Fujifilm readies revamped 'true' 3D camera
Dual sensor, lens compact
Fujifilm has taken the wraps off its latest two-lens, two-sensor 3D-capable compact camera.
Fuji's pitch is that the W3 delivers more realistic stereoscopic 3D imagery than can cams that interpolate the left- and right-eye images from one lens and sensor.
The W3 improves on its predecessor by upping the rear-facing LCD from 2.8in to 3.5in in size and retooling the controls to a more digicam-standard set of dials and buttons.
Once again, the screen can show snaps in 3D without you having to don special specs.
The W3 can shoot 720p video and play it back through its HDMI 1.4 port.
Expect to pay £399 for the W3 when it goes on sale at the end of September. ®
Not "true 3D". The latter would be a hologram or other 'solid' projection, so that movement of the observer would be handled correctly. All they are doing is implementing stereovision properly, which is an advance for that sort of camera but hardly anything new (I first saw a stereoscopic camera with two lenses when I was a kid, some 40+ years ago, and it wasn't new then).
...or lack of them has stopped me upgrading from my last camera. When the batteries are low, I can turn off the screen and get a lot more photographs before it dies.
The Great Exhibition was 1851.
Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace
Indeed, nothing new really, just the fact it's digital and 3D is trendy at the moment.
There's a whole series of pictures from the Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace, taken with a stereoscopic camera, and that was in 1854!
62-65mm is the norm. In Ye Olden Tymes they reckoned two and a quarter to two and a half inches.