Fujifilm announces 3D viewer for stills and video


posted Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 7:22 PM EDT

Fujifilmv3kickWith an increasing number of still and video cameras able to capture 3D images, it makes sense that someone would create a way to view them other than via a television with 3D glasses. Fujifilm's latest viewer, the latest FinePix REAL 3D digital viewer is a small portable device that allows you to do just that, without having to tote around a special pair of glasses. Called the V3, the new viewer has a bright, 7.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2.88 million dots, and the ability to playback 720p 3D movies as well as stills.

Fujifilmv3frontUsing a new Lenticular Lens System, the FinePix Real 3D V3 is brighter than the previous model, the V1, and users are expected to experience reduced flickering and crosstalk. Also new is LED backlighting, for less energy usage and mercury-free operation. The V3 outputs 3D stills at 800 x 600-pixel x 2 channels, essentially displaying one image per eye. 2D images can also be displayed on the FinePix Real 3D V3 viewer.

Other features include stereo speakers, a built-in stand, a remote control, calendar and slideshow functions, WAV audio playback, SD/SDHC card support, and 512MB internal memory. Connecting HDMI-enabled devices, including a 3D blu-ray disk player or a 3D camera like the FinePix Real 3D W3 digital camera, allows those devices to display images on the V3. No price was available at press time.



Press Release

FinePix REAL 3D V3 — 3D Digital Viewer — Brighter, glasses-free!
November 1, 2011

Fujifilm continues to stay at the forefront of 3D imaging technology with the introduction of the new FinePix REAL 3D V3. FinePix REAL 3D V3 sports some exciting new functionality that takes your viewing of 3D still photos and movies to the next level.

Key improvements have been made to the screen, which is substantially brighter than its predecessor and now uses a lenticular system for glasses-free 3D viewing, plus the V3 Viewer also supports High Definition 3D still photos and movie playback as well as compatibility to other 3D devices via HDMI input: a world's first in a 3D Digital Viewer. *1

    *1 As of October, 2011

Glasses-free LCD monitor

The FinePix REAL 3D V3 Viewer is the first from Fujifilm to use a lenticular system for viewing images. The “no-glasses required” system makes for crystal clear 3D images, and don't suffer from any on-screen flickering.

Images are viewed through a series of lenses aligned on a sheet at left and right angles. As a result, the left and right eyes view different images with the parallax difference between the two eyes creating the 3D effect. With 2.88 million dots and LED backlighting, you will be able to see images with amazing sharpness and clarity.

Naturally, the V3 Viewer doesn't only support 3D still photos and movies, standard 2D still photos and movies can also be viewed at a maximum resolution to 10,000 x 10,000 pixels. The full color display offers an impressive 16.77 million colors to provide superb color accuracy and has a wide viewing angle of up to 160° horizontally and 140° vertically.
HDMI compatibility — a world's first

With the range of 3D products expanding, Fujifilm has become the first company to incorporate an HDMI input on a 3D viewer, which extends its compatibility and versatility. 3D images can be viewed by connecting HDMI-enabled 3D devices including FinePix REAL 3D W3 digital camera, Blu-ray disc players, video camcorders and gaming machines to the FinePix REAL 3D V3 Digital Viewer.
Bring your 3D High Definition movies to life on the new V3 viewer

Users capturing 3D movies can view them in 720p High Definition on the FinePix REAL 3D V3 Digital Viewer, a substantial improvement over the VGA-only offering from the V1 Viewer. What's more, the V3 Viewer's built-in stereo speakers offer high quality sound to enhance the movie viewing experience.
Additional functionality for greater versatility

The FinePix REAL 3D V3 Digital Viewer offers a range of viewing options to ensure the still photos and movies are seen at their very best. Its black frame emphasises the 3D effect while the supplied stand can be adjusted in eight steps so you're always assured of seeing the perfect 3D image. In addition the V3 Viewer can be mounted on a pocket tripod and finely adjusted to display optimum 3D images.

Additional built in features include a slideshow function, calendar, clock and timer displays, plus the compatibility to play WAV audio files in slideshow mode and support SD and SDHC memory cards. A remote control is also provided for hands-free operation.
Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D V3 Viewer key features:

    7.2-inch 3D lenticular display for glasses-free viewing
    2.88 million dots
    Wide viewing angle (160° horizontally, 140° vertically) *In the 2D images played mode
    Can be playback the High Definition 3D still photo and movies via HDMI interface (High-speed type)
    720p HD movie compatible
    Built-in stereo speakers
    512MB internal memory
    SD/SDHC card compatible