I've got to hand it to Fujifilm, they're brave pioneers. To my knowledge, they're one of the very first to manufacture a Digital Camera which can take 3D images. Not only that, but they've taken it one step further and enables you to take 3D Video as well. And if that were'nt enough, it's on-board display shows you the images/video in 3D without 3D glasses. If you're shocked that this technology exists already, you should know that this technology isn't as new as you'd think. All of these technologies have been around for years. For example, I was in Japan about 5 years ago and remember that they already had 3D camera phones at that time. It just never went mainstream until the Movie 'Avatar' created what I am coining the "3D Gold-Rush". Let history know that you heard that phrase here first, folks :) If you're interested in learning more about how "Avatar" will changed the future of 3D, read my review on Avatar.
Anyways, back to the camera. The camera isn't some prototype that will never be manufactured, it's actually already out on the market and has been available since last year. Here are some of it's specifications (for all those Geeks out there... yeah, you know who you are)
Model name: FinePix REAL 3D W1 MegaPixels: 10 MP Optical Zoom: 3X Storage: SD and SDHC cards plus internal memory (42mb) Price: $550 to $600
Conclusion: Although I commend Fujifilm for their pioneering technology and actually putting a camera like this on the market, I've heard that the reviews for this camera aren't so fantastic. As with any new technology, there are bugs and details to iron out. Also, the high retail price doesn't quite make this camera a viable option for most households. However, I feel that this camera marks a very important milestone in technology and will pave the way for similar (but superior) cameras that will ulitmately rule the future of 3D Photography. This camera gives us a great glimpse into the near future of Photography... but at the same time, I don't think 2D Photography will dissappear. The sames goes for 2D TV. Not everyone will embrace 3D tech, but I think it's safe to say that if the technology is done right that a majority of people would love to shot 3D Photos and Video. Imagine seeing photos & videos of your wedding in 3D?
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