We may still have a hard time watching 3D content, but Fujfilm allows you to create your own with the W1 digital camera. With two 10 mega pixel image sensors, the W1 can record 3D movies for $600. Find out what Chris Hardwick (complete with shiny jacket) and Olivia Munn rate this device.
What You Need to Know
- This is about twice the size of a traditional point and shoot.
- It feels thick and heavy, but solid.
- The LCD also seems kind of small on such a huge camera.
- The camera shoots pictures and video in true stereoscopic 3D, and you don't need glasses to see them in 3D on the camera's screen.
- There's a setting called "Parallax" that adjusts the way you see it in 3D.
- You can also adjust the Parallax after you've taken a picture.
- It's hard to find the right balance of 3D in foreground and background without a lot of crosstalk (ghosting).
- There's also auto-Parallax, but even that doesn't find the sweet spot.
- It's also important to take pictures that have a defined foreground and background so you can really see the 3D.
- Overall, it's impressive, but not perfect by any means.
- One thing to note; we saw pictures on an NVIDIA 3D laptop, and they looked a lot better through shutter glasses than with the naked eye.
- It obviously takes pictures in 2D too, and it can do simultaneous picture taking (like taking one color, one black and white or one zoomed, one wide).
- The overall image quality is pretty good.
- Normal light pictures have a lot of detail and accurate colors; you might get a little bit of soft focus, but that's very rare.
- Low light pictures might blur and have a tendency to be grainy; the flash under-exposes just a little, but it's better than blowing it out.
- Simultaneous picture functions like wide or zoomed, black and white or color, and two different ISO settings are fun to have.
- Overall, image quality is better than most point and shoots.
- Even though it's not quite there yet, Fujifilm makes it pretty easy to create your own 3D content, and before anyone else.
- 3 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
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