Originally Posted by hindukush
3D would also be great to have! and is within my budget of around 600 USD?
I got a Panny 3d1 last week, a small point and shoot that does 3d. Cost was $430 delivered.
The 3d is pretty good, took some 3d video and 3d stills today. The chips play when inserted into my panny 220 player.
Drawbacks of the cam:
1) No mic input
2) can't zoom while actually shooting 3d video
3). 4x optical zoom, more would be nice
4) no control of video settings in 3d mode
Next month, when we travel, I'll still be packing my Canon HV40 hdv cam, will use along with the 3d1, will buy a dedicated 3d cam maybe next year, don't like the current offerings.
The panny 3d1 is an excellent camera/video cam for what it is. Well built, great pics, just understand what it can and can't do.