Feeds

Fujifilm confirms 'world's first' 3D stills and films compact

Silly cardboard specs not required

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Updated Fujifilm has finally officially unwrapped what it’s claimed is the world’s first compact camera capable of snapping both still pictures and films in 3D.

Fujifilm_3D_W1_01

Fujifilm's FinePix Real 3D W1: dual lenses allow for 3D capture

As previously reported, the secret to the 10Mp FinePix Real 3D W1’s ability to capture 3D content lies in its dual CCD sensors. These replicate the work of human eyes by quickly snapping one image for the left-hand eye and another for the right-hand peeper.

A “Real Photo Processor 3D” chip inside the camera then synchronizes the images passed to it by both CCD sensors to produce a single snap.

Images and films are displayed on a rear-mounted 2.8in Real 3D LCD display, for which you won’t need to don those silly specs.

Fujifilm_3D_W1_03

Stills and films can be watched without specs

An Interval Shooting mode also enables you to manually adjust the camera’s 3D settings, such as focal length - making it possible to easily capture fast-moving or long-distance scenes, Fujifilm claimed.

When shooting in bog-standard 2D mode, the camera’s dual lenses allow two slightly different shots to be taken with a single shutter button depression. For example, you could take a close-up view of your friend at a party and simultaneously snap a second image with a wider span that takes in the surroundings.

Fujifilm has equipped the FinePix Real 3D W1 with a 3x optical zoom and top ISO sensitivity of 1600. Several pre-set shooting modes also feature on the camera, the firm said, including Sunset, Snow and Party.

Fujifilm_3D_W1_02

2D capture's still possible

The 123 x 68 x 25mm, 260g camera stores all pictures and films onto SD memory cards.

Fujifilm’s FinePix Real 3D W1 compact camera will be available in September, but a price hasn’t been set, yet.

Update

Various online sources have since reported that the FinePix Real 3D W1 will cost roughly £570 ($941/€662) in the UK. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.