Panasonic is announcing an exciting new addition to its Lumix family, the DMC-3D1 digital camera. As the title suggests, it is a compact digital camera which has the capabilities to shoot both 2D and 3D photos and HD videos. Employing the necessary 2-lens optical system, a pair of newly developed ultra wide angle 25mm lenses captures 3D photos in 8 megapixels and 1920 x 1080 HD video. While 2D photos are taken in 12 megapixels and videos are shot in same 1920 x 1080 HD format. Behind the camera, the touch screen operation makes it easy to use and there are several helpful functions for taking great photos at varying light conditions. Inside the camera, the High Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine allows for superb image processing in sensitivity and speed. The quad-CPU Venus Engine is fantastic for processing large data at high speeds and it can shoot consecutively at 8 fps without auto focusing and 4 fps with auto focusing.