Fujifilm Brings 3D Still Camera to the US

Fujifilm’s Real 3D W1 camera doesn’t throw the term “3D” around lightly. It actually creates three-dimensional still and video images, and prints them out on special paper.

Fujifilm Brings 3D Still Camera to the US

Fujifilm’s Real 3D W1 camera doesn’t throw the term “3D” around lightly. It actually creates three-dimensional still and video images, and prints them out on special paper. Here’s how it works: The camera has two sensors and two lenses, and Fujifilm’s Real Photo 3D processor combines them into a single image. On the back of the camera, a special monitor controls the direction of light sending different images into each eye, so you can preview the 3D stills without special glasses. Special paper basically mimics this concept, laying the image onto a “lenticular sheet” that creates a different angle of view for each eye.

In addition to the automatic 3D photography, the 3D W1 has a few advanced photo modes, allowing you to snap shots at different angles or at different time intervals, creating a greater illusion of depth. The 3D W1 also lets you shoot in tried-and-true 2D. The image sensor has 10 megapixels, and the lens zooms to 3x. Bundled software converts 3D images into 2D. There’s no exact word on availability asking price will be around $600. [Fujifilm via Electronista]

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