LONDON: A camera that can take three-dimensional photographs and videos is set to go on sale in Britain in September.
The camera, which promises to "revolutionise the world of photography", will allow families to view beach balls leap out of their holiday snaps, and watch their children's play in full 3D, without the need for any glasses.
The gadget was unveiled on July 22 in Tokyo.
The camera is expected to cost about 570 pounds and will be sold in high-end department stores.
The FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera looks like a normal digital camera, but it has two lenses and two sensors, which take an image of the foreground and the background of any picture.
According to Theo Georghiades, the digital product manager at FujiFilm, a processor within the camera then blends the two images together to create an "image that jumps out at you".
People can see the image in a number of ways. They can either view it on a 2.8-inch screen on the back of the camera, or they can buy a special 8-inch digital photo frame that can display the videos or pictures. This special viewer will cost about 390 pounds.
Consumers can also email their images to a laboratory in Japan, which will manually print the photographs out on lenticulated paper.
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