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a good 3D camera
on 9 May 2016
This Fuji camera is very good at producing 3D images. If you're after a 3D camera, then I recommend it. I've been using this camera for over 2 years, and have taken some great 3D shots with it.
It can take photos in standard 2D - but, in this mode, the camera is no different from any other (and if you're after a standard digital camera then I'd recommend something else). It can take both photos and film in 3D - and it's here that this camera is quite amazing.
The camera itself is rather tiny and compact (it'll easily fit into a jacket or coat pocket). It's very simple to use ... just slide the front screen down, and it turns on. It has a large - 3.5" - LCD screen, on which you can review your images in 3D. It comes with a built-in flash (and has no hot-shoe for an external flash gun).
It has a 10 megapixel sensor, and - while you can set certain features yourself - everything is intended to operate on automatic.
It functions by taking two images simultaneously - and overlaying these, to create a 3D image. And the results are wonderful. Of course, you have to take a photo that suits a 3D image - i.e. there has to be depth to the shot being taken. It works best if you're shooting something that's at least 1m away, and up to 10m away.
While this item is, in and of itself, a decent 3D camera - capable of producing fantastic images - the problem is that you can't simply print these photos out at home or at the local supermarket. Rather, you have to use Fuji's own printing services ... you send-in your images (via their website) and they send you the printed photos.
3D prints are available via Fuji in a choice of 3 sizes:
7 x 5 inches / 179 x 127 mm @ £4.29 each
9 x 6 inches / 229 x 152 mm @ £4.99 each
3 x 2.25 inches / 76 x 58 mm @ £4.28 for four
So the largest 3D photo you can have is a 9" by 6". While this is a reasonable size, it is rather costly (as compared to standard 2D photo prints).
Overall, if you're after a 3D camera then this is a great item ... but it does have ongoing costs, and print restrictions.