Panasonic DMC-3D1

Last Updated (31 May’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Panasonic DMC-3D1 is a compact digital camera with two sets of 25mm ultra wide angle lens – each with 4x optical zoom, to capture high resolution 3D photo and 1920 x 1080 high quality 3D HD video of side-by-side method. With a 12-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS images sensor and Venus Engine images processor, the Panasonic DMC-3D1 provides high sensitivity and speed to capture images and video with noise reduction. The camera features Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 Video Recording, 3D Photo and 3D Video Shooting, MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), and also has 3.5-inch LCD Touch Screen with high-resolution up to 460,000 dots. The Panasonic DMC-3D1 measures (W x H x D) 108.0 x 58.5 x 24.1 mm / (4.25 x 2.30 x 0.95 inch) with weight Approx. 193 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.43 lb).

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Check Availability

Expert Reviews

Panasonic DMC-3D1 Reviews

Photographyblog reviews the Panasonic DMC-3D1 and writes;
“This is a camera then that delivers the wow of 3D, but when used as a conventional 2D snapshot, unsurprisingly delivers images that are no better than a Panasonic Lumix costing £200.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Panasonic DMC-3D1 and writes;
“Like photos, videos can be shot in either 2D or 3D. Movies filmed in 3D that are played back on a 2D screen are rendered as the view from each sensor laid side by side… On the whole, results were good in my tests, with accurate colours and sharp detail.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-lint reviews the Panasonic DMC-3D1 and writes;
“For 3D, it really is pretty much just a case of point and shoot, which in truth is probably what you want. For low light shots, the camera performs best up to ISO800, whereupon noise starts to intrude in shadow areas of the image.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Techradar reviews the Panasonic DMC-3D1 and writes;
“The big screen, effective image stabilisation and opportunity to shoot HD video and full-res pics at the same time are all excellent points of this camera.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Panasonic DMC-3D1 User Reviews

Good 3d camera
“It is mainly good for snapshots in tight situations and close-ups (which, I have to admit, is a favorite shooting situation for me.) It will produce relatively sharp and well-exposed pictures even in low light and without flash (with care)…” – By George A. Themelis
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Superb all around camera for 2D/ 3D photography and video recording
“Excellent/ sharp image quality and image stabilization works great, User friendly touch screen, Wide array of settings and controls, Ability to take two shots at the same time with varying zoom levels, Ability to record video and take pictures at the same time, Ability to record video in 3d or take pictures in 3d” – By kumquatsrus
Rating: ★★★★★

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Panasonic DMC-3D1 Features

3D Photo and 3D Video Shooting

Using a 2-lens optical system in a small body, the Panasonic DMC-3D1 allows you to capture 3D photos with high resolution and 1,920 x 1,080 high quality 3D HD videos recording. It lenses are mounted both right and left lets you capture outstanding 3D image quality combined with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) of the each lens for reduce the blurring caused by hand-shake, so it will produce sharp photo and stable video even when shooting in 3D. The lenses has 25mm wide-angle with 4x optical zoom range including an Intelligent Resolution technology which lets you get 5.2x Intelligent Zoom in 2D. The Panasonic DMC-3D1 also allows you to enjoy the 3D photos and 3D videos that has been taken on a VIERA 3D TV that supports AVCHD format.


12-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor

The Panasonic DMC-3D1 has a 12-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor combined with the Venus Engine technology to increase image processing performance in high sensitivity and speed with super-fast response time. It also lets you capture images up to ISO 3200 in full resolution. The camera also offers Multi-process Noise Reduction system which has functions in noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the image. The images can be recorded in low-light conditions with clear even when shooting at high ISO setting. The Venus Engine system increase the high-speed processing for large amount of full HD video data and fast consecutive shots at 8 fps in full resolution.

3.5-inch LCD smart touch screen

Equipped with a 3.5-inch LCD monitor that has 16:9 of contrast ratio with 460,000-dot high-resolution, the Panasonic DMC-3D1 to provide fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also allows you to control two images when recording in “Wide & Zoom” or “Photo & Video” simultaneously. With touch screen, it easy to operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch while recording the video or images. When playing back the video or images, you just need drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse a collection of photos like you flip over the pages of the book.


Additional Features

+ Handheld Night Shot Mode for beautiful night scenery shooting.
+ Sonic Speed AF for super high speed response.
+ Touch AF Tracking for continuously track fast moving subject.
+ High-speed Consecutive Shooting helps to realize the high speed burst shooting.
+ iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
+ 3D Image Viewer / VIERA Link




(W x H x D) 108.0 x 58.5 x 24.1 mm / (4.25 x 2.30 x 0.95 inch)


Approx. 171 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.38 lb) / Approx. 193 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.43 lb)


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


+ 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)


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] 2992×2992(9M) / 2448×2448(6M EZ) / 1920×1920(3.5M EZ) / 1536×1536(2.5M EZ) / 480×480(0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000×3000(12M) / 3264×2448(8M EZ) / 2560X1920(5M EZ) /2048X1536(3M EZ) / 1600×1200(2M EZ) / 640×480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000×2672 (10.5M) / 3264×2176 (7M EZ)/ 2560×1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048×1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640×424(0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000×2248 (9M) / 3264×1840 (6M EZ)/ 2560×1440(3.5M EZ) / 1920×1080 (2M EZ) / 640×360 (0.2M)

+ 3D: [4:3] 3264×2448(8M) / [16:9] 3264×1840 (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 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


OSD language

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


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


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)

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


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

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