Buying Your 3D Imaging Device
When buying a 3D camera or camcorder, you need to know that choosing between the two is only part of the puzzle. There are other choices you will make in the buying process. To help you make these choices, you may want to keep a few things in mind. Keeping these things in mind can not only help you in decision-making, but also ensure you get the right make and model of camera.
1. 3D imaging devices come in different makes and models that have varying features and capabilities. When choosing your model, you will want to look at the camera/camcorder’s image sensors. Choose between Standard Definition and High Definition image sensor resolution. The latter gives you better picture quality but may be slightly expensive.
2. You will usually need a 3D-capable TV, monitor or notebook to fully appreciate and enjoy the effect of 3D technology. That said, however, there are models such as the Sony HDR-TD10 camcorder and FujiFilm FinePix REAL 3D W3 camera that let you preview 3D content on their built-in displays. Decide whether you want a 3D-capable television, monitor or notebook for use with your device or a 3D camera/camcorder with the preview feature.
3. Also, if you want to make 3D discs of the movies you shoot, you will need a 3D Blue-ray player/recorder. You can buy 3D Blue-ray players at merchant stores such as Amazon or offline at major retail and electronics stores near you.
4. Moreover, in order to take close-ups when you can’t get close to your target, your camcorder needs to have ample optical zoom. Read the optical zoom specifications in the product manual you identify before you pay for it.