ViewSonic Aims For 3D Creation With New Camcorder, Digital Photo Frame

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This 3D bandwagon is showing no signs of stopping, and no signs of slowing down really. ViewSonic is the latest company to hop onboard, with tons of new 3D gear to share. The general idea with the company's latest stash is simple: they want to give consumers more ways to actually create 3D content, particularly since so little of it is readily available now to enjoy on those nice, shiny new 3DTVs.


The 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder has a 2.4" 3D LCD, which doesn't require glasses to see. It can capture both 3D and 2D video, and it can then play that content back instantly on a typical PC/notebook, NVIDIA 3D monitors and on 3D HDTVs. The 3DPF8 3D Multimedia Digital Photo Frame is the one to get if you're now getting into 3D photography, as it can be viewed without any glasses also, and it can even convert 2D images to 3D.


The DVP5 Pocket Camcorder Projector allows consumers to shoot 720p video and 5MP photos, and there's an option to use a microSD card for up to 32GB of storage space. It can also proect (up to 65") via an AV jack, enabling connections with iPods, mobile players, DVD units, camcorders, etc. Full details, including pricing, are in the full release below.

ViewSonic Puts 3D and Content Creation in the Hands of Customers

Company Enables Consumers to Create and View Their Own Content With New Line of Media Devices Including the 3DV5, 3DPF8, DVP5 and DPF8-CAM

WALNUT, CA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the availability of four new media devices that enable consumers to create and connect to 3D and 2D content wherever they are -- including the 3DV5, 3DPF8, 3DVP5 and DPF8-CAM.

"3D is without argument a growing trend," said Adam Hanin, vice president of marketing for ViewSonic Americas. "In order for 3D technologies to live up to their true potential, there must be an available offering of content, including self-created content. ViewSonic is providing several new offerings that put ViewSonic anywhere consumers want to create and enjoy 3D, as well as traditional 2D content."

3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder
The 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder puts consumers in charge of creating their own multi-dimensional entertainment. Capture 3D and standard 2D videos, while viewing the live 3D content on a 2.4" 3D LCD glasses-less panel. Then the user can play back the content instantly on a standard PC/notebook by wearing the red/cyan glasses that are included with the 3DV5. Additionally, consumers can also enjoy 3D content on NVIDIA® 3D monitors with NVIDIA's 3D Vision Kit and on 3D HDTVs with their specific glasses. With the 3DV5's two 5-megapixel fixed focus cameras, consumers can capture 3D still images as well as 3D 720p HD video. Intuitive built-in software is designed for easy uploading and sharing of videos on YouTube 3D and Facebook with one click. Plus a USB rechargeable Li-ion battery and flexible storage options make for content creation simple when on the move. The 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder is now available for an ESP of $179.99.

3DPF8 3D Multimedia Digital Photo Frame
This 8" 3DPF8 3D Multimedia Digital Photo Frame makes it easy to share life's memories with the excitement of full 3D. Not only does this device flawlessly display 3D photos and videos with no glasses needed, it also automatically converts standard 2D photos and videos to 3D. In addition to customized slideshows with music, this multifaceted device offers all the functionality of a compact digital display, including calendar, clock and alarm features. Additionally, a rechargeable built-in battery and hidden touch panel controls ensure this device is as easy to use as it is interactive. The 3DPF8 is now available for an ESP of $179.99.

DVP5 Pocket Camcorder Projector
The DVP5 Pocket Camcorder Projector enables consumers to take 720p HD video and 5-megapixel photos. Then this compact device can be used to instantly project content up to 65" for the easy sharing of memories with friends or displaying important presentations. In addition to the option of using a Micro SD card for up to 32GB of storage, consumers can use the DVP5 to project content from external devices using an AV jack, such as an iPod®, iPhone®, mobile phone, DVD player, camcorder, notebook/PC or game console. LED backlight lamp technology ensures true color and high contrast ratio, plus 20,000 hours of product use or more. Plus the rechargeable built-in battery offers up to two hours of recording time on a single charge for on-the-go convenience. The DVP5 is now available for an ESP of $329.99.

DPF8-CAM Digital Photo Copier
Ideal for consumers with endless boxes full of photos, the 8" DPF8-CAM Digital Photo Copier easily converts analog print photos to digital format, with an intuitive user interface for adjusting or cropping the digital image. The high-resolution 800x600 LED backlit screen and 5-megapixel built-in camera ensure crisp, sharp image quality, while a 4:3 aspect ratio minimizes image distortion. Save copies directly on the device with the 128MB of built-in internal storage, or insert a memory card for added capacity. In addition to digitization of analog prints, the DPF8-CAM functions as a digital display, supporting photo slideshows, as well as calendar, clock and alarm features. Teamed with an auto off feature for energy savings and remote control, this device is ideal for any age group. The DPF8-CAM is now available for an ESP of $149.99.

Additionally, all of these products will be available at promotional prices at various points throughout the holiday gifting season. For further information on ViewSonic products, please visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. 
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