Well this is an unexpected change. Unlike the DSi, the 3DS is able to import and display 3D photos from other 3D devices in mpo (multi-picture object)format. Watch the following video for an in-depth look on how to import mpo files.*
Weird comments about the 3D camera in the CVG review:
"The other major 3D feature on the new Ninty handheld is the camera, which also makes use of those two single-focus lenses. It works with a 640 x 480 resolution and an active pixel count of around 300,000.
The images that are crafted as a result are hit and miss, depending on what you're expecting - but there's no denying an initial "look what I can do" thrill. Despite slight ghosting on a couple of our snaps, we find alteration using the analogue nub effective. This allows the user to move the two separate images closer together or further apart.
The main quibble some might have with the camera is that the 3D effect is clearly just a number of 2D layers rather simply stacked on top of each other. It's not going to be a 3D photographer's main tool then, but of course it was never meant to be. The bulk of the 3DS crowd will be more than happy with what the camera can do - and how popular it makes them in the playground and the office.
For us though, the grainy quality and lack of depth for objects within the shot means the camera doesn't really transcend the gimmick status that the 3DS games manage to surpass so effectively."
Um, what? I'm pretty sure that it's a full realistic 3D effect due to it being a different photo for each eye, right guys? How on earth could the 3D photo effect be "a number of 2D layers"? That'd be a way more complicated way to create something less impressive.
That comment makes no sense. Please explain further...or not.
Anyways, after watching many videos of the 3DS in action, I am a little bummed. I clearly remember last year when the 3DS was announced and videos were shown...in some of those videos I could actually see the 3D effect. There was like 3 or 4 different videos I remembered showing people and they were able to see the 3D as well.
Now, I understand that it is difficult to be able to see the 3D effect on a 2D device, but since last E3 not one video since then have I been able to notice the 3D like I was able to on those first few videos. I remembered the Pikmin 3D vid stood out quite nicely.
I am soooo tired of waiting for this thing. So, there is only 27 days left. One would think that Gamestops and other retailers here in America would be getting thier 3DS kits so the public can take a look at this thing. Come on Nintendo! How freaking long do we have to wait?!
In a way it would be cool just to be able to wait until launch day to see the 3DS in action. Feb went by pretty quickly. Here is to wishing the month of March away. I'm always for living each day to it's fullest, but when it comes to new Nintendo Console releases, screw all that. There isn't one important thing that is going to happen between now and March 27th that is going to be worthwhile.
It's impossible to see the 3D effect on the 3DS without seeing it in person. You were perceiving the effects of the static 3D environements turning in motion to give the illusion of 3D. A bit like the DSi game, which uses the motion of the static environments, tracked by the camera to correlate with the motion of the device itself, to simulate depth. The 3D on the 3DS looks like the environment is really there. Especially in the AR games, where it truly looks like it really exists inside the screen. Trust me, you'll notice the difference once you actually view the 3DS in person.
What you saw was something like this DSiWare game:
That's not s3D. Just an illusion when seen in motion.