FujiFilm announced the new FinePix REAL 3D W3 3D digital camera, the successor to the W1, which is the world’s first 3D camera that can capture HD 3D movies. Thanks to the new RP (Real Photo) Processor, the W3 comes with the ability to shoot high-resolution 3D photos and movies in 3D HD at 720p.
FujiFilm’s W3 features twin 10 MegaPixel CCD sensors and dual FUJINON 3x optical zoom lenses that are spaced 75 mm apart to create realistic images that are similar to how human eyes see them. The 3D camera comes with a 3.5-inch Autostereoscopic 3D Widescreen LCD display that allows users to see 3D images and movies without the need of 3D glasses. As the first 3D camera to capture HD 3D movie, the W3 offers a Mini HDMI 1.4 port for bringing captured 3D content to 3D HDTVs.
The FinePix REAL 3D W3 will be available in early September for $499.95. It also features some advanced 3D/2D modes:
- Individual Shutter 3D Shooting, advanced users will enjoy the ability to take two shots of the same subject from different positions, and then the camera will automatically merge and save the captured images as a single, enhanced 3D photo. Photos of distant subjects like mountains and skyscrapers look amazing in enhanced 3D, while close-up subjects like flowers come to life in natural 3D.
- With Interval 3D shooting, you can shoot hyper (wide distance between capture of left and right data) for capturing 3D effect in far away subjects.
- Advanced 2D Modes also allow for independent use of the dual CCD sensors and FUJINON lenses in the FinePix REAL 3D W3. Just as if shooting with two digital cameras, the user can choose different zoom ranges and color settings for each image, capturing both at the same time.
- With Tele/Wide Simultaneous Shooting, you can zoom in on your subject while also taking a wide-angle shot of the same scene.
- With Two-Color Simultaneous Shooting, at one press of the shutter, you can take photos of the same scene with a different color tonality. Set one lens system to vivid colors and the other to vintage black and white, or capture the scene in both standard and black and white.
- Dual-Sensitivity Simultaneous Shooting allows the user to capture high and standard sensitivity simultaneously. For example, you can take panned shots of a moving subject at the exact same instant with different degrees of background motion blur. In dark scenes, you can prioritize blur reduction for one shot, and image quality for the other.