Taking a 3D image with the LG Optimus 3D

Taking a 3D image with the LG Optimus 3D

Ah, the LG Optimus 3D! The first phone capable of displaying 3D content glasses-free, a device we got to hold and play with at MWC. Also something that we'll be telling stories about to our grandchildren one day. Or maybe not. Anyway, currently glasses-free 3D on phones is more or less of a mystery even for more advanced folks. That's why in the craziness called Mobile World Congress we stole a second with the dual-lens 5 megapixel camera on the Optimus 3D to give you a basic idea of how shooting videos and images looks like. Pretty simple, it turns out, just like everything great in life. The 3D switch allows you to select between traditional 2D and the new 3D shot mode. Photos can then be viewed right on the screen, which uses the parallax barrier to give you the depth effect. Check out the camera interface and all the details in a quick video demo below!


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Optimus 3D
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor TI OMAP 4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(4.00h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Nice feature but hopefully people wont feed into 3D too much. IMO 3D is a gimmick.

2. GoldChain unregistered

I'm genuinely confused how folks believe 3D is a gimmick. To the point where they get violently upset when it's brought up. Or in this case, openly pessimistic ("hopefully people won't feed into 3D") We live in a 3D world. We see in 3D. We hear in 3D. I first saw HD video in 1996. Played from modified laser discs on a modified laser disc player. HD is just now, 15 years later become "the norm".... "the standard" for every TV sold and content delivery (and if you recall it wasn't that many years ago HD-DVD and Blu-Ray brought HD movies into the home). The modern 3D technology has been out less than a year. It's still growing and transforming. But in less than that year, we see 3D content available on (that same relatively "new") Blu-Ray disc. HD 3D content available online (via PlayStation store, Vudu, etc). And two 3D channels available on satellite. In less than a year from introduction. 3D isn't a "fad". It's taken since the 50's and the red/blue stages of 3D to progress this far, but the hump has been crossed. The only true objectors to 3D are the ones that don't want to wear glasses, and even that won't be an issue later this year. 3D is here to stay. Don't buy into it if you want. But in the end, you'll be like the person that still sitting around with their 13" black-n-white TV hooked up to a government subsidized digital converter box wondering why they can't watch the football game.

3. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dang i need that i also hear its packed with different processors

4. jkapster

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

well spoken goldchain! i am in agreement! :)

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