Fujifilm goes 3D with the FinePix Real 3D camera as mega pixels lose count
Fujifilm unveiled a working prototype of 3-D consumer camera at Photokina, a photography show in Cologne, Germany. Over the weekend, the Japanese company’s 3-D camera generated attention in this gadget-happy nation. Fujifilm’s new 3-D camera, called “FinePix Real 3D System,” operates on the same principle as that used by other 3-D cameras. It captures 3-D images by using two lenses–one for the left and the other for the right image. What’s new, the company stressed, is the camera’s ability to produce much more natural 3-D images. Fujifilm’s new compact camera, integrated with dual lenses and dual 6-megapixel CCDs, is capable of capturing 3-D still images and moving pictures. More importantly, it is also capable of playing back, on its own 2.8-inch LCD, 3-D images that can be viewed without 3-D glasses.
The Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D System acts like its two digital cameras in one, the system takes two photos simultaneously and then uses a Real Photo (RP) processor to combine them into one 3D image. You will have to print the photo on a “3D sheet” to experience it in real 3D.