You just bought a 3DTV. And when you have the TV, you want the home videos to go along with it. Except you already spent the lot of your disposable income on that expensive TV set. Not a problem with the Vivitar Vivicam 790HD, a 3D videocam built for cash-strapped sorry geeks just like you.
The compact video capture device can record 3D in 720p at 25fps, letting you shoot hi-def home movies that you can watch with the family while wearing silly glasses. Since you’re the head of the household, you get to look the silliest, too, with a Transformers Cinemask 3D headgear slapped over your face. It’s good to be king.
The Vivitar Vivicam 790HD is a 5.1 megapixel fixed-focus videocam capable of shooting 3D videos with audio. There’s no optical zoom, so you’re stuck with sloppy 4x digital zoom if you want to catch your subjects up close. It has a flip-out 2.7-inch LCD screen for previewing your shots, as well as an HDMI out for plugging straight to your 3DTV.
You’ll need a microSD card to record videos (720p 3D takes up 1GB per 6 minutes), since the paltry onboard storage is strictly for buffering. There’s an onboard rechargeable battery, but it’s only good for an hour of filming on a full charge.
Scheduled to hit stores in time for the holidays, the Vivitar Vivicam 790HD will retail for a pocket-friendly $99.