3D Camera Revolution

What Is The 3D Camera Revolution?

Take a look around, 3D televisions have already made their way into the market, so have 3D laptops and 3D computer monitors.  Maybe is time to start taking your first 3D photos and videos? The answer to that question depends on how far ahead of the 3D curve you want to be. 

Avatar may have cost around 300 million dollars to make and the 3D cameras probably accounted for a share of that but now that 3D is in the living room is it time to consider making your next camera or camcorder 3D? Now many new 3D technologies are coming, new announcements are hitting the markets, 3D cameras prices falling, all these increasing the access of 3D technology to people. 

Although there appears to be standards in place for 3D still photo and video file formats getting a 3D photo or video to display on your TV, computer, iPad or other devices might not be as easy today as it will be in the future. 

First Steps To 3D Know-how

First of all you must know there are two main types of  digital 3D cameras  available in the market – the double-lens and the single-lens cameras.  Both are good for taking 3D pictures but the rely on different technology. 

The single-lens camera, on the other hand, specializes in creating stereoscopic 3D photos with the help of the software built into the camera.  Sony the top Japanese Hi-Tech company announced two new digital Cyber-shot cameras which are world’s smallest 3D cameras.  These two still digital cameras are named as DCS-WX5 and DSC-TX9.  It gives you option to capture 3D images with a single lens system using a sweeping motion. 

The double-lens camera comes equipped with two lenses, as the name suggests, together with a pair of image sensors to help capture 3D photos.  These cameras will have two lenses at the front, and while you click the button both will capture the light simultaneously, combining then the two shots into one single 3D image. 

In 2010 the  Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W3  put true 3D capture into your pocket while  Panasonic’s 3D Camcorder with 3D lens  brought 3D to interchangeable lens cameras. 

Before the W3, there was the Fujifilm Finepix W1, this was the very first integrated consumer 3D digital still camera with two lenses.  It was recently followed by the new model the FujiFilm Finepix W3.  The W3 camera is the leading 3D camera on the market  today.  It is expected that other integrated 3D cameras are also hitting the market. 

Is The Future Going To Be 3D?  No doubt more manufactures will be showing new 3D cameras in their booths side-by-side with their 3D HDTV’s and 3D Blu-Ray players. 

They see the future of entertainment with the 3D possibilities and launching the new VAIO F series laptops.  This will be an entertainment laptop that will feature a 3D screen to view Blu-ray movies in real 3D along with a button on the laptop that can convert 2D movies to 3D in real time. 

The 3D revolution is here! 

Like it or hate it, 3D is happening.  True 3D cameras and 3D camcorders, which require two lenses and two images sensors, are going to be widely shown on the show floor. 

For the home use and for  the simple family needs I would say the pointing and shooting Fuji’s new 3D camera is simple enough, getting good 3D pics.

What is expected next in the 3D future?

Top hi-tech companies (like Aiptek) are developing new and exciting technologies that will soon emerge the markets. The traditional camera companies FujiFilm, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and more are developing their own 3D cameras.

All these new 3D cameras will need the right platform to show their pictures and movies, this means we are soon to expect new 3D TV, and new 3D PC screens, 3D laptops and maybe even 3D cellphones. Even now these 3D screens are starting to hit the markets. 3D without glasses TV and screens.

All these will drive more movie producers and artists to start producing 3D content.


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