USA Today's Jefferson Graham got his hands on Panasonic's new 3D camcorder - the HDC-SDT750. He doesn't dive too deeply into the ins-and-outs of the product but did seem to be pleased with the results. The big question is what to do with the 3D movies you record. Graham's answer:
You can import it to a PC and make cuts, assuming you have 3D-capable editing software. Once you're done, you'll need to export your footage to either a DVD or Blu-Ray disc, and then play it back on a 3D Blu-Ray player. (The 3D Blu-Ray players I've seen listed on Amazon are actually quite reasonable, selling for around $200.) If you view the footage on a normal television, it will look strange because the 3D effect will not be processed correctly.
You can upload the footage to YouTube's 3D channel, although Panasonic says you'll only get optimum viewing from going straight to the TV or burning the footage to a disc that's played back on a 3D Blu-Ray player.
In other words, if you're currently living in a 2D world - with a 2D HDTV and a 2D Blu-ray player - expect to pay up. Given the dearth of other 3D content (Hollywood movies, video games, etc.) I'd look a little while longer before leaping into 3D.
(Image courtesy Panasonic)