Fujifilm updates 3D compact camera rangeFujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 to launch in September
17 August 2010
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
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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