Feeds
80%
Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W1

Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W1

First 3D compact digital camera

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One Infographic

Review The world seems to have gone 3D crazy. Crowds are flocking to see the 3D movie Avatar; consumer electronics companies are promising 3DTVs and Blu-ray Disc players, and broadcasters, such as Sky, are set to launch 3DTV services. Fujifilm has also got in on the act with the Finepix Real 3D W1, a camera for the masses that captures that third dimension.

Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W1

The big picture: Fujifilm's Finepix Real 3D W1

Fujifilm’s camera is aimed at anyone with an interest in stereoscopic photography, from the curious novice to the seasoned enthusiast. Compared with most compact cameras on the market, it seems large. Yet to compare this model to a standard digital camera would be a mistake, because the Finepix Real 3D W1 is effectively two digital cameras in a single device.

When you compare its size with stereoscopic systems – which lash two cameras together plus associated synchronisation electronics – then Fujifilm has done a great job in producing a 3D camera that is so compact. The Finepix Real 3D W1 measures 123.6 x 68 x 25.6mm and weighs around 300g with battery and card. It’s small enough to carry around in a coat pocket and doesn’t feel too heavy.

With the two lenses at the front, the Finepix Real 3D W1 takes two shots of the same scene, in order to create a stereo image file. The lenses are spaced 77mm apart, wider than most 3D camera systems, which tend to place the lenses some 64mm apart, the equivalent distance between our eyes.

Fujifilm has extended this distance in order to enhance the 3D effect. The camera has two 1/2.3-inch CCDs, each offering 10Mp performance. There are also two 3x optical zooms in the form of two f/3.7-4.2 6.3-18.9mm lenses, equivalent to a 35-105mm lens on a 35mm camera.

Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W1

Two cameras in one, but a single shutter release

The shutter speed range is 1/4 - 1/1000sec, although this is extended to 3 seconds in the Night Tripod mode. ISO range is 100-1600, and the Finepix Real 3D W1 includes 42MB of internal memory and uses SD/SDHC cards. The camera is powered by a lithium-ion battery that notches up a CIPA rating of 230 frames.

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports
Composite vid socket binned as GPIO sprouts new pins
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.