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Samsung’s New WB750 Digital Camera Gets a 3D Panorama Mode

September 1st, 2011 · No Comments · General 3D News

As if not to be left out behind, Samsung is also joining in other big names in the digital camera market that are introducing software 3D photo features to their compact digital cameras that do not feature dual lens and sensors to make them true 3D cameras. The upcoming Samsung WB750 comes with a 12.5 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, features an 18x optical zoom with both optical and digital stabilization, 3-inch LCD display ad packs that all in a compact device that can easily fit in your pocket. And there are some extra features that might be interesting for a lot of users, like Full HD video capture, high-speed shooting mode, easy HDR photography mode and of course the 3D Panorama functionality that seems to be the most interesting part if you are into stereoscopic 3D technology. Of course there is nothing much different here as compared to everyone else already supporting similar functionality on their 2D digital cameras, and since the WB750 camera also does not feature a 3D screen, it has an HDMI 1.4 interface that you can use to connect it to a 3D HDTV and preview the 3D photos on it.

So you will have yet another option to get a 2D camera with some capabilities of making 3D photos, it seems that this 3D photo functionality is very soon going to become a standard feature. But I’m still wondering why we are not seeing more true 3D-capable digital cameras that use two sensors to capture the two separate images needed for the left and right eye at the same time in order to produce more convincing stereoscopic 3D effect. Still it seems that digital camera makers are interested in adding 3D functionality to their products, they are just taking the easier and cheaper way to do it for now. But yo should be well aware of the fact that these software based 3D photo modes that require you to move the camera and automatically build the 3D photo based on multiple pictures taken are far from perfect. They don’t always offer the same level of depth as a real 3D digital camera can and they are also not able to shoot well scenes with moving objects as well as movies due to the apparent limitations of the implementation used to create the 3D image. So don’t be easily fooled tat getting a digital camera with some sort of a software 3D photo functionality will be the same as getting a real 3D digital camera, although there are still not that much of these available on the market.

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