Panasonic's 3D lens for Micro 4/3 cameras (photos)
Panasonic announced a $250 lens for its Lumix G line of compact cameras. Here's a look at one from the Photokina show in Germany.
Panasonic's 3D lens
COLOGNE, Germany--Panasonic unveiled a $250 3D camera at Photokina show here. The lens fits onto its Micro Four Thirds-based compact cameras, showing stereo images that with proper equipment can be shown as 3D photos.
Panasonic's new GH2 camera, shown from the rear. The compact model is Panasonic's new flagship Micro Four Thirds design, a camera family that, unlike an SLR, uses no flip-up mirror to transmit light to the viewfinder when composing and to the sensor when photographing. Instead, the camera uses live view, including for autofocus chores.
A lot of ingredients go into a compact camera, in this case the newly announced GH2 from Panasonic. This exploded version starts at the camera's front face, left, and traverses various subsystems through the back.