The SDT750 is basically a reworked version of Panasonic's TM700 camcorder with an attachable 3D conversion lens. Once locked on, the lens provides two optical paths that eventually pass through the single existing lens. The lens stops down from f1.5 to f3.2 at its widest when it's attached. The system records stereoscopic side-by-side images at 960x1,080-pixel resolution; though the camcorder supports 1080/60p recording, 3D maxes out at 60i.
Its focal length is fixed at 65mm (35mm equivalent) and its aperture is fixed at f12. Like the camcorder lens it has two optical systems in the lens mount that create stereo images from the left and right lenses, which are then processed into a 3D image in the camera.
The camera uses twin 10-megapixel CCD sensors paired with dual Fujinon 3x f3.7-4.2 35-105mm lenses spaced about 3 inches apart that approximates human-eye spacing for a natural 3D effect. A manual Parallax Control lets you fine-tune the effect, too, as well as eliminate image ghosting. Fujifilm also used a 3.5-inch autostereoscopic LCD with 1,150K-dot resolution that has a lenticular system using rows of convex lenses, which produces "a realistic 3D image with less cross-talk and flicker" for seeing and sharing photos and video in 3D without glasses.
The cameras also have a Sweep Multi Angle mode, which works similarly by taking 15 photos at different angles as you sweep across a scene. The camera then coverts those into one photo. By tilting the camera back and forth during playback, the camera's built-in gyro sensor displays the image in a 3D-like view on the camera's LCD. It's akin to viewing a lenticular photo. Of course the big problem is that they're only viewable on the camera.
When the camcorder finally went on sale in August, there wasn't much more to say. For $599.99 you get the camcorder and a 7-inch LCD (inset) for viewing your 3D videos or photos (the 5D7V captures 5-megapixel 3D JPEGS, too), again, without the need for glasses. You can buy it directly from DXG or "="">Hammacher Schlemmer.
Adapters are available for most dSLR mounts and it makes a 3D Lens in a Cap designed for shooting sports and portraits that fits APS-C and Four Thirds format dSLRs and Micro Four Third format cameras.
The software can be used for editing 3D files, too, and supports common 3D formats including side-by-side, over-under, anaglyph, and dual stream. When you're done editing you can author 3D Blu-ray discs or DVDs or upload them to YouTube.
There are other conversion and editing options available, but this is the easiest to use out of the box.