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Minox proposes PX3D future-oriented 3D camera concept

Minox proposes a new camera concept study with its PX3D, a camera that offers a new 3-D experience without glasses or technical accessories. With 4 lenses situated vertically and 4 camera modules contained within the PX3D, you create 4 photos simultaneously, each of which are located on slightly shifted perspective planes. During playback you can choose between various possibilities for a realistic, spatial and moving 3D image. Depending on demand, realization in the summer of next year is conceivable for about €500...

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Check out  the special Minox PX3D special website and introduction videoMINOX PX3D – future-oriented 3D camera concept for photography

With the MINOX PX3D, MINOX has introduced a completely new camera concept study – a camera that has overcome conventional boundaries and opened a new dimension in photography.

What's unique: the MINOX PX3D opens a 3-dimensional photographic experience and renders the results in a fascinating and realistic quality - and that without special glasses or technical accessories.

The viewer will be astonished alone by its outwardly puristic and reduced design, giving the camera a remarkably and completely innovative exterior. The four lenses situated vertically above each other add to its catchy design. Four camera modules contained within the MINOX PX3D, create 4 photos simultaneously, each of which are located on slightly shifted perspective planes.

After the exposure, the user can decide during playback between various possibilities: for an impressively realistic, spatial and moving 3D image – computed by the exclusively unique MINOX software – or for a classic photo in JPEG format with 4x5 million pixels.

The result in both cases is impressive. Fascinatingly real and dynamic – without the need for special glasses or other technical accessories.

The distinct design of the MINOX PX3D has adhered to technological ideology and punctuates its future-oriented concept. Tidy and consistently reduced in its design vocabulary, the camera's line management remains clear and straightforward.

Forecast: the next step is to extend the underlying concept of the PX3D to 16 camera modules. The main advantage of this technology, in addition to the 3D effect, lies within the ability of each module to specifically select an individual exposure and focal point. This allows the user to decide and determine the priority between exposure and sharpness for each shot.

The concept behind the MINOX PX3D involves a close and intense cooperation between MINOX GmbH as developer of the camera and of 3D-Competence who has transferred its know-how from within the automobile sector to the development of specialised software for use with photographic technology.

This new and comprehensive technology is patent protected and has already triggered the interest of cooperation from other camera manufacturers, for which MINOX is entirely open.

The camera concept introduced with the MINOX PX3D is a further milestone for future developments by the traditional German manufacturer from Wetzlar on its way into the future. The MINOX PX3D is all about a concept study. Depending on market demand, a realisation in the summer of 2011 is conceivable. The price of the MINOX PX3D will lie at about 500 EUR.

Additional information: Check out  the special Minox PX3D special website and introduction video
September 21, 2010
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