FUJIFILM FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera

FUJIFILM FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera

FUJIFILM FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 10MP
  • High-Resolution 3D Photos and Movies
  • 3x 35-105mm Zoom Lens 35mm Equivalent
  • 3.5" Color LCD W/1,150,000 Dots
  • 720p HD Video
  • Tele/Wide-Angle Simultaneous Shooting
  • Color/B&W Simultaneous Shooting
  • Hi/Low Sensitivity Simultaneous Shooting
  • Super Intelligent Flash Mode
  • Anti-Blur Mode
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FUJIFILM REAL 3D W3 overview

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So you think making 3D movies and pictures is just too darned complicated for the likes of you? Think again, Bunky--this Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera makes creating 3D movies and photographs a piece of yummy 3D cake.

The Real 3D W3 has 10MP of high resolution, a 3x zoom lens (35mm equivalent--35-105mm), a 3.5" LCD display with 1,150,000 dots for superb picture quality, built-in flash, and dazzling 720p HD video. Not only can you view your 3D movies using an HDMI cable (available separately) to connect the camera to any HDTV, you can watch them with full 3D effect, but without 3D glasses, on the camera's large, bright and crisp 3.5" LCD monitor.

With a variety of operation modes, from fully automatic to fully manual control, you'll never have any trouble getting just the pictures and video you want--and a simple toggle switch lets you change instantly from 2D to 3D and back.

There are also special modes available for your 2D pictures that no other camera can match. With 2 lenses and 2 sensors, the Real 3D W3 can take 2 photos simultaneously, 1 wide-angle and 1 telephoto. Or pictures taken at the same moment, 1 in vivid color and the other in black and white. You can even take 2 simultaneous photos of (for instance) a moving object or person with high and low sensitivity, so that 1 picture is crisp and clear (high sensitivity) and 1 has an exciting "movement" blur (low sensitivity).

A full range of other shooting modes (Landscape, Natural light with Flash, Portrait, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Anti-Blur, etc.) is at your command, as well. It's a 3D world, after all.

Shoot High-Resolution 3D Photos and Movies Effortlessly With 3D Auto

Movie Shooting
The 3D Auto function lets anyone take high-definition, high-resolution movies in 3D effortlessly. What's more, your memories will be captured with stereo audio sound.
Photo Shooting
Shoot anything you like in 3D with this simple point-and-shoot compact camera. Equipped with 3x optical zoom lens, you can go as close as up to 38cm when shooting macro.
Advanced 3D Modes: Individual Shutter 3D Shooting
With Individual Shutter 3D Shooting, you can take two shots of the same subject from different positions, and the camera automatically merges and saves the captured images as a single enhanced 3D photo. After the first image is taken, it appears as a transparent overlay on the monitor to help you align and frame the second shot. Photos of distant subjects like mountains and skyscrapers look amazing in enhanced 3D, while close-up subjects like flowers come to life in natural 3D.
Advanced 3D Modes: Interval 3D Shooting
With a single press of the button, the camera automatically takes successive shots. Perfect for shooting from a car, train or even an airplane to create a photo with an ultra 3D sense of depth. Imagine shooting clouds from the window of your flight and capturing the scene in super 3D. Fujifilm truly brings a whole new dimension to photo enjoyment!
Parallax Control (3D Tuning Function)
The camera automatically adjusts parallax in 3D Auto mode for an optimal sense of depth. Manual mode is also possible by operating the Parallax Control lever on the back of the camera to easily fine- tune the sense of depth and alignment of the images.

Not Just a 3D Camera, Take Stunning 2D Shots Easily

10.0 Megapixels & Fujinon 3x Optical Zoom
This camera is a real multi-tasker! Not only can it shoot in spectacular 3D, but you can also switch to standard 2D mode and use it as a normal camera. There are even special features that allow you to use the fact that the camera has two lenses and two sensors and take two different photos at once! Also, Super Intelligent Flash and Scene Position are featured to automatically make the optical settings to match your scene.
Advanced 2D Mode
With two lenses and two sensors, the W3 camera is effectively two cameras in one. These advanced 2D modes allow you to benefit from the two cameras independently with Dual Shooting modes taking two shots at the same time and capturing the same scene in different colors, at different zoom lengths and at different sensitivities.
Tele/Wide Simultaneous Shooting
Zoom in on your subject and also take a wide-angle shot of the same scene at the same time. The twin-lens system lets you freely set the zoom magnification for one lens while the other is set to wide angle, letting you capture the exact same instant with totally different angles of view.
2-Color Simultaneous Shooting
Change the settings and with one press of the shutter, you can take two photos of the same scene with a different color tonality. Set one lens system to Standard and the other to the vivid colors of Chrome. You can also capture the scene in both Standard and vintage Black & White or shoot simultaneously with Chrome and Black & White. Fujifilm doubles your enjoyment of every moment.
2-Sensitivity Simultaneous Shooting
Take two photos of the same instant - one at high sensitivity and one at low sensitivity. For example, you can take panned shots of a moving subject at the exact same instant with different degrees of background motion blur. In dark scenes, you can prioritize blur reduction for one shot, and image quality for the other. For times when you are not sure which sensitivity setting is best, you can shoot the moment at two settings and later pick the image to keep during playback.

The FinePix REAL 3D W3 Comes Loaded With a Variety of Functions for Both 3D and 2D.

Switch 3D/2D Button
You can still capture normal photos in 2D with this camera. Just press the 2D-3D button to toggle between the two settings. 2D/3D button can also be used in "Playback" mode.
Manual Shooting Functions
Choose "M" (Manual) Mode for the freedom to set shutter speed and aperture. Get instant control of depth of field in "A" (Aperture Priority) Mode. With the built-in "P" (Program) Mode, the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value. Take the shot you want, whether it is in 2D or 3D.
Super Intelligent Flash
This advanced flash system automatically adjusts flash output and timing to capture subjects and background in bright natural detail over the full flash range. No more flash washout even when taking ultra close-up shots.
Mode Dial and Scene Position
Easy-to-select Mode Dial and Scene Position. Just select the Scene Position (SP) that matches the subject and situation. The camera automatically optimizes every setting from shutter speed and white balance to sensitivity and even selects whether or not the flash is required. Moments are captured with the best possible results for both 2D and 3D photos.
AUTO
The easiest mode for taking pictures. Use this mode for ordinary photography.
Scene Position
Choose a SP scene suited to the subject or shooting conditions and the camera will do the rest.
Program Auto
An automatic mode to specify the settings except for the shutter speed and aperture setting.
Advanced 2D
Simultaneously captures one set of the following 3 shooting types: Wide angle / zoom, standard / black & white, or high sensitivity / low sensitivity photos.
Manual
Provides detailed settings that are impossible to set in Auto mode.
Advanced 3D
Take two pictures with the left lens for greater freedom in framing 3D photos.
Aperture Priority Auto
An automatic mode to set the aperture.
Scene Positions for Every Moment
Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Anti-Blur.

FinePix REAL 3D Technology Pioneers a New Dimension in Imaging

Fujinon Lens - Two Sets of Lens that Work in the Same Way as Human Eyes
Our ability to perceive depth comes from viewing an object along two different lines of sight. This phenomenon is called parallax. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 is fitted with dual lenses to capture realistic images that are unchanged from how human eyes see them. Both optical 3x zoom lenses capture subjects beautifully, even from a distance. The camera's newly developed stainless steel frame maintains the optical axis with high precision. All these features are combined in a light, compact, stylish body.
3D CCD System - Natural Sense of Depth with Synchronized Control of Two CCDs
With its two 10 megapixel sensors, the FinePix Real 3D W3 captures even the finest of details. The synchronized control of the two sensors and lenses prevents any inaccuracy between the two images and produces a perfectly matched pair of images which, when combined, produce a single image with a very natural sense of depth.
RP (REAL PHOTO) Processor - New REAL PHOTO Processor 3DHD
Image data captured by the dual lens-CCD system is processed by the newly developed RP (REAL PHOTO) processor 3DHD. The technology merges the left and right images into a single image. This processor is also the power behind 3D Auto - the function that lets even first-time users take stunning HD-quality images effortlessly.

Expanded World of "View 3D"

3.5" Wide 3D LCD Monitor
The large 3.5" LCD screen displays high-resolution, high-contrast 3D images and movies without the need for glasses. See it in all its glory with your own eyes!
Lenticular Lens System
Fujifilm's unique 3D monitor enables you to enjoy 3D images just with your naked eyes. The Finepix REAL 3D W3 uses an array of microscopic concave lenses to produce binocular disparity. This technology prevents on-screen flickering and crosstalk.
Images Come to Life on the Bright LCD Display
High Luminosity Mode displays images 1.5x* brighter and reproduces color 1.8x* deeper allowing you to enjoy clear, distinct and vivid images.
High-Resolution 1.15 million Dot LCD
3D images are shown on a high resolution 1.15 million dot LCD. The LCD ensures perfect portrayal of fine detail and color.
Crisp 3D Shots with Low Crosstalk
Enjoy natural, effective 3D images with reduced "crosstalk" (or double exposure) which is typically present in 3D images.
3D Image & Movie on 3D TV
Simply connect your W3 camera to a 3DTV using a HDMI cable and sit back and enjoy all your photos and home movies in amazing high definition 3D! You can also enjoy 3D movies and photos on a 3D PC, too.
Simply Connect Your W3 Camera to a 3DTV Using a HDMI Cable and Sit Back and Enjoy All Your Photos
3D TV, 3D Digital Viewer (FinePix REAL 3D V1), 3D PC, FUJIFILM 3D Prints, 3D Projector.
High Resolution 3D Print System
Try out Fujifilm's 3D printing system which prints 3D images directly on to special lenticular sheets. The result is photos with spectacular depth, and memories preserved in beautiful 3D.

FUJIFILM REAL 3D W3 specs

Imaging
Pixels Actual: 10.17 Megapixel
Effective: 10 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD

Utilizes (2) offset sensors for 3D

File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO
Movies: AVI, 3D-AVI
Audio: IMA-ADPCM (Stereo)

3D Still image: MPO+JPEG, MPO (Multi Picture Format compatible) 3D Movie: 3D-AVI (Stereo AVI format with 2 image channels)

Max Resolution 3648 x 2736
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization None
Optics
Lens EFL: 6.3-18.9mm (35 mm equivalent: 35-105mm)
Aperture: f/3.7 (W) - 4.2 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 3x
Focus Range Normal: 2' (0.6 m) to Infinity
Wide Macro: 0.3' (9.1 cm) to 2.6' (79.2 cm)
Tele Macro: 2' (61.0 cm) to 9.8' (298.7 cm)Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-1600
Shutter 1/2 - 1/1000 Seconds 
3 - 1/500 Seconds in Night Scene Mode
Exposure Metering Multi, Spot, TTL 256-Zones
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program
White Balance Modes Auto, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 2 fps for up to 40 Frames
Self-Timer 10 Sec
Interval Recording No
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Forced On
Off
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-In Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 2 - 12.1" (0.05 - 0.31 m)
Telephoto: 2 - 10.8' (0.61 - 3.29 m)
Macro: 1 - 2.6' (30.48 - 79.25 cm)
External Flash Connection None
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Built-In Memory 42 MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
Still Images per GB JPEG: 65 @ Highest Resolution - 410 @ Lowest Resolution

3D Images

Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL

Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording

Video
Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 3.5" LCD (1,150,000 pixels)

Lenticular type, Approx. 100% coverage

Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
HDMI C (Mini)

HDMU 1.4 - 3D compliant, HDMI mini-terminal

Environmental
Power
Battery NP-50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter AC-5VX (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 2.6 x 1.1" / 124.5 x 66.0 x 27.9 mm
Weight 8.1 oz / 229.6 g (Camera only)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.7 x 3.1"

FUJIFILM REAL 3D W3 reviews

FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Serious 3D. Entry prosumer image quality With lens spacing close to eye spacing, the 3D imaging zone is much improved over any of the current compact lens designs that limit 3D performance to allow use of a single chip. Two sensor cameras, with lenses at eye spacing, are the future of 3D still and motion cameras, IMHO. This camera is one of the first! I would have liked to see full 1080 60i 3D motion recording vs 720 24p. Finally, Fuji does not take full credit for the HDMI 3D mode output being full resolution Sequential - the same as Blu-ray, vs the half resolution anamorphic over-under and side-by-side formats currently being used by broadcast and cable providers (to allow immediate use of existing distribution systems).
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool 3D camera I bought this camera purely for 3D photography and video. As such I had no expectations of prosumer or any super high quality pictures. All I wanted was a camera that took 3D pictures that really looked 3D. A year ago I bought another camera with a single lens that created a 3D MPO picture file by taking two shots one after the other. I had to LOOK for the 3D to see it. On this camera it just pops out at you! The effect is different based on the type of shot (shooting distant objects has limited 3D while close up has lots). I am very happy with the 3D pictures it has taken.
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fujifilm W3 3D camera first impressions. The new W3 is solidly built and has a very comfortable feel in the hands, not slick or slippery. The camera is easy to carry and the included wrist strap adds a degree of security. The lens cover/power switch has a positive snap that leaves no doubt as to whether it is off or on. A ridge on the lens cover makes it easy to keep one's fingers out of the lenses. The 3x (35mm - 105mm) zoom control ring surrounds the shutter release button. Like most zoom controls it is difficult to zoom slowly enough for accurate composition. Rather than trying to get a continuous zoom, it appears to be better to use an intermittent approach - quickly press the zoom control, hear the beep, let go of the control and the zoom moves one step in or out. There is a parallax control on the top of the camera on the left side. This can be quite useful when the point of parallax is different from the point of focus/exposure. When pressed, the control causes the display to show both images simultaneously and adjustments can be made in fine increments. It can also be used in the Playback mode to adjust parallax before printing. Lenticular prints can be ordered online. It is difficult to keep finger grease off of the 3-inch screen in normal handling, carrying, sliding into/out of a case, etc. This screen is incredible and gives the camera a huge Wow!! factor. It is a very high resolution - 1 million plus pixels - lenticular screen with virtually invisible lenses. This is not your father's Winkie! Fortunately, the grease has no impact on the imagery. The battery/SD card cover is a fairly complicated plastic and metal affair that will get a great deal of use. Its operation is somewhat misleading as there are four raised dots on the front edge, however, they do not provide enough grip to actually open the door. The best way is to simply put one's thumb smack in the middle of the label and slide the door open. This will happen often because the battery will require frequent changing. To become more familiar with the camera, I put it in its fully-automatic everything mode and played 3D tourist at the American Museum of Natural History. :-) Although the camera has a great deal of flexibility, I thought that the majority of users would just shoot in this mode most of the time and I wanted to see how it would perform. Starting with a fully charged battery and a freshly formatted 4-GB SDHC card, I was able to take 156 pictures using the dual *.mpo/*.jpg mode - in other words, 78 discreet images. I shot a mix of bright exteriors on the walk over, and both available light and flash in the museum. I kept the camera turned off most of the time. Afterwards I reviewed the pictures with a friend. This was enough to completely drain the battery which then took 2.5 hours to recharge. The controls on the rear of the camera are similar to many P&S digital cameras but with the addition of a 2D/3D button and a Movie button. The Shutter Release button is used for both stills and movies. The selected mode is displayed on the screen. The Disp/Back button steps the screen display through Information on, off, and a very useful rule of thirds grid display. This is invaluable for keeping the lenses horizontal. The Playback button > can be used to turn the camera on and off without having to open the front lens cover. The Menu rocker switch is used to move through the images, and the Zoom Control can then be used to magnify them. A Mode Selection dial provides access to Fully Auto, Program, Manual, Aperture Priority, two Scene Modes (that are assigned in the Menu) and two Advanced Modes. The A(dvanced)3D position allows two images to be taken by the left lens, la Cha-Cha, for situations where the normal 75mm baseline is too much or too little. After taking the first shot, it is displayed on the screen in an onionskin mode, partly transparent, so that the second shot can be aligned with it. These two images are then combined in the normal *.mpo format to yield a stereo image. This provides some interesting new macro capabilities. The A(dvanced)2D position allows you to take two different images simultaneously, e.g., a wide shot and a close up or different color balances, etc. These images are just two individual *.jpgs. Since there is no image stabilization, hand-holding at slower shutter speeds could be difficult. Sensor noise appears to be very low, especially considering that, in the fully automatic mode, the lowest ISO is 400. I haven't yet explored the other manual settings which go down to ISO 100. One problem I found is that the flash can create double shadows - one on either side of the subject - because it is in between the lenses. When possible, moving the subject away from the background will help. The image quality is very good and the precise synchronization between the two image sensors adds substantially to that quality. Depth is quite apparent with no cardboard cutout effect. I bought the Fujifilm W3 expecting that it might be an almost, but not quite there attempt at what I was looking for in a 3D camera. After one day on full auto, I'm totally impressed with its design, quality and capabilities. The rock-solid, cableless synchronization, HD video and amazingly clear 3D screen solve many of the difficulties I've dealt with previously. The fact that it has a multitude of other modes and features adds substantially to its value for my needs. No camera is perfect for everyone, but the W3 is a solid 2nd gen 3D contender and, for me at least, a keeper.
Date published: 2010-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For ppl who complained about pic quality I just had a few tips for those who complained about image quality. If you use the camera set to AUTO (red camera icon on wheel) you will be getting settings not optimized for the best quality. You will get ISO 800 for all pics which is very grainy not to mention smudgy in detail and you will get a lower quality setting (among other things). I used it on auto for a while and the poor quality wasn't noticeable on the small LCD camera screen, but when I went to do some 3-D printing, you could see the poor quality. So here are some tips for best image quality settings: Try the P (program) setting, then in the MENU setting, choose ISO 100 (or 200 at the very highest). Any higher and you will not be happy with the image quality especially in darker areas. I will only use ISO 100. Set the flash to AUTO or FORCED ON and try to shoot with as much light as possible if you don't like flash. Outdoors at night you will have to deal with grainy if you bump up to 400 or 800 or you will have to use a tripod. Make sure you change IMAGE QUALITY to FINE (the default is normal) and for image size choose one of the 3 proportions of the L setting (4:3, 3:2 or 16:9) Change FINEPIX COLOR to CHROME (C) The default is STD. This will bump up the saturation to more normal looking color. Making these changes will result in much better quality pictures. Images using AUTO or higher than 400 ISO will look fine on the camera display, but will look like the 1st or 2nd generation of P&S digital cameras did (c 1999/2000) if you view them on your computer or print them for stereo viewing with an external viewer. By the way, I have an older Argus stereo camera and viewer and the viewer can be used to look at prints made using the Fuji 3D W3. There is also one just like it made by Loreo. You can DL a program like Stereo Photo Maker and you can prepare and print stereo side-by-side images from it to view with external viewers like this (file/print stereo card/size it so that the width is 152mm and crop vertically if you want a larger image).
Date published: 2011-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING..... I HAVE USED THIS CAMERA TO DO STILLS AND VIDEO OF MY DAUGHTER LEARNING TO SURF. IT'S GREAT THAT YOU CAN SWITCH BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN 2D AND 3D SO EASY. THE ONE THING THAT IS A PROBLEM FOR ME IS THE PROGRAM MODE FOR THE DIFFERENT SETTINGS CAN GET TURNED EASILY AND I HAVE TO FORCE MYSELF TO REMEMBER TO CHECK IT EACH TIME I TURN ON THE CAMERA TO MAKE SURE IT IS IN THE P SETTING OTHERWISE THE PICTURE MAY NOT TURN OUT. OTHER THAN THAT IT IS AMAZING
Date published: 2011-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10th Stereo camera, First digital stereo I've used Stereo cameras for over 30 years; Realist, FED, Kodak Stereo, Nimslo, and a medium format Sputnik. This is my first digital stereo, and so far I like it a lot. I print stereocards. The software is pretty basic and easy to use. I am still learning the features of the Fuji, but so far it surpasses my expectations. I have spent more on stereo cameras that deliver less.
Date published: 2011-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Addictive - but buy an extra battery This is a very intriguing and addictive item. Best enjoyed by gadget freaks, bored nerds, video addicts, or anyone with a 3d tv who wants to make home movies for it. This is not the only camera I would pack on vacation. As a still camera, it's just too noisy and insensitive and can't compete with a DSLR. Its image sharpness is plenty good for 720p 3d video, however. Like the GoPro Hero, the Fuji W3 has a place and a role in my bag of tricks for spicing up video and photo. Use only outdoors or in well-lit interiors and use the flash most of the time.
Date published: 2011-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! I have been doing 3D photography using film cameras (Realist and Sputnik) for at least 20 years. For the last 9 months, I have been scanning my 3D negatives to convert them to digital format, and formating them for viewing on my 3D(Navidia enabled) computer. A lot of work. And yes, I am very experienced in image processing. I was reticent to buy this camera when it first came out because I did not believe the claims that FujiFilm was making for it. I was wrong. The camera does everything described in an excellent fashion. The camera is very easy to use, but allows modification of most of the shooting controls by the user. I have not yet explored all of the functions. I was very plesantly surprised at the quality of the 3D images displayed on the camera (without the use of viewing glasses)! My intended use was for obtaining still photographs, but the camera does allow creating 3D videos. The quality of the 3D images obtained is excellent - and I have made direct comparisons of the same scene taken with my film cameras and the Fuji Film system. Fuji wins. I had no problems editing and viewing the files on my 3D computer. Overall, this camera represents the first consumer digital 3D photography system. It is very well designed, and is a true pleasure to use!
Date published: 2011-01-09
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