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Test Stereo 3D Photos Made With LG Optimus 3D P920 Smartphone

July 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Other S3D Tech


Here is a small gallery with 17 stereo 3D photos of RC cars taken with the LG Optimus 3D P920 smartphone that I’m currently testing. The photos are uploaded in a gallery on the 3D Vision Live website, so you can easily preview them online if you have a 3D Vision PC or a pair of anaglyph 3D glasses. The photos are not edited, they are uploaded right the way the camera of the phone recorded them , although they can benefit from a little bit of tweaking of the levels and sharpening a bit to bring out more details. Even though the quality you get is quite good for a small 3D camera fitted on a smartphone, I was a bit surprised by the fact that the Optimus 3D records the photos in 4:3 format and not 16:9 as you’d expect in order to be able to preview them properly on a 3D HDTV. Not that this is a problem as the 3Mp max resolution allows for some cropping in order to get 16:9 aspect and Full HD resolution, but editing 3D photos is still not that easy as editing normal 2D photos…

I’ll soon also have some 3D videos recorded with the phone available online and then the full review of the stereo 3D functionality of the LG Optimus 3D P920 smartphone is coming. So far I’m quite happy with the device. It of course has some drawbacks and issues, but nothing serious so far and most of them can probably easily be fixed with future firmware updates. But more on that topic soon, now you can take a look at the test photos from a weekend driving of some RC cars, I hope you like them, and don’t forget to leave your feedback in the comments.

To see the gallery with test 3D photos from the LG Optimus 3D P920 smartphone…

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 steve // Jul 14, 2011 at 20:03

    How many MP is it? Honestly the quality looks as least comparable to the Fuji W1! Hmmm maybe its time to get me a contract phone? ;)

  • 2 Bloody // Jul 14, 2011 at 21:48

    Yes, you can say the quality level is similar to that of the Fuji W1, although the maximum resolution in stereo 3D mode for photos on the LG Optimus 3D is 3Megapixels (5Mp in 2D mode) and for 3D video it is 720p squashed as opposed to 1080p in 2D mode. And you should not forget that we are talking about a phone after all, not a dedicated 3D camera…

  • 3 realogic // Jul 15, 2011 at 09:46

    Exposure and white balance are not in synch. This makes the need of postoprocessing at every shot.

  • 4 Bloody // Jul 15, 2011 at 11:34

    This is to be expected from such not so high-end 3D devices such as this one, other 3D cameras (not many 3D-capable smartphones) in this class suffer from the same issue more or less. But it is not very distracting or problematic, and hardly noticeable on the autostereoscopic 3D display of the device.

    Direct sunlight or reflections from strong light sources are also a bit problematic for the 3D camera as this can be seen on some of the photos.

  • 5 max // Jul 18, 2011 at 05:19

    I have seen one 3D photo from HTC EVO 3D and it looks better than those Optimus3D photos. Has optimus some 3d photo settings like 3d depth for photos?
    How do 3D games look on Optimus with maximum depth? Is depth similar to 3d vision max depth or is it lower?

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