‘Oscar of Innovation’ 2011 R&D 100 Award for the 3DA1 Camera

Yesterday R&D Magazine announced its R&D 100 Award Winners, which included the Panasonic AG-3DA1 full 3D HD camcorder. The R&D 100 Awards are widely recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation,” so we were thrilled to learn about the 3DA1’s inclusion.

The influential R&D Magazine serves scientists, engineers and research managers in applied research and development around the world.

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Many of these have become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans; these include the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and even HDTV (1998).

Since its introduction last year, the 3DA1 has brought unprecedented facility and economies to the burgeoning field of 3D production. Users range from cable networks to web portals to production companies and independent producers. Next month, the 3D camcorder is slated to head to space to document the International Space Station on the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle, which is currently scheduled for July 8th.

We are excited and honored to have the 3DA1 selected by R&D Magazine as one of the most technologically significant products introduced over the past year.

More information on the Panasonic AG-3DA1 camcorder is available here.