Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ooh, lookee! 3D lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

I really don't know why I'm doing this post. I told myself I wouldn't rehash tech news -- there are lots of sites out there that do that and do it faster. But I really couldn't resist this one (or the next post, for that matter). Maybe I'm turning into a camera nut.

Anyway, what you're looking at here is a 3D lens for Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras like the G2 or the GF1. I'm super happy someone figured out how to do this because I really don't want to buy another camera just to do 3D.

Instead of using two lenses and two sensors (and doubling your cost), this lens uses a clever two-in-one lens system that utilizes the same sensor. It essentially captures two images on the sensor and turns it into a 3D image using software (which also might mean that it will only work on Panasonic cameras). Now that's smart.

It's still a prototype right now, so expect to wait for it to hit the streets.

via Gizmodo

…and here's the take of Engadget and dpreview

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