Fujifilm unveils world's first digital camera for 3D photos

Another world first from Japan: Fujifilm announced yesterday [JP] it has developed the world’s first digital camera capable of producing three-dimensional photos. The camera can also be used to make conventional photos.

Fujifilm’s prototype features two lenses and combines a set of pictures to display a 3D picture on the 3D screen instantly. All that users have to do is press the shutter.

Dubbed “Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D System”, the technology will be commercialized next year, most probably with Japan getting the 3D cameras first. Fujifilm plans to offer a special 3D photo printing service as well as a digital photo frame for optimized display of 3D images.

Prices and exact release dates are unknown at this point. Jump over to the Japanese Fujifilm website [JP] for a cool demo movie.