Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1
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FUJIFILM FinePix Real 3D W1 Review
6 July 2010
Summary: If price were not to be a constraint, the camera appeals as an average 2D camera for casual and household use; but really fails to do justice as a high-end 3D camera incorporating full 2D functionality that could satisfy the needs of a performance hungry user.
Pros: Incorporates Face Detection 3 technology - captures faster & accurate images even with moving subjects, Adds the benefit of Red-Eye Removal technology, Equipped with dual CCD sensors to capture stereoscopic 3D images
Cons: The camera does not ship with an optical view finder, The bulky camera does not ship with a carry bag or camera pouch, 3D goggles not shipped with the camera
Conclusion: Fujifilm should certainly be applauded for being the first to take the brave leap into 3D camera technology but that said, it has proven quite a big leap that may not have been entirely cleared on this initial attempt but we certainly look forward to what the future may bring.
Conclusion: A fantastic first-gen crack at a new genre, only let down by viewing restrictions. The rest of the world is playing catch up to this, but when they get there, you’ll be waiting with the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D in hand.
Pros: It delivers real-life 3D images, and displays them on a real 3D screen! The Real 3D takes 3D shots (and perfectly reasonable 2D shots at 10 megapixels too) stores them on a regular SD card – and the best bit is you don't need any daft glasses to view. You’ll see the snap on the special lenticular screen, and the effect is stunning. Take a landscape shot and you’ll be able to see just how far bystanders are away. It’s an eyepopping visual effect. The Fujifilm Finepix R...
Cons: Because of the dual lenses, the Real 3D isn't what you'd call svelte. In fact, it's massive. And we’d have preferred a power button to sliding the shutter down to power on, and wider navigation buttons on the back. But the real problem isn’t with the Fujifilm Finepix Real3D itself, it’s the lack of existing viewing options. Other than the small screen on the camera itself, you’ve got the choice of a £399 Fujifilm photo frame, or special prints made to order at £3.99 a...
Excerpt: With its bulbous styling and bulky 12.4x6.8x2.6cm dimensions, the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 certainly isn't the prettiest of compact cameras. But as it's the first camera of its kind we can forgive it for not being small and chic, and its aluminium frame certainly is sturdy.
Summary: There’s no question that the W1 makes light work of taking digital 3D images and it is far easier to handle and operate than a twin-camera rig.
The novice can snap away without noticing any significant difference between shooting 3D or 2D images apart from when they look at the results. Compared to many modern 2D digital compact cameras, however, the W1 is rather awkward to handle and the screen is difficult to see outside.
Review: Fujifilm 3D Digital Camera (FinePix Real 3D W1)
The Review Crew
6 March 2011
Summary: The Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 camera does take nice pictures. It is a solid standalone 10 megapixel camera with a cool additional feature, the fact that it can shoot in 3D. But shooting in 3D feels more like a gimmick rather than a necessity at this point. Yes, it’s cool playing around with 3D imagery, but when it comes right down to it, not all photos look great in 3D.
Excerpt: With two lenses and two sensors, the Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W1 is rather inevitably a large camera, measuring 123.6 (W) x 68 (H) x 25.6 (D) mm and weighing 260g, so its best stored safely away inside a small camera bag. Despite its bulky proportions, the Fujifilm W1 is quite pleasing on the eye, with a glossy piano black and silver colour scheme (which unfortunately quickly shows up fingerprints), bright blue illuminated controls, sliding lens cover and a large 2.8...
Excerpt: The concept of a stereo camera is almost as old as photography itself, but a 3D digital compact with 3D image processing and a 3D monitor screen is something out of the box. Report by Paul Burrows. Right at the outset it has to be said that there’s an element of disappointment with Fujifilm’s W1. And this comes from the fact that the camera doesn’t embody any really revolutionary technologies to overcome the drawbacks that have dogged 3D photography over the decades.
Summary: Fujifilm's first digicam to offer 3D image capture and viewing.Fujifilm takes a new direction with its FinePix Real 3D W1, the company's first consumer-level digicam capable of recording 3D still pictures and video clips. Relying on the ability of people to perceive depth by viewing objects along two separate planes of sight, it uses two lenses to direct the imaging light to two CCD chips.
Pros: You're interested in 3D photography and video and want to be the first with a camera that can shoot both., You can work within the camera's not inconsiderable limitations. Don't buy this camera if :, You want a pocketable camera that is comfortable to operate., You require fast continuous shooting., The price of camera and viewer is too high. IMATEST GRAPHS 2D images only