If you want to shoot 3D video, which you might especially if you have a new 3D HDTV, you want a 3D camera. There are a few choices on the market, and Panasonic now offers a couple of their own in the consumer range. The TM900K features a Leica Dicomar lens for incredibly sharp images in 1080/60p (1080p recording at 60 frames per second). It has improvements in low light performance, allowing better pictures with less noise in darker places. The built-in mic zooms in with the lens, isolating people in noisy places, and is actually made up of several microphones to give on-board 5.1 channel surround recording.
The camera doesn’t come standard with the dual-lens setup for 3D, for that you’ll need the Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D lens. It adds an extra 500 bucks to the price, but with good optics for 1080p and hybrid optical image stabilization, it makes working in 3D much easier. This conversion lens also works with a few other Panasonic HD camcorders.
For more information or to purchase a Panasonic TM900k camera, visit Amazon.com.
For more information or to purchase a Panasonic VW-CLT1 3D conversion lens, visit Amazon.com.