TL;DR: get your red-cyan glasses and see some amazing 3D photos from Nikon P510
Here are some of the 3d photos I took in first days of playing with Nikon P510. The 3D feature of the camera isn’t even advertised, probably because it is quite hard to use. But nevertheless the result is AMAZING!
How does it work? 3D program in camera let’s you take two pictures and combines them into one mpo file. After you take one shot (left eye) camera shows you on display how far it wants you to move it to the right (right eye) and when it detects correct position it takes second shot.
How to see the image? Ideally you will display the image on 3d tv. If you don’t have one you still may use old method with red and cyan glasses, which I had to do. There’s not much software that can display mpo files correctly, luckily nVidia software on my wife’s computer could display it very well. It even offered calibration for your glasses and monitor settings. The nVidia 3d picture viewer doesn’t let me save the results, so all pictures below are screenshots of the application window.
Is it idea? No, it is not. Two biggest issues are that:
* the pictures are taken in relatively low resolution – 1920×1080
* the pictures are taken in 2-4 seconds interval, which means that people, cars and leafs on the wind probably moved a bit before camera takes second shot. This ruins the image
Is it worth it? Hail yeah! Put on your glasses, click on the image and be awed! Feel free to download original mpo files as well.