3-D Cameras High on Consumer Wish List
The Fujifilm Real 3D W1 digital camera is one of a kind
As Americans flock to theaters to see the latest 3-D offerings from Hollywood, a new survey conducted by home entertainment software manufacturer Sonic Solutions indicates consumers believe they will soon be behind the camera taking their own movies and pictures in 3-D.
"The results of the Web survey reaffirm our conviction that the dramatic impact 3-D is having on the big screen will translate to the small screen and reshape how consumers interact with personal media and premium entertainment in the home," stated Mark Ely, Sonic Solutions strategy executive vice president.
Of those polled, 84 percent indicate they are interested in viewing Hollywood 3-D movies in the home, while almost 80 percent believe they will be taking 3-D video or capturing 3-D photos of family events within the next five years.
Vacation tops the list of events worthy of 3-D treatment at 65 percent, while milestone events like birthdays, weddings, graduations and the arrival of new babies captured the interest of less than 15 percent of respondents.
The survey also reports that 90 percent of home media enthusiasts would buy a 3-D digital camera if it was priced below $200, and drops to 50 percent if the price is between $200 and$500.
Fujifilm is currently the only manufacturer to offer a 3-D digital camera for home users, the Fine Pix Real 3D W1, priced at $500.
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