Sony Unveils 3D Camcorders at CES

January 6, 2011

Electronics giant Sony has just announced a line of 3D camcorders at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The lead model of the bunch is the HDR-TD10, which is being pushed as the world’s first “Double Full HD” consumer 3D camcorder. Under the hood, it packs serious horsepower in the form of pairs Sony G lenses, “Exmor R” CMOS image sensors, and double BIONZ image processors. For easy previewing of footage, the camera comes with a 3.5 inch glasses-free LCD display. For storage the camcorder comes with 64GB of built-in flash memory and is expandable. The HDR-TD10 hits stores in the US this April for $1,500.


3D Dashboard

January 5, 2011

There are a multitude of applications for 3D technology nowadays. Some are obvious, like in movies, TV, and video games.  There are also those that aren’t quite as prevalent as the previous ones mentioned, but are slowly gaining traction such as the use of 3D in mobile and portable devices. And finally, there are applications that we didn’t quite see coming, such as this prototype 3D-enabled car dashboard from Fraunhofer.

Engadget reports that aside from the requisite meters and gauges, it also comes equipped with a GPS locator which displays your current location in full 3D. Better yet, the 3D display on the dashboard is completely glasses-free. This is achieved through sensors that track the position of the viewer’s eyes and make the necessary adjustments to retain the full 3D image. The dashboard’s display can also be customized to show relevant information based on user settings. As of now, it is still in its early prototype stage, but will be making at an appearance this March at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany.


3D-Powered C.E.S.

January 5, 2011

It’s January and once again it’s time for the Consumer Electronics Show, more popularly known as the CES, to roll into town. Since 1967, the CES has been a stomping ground for just about every major consumer technology company to show off their latest products and advances. Over the past few years, it has been the home to some of the most important tech announcements such as those of the Blu-Ray Disc back in 2004 and DirectX10 in 2007.

3D technology is going to be one of the main driving forces behind this year’s show. Sure, the technology has been around for quite a while now, but it has never enjoyed this much mainstream success until now. This can mostly be attributed to its use in films such as Avatar and subsequent 3D releases. It’s safe to assume that we’ll be seeing new announcements and product reveals such as new 3D TV models and more glasses-free, 3D-capable mobile devices.

The Consumer Electronics Show 2011 will be held from tomorrow, January to the 9th at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

[CES Official Site]