London Lite Thursday, 3 September 2009 13 Over 800 stores 0% commission. 100% impartial advice. Well help find the right deal for you, not us. Our Customer Consultants in store are rewarded for the service you receive, not how much they sell. THREE DIMENSIONS AND WITHOUT WEARING SILLY SPECS is move the screen or your head slightly and the image appears to be 3D. Theres no need to wear special glasses to see the effect. While thats definitely a good thing, it does mean that you cant just print out your eye-popping 3D shots on regu- lar paper. If you want to view them in all their glory outside of the cameras screen, youll either have to send them to Fujifilm to be printed on lenticular paper, or invest in a special 8in FinePix Real 3D V1 photo viewer. This digital photo frame has a similar screen to the one on the rear of the camera, but its larger in size and much sharper in quality. Rumours suggest a consumer 3D printer is in the works, too, but we assume Fujifilm is waiting to see if the camera takes off before committing to its production. Another potential drawback is the inability to shoot extreme close-up macro shots in 3D. While its possible to create 3D macro images, you need to take two separate shots, moving the camera slightly and then adjusting how they match up afterwards. DVIDEO HOME movie fans should note that the FinePix Real 3D W1 isnt limited to stills. Its also able to take 3D vid- eos, using the same two-lens method -- although, as with the stills, youll only be able to get the proper 3D effect by watching your movies back on the camera screen or V1 photo viewer. The W1 is also perfectly capable of old-fashioned 2D photography, although even here you can use its two lenses, sensors and processors to your advantage. You can take two shots simultane- ously, one zoomed-in close-up and one wide-angle, for instance, or one in standard colour mode and one in black and white. However, if its primarily 2D shooting that youre interested in, youd do better to look elsewhere, as you can find a much better-performing camera for less money. The 3x optical zoom range of the W1 is fairly limited by current standards, and the camera body is significantly bulkier than most compacts, in order to accommodate the extra lens and sensor. THEVERDICT WITH the camera priced at about 550, the frame at 400 and the lenticular paper at about 3 a sheet, getting into 3D photography isnt going to be cheap -- at least in these early days. But pricing aside, theres no doubt that Fujifilm has come up with something very impressive -- and it could be just the tip of the iceberg as far as 3D technology is concerned. 3D:WHATSNEXT 2010 LOOKS set to be a huge year for 3D -- and not just in photography. Sky is preparing a 3D TV service, though it wont use the same lenticular method as the Fujifilm W1 and youll need to wear a pair of special specs. Youll also need a 3D TV set to watch it on, not to mention any future format of Blu-ray disc, DVD or video game that offers 3D video. LG has already started selling a 47-inch 3D TV in South Korea, and Sony, JVC and Panasonic have all revealed prototype models. 3D televisions arent likely to be at the cheap end of the scale, but there are still 3D budget options out there. The Minoru 3D webcam (49.95, firebox. com) uses the old red and green 3D method and can be posted online and watched by anyone with 3D glasses. Or you can invest in a set of Vusix iWear goggles. These specs serve up two full colour images in front of your eyes and connect to almost any video source, including the iPhone, and the manufacturers say theyre also com- patible with 3D formats -- we just have to wait until this 3D technology finally becomes available. The camera captures two shots simultaneously through its two lenses, which are 77mm apart. 3D images can be viewed on a lenticular screen, on the back of the camera, below, or a separate screen, left. The week in numbers 2011is when scientists at the US Tevatron particle accelerator believe they will have either found or ruled out the existence of the elusive Higgs boson or God particle explaining the nature of mass. Europes Large Hadron Collider, unveiled last year to find the particle, has yet to be re-started. 100watt light bulbs were officially banned in Europe from this week. Starting now they can no longer be imported into or made within the European Union. Attempting to smuggle one in could get you a 5,000 fine. New technology bulbs will save up to 80 per cent of energy. 10per cent is how much companies, government organisations and individuals are being encouraged to cut from their CO2 emissions next year. The 10:10 campaign was launched this week by Franny Armstrong, director of climate change film The Age Of Stupid. 320,000will be the population of a proposed new sustainable super city which is planned to be built in South Korea. To be designed by leading British architects Foster + Partners after they won an international competition, the city would house green industries and have eco-friendly homes. 50bn is the price tag of Indias first lunar probe, with which contact was lost last weekend. The Chandrayaan-1 was designed to spend two years mapping the moon, but after only 10 months and two earlier sensor failures, the Indian Space Research Organisation now fears the probe has been lost for good. Collision course: Tevatron accelerator When the two images are merged together in the brain we get a 3-D picture, allowing us to perceive depth and distance. HOW IT WORKS The two images, taken from different angles, are shown in quick succession, one to your right eye and one to your left. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html