The Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 becomes official, includes 3D movie mode

Time published a bunch of info about Fujifilm’s upcoming 3D consumer camera system early last week. The mag talked about how how the FinePix Real 3D W1 the next best thing, which I claimed was doubtful considering its price, but one small detail was left out that Fuji just now released: this camera can also record 3D movies. That’s sweet.

The 3D movie mode works similar to the still camera with both lens shooting the video at the same time. Viewing the 3D movies, and pics, are done on the FinePix 3D V1 digital photo frame that doesn’t require special glasses. Plus, there have been plenty of screenshots showing YouTube is working on 3D videos so you may even be able to share these 3D movies with the world.

The price is still a bit high at $600 for the pocket camera alone, but the movie mode may help more people see the potential. Hopefully the special picture frame’s cost is low enough, but also works well. These 3D images better turn out damn good otherwise the system will flop hard.


[images via FarEastGizmos]