Fujifilm`s Finepix Real 3D camera comes to U.S.
by Matthew Fitzgerald
Fujifilm`s FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera and system is hitting the U.S., the company announced on Wednesday. Introduced globally over the summer, the FinePix REAL 3D system appears to be the world`s first 3D digital imaging system that captures 3D still photographs and movies, providing images that users can enjoy without special 3D glasses.
Also Wednesday, Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer for Nvidia, declared the FinePix REAL 3D camera "Nvidia 3D vision-ready" during the company`s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Calif. Nvidia 3D Vision is a combination of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software that lets users view 3D pictures and movies in full HD on a PC, as well as automatically transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D.
The FinePix Real 3D system consists of the 3D digital camera, FinePix REAL 3D W1, a 3D digital viewer, FinePix Real 3D V1, and 3D prints.
Featuring the newly developed "FinePix Real 3D Lens System," the W1 has dual Fujinon lenses that layer together two images. An aluminum die-cast frame protects the 3x optical zoom lenses from vibration and impact for ultimate accuracy. The "RP (Real Photo Processor 3D" synchronizes data passed to it by the two lenses and two CCD sensors, to determine shooting conditions such as focus, brightness, and tonality to instantaneously blend this information into a single symmetrical image for both still photos and movies.
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