Currently, 3D shooting with an interchangeable lens camera is possible only by combining two lenses and two CCDS or using panorama systems like that offered in Sony’s NEX digital cameras. However, Panasonic points out these systems are not ideal and have difficulty capturing moving objects. Panasonic's new 3D lens for the LUMIX G Micro System (a system based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard) features two optical systems installed within the diameter of the lens mount, creating stereo images from the left and right lenses that are then processed with a 3D image processing system. Panasonic says that thanks to advanced technologies in optical technology, image processing systems, and lens barrel design, the 3D lens will be compact in size – if the above prototype images of the lens are any indication, this is most certainly true. It will also allow instant 3D shooting, without distortion or time lag between left and right images – even when shooting moving images.