Launching a bunch of new products, ViewSonic is quick to get on the 3D rollercoaster with a 3D camcorder and 3D picture frame, and smart to combine older technologies in new ways, with a 720p camcorder that’s also capable of projecting with an imagine size up to a 65-inches diagonal. It also takes 5 megapixel stills, and can take an external media source via AV jack, and project it.
5 megapixel is the key word across the board here, with the 3DV5 3D camera combining two 5-megapixel sensors for 720p 3D video and still 3D images. The resulting media is compatible with standard 3D software and viewing glasses, as well as NVIDIA’s Vision technology.
The 8 inch 3DPF8 picture frame has an 800×600 resolution, and displays 3D images with no need for dorky glasses. It even does one better, converting 2D stills to 3D images.
In keeping with the 5 megapixel theme, and showing that if you want to do business you need to buy your sensors in bulk, the DPF8-CAM digital photo copier simply photocopies photos and converts them to digital, using a 5 megapixel sensor. Then it displays them on a – guess what – 800×600 pixel 8 inch display.
The 2D Camcorder costs $330, while the 3DV5 sells for just $180. The other products are also in the $150 to $180 range, but what I really want to see is a puppy-feeding gadget that comes with two 5 megapixel sensors, snaps 3D photos of your pup while he eats, then displays them on an 800×600 pixel 8 inch 3D display. Yes, that is what I want to see from ViweSonic.