Fujifilm updates 3D compact camera rangeFujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 to launch in September

17 August 2010

FujiFilm 3D W3 camera

The FujiFilm W3 camera has a 3D display that you can view without glasses

FujiFilm will launch the FinePix Real 3D W3 camera - a compact digital camera that is able to shoot 3D videos and capture 3D stills - in September.

The camera has two lenses and two sensors, allowing it to capture pictures and videos in a similar way that a pair of human eyes does. It's this feature that gives the images and video depth and a resulting 3D effect.

3D camera with 3D video mode

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Fujifilm unveiled the 3D W1 at the IFA consumer electronics show last year. The new W3 is smaller and lighter than the original W1, but it has a few extra features.

Firstly, the W3's 3.2-inch LCD can show the pictures in 3D without the use of glasses. And secondly, the new W3 is compatible with 3D TVs - although to watch the videos on these you will need a pair of 3D glasses. Fujifilm says the W3 will come supplied with an HDMI 1.4 cable for connection to 3D TVs.

Fujifilm will also launch an 8-inch photoframe that will allow users to play back their 3D videos or pictures; and owners will also be able to send away their pictures to be printed in 3D.

Watch our video of the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 in action


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The new FinePix W3 also works as a regular 2D digital camera, can take 10Mp photographs and has a 3x optical zoom.

The Fujifilm FinePix W3 is expected to launch in September, and retail for around £400.

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