I was utterly psyched when I read the first time about the new firmware version for the Fujifilm Real 3D W1 streoscopic cam.
I’ve read on several sites, the new version enables the cam to shoot at a aspect ratio of 1.677, what means it’s the generic HDTV aspect ratio. This means also no black borders anymore at your HDTV flat, or HDTV-Ready DLP (Acer H5360).
But it turned out, they only added a 5th resolution which shoots pictures! (not movies) at 1920×1080, which is done at 2MP. So 8MP of you cam do actually nothing.
Your videos are still recorded at 640×480 or 320×240, so nothing was changed there.
Beside this, I was not only a bit pissed about that nobody mentioned at their sites, that the changes refers to pictures, and this at 2MP only, but also about the somehow confusing firmware installation procedure described at the manufacturer’s site here .
Somewhere in between I’ve stopped reading and simply put the firmware on the freshly formatted (with the cam) SDHC card, and turned on the cam while I was pressing the “Disp/Back” button. There I’ve confirmed that I really want to update, and that was all about it.
Hey guys, why that complicated, actually?
Nevertheless – a fantastic cam.