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3D or 2D? Still or Video? This is Sublime Versatility...,
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Forget jerry-rigging two Flip cams together. If you want a stylish camera that can shoot great 3D (and 2D) photos and videos, this is it. I'm still learning the ropes but so far, it's been nothing short of impressive.
It may seem pricey but keep in mind, this is like 2 high-powered cameras in one device designed specifically for stereoscopic 3D. Controls like the auto-parallax more than justify the price. The 3D monitor is amazing and instantly gratifying especially when your 3D shots come out looking amazing. And if the novelty of 3D runs out for you, the 2D shooting features will keep you happy. Shooting with two different cameras gives you more options for creative photography. Bear in mind, unlike what the marketing images suggest, it's not the exact shot (obviously since the lens are spaced apart) and in some cases, it's not the exact moment.
The reason why this doesn't get 5 stars is because of some of the inconveniences I've run into. For example, the bundled software is terrible for this camera. On that note, Mac users will find the lack of support and software to be a pain. At least, Windows users will be able to use the amazing StereoMovie Maker. Also, you're going to have to study the manual esp. the Restrictions table. It tells you which options work with which modes. This way you don't expect some combination to work and get disappointed when it doesn't.
All in all, I'm pleased with this camera despite some of the issues I've run into. FinePix W3 could almost be the Swiss Army Knife of cameras.
Summary: Two views. Lots of options. Some restrictions apply.
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Initial post: Oct 18, 2013 5:47:23 AM PDT
Richard M. Schiller says:
With REAL 3D TV out and at the theatres, I think the need for customer-warning with these cameras. The use of the word REAL3D is improper if a camera has the red-blue system. I was drawn to the name as if it were the new polarized system of vertical-horizontal light.
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