LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic 3D1 has a Fixed Type 3.5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. The 3.5″ screen is larger than average but460kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
3D1 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic 3D1 can shoot continuously at max speed of and has max shutter speed of 1/1300 sec.
Unfortunately 3D1 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic 3D1 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic 3D1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic 3D1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,30 fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic 3D1 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
3D1 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic 3D1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect 3D1 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic 3D1 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Panasonic 3D1 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend 3D1 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic 3D1 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic 3D1 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic 3D1 is $702.90