)

Audio Compression Dolby Digital (5.1ch / 2ch)

DPOF Max. 999 images

HDMI Yes (mini)

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Microphone (stereo mini) Yes

Headphone (Stereo mini) Yes

Accessory Shoe Yes (Cold)

AC Adaptor Yes

USB Cable Yes

Stylus Pen Yes

IR Remote Yes

Included Software HD Writer AE 2.6T

Rechargeable Battery Pack min. 1250 mAh / Lithium-Ion

Power Supply DC7.2V / 9.3V

Power Consumption Max. 6.0W (Recording)

AV Multi Yes

AV Multi Cable Yes

Weight (w/o Battery) approx. 375g ( 0.83lb)

Dimension (W x H x D) 66 x 69 x 138 mm ( 2.59 x 2.71 x 5.43 inches)

AC Cable Yes

DC Cable Yes

Lens hood Yes

Shoe adaptor Yes

HDMI cable (mini) Yes

3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1) Yes

Weight (w/o Lens Cap) approx. 195g ( 0.43lb)

Dimension (W x H x D) w/ Lens 78 x 59 x 97 [mm] ( 3.07 x 2.32 x 3.82 [inch])

F Value (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1)) F3.2

Focal Length (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1)) 2.5mm

35mm Film camera Equivalent (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1))

58mm (16:9) [Motion Image]

Minimum Illumination (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1)) 28 lx (1/30)

Standard accessories (with 3D Conversion Lens (VW-CLT1))

Lens Front Cap, Lens Rear Cap, Lens Pouch


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