Reviews and Problems with Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W3
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Astro Pop, Amazon
16 November 2012
Summary: I wish the camera image quality was at least on par with current point and shoots .. but alas that's not the case. Pros: - Good spatial separation between the lens resulting in good 3D. - Good auto parallax - Good screen to review 3D on without glasses. Cons: -Really poor image noise quality. I can see noise even in daylight. No where close to the average point and shoot of today. But the wow factor of 3D makes you look past the noise a bit.
Summary: I'm a friend of short and crisp information, so here it goes: Pro: ++ Excellent 3D effect! ++ 3D display works well (and can be turned to 2D) + Stores 3D images as MPO and 2D JPG (can be set to store only MPO or only JPG) + Allows setting of ISO, aperture, exposure time + Offers predefined image settings (e.g.
Summary: For 3D buffs out there who have been dying for a digital answer to the Stereo Realist camera of the 60's, this is your answer. Download the freeware StereoPhoto Maker by Suto & Sykes (just search for it online), and you can split .MPO files (the native file type of 3D photos) into left and right .jpg images, color correct, crop, create red-blue and optimized anaglyphs, and so forth to your heart's content.
Summary: The Fuji W3 is an interesting, fun gadget that really doesn't give you usable results compared to other cameras in this price range. The images are very low resolution, and if it wasn't for the 3D effect, you'd be pretty disappointed. If you're content with viewing the still photos and the video from the back of the camera, the images are very cool and always get an amazed reaction from people. But the fun really ends there.
Summary: If you are a 3D buff, this looks good. But..... It is very good for taking 3D photos, but I have had some problems with 3D movies. I first noticed some white spots on the really important 3D family movies I shot while in Vietnam. I sent it back to Fuji for repairs. They replaced the "lenses". I was about to go on another trip so I tested it. There were still white spots. They repaired it again. Still white spots in a different position.
Summary: I have several decades experience of stereo photography and I thank Fuji for making a second generation COTS digital stereo camera. I avoided the predecessor because it had too many limitations, but I was encouraged by the reviews of the W3 so gave it a go. This is quick review of the positive and negative points for someone who is considering the W3 for serious stereo photographic work: + points: Image quality is good in good light .
Summary: This was a cool toy but it has quite a few shot composition limitations which means it is hard to pass to strangers and for them to make many good shots. PROS The 3D viewscreen on the back is excellent and a great wow factor for others, when the shot is right. Some great shots and movies with water, 3-5m subjects with overlapping items, Slightly bulky but its still generally a compact that can fit in your pocket.
Summary: Eins vorneweg: Obwohl ich der Kamera nur 3 Sterne gebe, würde ich sie jederzeit wieder kaufen und kann sie nur jedem empfehlen, der 3D Fotos und Filme schon immer klasse fand, und endlich sowas mal selber aufnehmen will. Super Gehäuse, super Display, super 3D Effekt. Insofern absolute Kaufempfehlung. Die Gründe wieso ich der Kamera dennoch nur 3 Sterne gebe: 1. die mitgelieferte Software läßt sich auf PC installieren, jedoch nicht auf Mac.
Summary: Intendiamoci, la macchina è molto bella , elegante e fa delle foto ottime sia in 2d che in 3d anche se forse è un po' troppo pesante da portare in giro e molto grande ( ma due ottiche distinte hanno un prezzo). L'unico problema che ho da segnalare è la totale mancanza di istruzioni in Italiano ed anche dal sito della Fuji non sono riuscito a scaricare alcun file.
Summary: Servizio amazon impeccabile. La fotocamera mi è arrivata con parechi pixel bruciati nello schermo, la maggior parte visibili soprattutto in ambienti con poca luce. Consiglio a coloro che aquistano questa fotocamera di accendere subito lo schermo in ambiente buio, in questo modo se ci sono pixel bruciati si noteranno in modo evidente. Ho segnalato il problema, risolto da amazon in 24 ore sostituendomi la fotocamera.