Best 3D gadgets: Top 3D tech for 2011
13th Jan 2011 | 00:00
Sony HDR TD10E 3D camcorder
The latest piece of tech to roll off the 3D conveyor belt from electronics giant Sony is what it's calling the "world's first consumer 3D camcorder that provides double full HD". Featuring two 1080p sensors and two processors to allow for the touted 'double full HD' video capture, the sleek looking compact 3D Handycam also has a 10x zoom and a 3.5-inch glasses-free 3D display for convenient video playback.
Panasonic HDC-SD90 3D camcorder
Panny unveiled five new 3D camcorders with the SD90 the pick of the bunch. The entry level SD90 which replaces the SD60, shoots stereoscopic footage courtesy of an optional 3D lens adaptor. Sporting a 22mm wide-angle lens, a 40x intelligent zoom and a 1MOS sensor to get nice and close to the action, a high resolution processor should also mean clear video quality even in low-lighting. If 3D is not your bag just yet, the SD90 can still shoot full HD 1080p video until you decide to pick up the additional conversion lens.
LG LZ9700 Full LED 3D TV
LG claims this 72-inch beast is the world's largest FULL LED 3D TV, but there's plenty of features to enhance your 3D viewing experience. Expect a crisp picture in both 2D and 3D and smoother 3D images courtesy of TruMotion 400Hz. Smart TV support also means you can browse the web, and get access to LG's new customised TV apps.
LG LW6500 CINEMA 3DTM TV
Promising viewers enhanced brightness and clarity, LG hopes the LW6500 set will also make for more comfortable 3D viewing. Sporting a FPR panel for crisper, blur free images, you can also benefit from Flicker-free technology and lightweight 3D glasses which let you watch from any angle.
Toshiba Qosmio 500
With the Intel announcement to update its Core range of processors the Qosmio 500 is set to sport the new power conserving, video dominating chips, adding to the 15.6-inch TruBrite HD displays with LED backlighting. Boosting its gaming credentials there's also 2D to 3D image rendering capabilities to benefit all your 3D gaming frolics.
Sony Bloggie 3D
Bringing 3D filming prowess to the confines of your pocket, the Sony Bloggie has been updated to deliver 3D as well as Full HD 1080p video. Packing a 3D glasses-free 2.7-inch LCD into its slim-form factor, the Bloggie 3D features two lenses to shoot in 2D and 3D. For your standard snapping, you can shoot 2D still with the 5-megapixel CMOS sensor and 2-megapixel 3D still images. There's also a HDMI port with 3D support, USB, a built-in LED flash and such customary photo features as face detection and SteadyShot image stabilization.
Sharp LE935 3D TV
Sizing up at a massive 70-inches Sharp's latest Aquos offering has increased a hefty 10-inches in screen size from its previous giant 3D offering. Featuring Sharp's four colour RGBY Quattron display technology that adds yellow subpixels to the usual red, blue and green for broader colour gamut, the LE935 has Wi-Fi built in giving you access to the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Flickr through Vudu apps. Expect Sharp's full array of LED backlighting and AquoMotion 240Hz refresh rates to make the blue overload in Avatar a little more pristine.
Sony glasses-less OLED 3DTVs
Looking beyond its 11-inch XEL-1 set, which still remains Sony's sole OLED TV offering available to buy, the electronics giant is also looking towards the future by showcasing its glasses-free OLED 3D TV. Demonstrating content on a 23-inch screen means they are still trialling it on a small scale, but promising immense amounts of brightness and great energy efficiency this is likely to be the not too distant future of TV viewing in your living room.
Cambridge Audio 751BD 3D blu-ray player
If you are fortunate to have snared a 3D TV for Christmas, you are most likely on the look out for a Blu-Ray 3D player to go with it. British hi-fi lords Cambridge Audio are the latest manufacturer to embrace the 3D revolution with its 751BD 3D Blu-ray player 3D which supports Blu-ray discs, HDCD, DVD-Audio and SACD. Inside the unit is QDEO video processing and up-sampling tech for adding 1080p sheen to DVDs. While two HDMI ports at the back mean you push 3D video to two displays.
Sony 3D headset displays
Following an impressively showy 3D intro laced with Hollywood stars, Sony officially unveiled its concept design for personal 3D head-mounted displays which should make playing Gran Turismo in the future a little more engrossing. The glossed white look headset hosts a row of external blue LEDs adding to its Back to the Future inspired styling. Creating a personal 3D display through two panels, one in front of each eye, the head-mounted display is said to come equipped with in-built surround sound audio credentials.