So you like to record all your special moments? How about making everything more realistic by recording it in 3D? Now you can, thanks to the Luminox LVX5D7/DVX5D7 3D camcorder. Featuring an impressive 3.2-inch 3D TFT LCD display that will allow you to instantly watch what you’ve just recorded, the camcorder is able to record 3D content at VGA quality or, if you prefer 2D recording, you can enjoy HD-Ready 720p recordings. Available now from amazon.co.uk for £71.00.

Luminox LVX5D7/DVX5D7 Overview

When we first heard about the product we were going to review, the Luminox LVX5D7/DVX5D7 camcorder, we were quite curious because there aren’t too many 3D camcorders available on the market now, especially with a price tag well under £100.

The price was the most intriguing part – why sell such an innovative product for such a low price? We got the answer from the camcorder itself: it’s a test product, or at least that’s the feeling we got after playing with it for a while. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying that it’s a bad product, we’re just saying that we got the impression that this was somewhat of a guinea pig of 3D camcorder, a product used to test the market and see if there is a demand for such products.

In terms of build quality, the Luminox LVX5D7/DVX5D7 is good but not great. Let’s skip right to the interesting part: recording. We played with the 3D recording feature for a while and we were quite impressed, despite the VGA recording quality. Recorded content looked very good for an entry-level 3D camcorder, especially when viewed on a big screen TV, but a better recording quality would have been greatly appreciated. On the 2D side the Luminox ranks slightly better, being able to record at a HD-Ready 720p resolution. Still pictures also looked acceptable but they were not comparable to an equivalent digital camera though.

Our final verdict is that the Luminox LVX5D7/DVX5D7 is a good camcorder if you’re looking for something that allows you to experiment with 3D content at an amateur level but if you want high-quality 3D content you should look elsewhere.

Features and Specifications Summary

  • 3D Camcorder Model – Luminox LVX5D7/DVX5D7
  • Image Sensor – 1/4” 5M CMOS Sensor x 2
  • Video resolution – H.264 (AVI), 3D Movie: VGA 640×480, WVGA 848 x 480, 2D Movie: 720p 30fps, WVGA 30fps
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • 3.2-inch LCD monitor (320×480 pixels)
  • LED light
  • Connectivity – USB x1, AV x1, HDMI x1
  • Storage – 128MB internal memory, SD card up to 32GB


 

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