Fujifilm Unveils World's First 3D Digital Camera
Japan's Fujifilm unveiled Wednesday a compact digital camera that can be used to shoot 3D photos and movies that can be viewed without special glasses.
In order to achieve a natural 3D look, Fuji had to successfully put together two images, so it installed two Fujinon lenses and, of course, two high resolution imaging sensors. Die-cast aluminium was used for the frame that protects both lenses and imaging sensor.
Settings are so intuitive and user-friendly that you can take your pictures exactly how they are in your head. When using the 3D two-shot function, the camera shifts to take the second shot after taking the first one, and saves a single 3D image in the camera manually. This allows you to edit the 3D images, particularly useful for long zoom telephoto shots where a 3D image is difficult to achieve, or conversely, macro shots, where the 3D effect can be too strong.
2D imaging was not forgotten, of course, whereas you can manual set the sensitivity and zoom for each of the two sensors, taking different simultaneous pictures of the same scene.
"We will achieve the (9 million) level even if the economy remains as it is. If the economy recovers in the second half (of the business year), we will do even better," Higuchi told reporters on the sidelines of a news conference.
The new machine, which comes with two lenses and two image sensor chips to make 3D pictures possible, will likely sell for about 60000 yen (US $641) in Japan.
For more information, visit http://www.fujifilm.com/products/3d/camera/finepix_real3dw1/