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Fuji 3D Rocks! Fills the 3D content gap nicely..,
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This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Camera)
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
1. Battery life is ~1 hour - Buy a couple spare batteries - they are as low as $4.00 on Amazon
2. 3D Shooting distance should be no less than 4 feet in auto mode, anything that comes in closer than 4 feet should be small and centered, it may even pop out of the screen!
3. Buy a medium - large case, the camera is a little large for a point and shoot.
4. Format the memory card once you install it, I ran into issues with videos cutting off until formatted.
5. 3D is not for everyone! Avoid the W3 If you cannot tolerate 3D..
6. The screen must be in the center of your field of vision for the 3D effect to work.
7. Video recordings cut off at 11 Minutes in HQ mode and begin a new recording. May be stitched together with software. Video Frame rate is very respectable for a flash recorder but not perfect, way better than the AIPTEK.
I have some movies on youtube 3D - converted with Stereo Movie Maker, search for JJROBOTEK FUJI
Use the 3D button on the player to pick your glasses format.
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2010 12:09:11 PM PDT
No problem, one more thing to consider is that the computer setup is more complicated than just plugging into a 3DTV. As long as you can handle installing a video card and software you should be okay..
Posted on Nov 14, 2010 6:19:34 PM PST
jjRobotek, what kind of memory card are you using? I understand that this camera is a bit demanding of the memory card's speed, and that some of the cheaper cards that are billed as 'Class 10' may not be fast enough.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2010 7:05:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2010 7:05:50 PM PST
Transcend 32gb class 6 works flawlessly for me.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2010 8:13:34 PM PST
What cable is needed to connect to an 3D HDTV? Do they make mini-HDMI to HMDI cord that is 1.4? Isn't that what I need?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2010 8:04:37 AM PST
Yes, that's the one. I don't think it needs to be 1.4, I bought the cheapest one I could find and seems to be working fine.
Posted on Dec 27, 2010 2:01:28 PM PST
Got the camera and the viewer for xmas and just think they are awesome!! I do need help with instructions since it's all in Japanese!!!
Where can I read English instructions? Also does anyone know of a hard shel case that will work well with the camera??
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010 5:55:03 PM PST
Posted on Jan 6, 2011 11:26:57 AM PST
Can you plug a microphone into this camera? I'm looking at getting this for a short film project but I couldn't find much info about the camera's audio. Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2011 4:38:31 PM PST
Hey, No mic input. It has two microphones in the front. Audio quality is very good for a point and shoot camera.
Heres some video from a rock concert (The Wall). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFJmO4JkLj
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2011 10:32:35 AM PST
Thanks! I really enjoyed your youtube videos. What kind of editing program do you use?