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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.

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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.
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Panasonic's GH2 camera

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.
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Panasonic's GH2 camera with 3D lens

Panasonic's new GH2 camera.
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Panasonic's 3D lens on a GH2 camera

Panasonic's new GH2 camera sporting a 3D lens at Photokina.
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Showing off 3D still photos

How do you look at 3D still photos? With a 3D TV. Panasonic hopes you'll buy one of theirs to go along with your new 3D photos and videos.
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Mamoru Yoshida, senior vice president of Panasonic's AVC networks group, speaking at Photokina.
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Ichiro Kitao, director of Panasonic's digital still camera business unit, speaking at Photokina in Cologne, Germany.
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Panasonic's lens, exploded

Lenses are made of several optical elements. Here are the ingredients for Panasonic's new 100-300mm telephoto for its Micro Four Thirds cameras.
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Panasonic's GH2 camera, exploded

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.

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