Friday, July 30, 2010

The future of digital photography: It’s called 3D

Here at Consumer Reports, we're big fans of 3D and its potential to change movie and TV viewing and the way videogames are played. Personally, I believe there's another 3D killer-app that might not be as obvious: photography.

3D photography, with stereo images, is nothing new, dating back to the handheld Stereopticon that arrived in the 1800s and the View-Master you might have enjoyed as a kid.

Advanced 3D enthusiasts have embraced more exotic 3D film-format cameras, or have found creative solutions for capturing 3D using two cameras. But the difficulty of capturing, sharing, and viewing 3D images has greatly limited its appeal.


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