Last updated (22 March’11):
– Review by PCAdvisor
Fujifilm Real 3D W3 is a 10.0 megapixels Digital camera features 3x Optical zoom, twin lens-CCD system is processed by the RP (Real Photo) Processor 3D, ISO 100-1600, and 3.5-inch 3D LCD Monitor System. The camera measures 124.0 (W) x 65.9(H) x 27.8 (D) mm / 4.9 (W) x 2.6 (H) x 1.1 (D) in. and weighs Approx. 230g / 8.1oz (excluding battery and memory card).
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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Reviews
PCAdvisor reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“If you’re dead-set on capturing 3D video and images immediately, the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 is your most-versatile pocketable option at the moment. “
PhotoReview.au reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“Resolution remained fairly high between ISO 100 and ISO 400 but declined thereafter. The graph below shows the results of our Imatest tests. Interestingly, little noise was evident in shots taken at ISO 1600, which were visibly better than similar shots from the W1.”
DigitalTrends reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“We discovered 3D stills are very hit and miss. We took shots of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center, and in some, there was a nice sense of depth of the tree backed by skyscrapers. Close-ups of branches did nothing. And the lack of an AF Assist lamp was very evident, as many shots were not super sharp.”
NeoCamera reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“3 can be seen as a uniquely impressive 3D product or an average camera with a hefty price tag. Which way you go depends on how much fun you can get out of producing images and videos that very few people can. For certain subjects, the addition of 3D perspective really transforms the image into something much more impressive..”
PCMag reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“If you’re an early adopter who wants to make the most of your 3D monitor or 3D HDTV, the Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W3 might be for you. It’s simple to use, but 3D image results aren’t stellar since only a small percentage of pictures will pop right off the screen.”
PhotographyBlog reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“Though the camera isn’t as sophisticated as others in the Fujifilm range when it comes to shooting in lower light – with ISO 1600 being the maximum – the W3 does a decent job of maintaining a noise free image at ISO 800, so it’s only really at that top ISO 1600 setting that detail is beginning to visibly degrade and the shot take on a tell tale gritty appearance. Generally speaking we were impressed, and again, the wow of the camera’s 3D capabilities really needs to be appreciated first hand to get the gist.”
Trustedreviews reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“The autofocus system is quick and accurate in good light, and works well even in quite dim lighting, but there is no AF assist lamp… Shooting in 2D mode the camera only uses the left-hand lens and sensor, and the still image quality is reasonably good.”
Popphoto reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
” Photos look fine on the back of the camera, while videos leave something to be desired. You can also order 5″x7″ prints of your 3D photos for $6.99 each. The display prints they had on-hand looked good, providing plenty of depth.”
Techdigest reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“The 3D images themselves are impressive, providing you can frame an interesting picture. “
Pocket-lint reviews the Fujifilm Real 3D W3 and writes;
“The Fujifilm FinePix 3D W3 is an impressive camera – far more so than its W1 predecessor. The rear LCD is wonderfully large, though framing and capturing a good 3D image is a whole different ball game to standard photography. .”
Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Reviews
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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 User Reviews
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“Well, this will be a brief review. First off the images and videos are awesome! As it is, with new technology there will be some bugs. First, the 3D LCD display is incredible, but you need to make sure that you are directly in the displays sweet spot. For others to view the camera will need to be passed around which increases the likelyhood that it will be dropped. The same can be said of any digital camera though. My biggest issue is that it does not work well with my samsung 3D tv. The convergence is just to great and creates a massively distorted image with 50% of the image being 3D and the rest of the image is ghosted.” – By Dreamsphere
Good 3d experience! excelent technology
“It’s a very nice camera, easy to use and excellent features, the only complain is about the battery that doesn’t has power enough to take and review pics in a full holiday, you need to recharge 2 or 3 times or buy 2 o 3 battery packs. ” – By RoCa
new fujifilm w3 camera
“i have used the old model fujifilm w1 3d camera for about 12 months, but the new 3d w3 camera is far better to use than the old one. the 3d hd video is much more sharper than the older one and the menus are a lot easy to set the camera up for a shot.iam very pleased with this new camera and would recommend it for great 3d photos which i view on my 3d television.” – By aussie
So far – I’m loving it
“The built in camera lcd is pretty cool the way it shows 3d on the screen but the blown up image on your hdtv will look great! When I watch my pictures its like I made my own viewfinder pics! My outdoor pictures really looked great , indoor shots can be more tricky because I dont like to use flash. The camera can take 3D and normal jpg’s at the same time so if your concerned about using a shot – you can also use software to split the mpo into the right and left jpegs so you really never need to worry about having unusable pics that are 3D only.” – By John Hillestad
3D is awesome
“3D is awesome! The screen makes it easy to share with non-3d enthusiasts. The MPOs and AVIs are directly viewable with sterePhotoMaker/stereoMovieMaker. Mirror method also works very well with the MPOs. The built-in auto parallax correction is actually pretty good. The 16:9 LANDSCAPE 3D rocks. Note it’s a bit bulkier than a typical P&S camera. ” – By L. wen
Fantastic for 3D but Inferior Photo and Movie Quality for 2D
“This slight flutter may have been from that particular television (we didn’t try any other ones), but the pictures and video were VERY impressive and looked VERY 3D. Though the 3D pictures look great, they can only be printed by going online with Fujifilm at a steep cost of $6.99 per each 5×7 photo…” – By A. J. Corrao
I love it
“I love that my portrait photo is 3D. It free and works great, but can be difficult to use, But I shouldn’t have to use a third party software for pictures and it will convert 12 photos at a time.. The Software that comes with the camera will create red and blue video perfectly It will also let you create side by side video too, for YouTube….” – By RONALD D. MCNABB
It’s what you think it is – and that’s good
“I purchased this camera because I have always been interested in 3-D photography. This is the first consumer-level 3D camera that I have used and I have to say that I am very impressed. The fact that the on-camera screen uses a lenticular overlay really allows you to see the 3D effect right on camera. Honestly, the photo quality is average at best, but the 3D photos really pop. The 3D videos are truly something to behold – I wasn’t expecting them to be as compelling as they are.” – By Brian Browning
Digital Stereo camera, at last
“I have been a 3D photo fan for the last 40 years. I still own several Realists, TDCs, Duplex, Illocas and Kodaks stereo cameras and accessories and when finally digital photography took over film photography, we were all waiting for a high quality 3D digital camera. It is finally here. This FujiFilm Real 3D W3 is absolutely fantastic. Easy to use, realiable and beautiful 3D photos…” – By Amalia Posada D
Fantastic Little Thing
“The 3D pictures are amazing and breathtaking. Plenty of ahs and gasps from people as soon as they see the pics. It has even spooked more than one person. Average for 2D.. but why would you want to go there 🙂 ? Anyway, buy this camera primarily for its 3D abilities, not its (acceptable) 2D performance….” – By Soulster
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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 User Manual (PDF)
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Fujifilm Real 3D W3 Features
Capture 3D HD movies and still photos. Shoot high-resolution 3D photos and movies effortlessly with 3D Auto. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera comes complete with two 10-megapixel sensors and two Fujinon 3x optical zoom lenses. This set-up allows you to capture high-definition, high-resolution images and movies in 3D effortlessly, just by selecting 3D Auto. What’s more, your memories will be captured with stereo audio sound in movie mode.
Two sets of lens that work in the same way as human eyes. Our ability to perceive depth comes from viewing an object along two different lines of sight. This phenomenon is called parallax. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 is fitted with two lenses to capture realistic images that are unchanged from how human eyes see them. Both optical 3x zoom lenses capture subjects beautifully, even from a distance. The camera’s newly developed stainless steel frame maintains the optical axis with high precision.
All these features are combined in a light, compact, stylish body. With its two 10 megapixel sensors, the FinePix REAL 3D W3 captures even the finest of details. The synchronized control of the two sensors and lenses prevents any inaccuracy between the two images and produces a perfectly matched pair of images which, when combined, produce a single image with a very natural sense of depth. Image data captured by the twin lens-CCD system is processed by the newly developed RP (REAL PHOTO) Processor 3D HD. The technology merges the left and right images into a single image. This processor is also the power behind 3D Auto–the function that lets even first-time users take stunning HD-quality images effortlessly. And not only can it shoot in spectacular 3D, but you can also switch to standard 2D mode and use it as a normal camera. There are even special features that allow you to use the fact that the camera has two lenses and two sensors and take two different photos at once. Super Intelligent Flash and Scene Position are featured to automatically make the optical settings to match your scene.
Plus, you can see your 3D movies and photos with the naked eye. The large 3.5-inch LCD screen displays high-resolution, high-contrast 3D images and movies without the need for glasses. See it in all its glory with your own eyes. High Luminosity Mode displays images 1.5x brighter and reproduces color 1.8 x deeper, allowing you to enjoy clear, distinct and vivid images. Simply connect your W3 camera to a 3DTV using a HDMI cable and sit back and enjoy all your photos and home movies in amazing high definition 3D. Try out Fujifilm’s 3D printing system which prints 3D images directly on to special lenticular sheets. The result is photos with spectacular depth, and memories preserved in beautiful 3D.
FinePix REAL 3D Technology pioneers a new dimension in imaging
Fujinon Lens – Two Sets of Lens that Work in the Same Way as Human Eyes
Our ability to perceive depth comes from viewing an object along two different lines of sight. This phenomenon is called parallax. The FinePix REAL 3D W3 is fitted with dual lenses to capture realistic images that are unchanged from how human eyes see them. Both optical 3x zoom lenses capture subjects beautifully, even from a distance. The camera’s newly developed stainless steel frame maintains the optical axis with high precision. All these features are combined in a light, compact, stylish body.
3D CCD System – Natural Sense of Depth with Synchronized Control of Two CCDs
With its two 10 megapixel sensors, the FinePix Real 3D W3 captures even the finest of details. The synchronized control of the two sensors and lenses prevents any inaccuracy between the two images and produces a perfectly matched pair of images which, when combined, produce a single image with a very natural sense of depth.
RP (REAL PHOTO) Processor – New REAL PHOTO Processor 3DHD
Image data captured by the dual lens-CCD system is processed by the newly developed RP (REAL PHOTO) processor 3DHD. The technology merges the left and right images into a single image. This processor is also the power behind 3D Auto – the function that lets even first-time users take stunning HD-quality images effortlessly.
Advanced 2D Mode
With two lenses and two sensors, the W3 camera is effectively two cameras in one. These advanced 2D modes allow you to benefit from the two cameras independently with Dual Shooting modes taking two shots at the same time and capturing the same scene in different colors, at different zoom lengths and at different sensitivities.
Tele/Wide Simultaneous Shooting
Zoom in on your subject and also take a wide-angle shot of the same scene at the same time. The twin-lens system lets you freely set the zoom magnification for one lens while the other is set to wide angle, letting you capture the exact same instant with totally different angles of view.
* With Tele/Wide Simultaneous Shooting, the left lens can zoom while the right lens is fixed in a wide angle setting.
2-Color Simultaneous Shooting
Change the settings and with one press of the shutter, you can take two photos of the same scene with a different color tonality. Set one lens system to Standard and the other to the vivid colors of Chrome. You can also capture the scene in both Standard and vintage Black & White or shoot simultaneously with Chrome and Black & White. Fujifilm doubles your enjoyment of every moment.
2-Sensitivity Simultaneous Shooting
Take two photos of the same instant – one at high sensitivity and one at low sensitivity. For example, you can take panned shots of a moving subject at the exact same instant with different degrees of background motion blur. In dark scenes, you can prioritize blur reduction for one shot, and image quality for the other. For times when you are not sure which sensitivity setting is best, you can shoot the moment at two settings and later pick the image to keep during playback.
Intuitive Interface & Operation
Introducing easy to navigate interface and smooth operation for a better 3D / 2D shooting experience.
Design & Interface
One-hand grip slim design; featuring grip parts, this body delivers you the utmost grip comfort when shooting and opening the barrier with one hand.
With a sliding barrier protecting the lenses, the camera is designed for ease of operation.
One-touch 3D/2D Switch
Control button for one-touch switching between 3D and 2D shooting and playback
Smooth mode dial control can easily be done when choosing for the right shooting mode.
Designed with the smart look, this compact slim body allows mobility and convenience.
Featuring an innovative 3D viewing LCD monitor, you can playback the results both in 3D and 2D right on the spot.
Micro Thumbnail View
Up to 100 pictures can be viewed at a time in a 10×10 array of micro thumbnails. Convenient for smooth and comfortable playback.
Bring your photos to life! Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style.
3D File Format
For 3D image recording, the FinePix REAL 3D system adopts the MP format for stills and 3D-AVI format for movies. MP format is the “multi-picture format” standardized by CIPA. FinePix REAL 3D W3 can also simultaneously record still images in both MP format (3D) and JPEG (2D). 3D-AVI adopts the widely used AVI multimedia container format. Adoption of these formats enables 2D playback of recorded images on the user’s current personal computer.
SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
The versatile card slot is compatible with SD and high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC) memory cards.
Expanded World of “View 3D”
3D excitement begins the moment you see the stunning form and builds as you experience the innovative interface.
3.5-inch Widescreen 3D LCD Monitor
See your 3D movies and photos with the naked eye The large 3.5-inch LCD screen displays high-resolution, high-contrast 3D images and movies without the need for glasses. See it in all its glory with your own eyes!
Lenticular Lens System
Fujifilm’s unique 3D monitor enables you to enjoy 3D images just with your naked eyes. The Finepix REAL 3D W3 uses an array of microscopic concave lenses to produce binocular disparity. This technology prevents on-screen flickering and crosstalk.
Images come to life on the bright LCD display
High Luminosity Mode displays images 1.5x* brighter and reproduces color 1.8x* deeper allowing you to enjoy clear, distinct and vivid images.
* Compared to previous models.
High-resolution 1.15 million dot LCD
3D images are shown on a high resolution 1.15 million dot LCD. The LCD ensures perfect portrayal of fine detail and color.
Crisp 3D Shots with Low Crosstalk
Enjoy natural, effective 3D images with reduced “crosstalk” (or double exposure) which is typically present in 3D images.
Simply connect with HDMI cable to enjoy HDTV-quality images
Simply connect your W3 camera to a 3DTV using a HDMI cable* and sit back and enjoy all your photos and home movies in amazing high definition 3D!
* Commercially available HDMI cable (high speed type) required.
High Resolution 3D Print System
Try out Fujifilm’s 3D printing system which prints 3D images directly on to special lenticular sheets. The result is photos with spectacular depth, and memories preserved in beautiful 3D.
Edit your 3D Images on MyFinePix Studio
Edit your 3D images using the MyFinePix Studio software* included. You can separate 3D photos in to left/right still images and re-combine them. You can also trim and combine your 3D movies quickly and easily.
* Please ensure you have completed automatic update of the latest version (ver.2.0 or higher).
Shoot 2D/3D Hybrid
The FinePix REAL 3D W3 comes loaded with a variety of functions for both 3D and 2D.
Switch 3D/2D Button
You can still capture normal photos in 2D with this camera. Just press the 2D-3D button to toggle between the two settings. 2D/3D button can also be used in “Playback” mode.
Manual Shooting Functions
Choose “M” (Manual) Mode for the freedom to set shutter speed and aperture. Get instant control of depth of field in “A” (Aperture Priority) Mode. With the built-in “P” (Program) Mode, the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value. Take the shot you want, whether it is in 2D or 3D.
Super Intelligent Flash
This advanced flash system automatically adjusts flash output and timing to capture subjects and background in bright natural detail over the full flash range. No more flash washout even when taking ultra close-up shots.
* Macro can be set at 38cm in 3D mode and 8cm in 2D mode.
3D/2D Continuous Shooting
Never miss the moment capturing the scene in continual frames.
* 3D: 2 frames / sec. max 40 frames (size S)
* 2D: 1 frame/ sec. max 40 frames (size L), 3 frames / sec. max 40 frames (size S)
Mode Dial and Scene Position
Easy-to-select Mode Dial and Scene Position. Just select the Scene Position (SP) that matches the subject and situation. The camera automatically optimizes every setting from shutter speed and white balance to sensitivity and even selects whether or not the flash is required. Moments are captured with the best possible results for both 2D and 3D photos.
Mode Dial Settings
* AUTO: The easiest mode for taking pictures. Use this mode for ordinary photography. Scene Position: Choose a SP scene suited to the subject or shooting conditions and the camera will do the rest.
* Manual: Provides detailed settings that are impossible to set in Auto mode.
* Aperture Priority Auto: An automatic mode to set the aperture.
* Program Auto: An automatic mode to specify the settings except for the shutter speed and aperture setting.
* Adv. 2D: Simultaneously captures one set of the following 3 shooting types: Wide angle / zoom, standard / black & white, or high sensitivity / low sensitivity photos.
* Adv. 3D Shooting: Automatically takes successive shots with a press of a single shutter.
Scene Positions for Every Moment
* Natural Light & with Flash: Shoots 2 images continuously, without flash and with flash. Comes in great handy during marginal shooting situations.
* Natural Light: Produces beautiful images that retain the natural ambience when shots are taken in low-light conditions.
* Portrait: Set for shooting portraits. Skin tones are softened as it enhances the overall natural look.
* Landscape: Best for shooting scenery in daylight capturing clear and sharp shots of buildings and mountains effectively.
* Sport: A quick recognition of persons in motion or objects for a faster shutter speed to help you catch the perfect moment.
* Night: Mode for shooting evening and night scenes. A picture is taken with a slow shutter.
* Night (Tripod): Clear shots of twilight scenes using tripod.
* Sunset: Capture sunset scenes vivid in color.
* Snow: Most adaptable to snow scenes without unnatural darkened images or where the whole screen appears white.
* Beach: Clear shots of people without darkened images under strong sunlight.
* Underwater: Best for shooting underwater capturing clear images of the ocean blue.
* Party: Best for shooting indoor weddings or parties. Retains the natural ambience in low-light conditions.
* Anti Blur: Gives blur free results by preventing camera shake on moving subjects.
What’s in the Box
* W3 3D digital camera
* Battery (NP-50)
* Battery charger (BC-45W)
* Hand strap
* USB cable
* Owner’s manual