updated 06:55 pm EDT, Wed July 1, 2009
The Only 3D Webcam
Hammacher Schlemmer has introduced The Only 3D Web Camera, a new webcam that records three-dimensional videos. The device integrates two cameras which record slightly different images that are combined to create a stereoscopic image. Video is captured with 800x600 pixel resolution at 15 frames-per-second, with the ability to focus on objects as close as 12-inches away. The camera can also provide 2D picture-in-picture or side-by-side videos, along with typical webcam feeds.
In order to view the three-dimensional content, users must wear one of the five provided 3D cyan/red glasses. The camera connects via USB and either hangs from the top of the monitor or stands with its legs. Any videos that are recorded with the camera can be uploaded to online video-sharing websites including YouTube and Facebook.
The camera measures 5-inches in height, 4-inches wide and 2.5-inches deep. The Only 3D Web camera is available from the company for $100.