Panasonic 3D1 summary
Panasonic 3D1 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact camera initially introduced on November of 2011. It has a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The 3D1 places at #89 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #869 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personal factors.
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Panasonic 3D1 Gallery
You can check the 3D1 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic 3D1 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Panasonic 3D1 based on criterias that are generally regarded as useful in a camera.
Panasonic 3D1 Sensor details
The dimension of the sensor on the Panasonic 3D1 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and has a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The graphic below illustrates the 3D1's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The 3D1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic 3D1 dimensions
Panasonic 3D1 is 0.43 lbs (193g or 6.81 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Panasonic 3D1 is heavier when compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a pic of the Panasonic 3D1 beside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view directly below will show you the button design on the 3D1.
Panasonic 3D1 Lens specs
The 3D1 houses a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 25-100mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which won't be significant but it would certainly be useful in some conditions.
At the widest 25mm, it provides an aperture of f3.9 and that is quite slow and not very good in low light events and you will probably struggle to capture good bokeh. You will also need to up the ISO leading to noisy pictures. Towards the tele end, 100mm comes with f5.7 making it quite sluggish and you may need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic 3D1 Connectivity
The 3D1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send photos and usually alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Panasonic 3D1 Video specs
The highest possible video resolution on the Panasonic 3D1 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4, AVCHD and Motion JPEG format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance for quality versus file sizes but 1080p won't give you much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket so you get little control over your sound. It is probably best to buy another camera in case you want decent sound in your video clips.
Panasonic 3D1 Weather Sealing
Panasonic 3D1 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions can ruin the camera.
Panasonic 3D1 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic 3D1 has a 3.5" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly so you can easily switch focus point as well as adjust settings with your fingers.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder details regarding Panasonic 3D1 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really useful for bright outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic 3D1 Shutter specs
The highest shutter speed is 1/1300 sec.
Panasonic 3D1 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Panasonic 3D1 has got only built in flash with missing external flash support.
Panasonic 3D1 Autofocus specs
Panasonic 3D1 has got just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and exact when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which can be handy for people photography.
The AF system has 23 focus points to select from. Panasonic 3D1 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to shift focus points. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Panasonic 3D1 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be useful for low light conditions or you need to have more accurate control on focusing.
Panasonic 3D1 Battery life
The battery life for the Panasonic 3D1 is fashioned to last for 200 shots based on the CIPA requirements which is lesser when compared to its competitors. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the best (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the best battery life:
Panasonic 3D1 for specific types of photography
The following chart indicates a summary of the Panasonic 3D1 for specific types of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.
Panasonic 3D1 Portrait photography info
The Panasonic 3D1 has a points total of 27 which is dreadful, meaning that it is not really good to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the potential to use off-camera flash.
Panasonic 3D1 Street photography features
With a nice score of 62, the Panasonic 3D1 is a fine pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic 3D1
A dreadful sports photography score of 31 indicates the Panasonic 3D1 is not really good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic 3D1 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really critical in getting a camera for travel. In general, the Panasonic 3D1 gets a moderate 59 for a travel camera which makes it fairly suited for your journeys.
Panasonic 3D1 Landscape photography highlights
For anyone who is looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic 3D1 with it's dreadful score of 36 for a landscape camera is not really good in the current market.
Vlogging with Panasonic 3D1
A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic 3D1 is not really good as a vlog camera as it comes to a dreadful score of 34.
Panasonic 3D1 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the 3D1, here is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram down below shows you an overview of the 3D1 compared to it's top scored competitors mentioned above.
Here are a few more cameras you might have a look at as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.