Fujifilm’s 3D Camera Debuts

A camera that shoots stills and video in 3D? You betcha…

Fujifilm’s FinePix REAL 3D technology is claimed to pioneer a new dimension in imaging.
Shooting 3D images is simple and automatic with the built-in 3D auto function, claims the manufacturer.

Fujifilm has developed an image capture system comprising two Fujinon lenses and two CCDs, and the system is integrated in the compact body with high-precision engineering. An aluminum die-cast frame provides the solid platform for the precision alignment of the left and right lenses so users can take 3D images.

Our ability to perceive depth comes from viewing an object along two different lines of sight. This phenomenon is called parallax. The monitor on the 3D digital camera uses an originally developed “Light Direction Control System”, and the 3D digital viewer adopts a “Parallax Barrier System” to precisely direct light to the right and left eyes in a way that simulates parallax. Both enable easy and natural viewing of 3D images with just the naked eye.

With the FinePix REAL 3D system, you can review images in 3D on the camera’s LCD monitor and also on the large LCD monitor of the 3D digital viewer. Frame your shot in 3D and play it back in 3D on the spot with the camera’s monitor.

Advanced technology encodes and aligns the captured 3D image according to the pitch of micro lenses arranged in parallel rows on the lenticular sheet. Seen through the sheet, image data is perceived with a parallax effect. The result is a natural and beautiful 3D print that preserves and breathes life into the moment forever.

For 3D image recording, the FinePix REAL 3D system adopts the MP format for stills and 3D-AVI format for movies.

There has been no Australian release date announced.