Sony's got itself a serious lineup of 3D-capable Bravia HDTVs, a gaming console that allows users to enjoy 3D Blu-ray movies and 3D games when connected to a 3D TV set, as well as cameras capable of capturing 3D shots, so developing an application that also lets users view 3D photos on the aforementioned Bravia seemed like the next logical step.
And, in fact, that's exactly what Sony did, the Japanese company announcing the PlayMemories application for the PS3, that allows users to organize and view 3D still images.
And if you're wondering just how you'll manage to shoot the 3D photos in the first place, the truth of the matter that an increasingly higher number of options are available on the market.
However, Sony itself is providing plenty of 3D-capable devices (the 3D Sweep Panorama mode is available with the NEX-5/NEX-3, Cyber-shot WX5 and Cyber-shot TX9, plus the new α55 and α33 translucent mirror cameras), so finding the right device for you shouldn't be a problem.
Unfortunately, Sony doesn't point out whether photos taken with non-Sony 3D cameras (such as the ones from Fuji or Panasonic), but that will probably be the case.
The PlayMemories is available as a free download from PlayStationStore from late September 2010, and, as far as we're concerned, represents a pretty good solution from Sony for promoting its entire 3D ecosystem.
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