On July 17th, Panasonic opened the doors to it’s new 3D Photo Lab, which utilizes 120 GH4 cameras. Located in the Panasonic Center Osaka, if you live in or are planning a visit to Japan you may want to head over to the 3D Lab’s website and book yourself a reservation to partake in the experience. For 55,000 yen ($443USD), you can step inside of the photo lab and have your photo taken. Panasonic then uses your photo to model a one of kind 3D figurine after, which they 3D print and deliver to you three weeks after your photo session.
Combined, the 120 camera setup captures over 2 billion pixels of information as the GH4s fire simultaneously at 1/1000th of a second. Panasonic says the lab has enough space to fit up to two people at once.
“When shooting with a handy scanner, the subject must stand still for approximately 10 minutes, but with the 3D PHOTO Lab.’s photo-based scanning system at Panasonic Center Osaka, you don’t have to stand still for a long time. These cameras can shoot fleeting expressions and even the slightest movement of hair and clothing.”
Panasonic also says users “can also just enjoy shooting with the 3D PHOTO Lab” if they are not interested in purchasing a 3D figurine. I emailed them for more information on this aspect and will keep you all updated when I hear back.
In the meantime, take a look at this promo video to see the lab in action…
Getting 3D “scanned”…
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