This Panasonic exhibit uses 120 GH4 cameras to capture incredibly detailed and lifelike 3D models

by Gannon Burgett

posted Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:41 AM EDT

If you’re ever walking through the Panasonic Center in Osaka, Japan, be sure to check out Panasonic’s incredible 3D Photo Lab an exhibit that uses 120 synchronized GH4 cameras to instantaneously capture the data needed to create an almost perfect 3D model of almost anything you toss its way.

The camera array might seem a little peculiar, as the 120 Panasonic GH4 cameras aren’t perfectly spaced out, but together the cameras work hand in hand to capture over two billion pixels in one thousandth of a second. Panasonic notes the setup is capable of shooting up to two people at once.

Once photographed, which appears to be free for passersby, the data from the cameras is used to create a 3D model, which is then used to create some of the most lifelike three-dimensional figures we’ve come across if the subject chooses to purchase one.

Below is a video from Panasonic Japan that shows the exhibit in action. If you're fluent in Japanese, any translation of the conversations in the video would greatly be appreciated -- just leave what you've translated in the comments below and we'll update the article accordingly.