Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 cameras get 3D firmware update

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Owners of Sony’s new NEX-5 and NEX-3 interchangeable lens cameras can today download a free update that will let them shoot snaps in 3D.

Sony don’t give away any secrets on how the 3D shots are captured, but the user merely has to press the shutter button and sweep the camera from one side to the other to take the shots. The camera then takes the high-speed frames captured and combines them into a 3D panoramic photo.

You can then play them back on 3D TV. Sony would rather you do that on one of their own Bravia sets, but we cant see any reason why they wont work with other brands and models.

To pick up the 02 firmware update, head over to the Sony Europe website.

Gerald Lynch