Budget camcorder maker DXG has just announced what could the first affordable 3D camcorder: the pistol-grip style DXG-321.
The 3D pocket camcorder features a unique pair of twin lenses designed to capture two distinct video streams at once. The DXG-321 features a flip-out 3.2 inch widescreen LCD monitor that allows users to view content as they film, and will ship with a 7-inch digital viewer to see 3D creations without the aid of special glasses. The DXG-321 also takes 5 megapixel stills and stores its Motion JPEG footage on SD cards.
As of now, the device does not have an HDMI output and can't shoot 3D HD. While DXG has announced plans to potentially release a high definition version of the product by the year‘s end, no concrete date to do so has been established yet. Also, TWICE.com is reporting DXG might be working with HDTV maker Vizio to package the DXG-321 with 3D televisions.
Pricing and availability
The DXG-321 is set to launch on June 10 and could cost anywhere between $400 and $600. Currently, there is talk of marketing through Hammacher Schlemmer, which should give some insight regarding the quality of the camcorder. To start, the device will be featured in SkyMall publications and may reach more retailers in the future.