A couple of years ago, FujiFilm sent a Real 3D W1 up to the International Space Station for the astronauts to play with in what we can only assume is their abundant free time. That camera yielded the pictures you see above and below — which you can experience in their full glory with a pair of 3D glasses — and now FujiFilm has sent up the updated W3 to hopefully continue this tradition of documenting life on the ISS in 3D. Read more…
About a year after launching the first mainstream stereoscopic digital camera, the FinePix Real 3D W1, Fujifilm has just announced its successor: the FinePix Real 3D W3. This new camera boasts 720p video recording, allowing you to film your own low-budget version of Avatar at home. The camera has two 10-megapixel sensors spaced 2.9 inches apart, and a special 3D screen that allows you to view your photos and videos in 3D without special glasses. Of course, when you’re sick of playing James Cameron, you can always switch back to 2D mode for traditional snapping.
The two lenses and sensors also allows for upgraded 2D photography: advanced 2D modes allow you to snap two different photographs at the same time. The two photos can have different focal lengths, different colors, and different ISO values. This means you can take zoom and wide angle photos simultaneously, or capture motion blur and sharp images at the same time as well.
Priced at $500, it’s also $100 cheaper than its predecessor. The W3 will be available starting September.