April 25, 2011 -- Fujifilm's 3D camera took to the skies on December 15th 2010 in the Russian spacecraft Soyuz 25S, destination International Space Station, outer space. The Fujifilm 3D camera is a valuable part of ESA astronaut space kit on his scientific mission to complete an intensive program of experiments, ranging from radiation monitoring to oil recovery.
Picture 1: FinePix REAL 3D W1
The European Space Agency realizes the importance of capturing realistic images of the International Space Station and is using Fujifilm's W1 3D camera to document true-to-life views of the International Space Station inside and out. These images are in fact transmitted to the ground via the station's data communication system. Thanks to Fujifilm's 3D camera earthlings can now see space in a third dimension as if through the eyes of astronaut himself.
The current mission of an ESA astronaut to the International Space Station (named MAGISSTRA) concludes in May 2011, after which time the Fujifilm 3D camera will remain on board the International Space Station. The Fujifilm 3D camera allows astronauts to document their mission and to reveal Space to people on Earth in all its third dimension glory.
Please consult the ESA web site for more information on the MAGISSTRA mission:
Scratching my head after reading some of the other reivwes. Mine does NOT leak, the battery door STAYS shut, and it takes GOOD pictures with flash in low light in a seafood restaurant even after a couple of martinis. I'm a camera nut anyhow, and the idea of a camera to take underwater pics got my attention. Bought one, carefully read the instructions, charged the battery, installed an 8Gb class 10 SDHC card, closed it securely, set menu to Underwater, and took it to my daughter's swimming pool. They took about ten pics and gave it back to me. Set the menu to Auto Outdoor and took some other pictures. Brought it home and DL'd the pics to my PC via the USB cable. Perfectly acceptable pics and no problems. A couple of weeks later I took it to a seafood restaurant for a family get together. Took maybe a dozen flash pics in low light. My camera skills decrease somewhat after the second martini, but these pics still came out perfectly acceptable. Overall, I have no complaints with this camera, and I'd buy it again. As a side note, I'm still on the first battery charge.