updated 07:45 pm EDT, Wed September 30, 2009
Point-and-shoot captures 3D video and stills
Fujifilm has finally released its Real 3D W1 point-and-shoot camera in the North American market, following initial availability limited to Japan. The camera integrates two pairs of sensors and lenses, enabling stereoscopic still captures and video recording. Users can also take still pictures at 10-megapixel resolution, while 3X optical zoom is available for both 2D and 3D images.
The company also offers a viewer, the Real 3D V1, that displays 3D images on an 8-inch screen without requiring the user to wear dedicated glasses. The device provides many of the functions expected of a digital picture frame, along with special controls for the perceived level of 3D.
The Real 3D W1 is soon expected to arrive at retailers and carry a price tag somewhere around $600.