New Fuji Adds Dimension For Amateur Snappers
Fujifilm is hoping to take amateur photography into another dimension with a new, “true” 3D camera which shoots high-definition video.
Snaps can be printed on special 3D paper or viewed instantly on built-in display
Users will be able to view HD home movies shot on the FinePix Real 3D W3 camera on any 3D TV.
It will be launched in early September, a year after the Japanese technology firm released the world’s first 3D camera.
The new model is said to be smaller and lighter than its predecessor and will display “true”, rather than interpolated, 3D content.
Unlike the 3D films in cinemas, special glasses do not need to be worn to experience the effect.
Pictures can be printed on special 3D paper, ready to stick in the album or be instantly viewed on the camera’s built-in display.
The printing service will come to the UK for the first time shortly after the launch, whereas previously this was only available from Japan.
Fujifilm’s camera takes two photos simultaneously from its two lenses which are fixed a similar distance apart to human eyes.
Using “lenticular” technology, the separate left and right eye images are interlaced on a furrowed surface to create the stereoscopic illusion.
This method has been around since the 1940s and was typically used on novelty items and stickers.
However, the old technology is now being used in a wave of state-of-the-art 3D products, games consoles and billboard posters.