Panasonic announces today that it is currently developing a 3D lens with two sets of optical elements for its Lumix G Micro Four Thirds System. This interchangeable lens will use two optical systems to create separate images for the right and left eye. The camera’s processor will do the work to combine the images into one, 3D-like image.
Since development is ongoing, details about the lens are scarce, including exactly which G Series cameras will be compatible with the lens. Panasonic promises that the 3D lens will be “compact in size,” and that it will record 3D images that are free of distortion and lag time between capture of left and right images.
Panasonic’s one-up claim to Sony’s Sweep Panorama 3D system is that the dual optics of the new 3D lens makes it better suited to capturing moving objects than Sony’s competing panorama system.
Pricing and availability
There’s no hint of pricing from Panasonic today, though it states that the lens will reach consumers before the end of the year.