JVC Begins Shipping First HD Friendly, 3D Capable Camcorder

If you have $1,700 laying around and you don’t mind shooting in 1080i (yes i, not p) HD, you might want to consider throwing down some cash on the JVC GZ-TD1, the first fully capable HD camcorder to offer on the go 3D recording.

The camera comes with 64GB flash storage built-in and supports an SDXC card slot for added memory.

Using two 3.3 megapixel CMOS sensors the camera creates a stereoscopic effect for 3D and is also capable of creating side-by-side 3D and even 2D footage if you would prefer.

One issue with the camcorders HD capabilities is that it films in MVC format which only a few devices currently support, however side-by-side mode and 2D can work on various devices, including blu-ray players.

Also included are dual 5X, f1.2 lenses which JVC says will provide sharp and bright images.

The camera was shown off at CES and it worked well as a standard 3D camera, while the 3D shooting took a bit of finessing (you’ll get better results once you figure out the best way to shoot for 3D results).

Perhaps once the camcorder hits a more reasonable price range I’ll think about picking one up, of course I would then also have to run out and purchase a 3D television and I’m not quite ready to make the jump to such crappy technology at this time.