Having tested several digital cameras with 3D photo modes, the excitement quickly wears off. That's mostly because the results aren't great and they require a 3D HDTV and glasses. The DXG-018 camera is different.
While other manufacturers use a single lens, high-speed shooting, and image processing to create a 3D image, the DXG has two f2.8 lenses and two incredibly small 1/9-inch type sensors (a typical point-and-shoot has a 1/2.3-inch type sensor). Press the shutter release and it captures a single 0.3-megapixel shot with each lens.
Those shots are saved side by side (see the photo below). The camera can focus as close as 6 inches from the subject, but be warned: the angle of view is very narrow. Framing shots is done on a 1.4-inch LCD; that's small and the screen quality is miserable, so it can be difficult to use in full sun. … Read more