Here in sunny Las Vegas, Sony is showing off the world's first full HD, 3D camcorder with a built-in, glasses-free, 3D screen. Meet the Handycam HDR-TD10E.
The £800 camera has dual lenses and two recording sensors as well as that fold-out, 3.5-inch 3D screen. The two-lens, two-sensor approach is what enables Sony to claim the 'world's first full HD 3D camera' badge, even though there are other 3D, HD camcorders on the market.
The best-known is Panasonic's HDC-SDT750, which is capable of recording HD 3D, but it uses the side-by-side recording system, which means you get less than 1,920x1,080-pixel images. Panasonic does have a professional camcorder that can record 3D in full HD, but the AG-3DA1 costs £13,000 and isn't intended for the likes of us. It's probably what Michael Bay records his home videos on.
We got a hands-on with the camera, and the 3D image it produces looked impressive on a Sony active 3D TV, at least in the tightly locked-down Sony booth at CES. The same can't be said about the built-in, glasses-free fold-out display, which sent us cross-eyed in no time at all.
The TD10E records to 64GB of on-board flash memory and will be out in the UK in April. Its 10x optical zoom works in 3D mode and is steadied by Sony's Optical SteadyShot.
There's a switch at the back that allows you to switch to 2D mode with minimal fuss, and in 2D mode the camera still records a 1,920x1,080-pixel signal. We aren't sure how popular 3D home movies are, but we're sure there are some budding filmmakers out there who will be keen to get hold of one.