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Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 - the world's first 3D camera is unveiled


The traditional compact camera is about to head into history, replaced by the world's first 3D camera, the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1.

On the face of it, this looks like our average slimline compact, but that sleek frame hides a myriad of technology that is able to produce both 3D stills and movies. Using Fujifilm's Real 3D Lens System and two CCD sensors, two images are captured, with the data passed to the RP (Real Photo) 3D Processor, blending the information into a single symmetrical 3D image or movie. Once you've captured it, you can view it in 3D on the 2.8-inch 3D/2D LCD monitor or you can edit and play with your images. There's even the option to adjust the settings before you shoot for  some more creative 3D shots.

if that's not enough, the camera also takes 2D photos with a twist - two cameras in one allowing you to take the same shot twice with different settings, which means you can pick the best one later. And once you've taken your shot, you can view it in your living room with the FinePix Real 3D V1 picture viewer, an 8-inch screen that shows off 3D photography without the need for the 3D glasses.

Both Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 and frame should be here before Christmas, although that hasn't been confirmed as yet. No price details either, but with this being a 'first', we suspect it will be seriously expensive.

 Fujifilm website

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This is an excellent achievement from FujiFilm and I hope the technology catches on. If the price is not totally insane i'm going to try to get my hands on one of these!

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