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Aiptek i2 is the cheapest 3D camcorder

Shoot 3D video for just £160

Aiptek has introduced the i2, a pocket-sized twin lens camcorder that can record 3D video, at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

The video camera shoots 2D video in 720p and 3D video at half that resolution. It can also take 3D photographs.

Aiptek i2There are a few options for viewing the video. Consumers can watch the video on a 3D-enabled television or use the included software to convert the video and watch it on any television along with red and blue 3D glasses.

"You also have a small, 3D display on the backside of the camera, so while you're filming you can already see the 3D effect," said Kian Badrnejad, a spokesman for Aiptek.

The 2.4-inch screen isn’t quite the same as watching a fully equipped 3D TV but it gives an idea of how the final video will look.

The i2 records to an SD memory card up to 32 GB. The camcorder is available now for €200 (£165).

Consumer electronics vendors are aggressively pushing 3D televisions here at IFA, but adoption will ultimately depend on the content created for them. Panasonic showed off 3D cameras for consumers and professionals, but they're expensive; the consumer version is $1,400 (£900).


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