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The Illustrated 3D Camera List

This page lists commercially available 3D digital still and 3D digital video cameras - including both (a) dedicated, integrated stereoscopic 3D digital still cameras, and (b) select Canon cameras that are capable of being used as stereoscopic 3D pairs using the SDM (StereoData Maker) software.

(a) The Fujifilm Finepix W1 was the very first integrated consumer 3D digital still camera and was followed by the newer model the FujiFilm Finepix W3. Other integrated 3D cameras are now also available.

(b) StereoData Maker allows select Canon digital still cameras (listed below) can be paired and fired simultaneously to take high-quality stereoscopic images. The cameras are synchronised by using an external trigger which plugs into the USB port of both cameras. Mounting bars and external triggers are available from a range of sources. To start shooting your own stereoscopic 3D pictures, all you need is: (i) a pair of suitable cameras (select from the list below), (ii) a suitable mounting bar (sometimes called a Z-bar), (iii) a USB trigger/remote (see below), and (iv) the StereoData Maker (SDM) software.

Whether the user chooses an integrated 3d camera such as the Fuji W3, or an SDM 3D camera pair will depend whether the user wishes (a) the convenience and pocketability of an integrated 3D camera or (b) the adjustable camera separation and potentialy higher image quality of an SDM 3D camera pair.

Please note that I don't sell these cameras. The buy links will take you to various commercial providers, including Amazon. This list is a supplement to The Illustrated 3D Movie List.

Andrew Woods

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  - added Panasonic DMC-3D1 digital still 3D camera - 8MP 3D stills and 1080/60i 3D video.
  - added Sony DEV-3 and DEV-5 digital recording binoculars with 1080/60P and 1080/24P 3D video.
  - added "Panasonic HDC-Z10000" Professional 2D/3D Camcorder.
  - added "LG G-Slate Android Tablet" with integrated 3D camera - apparently 5MP/Full-HD 3D capture- ~45mm lens separation.
  - added Sony MHS-FS3 3D Bloggie camera - Full-HD 3D video recording - ~20mm lens separation.
  - added GoPro HD 3D HERO (3D HERO Kit combined with two GoPro HD HERO cameras)
  - added Sony HDR-TD10 and JVC GS-TD1 Full-HD 3D camcorders
  - added new 3D digital cameras "3DinLife Easy 3D" and "Rollei Power Plex 3D" - 5MP side-by-side squeezed 3D.
  - added the first 3D camcorder "Toshiba SK3D" from ~1991, and the NuView 3D camcorder attachment from 1998.
  - added the new "FujiFilm FinePix Real 3D W3" digital 3D camera (including 720P video) - available 1 September.
  - the "Aiptek 3D-HD i2 (aka: DDD11K)" 3D camera is now available - but video quality is reportedly low.
  - added "Panasonic HDC-SDT750K" 3D HD Camcorder - to be released 15 October 2010. The World's first 3D HD Camcorder!
  - added "Nintendo 3DS" - to be released late 2010.
  - added "Aiptek 3D-HD i2" camera.



 

  NEW: Consumer Integrated Stereoscopic Digital Still and Digital Video Cameras   (sorted by release date)
Product Image Make and Model Camera Resolution (MegaPixels) Optical Zoom Lens Separation 3D Display? Release Date  
product image
Sony HDR-TD30V

1920x1080 per eye

10x
~22mm
Yes (parallax barrier)
February 2013
product image
Sony HDR-TD20V

1920x1080 per eye

10x
~22mm
Yes (parallax barrier)
January 2012
usa
buy
uk
buy
product image
Panasonic DMC-3D1

8MP 3D stills, and 1920x1080/60i 3D video

4x
~30mm?
No
February 2012
usa
buy
product image
GoPro HD HERO2 3D

1920x1080 per eye

none
~30mm
No display
February 2012
(3D firmware released)
usa
buy
product image
Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars

1920x1080 per eye 3D video

10x
~31mm
Yes (biocular display)
November 2011
usa
buy
product image
Sony DEV-3 Digital Recording Binoculars

1920x1080 per eye 3D video

10x
~31mm
Yes (biocular display)
November 2011
usa
buy
product image
Panasonic HDC-Z10000

1920x1080 per eye 3D video

10x
?
Yes (parallax barrier)
31 August 2011
usa
buy
product image
LG G-Slate 4G Andriod Tablet V909
1920x1080 per eye 3D video,
5MP per eye 3D stills
(is 3D capture really available in full resolution?)
none
~45mm?
No
(anaglyph only) (1280x768pix, 8.9" 226mm diagonal)
April 2011
usa
buy
product image
Sony MHS-FS3 3D Bloggie
1920x1080 per eye 3D video,
2MP per eye 3D stills
none
~20mm
Yes (parallax barrier) (720x320pix, 60mm diagonal)
April 2011
usa
buy
product image
Sony HDR-TD10

1920x1080 per eye

10x
~32mm
Yes (parallax barrier)
15 April 2011
usa
buy
uk
buy
product image
GoPro HD 3D HERO

1920x1080 per eye

none
~30mm
No display
4 April 2011
usa
buy
product image
JVC GS-TD1

1920x1080 per eye

5x in 3D mode (10x in 2D mode)
~32mm
Yes (parallax barrier)
February 2011
usa
buy
product image
Nintendo 3DS
640x480 (0.3MP) per eye
none
35mm
Yes
Top Screen = Parallax Barrier 3D: 800x240 (400x240 per eye) (90mm diagonal)
26 Feb 2011 (Japan)
26 Mar 2011 (USA/EU)
usa
buy
uk
buy
product image
Panasonic HDC-SDT750K

2MP (1920x1080 in 2D mode)
(960x540 per eye in 3D mode)

none
~12mm
no
15 October 2010
usa
buy
product image Rollei Power Flex 3D
(same as: 3DinLife Easy 3D?)
5MP (3D still side-by-side)
720p (1280×720) (3D video side-by-side)
NB: Both 3D stills and video are saved in side-by-side squeezed (half resolution) format.
none 50mm Yes
Parallax Barrier 3D? 2.8" diagonal (???x??? pixels) (half horizontal resolution in 3D mode)
?
product image 3DinLife Easy 3D 5MP (3D still side-by-side)
720p (1280×720) (3D video side-by-side)
NB: Both 3D stills and video are saved in side-by-side squeezed (half resolution) format.
none 50mm Yes
Parallax Barrier 3D? 2.8" diagonal (???x??? pixels) (half horizontal resolution in 3D mode)
25 Nov 2010
usa
buy
Fujifilm Finepix W3 Fujifilm Finepix W3 10 MP x 2 (3D still MPO)
1280x720@24fps (video)
3x 75mm Yes
Lenticular 3D: ~115000 pixels (???x???) do you know? (half horizontal resolution per eye) (~3.5" diagonal)
September 2010
usa
buy
uk
buy
product image Aiptek 3D-HD i2 (aka: DDD11K) 5MP (2592×1944) (3D still side-by-side)
720p (1280×720) (3D video side-by-side)
NB: user reports indicate that the video frame rate is only 1-10 fps and not the specified 30fps. A firmware update is now available which increases the effective frame rate up to 20-25fps, but still not the 30fps advertised. Both 3D stills and video are saved in side-by-side squeezed (half resolution) format.
none 40mm Yes
Parallax Barrier 3D: 2.4" diagonal (480x240 pixels) (half horizontal resolution in 3D mode)
August 2010
usa
buy
uk
buy
Fujifilm Finepix W1 Fujifilm Finepix W1
10 MP (still)
640x480 (video)
3x
77mm
Yes
directional backlight 3D (from 3M): (???x???) (??? diagonal) do you know?
2009
usa
buy
uk
buy
Minoru 3D Webcam
Minoru 3D Webcam
640x480
none
?
no display
2008
usa
buy
uk
buy
product image
NuView 3D lens attachment for camcorders
[details]
720x480 (NTSC video) or 720x576 (PAL video) (field-sequential) (dependent on host camcorder)
dependent on host camcorder
?
No
1998
usa
buy
product image
Toshiba SK3D 3D Camcorder (The very first 3D camcorder)
640x480 (analog NTSC video) (field-sequential)
none
50mm
No
~1991
usa
buy
NB: This list does not include professional cameras such as available from 3Ality Digital, PACE, Panasonic, Curtin University, etc.



  SDM 3D compatible cameras
Product Image
Make and Model
Resolution (MegaPixels)
Optical Zoom
Year Released
Buy
Camera Pair
Mounting Bars
Newly supported SDM cameras
see SDM website for newly supported cameras
Cameras released in 2008
Canon IXUS980/
Canon IXUS980/SD990
14.7
3.7x
2008
buy
 
 
Canon A470
Canon IXUS970/SD890
10
5x
2008
buy
 
 
Canon IXUS870/SD880
Canon IXUS870/SD880
10
4x
2008
buy
Canon IXUS870/SD880 stereo-pair (courtesy Digi-Dat)
Z-Bar
Canon Ixus 80 / SD 1100 IS
Canon IXUS80IS / SD1100IS
8.0
3x
2008
buy
Canon IXUS80IS / SD1100IS stereo-pair (courtesy digi-dat)
Z-Bar
Canon A470
Canon A470
7.1
3.4x
2008
buy
 
 
Canon A590 IS
Canon A590IS
8.0
4x
2008
buy
Canon A590IS stereo-pair (courtesy Grant Campos)
Z-Bar
Canon SX1
Canon SX1IS
10
20x
2008
buy
 
 
Canon SX10
Canon SX10
10
20x
2008
buy
 
 
Canon SX110
Canon SX110
9
10x
2008
buy
 
 
Cameras released in 2007
product image
Canon TX1
7.1
10x
2007
buy
Canon TX1 stereo-pair
Bar
Canon IXUS860 / SD870
Canon IXUS860IS / SD870IS
8.0
3.8x
2007
buy
Canon IXUS860IS / SD870IS stereo-pair (courtesy digi-dat)
Z-Bar
Canon IXUS960 / SD950
Canon IXUS960 / SD950
12.1
3.7x
2007
buy
 
Canon IXUS950IS / SD850IS
Canon IXUS950IS / SD850IS
8.0
4x
2007
buy
Canon IXUS950IS / SD850IS stereo-pair (courtesy digi-dat)
Z-Bar
Canon IXUS75 / SD750
Canon IXUS75 / SD750
7.1
3x
2007
buy
Canon Ixus75 / SD750 stereo-pair (courtesy digi-dat)
Z-Bar
Canon IXUS 70
Canon IXUS70 / SD1000
7.1
3x
2007
buy
Canon IXUS70 / SD1000 stereo-pair (courtesy digi-dat)
Z-Bar
Canon G9
Canon G9
12.1
6x
2007
buy
Canon G9 stereo-pair (courtesy Digi-Dat)
Z-Bar
Canon A460
Canon A460
5.0
4x
2007
buy
 
Canon A450
Canon A450
5.0
3.2x
2007
   
Canon A720IS
Canon A720IS
8.0
6x
2007
buy
Canon A720IS stereo-pair (courtesy digi-dat)
Canon A570
Canon A570IS
7.1
4x
2007
buy
 
Z-Bar
Canon A560
Canon A560
7.1
4x
2007
buy
 
Canon A550
Canon A550
7.1
4x
2007
buy
 
Canon S5 IS
Canon S5 IS
8.0
12x
2007
buy
 
Canon SX100IS
Canon SX100IS
8.0
10x
2007
buy
 
Cameras released in 2006
Canon IXUS850IS / SD800IS
Canon IXUS850IS / SD800IS
7.1
3.8x
2006
buy
 
Canon IXUS 800 IS
Canon IXUS800IS / SD700IS
6.0
4x
2006
buy
 
Canon IXUS65 / SD630
Canon IXUS65 / SD630
6.0
3x
2006
buy
 
Canon IXUS 60
Canon IXUS60 / SD600
6.0
3x
2006
buy
 
Canon IXUS 55 / SD450
Canon IXUS55 / SD450
5.0
3x
2006
buy
 
Canon IXUS50 / SD400
Canon IXUS50 / SD400
5.0
3x
2006
buy
Canon IXUS50/SD400 stereo-pair (courtesy Digi-Dat)
Z-Bar
Canon A710IS
Canon A710IS
7.1
6x
2006
buy
 
Canon A700
Canon A700
6.0
6x
2006
buy
 
Canon A650IS
Canon A650IS
12.1
6x
2006
buy
 
Canon A640
Canon A640
10.0
4x
2006
buy
 
Canon A630
Canon A630
8.0
4x
2006
buy
 
Canon A620
Canon A620
7.1
4x
2006
buy
 
Canon A610
Canon A610
5.0
4x
2006
buy
 
Canon A540
Canon A540
6.0
4x
2006
buy
 
Canon A530
Canon A530
5.0
4x
2006
buy
 
Canon G7
Canon G7
10.0
6x
2006
buy
 
Canon S3IS
Canon S3IS
6.0
12x
2006
buy
 
Canon S2IS
Canon S2IS
5.0
12x
2006
buy
 

FAQ (for SDM camera pairs):

PLEASE NOTE: Ensure that you check the SDM website for camera and firmware version compatibility before buying SDM compatible cameras.

The "StereoData Maker" software is available here: http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/sdm/index.htm

USB triggers/remotes are available from digi-dat or you can make one yourself using instructions such as this: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,3631.msg33855.html#msg33855. Another nice solution for a USB trigger is the Ricoh CA-1 providing that a compatible USB splitter is used to provide two USB outputs, or the CA-1 is modified to add a second USB connector.

Once you have taken a stereo-pair with your new stereo-camera, what next? Use the free "StereoPhoto Maker" software to align and mount your images. The same software can also be used to display your stereoscopic 3D images on (almost) any of the commercially available stereoscopic 3D displays or projectors.

If you have questions, discuss them here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stereodatamaker/



Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference

See also:
* The Illustrated 3D Movie List
* The Illustrated Blu-ray 3D and 3D DVD List
* 3D HDTVs and 3D Monitors
* Blu-ray 3D Players
* 3D Cameras
* 3D Glasses
* 3D Laptops
* 3D Phones
* 3D Projectors
* Contact

* 3D Gallery
* 3D Video Equipment
* 3D Movie Reviews
* Andrew Woods' Home page: conference papers, software, other 3D stuff
* Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference

Maintained by: Andrew Woods
Last Revised: 1 June, 2014.