3D Bloggie Touch Vs Aiptek 3D i2 Camcorder
There are several 3D cameras on the market today, The two leading options to choose from are the Aiptek 3D i2 Camcorder and the Sony 3D Bloggie touch. In this head to head review you can compare the 3D flip cameras, their main features pros and cons and decide which of the both is the best 3D flip camera/camcorder for you. The Aiptek3D i2 is the first 3D HD camcorder in the world with a compact and stylish design, Sony 3D HD Bloggie Touch is the latest Sony camcorder to be released.
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Sony Bloggie Vs Aiptek – 3D Comparison
Both the Aiptek 3D and the Sony 3D Bloggie have two lenses each at the front of the camera, so they have the ability for a true 3D image capturing. Both can capture 3D Video and 3D still images. The Aiptek 3D File Format: AVC (Advanced Video Coding) H.264 (.mp4), JPEG, Side-by-Side. The Bloggie 3D file Format: MP4 / MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. Up till now.. Same.
3D – Video Resolution
The High Definition (HD) resolution is the main factor for a clear view on a HD TV, two of the cameras announce that they capture HD 3D videos. But HD standard has a rather wide variations of picture display, it is counted as the number of lines per picture frame on the TV. More lines per frame means more clear picture.
Aiptek 3D Camcorder – 1280×720, 30 frames per second (fps) – 720p
Sony 3D Bloggie – 1920×1080, 29.97 frames per second (fps) – 1080p
Sony has somemore resolution options to choose from, for the 2D video possibilities, (like 1920 x 1080 29.97fps, or 1280 x 720 59.94fps). As for 3D comparison it is clear the Sony 3D Bloggie Touch has double resolution, which means twice as much lines per frame.
3D Still Picture Capturing
For capturing a 3D still image, there is a need for two 2D frames both caught simultaneously from the side by side lenses. Both picture frames are then combined together into a 3D image. The 3D still picture resolution is therefore based on a single image resolution x two frames. Sony 3D Bloggie has an advantage.
Aiptek 3D Camera – Two frames each – 1296×972
Sony 3D Bloggie – Two Frames each – 1920 x 1080
3D LCD Control Screen
The control panel screen is an important factor for the user, as through the screen the user can control the modes and options, and see the results of the images caught by the dual sensors. On both cameras the LCD screen size is the same, and both utilizes a Paralex Barrier 3D view, making direct 3D watching possible without extra 3D glasses.
Aiptek 3D Camera – 2,4″ 3D LCD screen (no additional glasses needed). 480×240 pixels.
Bloggie 3D Camera – 2.4″ LCD, no need for 3D glasses. 230,400 pixels
The Sony 3D Bloggie has a touch screen, and has full-screen vertical/horizontal record/playback, allowing to turn the Bloggie to record either horizontal or vertical. So still images can be taken as 16:9. The Aiptek 3D can capture video only vertically so still images are 4:3. Both screen size is 2,4″ (6,0cm in diagonal).
Lenses and Zoom
Adding a zoom function makes the camera more versatile, you can make objects closer even if you are a bit far away. Since both cameras are rather slim, the zoom is not an optical zoom as you may get with an DSLR cameras or 3D Camcorders, it is a digital zoom. Digital zoom means the camera processor can ‘blow up pixels’ to make them larger, the image will seem to be closer (works at the 2D modes only)
Close up photography (minimum focus) can be helpful when doing business and recording business cards or printed material into the cameras.
Aiptek 3D Camera – Digital Zoom (4x) | Focus: 3ft (1 meter) to infinity | 2x Fix Lens
Sony 3D Bloggie – Digital Zoom (4x) | Focus: 4″ (10cm) to infinity | 4 Elements in 4 groups
Sony gets an edge here because of the close up focus the better lenses system.
Memory and storage space are critical for a 3D camera to be able to capture longer videos and many images at the maximum resolution. For 3D cameras it is recommended the faster Class cards (6 – 10) to be used and (SDHC) 16GB to 32GB space for better video storing and processing.
Aiptek 3D Memory – 128MB for software and e-manual (not for storage), and memory card slots for SD, SDHC, MMC cards up to 32GB.
Sony 3D Bloggie – 8GB Internal memory
The Aiptek 3D i2 gets the lead at the memory comparison. While the Sony 3D Bloggie has a fix size memory (8GB) the Aiptek owner can plug in a 32GB Class 10 SDHC memory card and enjoy longer 3D movies and plenty of 3D images over the Bloggie owner.
The downside of such a choice can be that some may try and use 4GB of Class 4 and get far less results from the Aiptek camera. So if you plan to get a Aiptek 3D camcorder, it is up to you to invest in a better SDHC card.
Sharing Mode and Features
Both of the cameras Aiptek i2 and 3D Bloggie have a USB flip arm, so both devices can be easily plugged into any PC, portable display or laptop. Comfortable USB files transfer without searching for cables is a real pain relief feature. Both have HDMI output for 3D capable HD TV (Aiptek 3D i2 customers get the HDMI cable in the box, Sony 3D Bloggie customers will have to buy it separately).
Both 3D devices have embedded software to deliver hassle free the 3D videos and images to the popular sharing sites, Facebook and Youtube (and many more).
Bloggie 3D – Aiptek 3D
This section is really up to you, as people have different tastes and preferences concerning design. As far as it looks the Sony 3D Bloggie has more style and fine elegant lines, one button Vs five. Aiptek 3D i2 looks more like a Cellphone while the Bloggie looks more like a Smartphone. Our points Sony Bloggie 3D Vs Aiptek 3D.
Bloggie 3D Vs Aiptek 3D – Miscellaneous
There are some more differences, each giving more value to the two cameras.
Sony Bloggie 3D Touch – The 3D users enjoy some of Sony technological patents for the 3D recording such as SteadyShot image stabilization, or the pre-installed software that makes it easy to tag videos and still images for later sharing. Except for all this, lets not forget the Bloggie 3D is also a superb 2D camera with many features that function only at the 2D mode, like Face Detection technology for video and stills, or Auto-Macro shooting. Sony 3D Bloggie has a LED light for night or indoor video assist in low-light situations.
Aiptek 3D i2 Camera – Has a richer accessory pack in the box, including HDMI cable, USB extension cable, Pouch, Strap, 3D glasses to view on monitor. (The Bloggie has strap and USB cable only). The price can be a factor too, the Aiptek is much more affordable for most customers, sold at $199 (see loophole to get Aiptek for less $50), Sony was released at the price of $248. A $80 less difference gives the Aiptek extra points here.
If you are willing to pay more in order to get much ‘more camera’, then your choice is the Bloggie 3D camera, it is more elegant, techie, superior HD capabilities.
If you want more casual 3D camcorder, for a better deal price and still high value for money, or to capture and share 3D videos and stills, thrill the people around you and store your memories in 3D – Then the Aiptek 3D camcorder is more than enough for your needs. There are cheaper 3D camcorders sold online, but you will get far less than with the Aiptek 3D, so it is worth not to search for cheap risky bargains.
Pick your 3D camcorder –
Sony 3D Bloggie (left) or Aiptek 3D i2 (right)
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