The HDC-Z10000 is Panasonic’s first
integrated twin-lens 2D/3D camcorder that is fully compatible with
the AVCHD 3D/Progressive standard. It achieves the industry’s
nearest close-up of approximately 17.7 inches (45cm) for a
twin-lens 3D camcorder, while maintaining an equivalent 32mm wide
angle of view. It records close-up images that would be
conventionally difficult to capture in crisp detail.
Based on the AVCHD format, which offers high quality, efficient
compression and excellent compatibility, this new standard has been
upgraded to AVCHD 3D, which uses MVC (Multiview Video Coding) to
record and play 3D images via the Frame Sequential Method (each
frame is full resolution). AVCHD 3D/Progressive is the latest
format in the 3D domain and assures frame-by-frame beautiful
Offering exclusive technologies, the HDC-Z10000 incorporates
Panasonic's unique Double 3MOS System, which produces superb color
and detail reproduction. Its advanced imaging system combines two
large-diameter F1.5 lenses featuring a special Nano Surface Coating
technology. Two independent, high-sensitivity 3MOS sensors (left
and right) for superb color and detail reproduction and a newly
developed Crystal Engine Pro II for high-speed processing and noise
reduction make the Z10000 a breakthrough camera.
With the two high-sensitivity 3MOS sensors (with an effective pixel
count of 6.57 megapixels each) that are independently mounted left
and right, the Double 3MOS system creates outstanding Full HD 3D
video content (which can be viewed on any Panasonic consumer 3D
TV). The same level of performance is also provided for 2D images,
allowing remarkable 2D image quality in combination with 1920 x
1080, 60 progressive recording.
- Records in the following modes:
NTSC, AVCHD 3D (1080/60i, 1080/24p, and 1080/30p*), AVCHD
3D/Progressive (1080/60p), and AVCHD (1080/24p, 1080/30p*, and
1080/60i PH/HA/HE mode).
- Versatile lens, from 32mm (35mm
equivalent) wide-angle shooting (29.8mm for 2D) to 10x optical
zooming (12x for 2D shooting, 23x for shooting with Intelligent
- F1.5 lenses excel when shooting in
low light conditions and enable the user to record bright images
with reduced noise even in dark places.
- Three independent manual rings for
focus, zoom and iris
- A dedicated dial lets the user
finely adjust 3D convergence.
- 1,152,000-dot, 3.5-inch 3D LCD that
requires no 3D eyewear to view. The display can be switched between
2D and 3D
- 0.45-inch 1,226,880-dot EVF for
high-resolution images and high-speed response.
- Separate buttons on the
camera’s side enable quick operation of Optical Image
Stabilization, ON/OFF, Color Bar ON/OFF, Zebra Pattern Display, 3D
Guide Display, Auto/Manual Iris, Auto/Manual Auto Focus, and
Auto/Manual White Balance,
- For greater expressive control,
advanced image tuning functions, including gamma mode, knee point,
detail, detail coring, chroma levels, chroma phase, and master
pedestal, are available
- Built-in microphones for recording
Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound/2-channel
- Two XLR audio inputs with a 48-V
phantom power supply for external microphone use for uncompromising
- Uncompressed Linear PCM (2-channel
only) is supported.
- Quick-Start (0.6 sec) and Quick
Power-On (2 sec) functions allow shooting to begin almost
- Up to six sets of camera data can
be stored, enabling the user to instantly configure settings based
on the shooting conditions.
- Three User buttons on the main unit
and four User buttons on the LCD for easy access to frequently used
- Dual SD card slots for either relay
or back-up recording.
- Other pro functions include Time
Code, Time Lapse Recording (supported in 2D), and Still Picture
Recording to capture a 2D (JPEG) or 3D (MPO compliant) 2.1M pixel
still image at any time.
* Images shot in the 1080/30p (25p) mode are recorded as 1080/60i