The 2010 holiday season will be the first one where 3D technology products designed for consumer use will be widely available, and digital still cameras will not miss the party.
Sony announced two 3D cameras and Panasonic unveiled a 3D interchangeable lens a few weeks ago. Now, Fujifilm, which has researched 3D cameras for a few years, has just announced another 3D camera, the FinePix Real 3D W3.
The FinePix Real 3D W3 can shoot both still images and 720p HD video in 3D. The 3D camera can connect to a 3D TV to display the images through an HDMI connector, or you can see the images on the camera's 3D, 3.5-inch LCD without 3D glasses.
Fujifilm's camera makes use of two 3X optical zoom lenses and two 10 MP image sensors, blending the two images to create a sense of depth.
You can shoot in 2D as well. The FinePix Real 3D W3 camera will be available in September for an MSRP of $499.95. (Compare Prices)
I wrote about Fujifilm's prototype 3D camera a while back, so it's pretty cool to see this concept make it to the market.
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