Sony Corp announced a variety of products featuring 3D capability at a press conference that took place on the day before the 2011 International CES.
Among them, Sony introduced two types of 3D camcorders by saying that people will shoot 3D video more casually in the future.
One is a 3D-compatible version of the “Bloggie” low-priced camcorder, which is expected to be used for taking pictures and movies for blogs and image sharing Websites. The low-priced camcorder comes with two cameras and can shoot 3D video. It is equipped with a 2.4-inch 3D display that can be viewed with the naked eye. The company plans to release it in March 2011 at a price of US$250.
Another 3D camcorder is the “HDR-TD10,” a 3D-compatible version of the traditional Handycam series. Equipped with a lens, CMOS sensor and an image processor for each of the movies for the right and left eyes, it can shoot full-HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) 3D video for each of the eyes. It is scheduled to be released in April 2011 at a price of about US$1,500.
Furthermore, Sony announced what it claims is the world’s first camcorder equipped with a projector. It will come in three models, and the most inexpensive model is priced at US$700. The company will start releasing them in March 2011.