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Ordering Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 from Japan

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

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The Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera that is most likely the first portable consumer solution for taking Stereo 3D pictures and shooting movies in S3D is already available for some time in Japan and still only there. And since there is a lot of interest in this product from both Europe and USA from people that are using different solutions for visualizing stereo images and movies some guys in Japan have noticed a good opportunity. If you are very eager to get one of these digital wonders you can order one directly from Japan via eBay, it takes up to a week for delivery and will cost you between $600 and $640 for the camera and $20-$40 more for shipping. Still you’ll need to consider the additional customs tax depending on your country that you’ll have to pay and the VAT, but since there is no other way to get this particular digital camera for the moment it is worth buying it through eBay. The Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera being sold online from Japan is of course a Japanese model, meaning you won’t get manuals in English, but the menu of the camera can be switched between Japanese and English so no worries. The power adapter is also an universal one that can be used within the AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz range so again no worries no matter where in the world you live. Personally I’m still considering between getting this camera and Viewsonic PJD6211 or PJD6221 (I’m on a tight budget), but one of the two is definitely going to be ordered by the end of the month… ;)

To view the current offers for Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 from Japan…

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dragon // Aug 21, 2009 at 22:34

    One review: http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news_details.php?id=18666 :-(

  • 2 Bloody // Aug 21, 2009 at 23:20

    Dragon, the review is kind of negative, but I’ve already read some positive feedback from other people, including Andrew Fear (3D Vision’s product manager). And he said that MPO support is coming to Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision, so this is good news for us owning the product and considering getting the camera from Fuji. The quality of the images and video in the review are far from being great, but did you try it outside in normal daylight… more tests are needed to conclude on quality. I’ll try the sample MPO files if I’m able to convert them to JPS (Stereo JPEG)… Success with MPO to JPS conversion, guide is coming (not very easy at the moment, but possible)… it seems that the camera has been moved too much when shooting the 3D images, the two frames are much too distant from each other!

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