The NX3D1 is the EXACT same camera with an xlr box. Overpriced ripoff and sony knows it.
I'm not an amateur or hobbyist newb. I live off of acting / writing /DPing / drecting /editing and everything to do with the film world in NYC. What this companies do is cripple the low end cameras to try and keep the high ends selling when sometimes (many times there is NO DIFFERENCE) in quality or internal hardware. Look at the panasonic gh1 and gh2 hack. it produced videos better than the multi million dollar Sony Cine Altas and it was under $2000.
I am an expert on this pop out thing and I can tell you that there was an active decision by the blu-ray 3D standards group to move towards less pop out and more depth because pop out effects can cause headaches in some people if done to long or not done right. This is why imax 3D movies with those huge active shutter glasses were the best and usually stayed to under 45 minutes originally - at least the 3D ones.
Many many of these 3D titles were not shot in 3D and were converted and I wouldn't give a dollar to see them as they can't do 3D correctly because the information is not there from the second lens recording at a different angle.
I have talked to pro guys and been on the pro news groups and directors are encouraged to stay away from those effects which I think is ridiculous because it's one of the magical things that people bought a 3D tv for to be able to reach out for things like the shows at epcot or disney (but remember these shows are usually under 10 minutes.. terminator 2 3D ect....
That being said without a doubt the two biggest "pop out effect" blu-rays discs are #1 - Imax Under the Sea and #2 Journey To the Center of the Earth.. it all goes down hill after that with most of these cgi generated movies being very skimpy with bringing 3D out of the screen. You want some 30p with pop out:
Check that out on your blu-ray enabled 3d projector or TV or even with cheapo red / cyan comic book 3d glasses
The best 3D blu-ray movies and films should POP and come out of the screen as well as go in. Unfortunately most of the current generation of flat screen lcd, led, and plasmas 3D TVs just don't do 3D very well to begin with and on top of that many blu-ray 3D titles are just converted 2D which looks lame. This shows off what proper full HD 3D should look like, with layers of depth BEHIND the screen, then the awesome POP OUT of the screen effects that everyone loves but most 3D TVs. blu-rays, and movies lack because of how the parallax optics were set. Viewed properly on a 3D tv with active shutter glasses (best choice) passive (2nd best) Evo 3D or Evo V (3rd best) or even colored red /cyan (4th best way to view) - this small clip should be fairly mind blowing and the straw and my cell phone should come out far from your screen while the people behind me should be behind the 'md level' of your screen.
Now, this is youtube mind you but, this was originally shot in 4K dual lens / dual chip systems. It is a combination of manufacturers so I am not going to go into full spec talk but the focus should be that THIS will show off what 3D should look like, with layers of depth BEHIND the screen, then the awesome POP OUT of the screen effects that everyone loves but most 3D TVs. blu-rays, and movies lack because of how the parallax optics were set. Viewed properly on a 3D tv with active shutter glasses - this small clip should be fairly mind blowing and the straw and my cell phone should come out several feet from your screen while the people behind me should be several feet behind. Mind you this is going to lose a lot from youtube compression and will most likely be down converted to 30p.. which is close enough to 24p so I am not going to bother uploading that one. I can do 24p 30p 48p ad 60p full 4K resolution or dual 2k.