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Viewsonic 3DV5
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Viewsonic 3DV5 Camcorder

5MP 1/2.5 120g CMOS Apr 2012
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16 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including maximumpc.com, CNET.co.uk, computeractive.co.uk and theregister.co.uk the average expert rating of this Viewsonic video camera is 75%.

Easy to Use

A few Viewsonic 3DV5 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Theregister.co.uk mentioned “Easy to use” in their review of this camcorder and scored it 4 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Viewsonic 3DV5 owner wrote that this camcorder had a good screen. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk said “Not as bad as its display might make you think”.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the 3DV5.

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1/2.5" Optical Sensor Size

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.5". That's 15% more optical sensor size than a 1/2.88" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 5.76 x 4.29mm. The best optical sensor size of all video cameras that are a comparable age to the 3DV5 is 1/1.3" and the worst is 2/3".

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

This video camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Night Mode

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type do not have a night mode.

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3D Compatible

The Viewsonic 3DV5 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 3DV5 are not 3D compatible.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the 3DV5, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a built-in display.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a similar type and age to the 3DV5.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on video cameras of this spec and age.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Light

The lightest video camera of this spec and age is 76g weight, the heaviest is 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g. At only 120 grams, the Viewsonic 3DV5 is fairly light compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the 3DV5.

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Very Small

Video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 3DV5 have depths of between 15mm and 460mm. At only 29 millimeters, the Viewsonic 3DV5 is quite small compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the 3DV5.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One person who bought it reckoned that it was not good quality. Theregister.co.uk wrote “Motion handling and 2D video quality isn't great” in their review of the Viewsonic 3DV5.

Poor Design

One Viewsonic 3DV5 owner thought it was not a good design. Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their review “Design is a little crude”.

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 30 frames per second) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. Video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 3DV5 have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps.

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Not Full HD

Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the 3DV5 are Full HD, however the Viewsonic 3DV5 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other camcorders of this type and age have an image stabiliser, however the Viewsonic 3DV5 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the 3DV5 is 170x. The Viewsonic 3DV5 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the 3DV5 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Viewsonic 3DV5 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.4 inches, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the 3DV5. Medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the 3DV5 have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Very Low Optical Sensor Resolution

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has a quite low optical sensor resolution (only 2,592 pixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the 3DV5. Across all the similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the 3DV5 the optical sensor resolutions range from 2,500 pixels to 5,000,000 pixels.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 52% less maximum image resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory Size

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has one of the smaller internal memory sizes (only 10 megabytes) amongst camcorders of this age. The internal memory sizes of camcorders of a similar age and type to the 3DV5 range from 10MB to 130MB, and the average internal memory size is 85MB.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 0.1 gigabytes, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the 3DV5. The internal storage capacities of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 3DV5 range from 0.016GB to 220GB.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the 3DV5 are not waterproof. The Viewsonic 3DV5 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Viewsonic 3DV5 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 3DV5 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The Viewsonic 3DV5 has a fairly low video capturing speed (only 30 frames per second) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The average video capturing speed of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the 3DV5 is 42fps.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic 3DV5

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium sensor size camcorder has been on the market for over four years.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a pretty average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Resolution
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Internal Memory Size
Dimensions

Expert Reviews

(4)
23 March 2011

The Viewsonic 3DV5 isn?t a fantastic camera, but it is rather fun and not as bad as its display might make you think. We?re all so used to high-res screens that its less than dazzling lenticular...

Affordable
Portable
Easy to use
3D works reasonably well
Film your own 3D photos and videos for 150
Lowres and grainy
Bad digital zoom
Disappointing onboard 3D LCD
Motion handling and 2D video quality isn't great
Design is a little crude
11 February 2011

An unapologetically gimmicky product that puts 3D in the palm of your hand without breaking the bank...

31 December 2010

3D video recording for our cautious, financially strapped, troubled times The world has gone 3D loco. We?ve got 3D movies, 3D HDTV, and Blu-ray 3D. The NFL is working on 3D football broadcasts,... Read more…

18 November 2010

It would be easy to dismiss the ViewSonic 3DV5 as a gimmick, but we have to admit we had fun with it. The pocket camcorder makes filming and viewing your own 3D videos and photos simple and...

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