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Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD

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  • Capture high-resolution images in 2D and 3D
  • Record HD 3D movies (720p resolution); dual 10-megapixel CCD and lens system
  • 3.5-inch widescreen autostereoscopic LCD displays images and movies in 3D instantly, with no glasses required
  • mini-HDMI output jack offers easy connection to a compatible 3D HDTV; view images and movies instantly in 3D
  • Capture images and movies to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 1.1 x 2.6 inches ; 8.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003ZHV70M
  • Item model number: FinePix Real 3D W3
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,385 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 27, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Capture 3D HD movies and still photos. Shoot high-resolution 3D photos and movies effortlessly with 3D Auto. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera comes complete with two 10-megapixel sensors and two Fujinon 3x optical zoom lenses. This set-up allows you to capture high-definition, high-resolution images and movies in 3D effortlessly, just by selecting 3D Auto. What's more, your memories will be captured with stereo audio sound in movie mode.

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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 two 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. 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. Image data captured by the twin lens-CCD system is processed by the newly developed RP (REAL PHOTO) Processor 3D HD. 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. And 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. Super Intelligent Flash and Scene Position are featured to automatically make the optical settings to match your scene.

Plus, you can see your 3D movies and photos with the naked eye. The large 3.5-inch 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. High Luminosity Mode displays images 1.5x brighter and reproduces color 1.8 x deeper, allowing you to enjoy clear, distinct and vivid images. 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. 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.

FinePix REAL 3D Technology pioneers a new dimension in imaging

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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.

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.
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* With Tele/Wide Simultaneous Shooting, the left lens can zoom while the right lens is fixed in a wide angle setting.

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.
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Intuitive Interface & Operation

Introducing easy to navigate interface and smooth operation for a better 3D / 2D shooting experience.

Design & Interface
One-hand grip slim design; featuring grip parts, this body delivers you the utmost grip comfort when shooting and opening the barrier with one hand.

Sliding Barrier
With a sliding barrier protecting the lenses, the camera is designed for ease of operation.
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One-touch 3D/2D Switch
Control button for one-touch switching between 3D and 2D shooting and playback

Mode Dial
Smooth mode dial control can easily be done when choosing for the right shooting mode.

Slim Body
Designed with the smart look, this compact slim body allows mobility and convenience.

Playback Function
Featuring an innovative 3D viewing LCD monitor, you can playback the results both in 3D and 2D right on the spot.

Micro Thumbnail View
Up to 100 pictures can be viewed at a time in a 10x10 array of micro thumbnails. Convenient for smooth and comfortable playback.

Slideshow
Bring your photos to life! Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style.

3D File Format
For 3D image recording, the FinePix REAL 3D system adopts the MP format for stills and 3D-AVI format for movies. MP format is the "multi-picture format" standardized by CIPA. FinePix REAL 3D W3 can also simultaneously record still images in both MP format (3D) and JPEG (2D). 3D-AVI adopts the widely used AVI multimedia container format. Adoption of these formats enables 2D playback of recorded images on the user's current personal computer.

SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
The versatile card slot is compatible with SD and high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC) memory cards.

Expanded World of "View 3D"

3D excitement begins the moment you see the stunning form and builds as you experience the innovative interface.

3.5-inch Widescreen 3D LCD Monitor
See your 3D movies and photos with the naked eye The large 3.5-inch 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.
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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.
* Compared to previous models.

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.
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Simply connect with HDMI cable to enjoy HDTV-quality images
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!
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* Commercially available HDMI cable (high speed type) required.

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.

Edit your 3D Images on MyFinePix Studio
Edit your 3D images using the MyFinePix Studio software* included. You can separate 3D photos in to left/right still images and re-combine them. You can also trim and combine your 3D movies quickly and easily.
* Please ensure you have completed automatic update of the latest version (ver.2.0 or higher).

Shooting Features

Shoot 2D/3D Hybrid
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.
* Macro can be set at 38cm in 3D mode and 8cm in 2D mode.

3D/2D Continuous Shooting
Never miss the moment capturing the scene in continual frames.

  • 3D: 2 frames / sec. max 40 frames (size S)
  • 2D: 1 frame/ sec. max 40 frames (size L), 3 frames / sec. max 40 frames (size S)
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.

Mode Dial Settings
  • 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.
  • Manual: Provides detailed settings that are impossible to set in Auto mode.
  • Aperture Priority Auto: An automatic mode to set the aperture.
  • Program Auto: An automatic mode to specify the settings except for the shutter speed and aperture setting.
  • Adv. 2D: Simultaneously captures one set of the following 3 shooting types: Wide angle / zoom, standard / black & white, or high sensitivity / low sensitivity photos.
  • Adv. 3D Shooting: Automatically takes successive shots with a press of a single shutter.
Scene Positions for Every Moment
  • Natural Light & with Flash: Shoots 2 images continuously, without flash and with flash. Comes in great handy during marginal shooting situations.
  • Natural Light: Produces beautiful images that retain the natural ambience when shots are taken in low-light conditions.
  • Portrait: Set for shooting portraits. Skin tones are softened as it enhances the overall natural look.
  • Landscape: Best for shooting scenery in daylight capturing clear and sharp shots of buildings and mountains effectively.
  • Sport: A quick recognition of persons in motion or objects for a faster shutter speed to help you catch the perfect moment.
  • Night: Mode for shooting evening and night scenes. A picture is taken with a slow shutter.
  • Night (Tripod): Clear shots of twilight scenes using tripod.
  • Sunset: Capture sunset scenes vivid in color.
  • Snow: Most adaptable to snow scenes without unnatural darkened images or where the whole screen appears white.
  • Beach: Clear shots of people without darkened images under strong sunlight.
  • Underwater: Best for shooting underwater capturing clear images of the ocean blue.
  • Party: Best for shooting indoor weddings or parties. Retains the natural ambience in low-light conditions.
  • Anti Blur: Gives blur free results by preventing camera shake on moving subjects.

What's in the Box
  • W3 3D digital camera
  • Battery (NP-50)
  • Battery charger (BC-45W)
  • Hand strap
  • USB cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's manual

*Note: All sample photos are simulated images.

Product Description

The 10.0 megapixel ccd; 720p 3d high-definition video; 3x zoom lens; 3.5" wide lcd screen; 2d & 3d high-definition shooting modes.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

A few dead pixels on the screen now, but it does not affect the quality of the image at all. The results are still amazing, especially when plugged into my 3D TV. Still… Read more ›
The video was a higher resolution but I would have liked a little more. The 16:9 photo mode was a pleasant surprise. I put my pictures and video together to create bluray… Read more ›
Have only used it around town and at home with my silly cat, but the quality has been extremely great and cool. I love to check out the images and video on the built in… Read more ›
I've been using the Fuji W3 for a few weeks now and the 3D pictures are amazing. They look good on the view screen but to really appreciate them you need a 3D TV. Read more ›
OK first thing the image quality is amazing on the photos I do not have a 3d TV and can't afford one so I use the cross eye method on my computer screen. Read more ›
The 3D pictures are clear and the depth without making any adjustment is very nice to look at though the screen could be a little bit bigger, and it is really an attention… Read more ›
Feels well made and has a little bit of weight to it. The screen is very bright and clear. It's a great camera to get and play with, even without reading instructions. Read more ›
Right now. The viewing screen is amazing. Wow your friends and neighbors. Read more ›
The 3D view screen is amazing. You can actually look at pictures in 3D right on the camera. Read more ›
The ability to view the 3D movies and images on the LCD immediately is great. I just ordered some red/cyan anaglyph glasses in order to view the 3D effect on my HD TV or PC… Read more ›
You…The 3d on the screen is easy to see. and it seems to have a slightly better viewing angle then the 3ds's 3d screen which is helpful and can produce less eye strain. Read more ›
It's very well built, it feels solid. Its 3D screen is really sharp and always amazes unsuspecting people when they see the 3D previews. Cyclops and pirates won't be… Read more ›
I love how easy it operates and interfaces with my Mac. Easy to use and fantastic pictures (as in all my Fuji cameras). Free software makes it a joy to use. Read more ›
Great 3D pictures and videos. Easy to use. Can play back in 3D on 3D TV. Read more ›
Takes terrific pictures and is nicely laid out and easy to use. The downside of 3D is the paucity of applications to create a photographic object once the image is taken,… Read more ›
3D photos can be taken as well as a regular JPEG photo with this camera. Wonderfully easy to use and good photos. The viewer allows 3D viewing of the photos you take. Read more ›
Just love it, 3D images are great, the camera easy to use, I print my firts stereo cards and upload 3D pictures to my blog. Read more ›
This is a very well made and well thought out camera. The screen is really interesting to use for viewing 3D images on the fly. You can use it as a general purpose… Read more ›
The photos look very nice on my 3D projector. Even the 3D video is pretty cool. It has some other features like being able to take the left photo first, manually move the… Read more ›
This is an outstanding camera. The Fujifilm FinePix Real W3 3D camera take outstanding 3d pictures and 3d video which is fantastic. 2D pictures and video are also just as… Read more ›
As great as it is, unfortunately the W3 has the same limitations as…For example, it is difficult to see the screen in bright sunlight and the video quality is not great. Read more ›
The 3D video is fun -- that is for certain. But to enjoy the 3D effect beyond gimmickry to any serious extent you have to invest more. Read more ›
It is hard to take a bad still photo with…The 3D video quality is very good, but be warned that 3D video greatly depends on the scene chosen and steadiness of the camera. Read more ›
The video is also awesome, especially if you shoot a stream from low down. It looks like the stream will pour out of the camera right onto you. Read more ›
But the 3D is real, when all settings are good (including your composition), man, this is the best 3D camera. As a regular (2D) camera, this is a one or two-star, but the… Read more ›
1) Do not over-correct using the manual parallax adjustment - the automatic settings is pretty good actually. It may seem like you are improving the shot (at least on the… Read more ›
I got it only for 3D and it is going to work out well. I agree with other posts that the movie mode is not great, but it is still fun to watch. I was concerned about how a… Read more ›
This product is solid, high quality and high tech. Lots of options that are easy to choose. The display renders 3D without glasses. Read more ›
I bought this camera and I was some kind of skeptical about the 3D…However, after the first pictures I took, I have to admit that the 3D functionality is exceptional. I… Read more ›
If you plan to use it as a 2D camera, you'll probably be disappointed (especially with the video). Manual mode is nice and the camera does a good job at what it's made for. A… Read more ›
Price was excellent and shipping was free and fast. I've owned this camera in the past and knew what I purchasing. Read more ›
Price was great, I would have paid 2 to 3 times for a dual lens 3 d camera. Read more ›
Everyone enjoys viewing these pictures on our 3D TV, which is…For the quality of the 3D it is well worth the price - for strictly 2d pictures there are better out there. Read more ›
Found a 3D camera with a good price and all of the features that I was looking for. The 3D pictures are fantastic. Read more ›
I bought this camera 6 months ago and it works very well. It is a great value for the price. I love this camera so much that I bought another as a gift to a friend Read more ›
Video is pretty good too, but the nature of the camera limits the sound quality and clip times are a bit short, but these are not shortcomings that should be of concern… Read more ›
It is a whole new world of photography with real life results. The colors are beautiful and accurate. The focus is right on as long as you do not get too close. (the camera… Read more ›
The low res photos are not merely seen as 3D - depthy - they are photorealistic! The color is beautiful!. This is THE BRAIN! Read more ›
It provides resolution and detail at a level that might be expected from a four or five megapixel…Also the right and left images differ noticeably in brightness and color. Read more ›
Now I can have an image of the way it was with depth and great colors. Enjoy seeing the world differently. Read more ›
I copied…The pictures are so clear, very nice colors....no ghosting at all....a lot of depth...on some of the pictures, objects come out at you...this is an amazing camera! Read more ›
The 3D effect is pretty amazing on the integrated screen and also in print form (using special online ordering from…Pictures are clear and color is bright and accurate. 3… Read more ›
Optical zoom is reasonable, it has controls to do almost anything you need. Not bulky at all, battery life is very good, and it can sit for weeks and still be ready to go. T… Read more ›
* There is no USB Mass Storage emulation any more (the reason for 4 stars and not 5) * battery life is not great - needs a bigger battery! Read more ›
Ok a few footnotes, the battery is pretty good considering how hard it is working (essentially running two cameras), but make sure you charge up often as once the battery… Read more ›
- Battery life seems to be on the below average side. You would be lucky to get through the day with a full battery. My advice buy a extra OEM battery since they are cheap… Read more ›
Cons: little things but good to know, battery life is not bad but can be better (remember is not a regular camera, use more energy) and is a finger magnet (is black) Read more ›
I've found that not to be the case. I didn't even fully charge the battery it came with and it's lasted for hours of me messing around and testing the camera out. - The 3d… Read more ›
Not a showstopper, but it would be nice to be able to play around a little more. * The lenses are easy to touch and smudge when passing the camera around for viewing. Worth… Read more ›
The 3D lens is amazing. It is so cool to show it to people. Read more ›
The film versions are inexpensive; but, suffered from the poor resolution of film, and lacking great lenses and image stabilization (plug internal image sharpening software). Read more ›
It is possible to use a pair of some Canon cameras and make your own system that is not as simple, has better lenses, produces better images, requires that you build it… Read more ›
For example, a flip HD is cheaper…But unless you want to carry around two or three different cameras plus lenses, tripod, etc., that alternative wouldn't be very practical. Read more ›
2. 2D image quality (while not the primary use) is poor. Since the images are essentially made of a pair of 2D images I would like the lenses to be better. This is listed… Read more ›
It requires that the…Getting the two cameras to take photos at precisely the same time, with the correct focus, while being in sync with the camera flash, is not simple. Read more ›
but…(2) the Flash is not strong enough and you can't connect an external flash. so even indoors, you will need to provide more light. of course more ISO, more grain. (… Read more ›
+ Not a gimmick (surprisingly) + Exposure with and without flash is exceptional. Very good metering. Read more ›
I tend not to use the different colors because I haven't…Side note: the pictures come out better sharper when flash is used on some shots for some reason, I don't know why. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
I also really love the flash. I can take a flash image and be ready for the next flash in 2-3 seconds. Read more ›
Fuji is larger than the sony 3D bloggie. Fuji file size (AVI) is huge 10 minutes is 4gb the bloggie (MP4) 10 minutes is less than 1gb. Fuji make sure your memory card is… Read more ›
So I'm just using the default factory…I'm sure what Fuji is holding out for is that I'll break down and shell out $495 for their way cool, large size 3D, hand held viewer. Read more ›
Also takes 3D video, though must be hooked up to a 3D compatible display or tv using HDMI cable to view in full size. Pictures can be viewed on 3D tv either from the SD… Read more ›
It's photo quality is perfect! Video quality is good for its size and price! I am buying all 3D products, such as 3D projector, computer, blu-rays and glasses now. Read more ›
Need to carry extra batteries. For the price I paid and the compact size , this camera offered a lot more than I was looking for. The 3D screen is clear. Read more ›
Click on the picture to see it in full size. The picture was taken by this camera. Read more ›
I received this camera today. From the first look it's very well build, good quality. I did not find that it's hard to hold this camera while taking pictures as some people… Read more ›
But that's to be expected. It does fine in situations that aren't too difficult, and actually does a pretty good job inside buildings. Read more ›
Don't complain that the camera can't take good pictures if you don't understand how to use it. 7) Solid quality build. Thick metal lens cover. Read more ›
What I like: * Very solid build quality (although the default camera icon on the selection wheel just rubbed off) * Typically good Fuji image quality. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

339 of 345 people found the following review helpful By sam on September 9, 2010
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Let me start by saying I'm not necessarily a 3d enthusiast, I wasn't all that impressed by Avatar in the theater... I'm not necessarily jumping on the 3d bandwagon because it seems to be the next big thing getting pushed by TV/display manufacturers. I am, however, a PHOTOGRAPHY enthusiast. I consider myself to be a fairly seasoned photographer -- I've got a wide variety of cameras and lenses, am members of some local photography clubs... Creative photography interests me the most. For example I have interest in things like vintage camera equipment, pinhole lenses, Lensbaby lenses, Holga cameras, etc... just all kinds of creative ways to capture things that are maybe outside of the norm.

So while I think of 3d as a gimmicky trend that has been revived by the Avatar movie, I'm also a creative photographer that was very intrigued when I heard about this camera. I bought the camera sight-unseen, basically thinking it was going to be a gimmick. However after seeing the pictures it produces I honestly, truly believe it is not a gimmick and 3d photography is going to be here to stay. It may take a while to catch on, but it's here to stay.

Once you experiment with the camera a bit you'll learn how to get the most of the 3d effect. Taking photos of things that are further away (such as landscapes, distant architecture/buildings where it's difficult to get a sense of depth), the effect is more subtle and less apparent. But taking photos of things that are reasonably close to you, and there are points of interest at different distances throughout the shot (such as a forest with trees at staggered distances away), the 3d effect is much more apparent and can be quite stunning.
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129 of 129 people found the following review helpful By jjRobotek on September 1, 2010
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I am a long time fan of 3D and a geek, this camera was an excellent fit for me. It produces very clear, perfect 3D images with good depth. The 3.5 inch screen on the back is very High resolution (1.15 million pixels) and Displays 3D without the need for Glasses. The screen is suitable for Viewing 3D and can display a nice 3D "pop out the screen" effect if you compose the shot correctly. Everyone that has seen the camera's screen is amazed at the quality and 3D effect. There is nothing on the market to compare with this Fuji W3 at the moment, AIPTEK has a low end $200 3D camera and Panasonic has a $1400 3D HD video cam.

This is a good addition to anyone who has a 3D HDTV or 3D projector, considering there is very little to watch in 3D at the moment. The Footage looks very good on the big screen. I am watching it on a 100" projection Screen with Nvidia 3D vision Glasses and the effect is amazing. The Best 3D I have ever seen on the consumer market.

The price tag is a little high, it still makes great sense for anyone that has invested in a 3D TV and shutter glasses. 3D and 2D may also be displayed on a TV using the built in HDMI port on the Camera (adapter required)
Fuji also offers an expensive 3D printing service that will print 3D photos for about $7 per 5x7 print.

Videos are recorded in resolution up to 720P in 3D or 2D. They look sharp and clear. They may be converted to work with Youtube 3D very easily using the FinePix Studio software that comes with the camera. Youtube 3D let's people watch your videos in various 3D formats, with or without glasses.

I am overall very pleased with the W3

Cons:
1. Battery life is ~1 hour - Buy a couple spare batteries - they are as low as $4.00 on Amazon
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115 of 117 people found the following review helpful By David Richardson on October 17, 2010
I must say that I love this camera. I followed the W1 when it first came out and was waiting for it to be offered direct to the U.S. and not be an imported item from Japan. From what I have read the improvements are nice (but not significant - at least for what I have used).

I bought this specifically to go on a trip to Civil War Battlefields and take pictures. I got the camera a few weeks ahead of time and started taking pictures right away. Prior to the trip I took took about 200 hundred pictures to get used to it. During the trip I took an additional 1451, so I feel that I have a pretty good feel for its abilities.

Pro's:

As many have stated, the 3D ability is second to none. I liked being able to carry it easily (I bought a small case that attaches to my belt). The screen is large and bright and the controls are easy to learn (I have only used Canon cameras before). It worked really well when you follow the suggestions of having your principal subject about 4-8 feet and then one or two more rows of depth behind. I also found that it worked well when I am shooting down on something. An image I took on the first day of a fire hydrant shot from above at a 45 degree angle is fantastic and I was just playing, but at that angle there is something all the way from top to bottom.

The 3D lens is amazing. It is so cool to show it to people. I have not had one person that realized that I was taking 3D pictures until I showed them and all of them were just blown away with the results. Even after 1500+ images I am still thrilled with that feature.

At first my macro shots were terrible. Others have mentioned poor results. My desire was to try shooting my keyboard from close up.
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