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great quality and great fun.,
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This review is from: Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Camera)I've only had mine about a day so consider this a first impression.
First off it's pretty easy to use. Menu functions are simpler than I expected. It was faster to jump in and start poking around the menus than to try and read the manual first. When I had a question is when I referred to the manual. Even then, the quick start manual provided will often refer you to the full users manual which comes on the CD provided. Not good when your out in the field(where else are you likely to be?).
The quality of the display is astonishing. I went around the office this morning taking pictures of co-workers and even the ludites were impressed. I took a couple dozen shots inside our office most with the lights off and this camera takes great low light pictures.
Video wasn't quite as good. The PQ was ok but the video was kind of jerky. It didn't seem to be recording at full 24fps. It should work better on a tripod recording subjects moving and avoiding fast pans.
After a little trial and error I was able to view pics and video on my Mitsubishi 65C9 by connecting it to the mits 3DA-1 converter(same as you would do with any other, non-checkerboard, 3D source). I set the camera to display side by side. I also used a mini HDMI cable(not supplied)I had lying around. I doubt it was ver. 1.4 as recommended but I wasn't connecting to a 1.4 TV like most of the new LCD, LED or Plasma 3DTV's.
I didn't really like the way they designed the aux. power supply which is a proprietary device(not included)shaped like the battery that slide in place of the battery and requires you to flip open a little access flap to allow the wire to exit the camera when the battery compartment door is closed. On the other hand I rarely have need for auxiraly power but someone (a professional perhaps) might want this for studio work.
All in all I really love this camera for most of the usual 2D merits and, of course, for the very good 3D functionality.
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Initial post: Sep 3, 2010 12:15:35 PM PDT
I had jerky video that cut off short, unti i formatted
The memory card from the camera menu, now its very smooth. Tripod or very steady hands help too.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2010 3:28:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2010 3:46:52 PM PDT
I formatted the card first thing. I was at max zoom and panned it and that's when it broke up.
The card is an 8 gig class 6 from Fuji. I later took a little video from my drivers seat while cruising down a straight stretch of road and it looked a lot better or at least average for hand held HD video while driving. The 3D effect was present but not great. Maybe after some adjustments(parallax, zoom etc.)while someone else drives. I intend to use at least a monopod when I video parts of a parade in a couple of weeks. It should look pretty cool. I think you just need to keep fast motion to a minimum. Even professional 3D footage can be hard to watch when there is a lot of action.
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