Panasonic hints at 3D digital cameras
Launches new range of Lumix digital cameras and Full-HD camcorders in the UAE
Panasonic is 'looking into' 3D digital camera models and will consider introducing 3D camcorders if there is a demand for it, revealed a senior manager from the company.
Rivals Sony have already released their latest Alpha NEX-5 and NEX-3 cameras that support 3D image capture. The models are expected to hit the United Arab Emirates around mid-July.
Panasonic was the first to launch 3D televisions in the Middle East with its Full-HD 3D Viera Plasma HDTVs and 3D Blu-ray players. The technology was initially showcased by the company at Gitex Technology Week last year.
When asked if Panasonic would be entering the market with 3D camera offerings, Hitesh Ojha, senior manager at Panasonic Marketing, Middle East, told itp.net that it was something the company was "looking into", adding that it was still very early in the game to truly assess the adoption of 3D in the Arab world.
"To be honest, the Middle East is a little behind other developed markets like the U.S. so we're still yet to see how 3D will shape up in the region. But if consumers are ready for it here and there is a demand, we'll definitely fill that demand," stated Ojha.
Panasonic today launched a fresh line of Lumix digital cameras and camcorders in the UAE that boast features such as Intelligent Resolution Technology, HD video recording as well as GPS.
Prices for the thirteen new Lumix cameras range from AED 500 to AED 1,799, while the twelve new Full-HD and standard definition camcorders introduced start at AED 999 and go up to AED 5,699.