Nikon Delays 3D Photo Frame, Service
By Greg Tarr On Dec 6 2010 - 6:01am
Nikon and Nikon Imaging
Japan said they have delayed the Japan
launch of their My Picturetown 3D, a
new 3D imaging service that offers 3D
image conversion over the Internet for
viewing of 3D images on a dedicated
3D digital photo frame.
My Picturetown 3D was proposed as
a new service for registered members
offering 3D image conversion to support
viewing 3D images without specialized
eyewear on a new NF-300i 3D
digital photo frame.
The service, which was first announced
on Oct. 26, “was scheduled
for the beginning of December, [but]
delays in production of the NF-300i 3D
digital photo frame have led to postponement
of the launch of the services,”
Nikon said in a statement.
The new launch date for My Picturetown
3D services in Japan is scheduled for the
second half of January 2011, Nikon said.
“We sincerely apologize to all potential
users of the services, and especially to
those who have already applied for them,
for the inconvenience. We appreciate
your patience,” Nikon said in a statement.
When available the service will provide:
• access to NF-300i 3D digital photo
• 3D image conversion of still images
stored on My Picturetown;
• viewing and sharing services for 3D
images utilizing My Picturetown functions;
and distribution of 3D content (still
photos and movies) with My Picturetown
The technology will also enable the
sharing of 3D images between NF-300i
3D digital photo frames.
In addition, Nikon said, “The Android
mobile operating system has been adopted
for the NF-300i 3D digital photo
frame, enabling the inclusion of functions
other than simple image viewing,
including a calendar, a clock and display
of weather information. My Picturetown
3D is only available in Japan.”