Seen on Hexus: Panasonic has opened a 3D photo lab in its Panasonic Center Osaka showroom. The lab works almost like a photo-me-booth in full 3D, as once the rapid 3D imaging is completed you have the option to buy an Action Man sized 'Premium' figurine of yourself to take away. The booth has the capacity for more than one subject.
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The full array of camera pixel data provides 2 billion full color pixels to the 3D photo lab image processing system. Once the image data has been captured, a full, accurate 3D image. The system can capture "every detail from a single motion, a single strand of hair, and even the details and textures of clothing," according to the company.
From there, people who enter the lab are able to purchase a 3D figurine replica of themselves from the session. Just think of the potential of this service at a place like Disney World or other major theme parks or destinations. While it may fall into the "just for fun" category, this photo lab is cool stuff.
- James Carroll, Vision Systems Design Senior Web Editor