Panasonic LUMIX FX78: Single Lens Takes 3D Stills

Whilst we have been looking back at cameras that were shown at the CES 2011 event such as the Sony Bloggie 3D, the Casio Tryx, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR100, the Olympus XZ-1 and of course, the Sony Handycam 3D recorder. Don’t worry; we don’t only look back at ones we have seen at CES, we have caught wind of another camera that has surfaced.

Panasonic are releasing the LUMIX FX78, this isn’t just any camera, it can actually take pictures in 3D. Doesn’t sound too special, well what if we were to tell you it only has 1 lens? As Chris Davies over at slashgear.com says, the device is built around a 24mm ultra-wide angle Leica lens. The lens comes equipped with a 12.1 megapixel sensor and a 5x optical zoom. On the rear of the camera, you have a touch-screen sized at 3.5” which will support Panasonic’s 3D photo mode.

The way it works with a single lens, is the camera takes 20 photos in quick succession before picking the two best ones and putting them one on top of the other. The LUMIX is due out in March 2011, right now we are not aware of pricing but we know you can get it in a few different colors, white, black and gold. There’s also a visual representation

You can read through the full press release over at Panasonic’s official website. Is this going to be your camera of choice? How much do you think this device will cost? Let us know in the comments section below.