Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy unveils a 3D “toy” camera, which actually works. The 3D Shot Cam is composed of a two-lens camera with a 0.3-megapixel sensor and an SD card slot with up to 8GB of memory. The digital camera weighs only 100 grams and comes with two special 3D viewers. Being a toy, it is marketed for children aged 12 and older.
Kids would simply take a photo, then have the two prints be developed side by side, as shown in the photo. The enjoy their photo masterpiece, users would simply use a special viewer to get that 3D effect.
The 3D Shot Cam by Takara Tomy will be available in Japan in Spring 2011 for about US$70. The company expects to sell 50,000 units annually in Japan, but we think international distribution could pile that figures even further.
Source: Takara Tomy, via CrunchGear