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Are your photos and movies feeling a little flat?
Your family photos and home movies are nice keepsakes, but they probably don't reach out and grab you like a 3D movie. The new Fujifilm W3 3D camera lets you create stunning 3D photographs and 3D high-def videos that'll add a whole new dimension to the way you record your memories.

Record your life — in depth — with 3D photos
The camera has two lenses that work together to give you 3D pictures, like the view from both of your eyes. With the 'W3, you can manually adjust the effect in the camera. Review your photos right away on the widescreen LCD — no 3D glasses required. Or you can connect the camera to most 3D TVs with an HDMI cable (not included) to check out your photos on the big screen. Thanks to Fujifilm's 3D printing technology, you can even order 3D prints online from

3D videos that jump off the screen
The W3 shoots 720p high-definition home movies that really pop, especially when you view them on your compatible 3D TV. That extra sense of depth and space makes it even more fun to relive that island vacation footage or your little leaguer's first-ever at-bat.

Double your shooting convenience in 2D
You can also snap regular 2D images with the W3, and its two lenses give you some handy simultaneous recording options. For instance, zoom one lens in close and keep the other zoomed out to capture the same scene both ways at the same time. Or record in two different color modes, or with two different sensitivity settings. It's like having two cameras in one, doubling your chances of getting a shot you want to keep.

The W3 takes a high-speed ("Class 6" or higher) SDHC memory card, such as this 16GB card. No memory card is included.

Product Highlights:

  • 10.1-megapixel effective recording
  • 3-1/2" LCD displays 3D images (no glasses required)
  • dual 3X optical zoom lenses
  • 3D high-definition movie mode (up to 720p resolution)
  • 35mm equivalent lens focal length: 35-105mm
  • one-touch 2D/3D button for easy access
  • mini HDMI 1.4 connection (cable not included)
  • 34MB internal memory
  • takes high-speed ("Class 6" or higher) SDHC memory cards like this 16GB card
  • 4-15/16"W x 2-5/8"H x 1-1/8"D
  • weight: 8.8 oz (including battery and media)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Today's point-and-shoot cameras make great pictures easier than ever

From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.

Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W3 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

3 Reviews

New frontier

Written by: Earsmith from Albuquerque, NM on February 8, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow.. 3D is a tricky subject. You just have to accept the limitations of the subject matter and technology. You could spend thousands more for a better camera but the Fujitsu W3 puts very capable 3D in your hands. Keeping the camera is key to great pictures.

Pros: WOW

Cons: None

Grate for the price

Written by: Tavito from Van Nuys CA. on September 1, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The photos in 2D and 3D sometimes look well defined and sometimes don't, and the dots look gross, (lack of definition or poor resolution) But I think It may be beacuse I'm still not a 100% familiar with the camara and I need som clues. - Another thing is that when taking video clips, the ZOOM have to be set before to start recording, Once you start, it do not respond. It should be nice to be able to zoom it IN or OUT while recording .The resolution is only 5MP but it is OK. Iwill keep it.



FinePix 3D Camera

Written by: 3DCam from Gainesville, FL on July 20, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've owned this camera only for a couple of days, but so far while I like the physical camera, I've noted that the software support for the camera is poor. I obtained the camera as a gift and was using a Macbook Pro whlie on vacation. The disc included an old version of FinePix Viewer that did not recognize the 3D camera files (.MPO files). Furthermore, the Macbook Pro does not recognize the camera via the USB port - I plugged it in and the camera does not show up as a device.

When I returned home, I noted that all files (the .MPO files in particular) were located on the camera, and Windows 7 has no problem recognizing the camera as it is plugged into a USB port. However, even on a Windows machine Fuji does not supply any software for stereo viewing on that machine. There are some third party tools that I am exploring.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera
  • NP-50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V/1000mAh)
  • BC-45W Battery Charger
  • 2' USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and a microUSB on the other end)
  • Wrist strap
  • FinePix CD with software and owner's manual
  • Basic Manual (English)
  • Basic Manual (French)
  • Basic Manual (Spanish)
  • "Go 3D" brochure
  • Holding Camera sheet
  • Fujifilm Digital Camera Worldwide Network sheet
  • "Stop--Need Help?" sheet
  • Product Registration sheet

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3.5"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
Touchscreen No
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 35-105mm
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom 5.7x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing No
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory 34MB
Memory Media SD/SDHC
Effective Megapixel Count 10.17
Total Megapixels ---
Image Stabilization None
Highest Resolution 3648 x 2736
HD Video Recording 1280 x 720
Width (inches) 4-15/16
Height (inches) 2-11/16
Depth (inches) 1-1/8
Weight With Battery (ounces) 8.8
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Inputs and Outputs Notes
Supplied Software
Image Capacity


Real 3D: The Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 digital camera lets you easily shoot high-resolution 3D photos and movies using Real 3D technology. The camera is equipped with dual lenses and dual CCD image sensors which simultaneously capture the image. The 3D images can be viewed on the camera's 3.5" Wide 3D LCD monitor, on a 3D television (when connected via HDMI), or on a 3D Digital Viewer, such as the FinePix Real 3D V1.

3.5" 3D LCD Monitor: The Real 3D W3 is equipped with a 3.5" widescreen 3D color lenticular LCD monitor with 1,150,000 dots. Frame coverage is approximately 100% vertically and horizontally.

Dual 3x Zoom Lenses: The Real 3D W3 is equipped with two f/3.7-4.2 Fujinon lenses with a 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-105mm). In normal 3D and advanced 2D mode you can engage a combined optical and digital zoom up to 3.8x. In normal 2D mode, the digital zoom is approximately 5.7x, and combined with the optical zoom gives you a maximum zoom of 17.1x. No digital zoom is available in advanced 3D mode, so the total available zoom is 3x optical.

Dual Image Sensors: The FinePix Real 3D W3 features two 1/2.3-inch CCD image sensors, each with 10.17-million effective pixels. The image data captured by the twin lens-CCD system is processed by the newly-developed RP (Real Photo) Processor 3D HD. The technology merges the left and right images into a single image.

Recording Media: Still images and movies can be recorded onto optional SD or SDHC memory cards. The Real 3D W3 also has a built-in flash memory of approximately 34 MB to allow you to store a few more images in case your memory card is full.

File Formats: The camera can take still pictures and movies in 3D or 2D:

  • 3D Still Images: 3D still images are stored in the multi-picture format (.mpo). The multi-picture format allows multiple images to be stored in a single file. There is an option to save a photo in both 3D (.mpo) and 2D (JPEG).
  • 2D Still Images: 2D still images are stored in the JPEG format (Exif 2.3).
  • 3D Movies: 3D movies are stored in Stereo AVI with two image channels, sometimes called 3D Movie Format.
  • 2D Movies: 2D movies are stored in Motion JPEG with stereo audio recorded in AVI.

Image Sizes: The FinePix Real 3D W3 allows you to record still images in Large, Medium, or Small in three aspect ratios:

  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
    • Large: 3648 x 2736 (10M)
    • Medium: 2592 x 1944 (5M)
    • Small: 2048 x 1536 (3M)
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio:
    • Large: 3648 x 2432 (8.9M)
    • Medium: 2592 x 1728 (4.5M)
    • Small: 2016 x 1344 (2.7M)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio:
    • Large: 3584 x 2016 (7.2M)
    • Medium: 2560 x 1440 (3.7M)
    • Small: 1920 x 1080 (2M)

Movies Sizes: The Real 3D W3 can record high definition (16:9) and standard definition (4:3) movies are recorded in three sizes with stereo audio. Fujifilm has extended the generic Motion JPEG format to create an AVI movie file that supports 3D. 3D movie files can be played back on the camera in 3D with stereo sound. When viewed in Windows Media Player, only images recorded with the left lens will be displayed. The following frame size options are available:

  • HD 1280: 1280 x 720, 24 fps
  • SD 640: 640 x 480, 30 fps
  • SD 320: 320 x 240, 30 fps

Parallax Control: The dual lenses capture an object along two different lines of sight, much like human vision. This phenomenon is called parallax. When the two images fail to properly line up in a captured photo, you can use the camera's Parallax Control function to align the images for the maximum 3D effect. Parallax can be adjusted either automatically or manually.

Shooting Modes: Using the rear-mounted mode dial, you can make the following shooting mode choices:

  • Auto: A simple "point-and-shoot" mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
  • Scene Position (SP1, SP2): You can choose a scene suited to the subject or shooting conditions, and let the camera make the proper adjustments. Frequently used scene positions can be stored in the two available memory positions. You can choose from: Anti-Blur, Natural Light + Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, and Party.
  • Manual: You choose both shutter speed and aperture. If desired, you can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera.
  • Aperture Priority: You choose the aperture setting while the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed for optimal exposure.
  • Program AE: The camera automatically adjusts the aperture setting and shutter speed for optimal exposure.
  • Advanced 2D: The camera simultaneously takes two 2D pictures, one with each lens, with different options selected for each:
    • Tele/Wide: takes one picture zoomed in using the zoom control, and the other at wide angle.
    • 2-Color: takes two pictures, each with different color options (standard, chrome, or black & white)
    • 2-Sensitivity: takes two pictures set at different ISO sensitivity values (100, 400, or 1600)
  • Advanced 3D: This mode offers greater 3D flexibility than the Auto mode. The camera takes two shots with the left lens and combines them to form a 3D picture. You can choose from:
    • Interval 3D Shooting: This option is most effective when taking pictures of a distant object from a moving vehicle. The camera automatically takes the two shots at a fixed interval. You can select Minimum, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds.
    • Individual Shutter 3D: This option lets you combine two shots taken from different angles to create a 3D picture.

Auto Exposure: The Finepix Real 3D W3 uses programmed auto-exposure--the camera automatically sets the aperture and shutter speed according to the shooting conditions. The shutter speed can range from 4 seconds to 1/2000. The aperture can range from F4.0 to F6.7 in wide angle and F4.8 to F8.0 in telephoto.

Intelligent Face Detection (2D Only): When Face Detection is On, the camera automatically detects human faces anywhere in the frame and sets the focus and exposure for shots that emphasize portrait subjects. This mode will prevent the camera from focusing on the background when taking group portraits or self portraits. Intelligent Face Detection also offers a red-eye removal option for removing the red-eye effects caused by the flash.

ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600. The Auto settings will adjust the sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in more noise in the recorded images. When Auto (1600), Auto (800), or Auto (400) are selected, the camera will automatically set the sensitivity up to a maximum of 1600, 800, or 400, respectively.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. You can select Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, Incandescent light, or Underwater (for underwater subjects in an aquarium).

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in the Program AE and Aperture Priority shooting modes only.

Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of pictures using the Continuous Shooting mode. The camera takes up to 40 pictures at up to two 3D frames or one 2D frame per second while the shutter button is pressed. A high-speed mode is available for 2D pictures only at up to 3 fps. The frame rate varies with the shutter speed.

Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a standard 10-second timer (to allow the photographer to appear in the picture) or a 2-second self timer to use on a tripod to avoid blur caused by pressing the shutter button. The self-timer is available in all shooting modes.

Auto Focus: In most cases, the Real 3D W3 uses contrast-detection TTL (through the lens) Auto Focusing. The camera will automatically focuses on the subject in the center of the frame when the shutter button is pressed halfway. The AF area can be set to Center (camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor) for 3D and 2D pictures or Auto Area for 2D images only.

Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 2' to infinity (normal mode). In the Macro 2D mode, the focus range is approximately 3.6" to 2.6' (wide angle) and 2' to 9.8' (telephoto). In Macro 3D mode, the range is 1.2' to 2.3' (W) and 3.6'-7.5' (T).

Recommended Shooting Range (3D): When shooting in 3D, the recommended shooting distance is approximately 4.3' to infinity (wide angle), and 13.5'-infinity (telephoto). The recommended shooting range is the same, whether the Auto Parallax is on or off.

Super Intelligent Flash: The FinePix Real 3D W3 has a built-in flash with an effective range of 2' to 11.8' (wide angle), 2' to 10.2' (telephoto). For Macro mode (2D only), the flash range is 1' to 2.6' (wide) and 2' to 4.9' (telephoto). A Red-eye Reduction mode is available for each flash mode which minimizes the red-eye effect caused by the flash reflecting in the subject's retinas. You can choose from the following flash modes:

  • Auto: flash fires automatically as required by the shooting conditions
  • Forced Flash: flash will fire whenever a picture is taken. A forced flash with red eye reduction is also available.
  • Slow Synchro: auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
  • Suppressed Flash: the flash will not fire, even in poor lighting conditions

Light Metering: The Real 3D W3 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can set the metering mode to Multi, Spot, or Average.

FinePix Color: You can enhance contrast and color saturation, or take pictures in black and white. The FinePix Color function lets you select the following:

  • F-Standard: standard contrast and saturation; recommended in most situations
  • F-Chrome: vivid contrast and color saturation; select for vivid shots of flowers or enhanced greens and blues in landscapes. Available only in selected shooting modes.
  • F-B&W: takes pictures in black & white

Viewing Images: Images can be played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame options include a 5-frame cascading display (two previous and two following frames cascaded behind the highlighted image), 9-image grid (3 x 3) and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.

Viewing Images on a TV: To view 3D still images and movies on a 3D-capable TV, you must connect the camera to the TV via a high-speed HDMI cable (mini-HDMI to standard HDMI). You can select a display format for the HDMI output (3D, Side-by-side, or 2D), depending upon the capability of your TV. For non-HD TVs, you can connect the camera to the TV via an optional A/V cable (AV-C1 from Fujifilm). 3D images will be displayed in 2D.

Other 3D Viewing Options: In addition to viewing on a 3D TV, you can enjoy your 3D images (still images only) on Fujifilm's FinePix Real 3D V1 3D Digital Viewer. In addition, Fujifilm's High Resolution 3D printing system can print 3D images directly onto special lenticular sheets.

Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide show. You can select a normal transition, or fade transitions between frames. When playing back pictures with faces selected with Intelligent Face Detection, the camera automatically zooms in on the faces. You can also choose to display several pictures at once. The 3D Fade mode will display the images in 2D, then fade them to into 3D.

Printing Pictures: With a PictBridge-compatible printer, you can connect the camera directly via USB (cable supplied) and print pictures without first copying them to a computer. 3D pictures in MPO format cannot be printed in this fashion, although JPEG copies created when shooting in MPO+JPEG can be printed in 2D.

Power Requirements: The FinePix Real 3D W3 is powered by the supplied NP-50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. A fully-charged NP-50 is good for approximately 150 shots. The supplied BC-45W battery charger will charge an NP-50 battery in about 150 minutes.

Auto Power Off Function: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu. Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

USB Multi-Connector: The FinePix Real 3D W3 features a single proprietary jack for connecting either the supplied USB cable or the optional AV-C1 A/V cable. This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer via USB (High-Speed 2.0 compatible) or view them on a TV with the optional A/V cable. With the optional HDP-L1 HD Player, still pictures and movies on the SD card can be viewed on an HDTV.

Mini-HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI output for connecting it to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable (sold separately) must be used.

Supplied Software

System Requirements: The FinePix Real 3D W3 is equipped with Software for MyFinePix Studio Version 1.2 for Windows and FinePix Viewer Ver 3.6 for Macintosh. In order to use this software, your computer must have the following minimum requirements:

Requirements for MyFinePix Studio (Windows)
Operating System Windows 7 / Windows Vista Windows XP
CPU 3 GHz Pentium 4 or better 2 GHz Pentium 4 or better
RAM 1 GB or more 512 MB
Free Disk Space 15 GB or more 2 GB or more
Display 1024 x 768 pixels or more with 24-bit color or better
A graphics processing unit that supports DirectX 7 or later
Other Built-in USB port
Internet connection (56 kbps or faster recommended) required for software updates and other services provided via the Internet; Internet connection and e-mail software required to use e-mail option.
Requirements for FinePix Viewer (Macintosh)
CPU Power PC or Intel
Operating System Pre-installed versions of Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 - 10.6
RAM 256 MB or more
Free Disk Space A minimum of 200 MB required for installation with 400 MB available when FinePix viewer is running.
Display 800 x 600 pixels or more with thousands of colors or better
Other Built-in USB port
Internet connection (56 kbps or faster recommended) required for software updates and other services provided via the Internet; Internet connection and e-mail software required to use e-mail option.

Image Capacity

Number of Storable Images: The approximate number of images (MPO+JPEG) you can store on the internal 34 MB memory or an inserted SD/SDHC memory card is as follows:

Image Size Internal Memory
34 MB
Fine Normal Fine Normal Fine Normal
Large 4:3
3648 x 2736
2 4 260 530 530 1070
Large 16:9
3584 x 2016
3 6 370 730 740 1470
Medium 4:3
2592 x 1944
4 8 530 1040 1060 2090
Medium 16:9
2560 x 1440
6 12 710 1400 1430 2820
Small 4:3
2048 x 1536
7 14 830 1630 1680 3270
Small 16:9
1920 x 1080
10 16 1250 1880 2510 3770

Amount of Movie Recording Time: The approximate amount of total recording time you can store on the internal 34 MB memory or an inserted SD/SDHC memory card is as follows:

Movie Size Internal Memory
34 MB
3D HD 1280
1280 x 720, 24 fps
--- 10 min 21 min
640 x 480, 30 fps
--- 27 min 54 min
320 x 240, 30 fps
26 sec 50 min 100 min
2D HD 1280
1280 x 720, 24 fps
--- 20 min 42 min
640 x 480, 30 fps
--- 50 min 100 min
320 x 240, 30 fps
46 sec 87 min 176 min

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