Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1

Last update (11 March’10):
- Review by USAToday

FinePix REAL 3D W1 is the world’s first 3D digital camera features FinePix REAL 3D Technology, two Fujinon lenses and two CCDs to capture 3D images. Each lens taking the shot from a different angle. The two images are then processed by the RP (Real Photo) Processor 3D – a newly developed processor that evaluates all photographic factors from focus and brightness to color tonality, and then merges the left and right images in a single 3D image. The camera also features a 3D LCD Monitor System showing 3D images with no goggles required.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Check Availability

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Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 Reviews

USAToday reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and writes;
“I can’t recommend the W1 for most users in its current iteration. But given the promise of 3D and Fuji’s head start, I’m hoping they give it another shot..”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

TechRadar reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and writes;
“The 3D images the camera captures are incredibly impressive, but you have to get your viewing angle correct to take full advantage.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotoReview.au reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and writes;
“resolution held up well throughout the camera’s ISO range, where we found a gradual, but steady, decline from ISO 100 to the highest setting of ISO 1600.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET.uk reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and writes;
“We can’t say how good the separate viewer is because Fujifilm didn’t have one to send to us, but, judging by the images on the FinePix Real 3D W1′s screen, when the 3D mode works, it works well. But the 3D effect is elusive, the camera can be awkward to handle, and the overall cost could soon start rising, thanks to the expensive extras “
Rating: ★★★½☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and writes;
“3D W1 produced 2D images of above average quality during the review period. The 10 megapixel sensor produces noise-free images at ISO 100, but there’s some limited noise starting to appear at ISO 200. ISO 400 exhibits fairly visible noise and loss of fine detail but is still very usable, while ISO 800 and 1600 get progressively noisier. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

T3 reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and writes;
“Buy it for a gimmick-mad sibling as a wedding present, maybe… but get a proper compact for yourself “
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Akihabara reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 [also here] and writes;
“Overall, though, this is a stunning first effort. It’s a little big and pricey, but you’ve got a whole new creative dimension to play with – and playing around to get the most eye-popping results is utterly addictive.”
Rating: N/A

Stuff.tv reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and writes;
“Overall, though, this is a stunning first effort. It’s a little big and pricey, but you’ve got a whole new creative dimension to play with – and playing around to get the most eye-popping results is utterly addictive.”

Rating: ★★★★★

CNET.de reviews the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 and writes;
“Applause for Fujifilm – the Japanese manufacturer, with its daring W1 is a step in absolutely new territory: 3D photography for private users. On the three-dimensional display of the camera to see the photos impressively closed out. This is the Finepix camera nor an expensive niche toy.”
Rating: N/A


Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 Samples

- Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog


Download Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 Brochures

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Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 Specifications

Number of effective pixels
10.0 million pixels

CCD sensor
1/2.3-inch CCD x2

Storage media
* Internal memory (Approx. 42MB)
* SD memory card
* SDHC memory card *2

File format

3D Still image:
MPO+JPEG, MPO (Multi Picture Format compatible)
2D Still image:
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2 *3)
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
3D Movie:
3D-AVI (Stereo AVI format with 2 image channels)
2D Movie:
AVI format (Motion JPEG with sound)

Number of recorded pixels

L: 4:3 3,648 x 2,736 / L: 3:2 3,648 x 2,432 / M: 4:3 2,592 x 1,944 / S: 4:3 2,048 x 1,536 pixels

Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7(W) – F4.2(T)

Lens focal length
f=6.3 – 18.9mm, equivalent to 35.0 – 105.0mm on a 35mm camera
up to 3.8x (Combined optical and digital zoom)
up to 17.1x (Combined optical 3x zoom and digital 5.7x zoom)

Wide: F3.7 / F5 / F8, Telephoto: F4.2 / F5.6 / F9

Focus distance (from lens surface)
* Approx. 60cm / 2ft. to infinity

Macro (2D only):
* Wide: Approx. 8cm – 80cm / 0.3ft. – 2.6ft.
* Telephoto: Approx. 60cm – 3m / 2.0ft. – 9.8ft.

Quick AF:
* Approx. 1m / 3.3ft. to infinity

Auto / Equivalent to 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Exposure control
TTL 256-zones metering, MULTI, SPOT, AVERAGE
Exposure mode
Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual

Shooting modes
SP mode:
Natural light, Natural light and with Flash, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Anti-Blur
Interval 3D shooting, Individual shutter 3D shooting
Tele/Wide simultaneous shooting, 2-Color simultaneous shooting, 2-Sensitivity simultaneous shooting

Shutter speed
* 1/8sec. – 1/500sec.
Night (Tripod):
* 3sec. – 1/500sec.
* 1/2sec. – 1/1000sec.
All other modes including AUTO:
* 1/4sec. – 1/1000sec.

Continuous shooting

* Top-40 (max. 2 frames/sec. “S” only)

* Top-40 (max. 1 frame/sec.)
* High speed Top-40 (max. 3 frames/sec., “S” only)


* Single AF
AF mode:
* 3D: Center
* 2D: Center, Multi (for Face Detection off only)

White balance
Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm white), Fluorescent light (Cool white), Incandescent light, Underwater lighting

Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. delay

Auto flash

Effective range: (ISO AUTO):

* Wide: Approx. 60cm – 3.7m / 2ft. – 12.1ft.
* Telephoto: Approx. 60cm – 3.3m / 2ft. – 10.8ft.
Macro (2D only)
* Wide Approx. 30cm – 80cm / 1ft. – 2.6ft.
* Telephoto: Approx. 60cm – 1.6m / 2ft. – 5.2ft.
Flash modes
* Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
* Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.

LCD monitor
2.8-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots color LCD monitor with Light Direction Control, Approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording
640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
* Zoom function cannot be used during movie recording.
Photography functions

Auto parallax control, Power management, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory

Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), Power management, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory

Playback functions

Parallax adjustment, Multi-frame playback (with Micro Thumbnail), Cropping, Resize, Sorting by date, Slideshow
Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), Multi-frame playback (with Micro Thumbnail), Sorting by date, Cropping, Resize, Slideshow, Image rotate

Video output
NTSC / PAL selectable

Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-speed

Power supply
NP-95 Li-ion battery (included), AC power adapter AC-5VC (included)

Approx. 123.6 (W) x 68 (H) x 25.6 (D) mm / 4.9 (W) x 2.7 (H) x 1.0 (D) in. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)

Approx. 260g / 9.2oz (excluding accessories, batteries and memory)

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Comment by Frank Norman Subscribed to comments via email
2009-08-07 14:38:58

I should certainly like to know where/when I can get one. It appears to be what I want.

Comment by Kevin
2009-08-08 19:22:32

This camera has just been released in Japan today. Hopefully it makes it to North America soon! Some have started to show up on ebay…I have a ebay widget on my site if you are interested.

Comment by Jas Paris
2009-10-05 17:48:56

I am traveling in Tokyo, and just played with this camera and the monitor at Bic Camera (one of the larger Tokyo Camera stores) and I find the camera and monitor just great! The video’s really do jump out at you, though the 8″ monitor is a little small. The system reminds me a little of the DIDIK 3D tv experimental tv systems of the late 1970′s which also used lenticular screens in front of monitors and a two lens configuration being recorded on a large format 1″ video tape of the time (www.didik.com/dtv.htm). The Fuji 3D camera is selling for list price here, which is about $1100 for the two together.

Comment by Vsevolod Subscribed to comments via email
2010-01-20 07:57:58

Latest version of STOIK Imagic 5.0.4 (http://www.stoik.com/imagic) can split MPO files such as made by FujiFilm FinePix Real 3D W1 into standard JPEGs, generate stereo pairs (JPS, PNS), and anaglyphs. STOIK Imagic is free, but some advanced features will require purchase of activation key after initial 30 days. Splitting of MPO into JPEGs is available in free version.

Comment by james braselton
2010-04-22 15:37:36

hi there guss who is now intering this technolgy 3D with no glasses nintendo 3DS a 3D ds exept this 3D is a portable gaming console nintedo has put the anoucment on the internet and says information at E3 for the new nintendo 3DS and yes confirmed by nintendo websites and no not being funny or joke nintendo has put leaked some specs sharp 3D screens targa cpu and wait for june E3 for more information


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