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Fujifilm gives lenticular upgrade to its FinePix REAL 3D digital image viewer


November 3, 2011

Fujifilm has announced a new version of its FinePix REAL 3D digital image viewer - V3 make...

Fujifilm has announced a new version of its FinePix REAL 3D digital image viewer - V3 makes use of glasses-free lenticular display technology, includes an HDMI input, and benefits from improved resolution and brightness

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Fujifilm's 3D cameras have been using a glasses-free lenticular system for a while now, but the company's 3D image viewer has had to wait until the latest version before incorporating the technology. The new FinePix REAL 3D V3 digital image viewer has also been treated to an HDMI input for direct connection to cameras like the Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W3, big screen TVs and other 3D-enabled devices.

Fujifilm's first FinePix REAL 3D digital image viewer was released at the same time as the company's W1 camera and made use of a parallax barrier to allow users to view stills and video without the need for glasses. Introducing its new FinePix REAL 3D V3 viewer, the company says that the 7.2-inch, 800 x 600 pixel/2,880,000 dot resolution screen (with 3D resolution being raised to 800 x 600 over two channels) is now much brighter than its predecessor (at 340cd/m², compared to 250cd/m² with V1) and uses a lenticular sheet to display 3D images.

Fujifilm says that its new LED-backlit screen technology offers users bright and clear, flicker-free 3D viewing enjoyment. V3 has 512MB of internal memory with SD/SDHC media card expansion, is capable of 720p HD movie playback (compared to VGA on the first version) with support from up to 16-bit/48kHz Linear PCM WAV format audio output, and can display JPEG images up to a maximum resolution of 10,000 x 10,000 pixels. Two-dimensional viewing is, of course, also offered - benefiting from a 16.77 million color palette and a viewing angle of up to 160 degrees horizontally and 140 degrees vertically.

Elsewhere, V3 has a built-in adjustable kickstand, a useful tripod mount at the back and includes calendar, clock and timer displays.

At the time of writing, there's no mention of pricing or availability outside of Japan, where it will be released on November 12.

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