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The interest in 3D Stereo solutions is continuing to grow lately and one of the products that a lot of people expect is the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera that can record both in 2D and in 3D (still images and movies). The Real 3D W1 camera uses two separate Fujinon lenses along with two 10 megapixel CCD sensors to be able to simultaneously take two images just like the eyes of a normal human see everything. The two images can then be combined into a 3D stereo picture with the help of the RP (Real Photo) Processor 3D or into a 3D stereo video clip with resolution of up to 640×480. On the back of the camera you’ll find a 2.8-inch LCD screen that is capable of displaying both 2D and 3D content so that you will be able to preview the images and videos you shoot without having to worry if they are in 2D or 3D mode. Another interesting feature of the camera, when not shooting in 3D mode is the ability to take two 2D pictures with different settings in order to get the best result without having to take two different pictures one after the other. And you get all that in a compact and a good-looking camera that is very easy to use in taking both 2D or 3D images or even shooting videos…
The bad news is that the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera is still not available and is expected to be released later this year (in September). The price of the digital camera is still not announced, but different sources cite that it should be about 600 US dollars which is not that much if you consider what you’ll be getting. Of course I still cannot say if the product will be that good as we all expect it to be, but soon we’ll probably be able to see for ourselves. Along with the FinePix Real 3D W1 digital camera Fujifilm is going to also release an 8-inch digital 3D photo viewer – FinePix Real 3D V1, but of course you should be able to view the 3D images and videos you take with Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision and other similar products.
Specifications of Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1
Number of effective pixels – 10 million pixels
CCD sensor – 1/2.3-inch CCD x2 (two sensors for 3D)
Storage media – Internal memory (Approx. 42MB), SD/SDHC memory card
Pictures file format – 3D Still image: MPO+JPEG, MPO (Multi Picture Format compatible); 2D Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2)
Movies file format – 3D Movie: 3D-AVI (Stereo AVI format with 2 image channels); 2D Movie: AVI format (Motion JPEG with sound)
Supported resolutions: L: 3648×2736 (4:3) / L: 3648×2432 (3:2) / M: 2592×1944 (4:3) / S: 2048×1536 (4:3) pixels
Lens: Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, F3.7 (Wide) – F4.2 (Tele)
Lens focal length: f=6.3 – 18.9 mm, equivalent to 35 – 105 mm on a 35 mm camera
Aperture: Wide: F3.7 / F5 / F8, Telephoto: F4.2 / F5.6 / F9
Sensitivity (ISO): Auto / Equivalent to 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
LCD display: 2.8-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots color LCD monitor with Light Direction Control, Approx. 100% coverage
Movie recording: 640×480 pixels / 320×240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with stereo sound
Digital interface: USB 2.0 High-speed
Dimensions: Approx. 123.6 (W) x 68 (H) x 25.6 (D) mm
Weight: Approx. 260g
The 22 inch iZ3D gaming LCD monitor is an advanced video monitor capable of displaying impressive into-screen and out-of-screen 3D images with passive polarized glasses. This 3D gaming monitor is designed to replace the standard two-dimensional monitors while maintaining great image quality and display brightness while maintaining long-time viewing without causing fatigue or eyestrain. This advanced technology takes three dimensional applications already on today’s market, such as PC games, 3D entertainment and professional stereo applications, and it allows you to experience your favorite 3D animation in a way you never could with a standard two-dimensional (2D) monitor.
The new iZ3D monitor features the first S-3D drivers to be equally compatible with both the powerful NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series and the cutting-edge ATI FireGL V3600 workstation graphics accelerator. The S-3D drivers are also optimized to take advantage of Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Quad processor technologies. iZ3D also features drivers that support Microsoft DirectX 8 and 9 graphics in both Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista. Now the iZ3D drivers offer the compatibility benefits of S-3D with the best and fastest video graphics cards and processor power available.
Current PC’s equipped with a dual output video card will easily power the monitor. Smart capabilities allow it to be used for regular 2D office tasks as well as 3D viewing. Specifications include: 1680 x 1050 resolution; up to 170-degree viewing angle; 5 ms response time; 600:1 contrast ratio; and 16.7-million colors.
The 22″ IZ3D widescreen 3D monitors are currently available for $599.99.
NVIDIA introduced its latest GPU – the GeForce 8800 Ultra to the current line-up. The new video cards based on 8800 Ultra will be available starting May, 15th 2007, at a recommended price of 699 EUR for Europe and $829 for USA. Basically the new card comes with a bit higher operating frequencies of the GPU and the RAM than the cards using the previous top model – the GeForce 8800 GTX. Otherwise than the higher frequencies the new video cards will feature 128 stream processors and 768MB video memory with 384-bit bus.
The latest in the most powerful line of graphics processors on the market, GeForce 8800 Ultra includes faster core and memory clocks to set a new bar for killer DirectX 10 gaming. GeForce 8800 Ultra is also SLI capable so you can pair two of these cards together for even better performance, especially if you have a high-resolution display and play games at resolutions or at least 1600×1200…
Stream Processors: 128
Core Clock (MHz): 612
Shader Clock (MHz): 1500
Memory Clock (MHz): 1080
Memory Amount: 768MB GDDR3
Memory Interface: 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 103.7
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec): 39.2