Camera phones have now become a necessity to cellular phone technology, all over the globe. Whether sending photographs to friends and family, posting reminders to ourselves, or creating personal wallpaper for our cellular backgrounds, it looks like the cell phone camera is always popular. What if there was a 3D camera that we could use on our cellular phones, feature phones, smartphones, etc.? There is.
For the very first time in the history of cellular phone technology, a new type of camera phone has been developed for the consumer. Sharp (a technology manufacturer from Japan) has taken the future of cell phone cameras into their own hands and created the first 3D camera for cell phones and similar mobile devices. This new creation for smartphones, cell phones, and digital cameras is similar to have an approximate resolution of 720 pixels while in 3D mode.
How does it work? This high definition camera can also be used for video recording on cell phones and additional mobile devices. Needing peripheral circuitry, this new camera device takes photos or videos from both the left and the right. Once the mobile device has captured these two images, it can make them one image unit that is viewed by the consumer. The Sharp creation also adjusts brightness, color and definition, automatically.
In addition to having automatic adjustment features, this camera also creates high definition video. This device was shrunk down to a miniature version, so that the high definition, adjustment features, and the dual vision camera can be applied to smaller pieces of technology. New means of communication, including that of a wide range of smart phones, features phones and other handheld devices are becoming so popular, that Sharp knew they wanted to create a camera that matched up with this technology.
This camera is also set to possibly be applied to the new Nintendo 3DS. This would mean that the handheld version of Nintendo's gaming system would now be able to be viewed in 3D. The development of such a contraption is seen to take a lot more time than expected to produce in mass quantities. Sharp is still in the process of finding ways to develop the new 3D camera in a more efficient and speedy manor, without creating a wave of necessary iPhone repair and other smartphone repair.
Companies such as Samsung and Panasonic are right on the heels of Sharp, in the process of developing 3D for television visual displays. It is not yet determined as to whether this new television screen system will require 3D Glasses, or will will normally apply to all television movies and series'.
For now, the screen developed by Sharp for its first version of the 3D camera cellular phone does not require glasses. The first versions of Sharp's first 3D cellular phone has visual screens varying in size from three to nine inches in length. The device can also easily switch back and forth from 2D to 3D at the discretion of the consumer. When it becomes more popular and used globally, it will interesting to see what will develop next.