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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 this camcorder has an overall expert rating of 75 out of 100.

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

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the 3DV5, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has an HDMI port.

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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 57% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/3.91". 5.76 x 4.29mm. The best optical sensor size of all video cameras that were released around the same time as the 3DV5 is 1/1.3" and the worst is 2/3".

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Viewsonic 3DV5 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. Most camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The best memory card type of all video cameras of this type and age is SDXC and the worst is MicroSDXC.

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, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a night mode.

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3D Compatible

The Viewsonic 3DV5 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the 3DV5 which are not 3D compatible.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

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

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Viewsonic 3DV5 is more than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 3DV5.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Light

Video cameras of a similar type and age to the 3DV5 have weights of between 76g and 2.8kg. The Viewsonic 3DV5 is one of the lighter comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 120 grams) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Very Small

The average depth of video cameras of a similar type and age to the 3DV5 is 110mm. With a depth of only 29 millimeters, the Viewsonic 3DV5 is quite small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to 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

With a maximum frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a quite slow maximum frame rate compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the 3DV5. The slowest maximum frame rate of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the 3DV5 is 25fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 41fps.

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Not Full HD

The Viewsonic 3DV5 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and spec which are Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Viewsonic 3DV5 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the 3DV5 which have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 3DV5. The digital zooms of video cameras of a similar type and age to the 3DV5 range from 2x to 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 180x.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras that have been around for more than two years 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

At only 2.4 inches, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 3DV5. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the 3DV5 the screen sizes range from 1.5" to 4".

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Very Low Optical Sensor Resolution

With an optical sensor resolution of only 2,592 pixels, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a fairly low optical sensor resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the 3DV5. The average optical sensor resolution of video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 3DV5 is 1,600,000 pixels, and 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 camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. Across all video cameras of this spec and age the maximum image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 6592 x 3712 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory Size

The internal memory sizes of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the 3DV5 range from 10MB to 130MB, and the average internal memory size is 78MB. With an internal memory size of only 10 megabytes, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a quite small internal memory size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the 3DV5.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacities of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the 3DV5 range from 0.016GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 34GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 0.1 gigabytes, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has one of the smaller internal storage capacities amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Viewsonic 3DV5 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 3DV5 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 3DV5 are not waterproof. The Viewsonic 3DV5 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

Medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 3DV5 have video capturing speeds of between 25fps and 60fps. The Viewsonic 3DV5 has one of the lower video capturing speeds (only 30 frames per second) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic 3DV5

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Viewsonic released the 3DV5.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 32 gigabytes, the Viewsonic 3DV5 has a relatively standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Resolution
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Internal Memory
Auto Exposure
Dimensions (WxDxH)

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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