CES 2010: Panasonic 3D camcorder hands on photos

We were all rather wowed by the Fujifilm Real3D W1 when we got our mitts on it last year, but Panasonic has taken it up a notch and unveiled the world

Looking a little bit like the world's most lovable robot Wall-E, the camcorder has to be one of the coolest – if not most costly with its £13,500 price tag – gadget unveiled by Panasonic at CES this year. Yes, we reckon it even pips the 152-inch mega TV.

The camcorder is different to current professional 3D cams in that it uses separate recorders to capture its 1080p HD footage, and has its lenses, camera head and dual memory card reader built into one body. And if you were expecting it to be a rather hefty device - it weighs in at under 3kg.

Its size and weight is helped by its solid state drive, and will record footage to SDHC/SD cards.

Pre-orders are being taken from April in the States, with an expected release date of sometime this Autumn.

Being able to shoot your own 3D movies easily is a nice idea - here's hoping the idea makes it into more reasonable figures sometime soon. What do you think? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out the rest of our CES coverage – there's some handy links for you below.

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