Nintendo 3DS to Bring 3D Photography to the Masses

Nintendo just unveiled the 3DS yesterday, an upcoming portable game console that has a 3D screen built in. The screen does not require special glasses, and has an slider on the side to adjust the 3D effect. What’s neat is that there’s also two forward-facing cameras spaced a couple inches apart that allow you to take 3D photographs and video. The combination lets you snap a 3D photo or record a video and see it in 3D on the screen moments later. While 3D cameras have already been available for a while now (i.e. the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1), the fact that the DS line has sold nearly 130 million units means that the 3DS will be introducing 3D photography to millions of people.

The cameras are reportedly only VGA resolution (640×480 or 0.3 megapixels), but this is a big first step in 3D photography becoming mainstream.

(via Engadget)

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  • illustratorblog

    I'm totally interesting to get 3DS. That gonna be fun

  • Paula Puffer

    I'm wondering how much it's going to cost. I looked at the FujiFilm Camera also mentioned in this post and it's almost $1000.

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  • james braselton

    hi there i am exited about nintendo 3ds soory your fujifilm camra price is out dated you can order the fujifilm 3d camera on bestbuy website for $499 and if you want a cheap 3d camcorder get a aiptek i2 3d camcorder for $199 it has a 2.4 inch 3d paralax berrier from sharp with a resolution of 420 by 240 about half of nintendos 3ds 3.5 inch 3d screen but works great soo i know this i got a aiptek i2 3d camcorder for christmax present wich is soo alwsoume

  • james braselton

    hi there aiptek sells 40,000 3d camcorders for $199 called aiptek i2 3d camcorder and nintendo 3ds can sell 4,000,000 3d cameras

  • Carte ds

    There are too many news out there, just wanna know when we could buy one.