EXEMODE 3DV-5WF: The World Gets Another Cheap 3D Camcorder

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Tokyo-based camera maker Exemode yesterday announced the EXEMODE 3DV-5WF [JP], a mini camcorder that can shoot video in 3D. The specs clearly indicate you can’t really expect much in terms of quality here, but the camera’s biggest selling point is its price: at $300, it’s more expensive than Viewsonic’s 3DV5 but way cheaper than Panasonic’s 3D camcorder.

The price is only of interest in case you just want to try out shooting video in 3D though, because I don’t believe the pictures you produce with the Exemode model can possibly be good. The 5MP CMOS camcorder lets you record video in 3D in either WVGA (848×480/30fps) or VGA (640×480/30fps) resolution (in 2D mode, you can shoot video with 720p quality).

Footage can be checked on the camera’s 3.2-inch 3D display and stored on SD or SDHC cards (32GB max). The camera weighs 164g and offers an HDMI interface and a USB port.

It will go on sale in Japan by the end of this month. Expect many, many more cheap 3D camcorders to rear their heads in the next few months.

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