The Fujifilm W3 is the second-generation 3D digital compact camera makes the world of digital 3D photography even more real

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Fujifilm Finepix REAL 3D W3

Overall score:87%
Image Quality:85%


  • 3.5in LCD screen, vast improvement over W1, realistic 3D images


  • Holding-position, physical size, HD video quality


Fujifilm Finepix REAL 3D W3 Review


Price as reviewed:


Image quality and Verdict

Fuji W3 sample image

Image Quality

Images in 2D appear to be as sharp and punchy as you’d expect from any decent 2D digital compact camera. However, on close inspection, there does seem to be signs of noise reduction even on the ISO 100 shots, while at ISO 800 the effect becomes more pronounced. Once into 3D the images look stunning, both on the rear screen and even on a large 3D television, giving a crisp clear image with impressive depth that you could almost reach in and touch. Video is also impressive to be able to capture, and the effect transforms even simple 3D clips into absorbing film that you could almost step right into.

Fuji W3 sample image


Sceptics are still waiting in the wings to see if there is any future in the 3D market but with so much already invested in it – across cinema and home entertainment – it will certainly be with us for the significant future. Since the launch of the original W1 camera, there have been 3D-capable models from Panasonic and Sony (Sweep Panorama) and there are bound to be yet more contenders popping up in the new year.
If you want to dip your toe into the world of 3D and produce your own content for your 3D TV, then this camera is the perfect way to do it. The W3 is a fun piece of kit that, though not perfect, delivers great 3D results in a relatively compact and affordable way.


Sample Photos:
Dimensions:124 x 65.9 x 27.8mm
Power:Li-ion rechargeable
Connectivity:USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, Mini HDMI
Metering System:Evaluative
ISO Range:100-1600, Auto (400), Auto (800), Auto (1600)
White Balance:Automatic scene recognition Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (daylight), Fluorescent light (warm light), Fluorescent light (cool white), Incandescent light, Underwater lighting
Memory Card:SD, SDHC card + 34MB internal memory
Flash Modes:Auto flash, effective range (ISO 800): 60cm - 3.6m, 30-80cm in Macro mode
Exposure Modes:Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual, Auto, Adv.2D, Adv.3D
Shutter Speeds:0.5 - 1/1000 sec, down to 3sec in Night (Tripod) mode
File Formats:JPEG, MPO+JPEG, MPO
LCD:3.5in 1,150k-dot LCD
Lens:3x zoom (35-105mm) f/3.7-4.2 Fujinon lenses
Sensor:10MP Dual CCDs
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