ViewSonic 3DV5 3D pocket camcorder jumps out

ViewSonic is jumping into 3D technology this holiday season with a bevy of 3D-enabled products, including its new 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder. The idea is not only to help consumers tap into professionally-produced 3D content and games, but also enable consumers to create their own 3D content they can show to friends and family…and, via the Internet, to the entire world.

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“3D is without argument a growing trend,” said ViewSonic Americas VP of marketing Adam Hanin, in a statement. “In order for 3D technologies to live up to their true potential, there must be an available offering of content, including self-created content. ViewSonic is providing several new offerings that put ViewSonic anywhere consumers want to create and enjoy 3D, as well as traditional 2D content.”

The 3DV5 features two fixed-focus 5 megapixel fixed focus cameras that can capture 3D content at 720p resolution, as well as standard 2D video—users can switch between the two modes with a button click. Users can preview content on the 3DV5’s integrated 2.4-inch display, as well as view 3D content on standard computer displays using the red/cyan glasses that ship with the 3DV5 camcorder. (Folks who have Nvidia 3D Vision Kit can also view the 3D content using their glasses.) The camera features built-in software for uploading content to YouTube 3D and Facebook.

The 3DV5 features 10 MB of integrated memory as well as an SD/SDHC card slot that can support up to 32 GB of removable content. The camera saves images in MP4 format (JPG for still images), has a 4× digital zoom and a built-in stereo microphone. Users can hook the camera up to an HDTV using a mini HDMI output; the 3DV5 also has USB 2.0 connectivity.

ViewSonic says the 3DV5 is available now for a suggested retail price of $179.99.

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