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5 3-D Products Worth Buying Now

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Fujifilm FinePix 3-D W3
If you were one of the first adopters who bought the $600 Fujifilm FinePix 3-D W1 back in 2009 and dealt with poor low-light sensitivity, grating noise, inability to shoot video and the size and weight of a brick, we hope you're really enjoying your paperweight.

For those who held off, however, the new $400 version is slimmer, lighter, easier to use and has a 3-D display that gives Nintendo's 3DS a run for the money. The images don't reduce elements in the background to the flat, featureless forms found in bad stereoscopic 3-D movies and video games and look especially great when connected to a larger 3-D screen via an HDMI cable. More importantly, you get the ability to shoot 3-D video that, while funky-looking at first, is that wave of the future the Hollywood studios have been talking about for the past two years or so.

It's the one 3-D camera product out there that actually looks like a real camera -- a rarity during a time smartphones are replacing point-and-shoot cameras -- but if you're going to experiment during the early stages of 3-D photography, shouldn't you at least look like a photographer while doing so?

-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.



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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Time Out New York, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix, the Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent. He previously served as the political and global affairs editor for Metro U.S., layout editor for Boston Now, assistant news editor for the Herald News of West Paterson, N.J., editor of Go Out! Magazine in Hoboken, N.J., and copy editor and lifestyle editor at the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J.
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