Panasonic’s 3D-Scanning Photo Booth Uses 120 Lumix GH4 Cameras

Want a small statue of yourself? This giant camera array can do it

Panasonic 3D Photo Scanning Booth 120 GH4 Cameras

3D scanning and printing is an extremely complex process that requires a lot of specialty equipment and tons of know-how. As a mega-electronics company, Panasonic has plenty of both and they have recently opened a very impressive 3D scanning booth at The Panasonic Center in Osaka, Japan.

The booth uses an array of 120 Lumix GH4 mirrorless cameras that are all triggered simultaneously and fire within 1/1,000,000th of a second. The output is over 2-billion pixels of image data.

They can then take all of that data and make a 3D model that can be printed out into a small statue. From the looks of the video, the statues actually look pretty great. The whole process costs just under $500 US after the currency conversion, which is a bit pricy, but when you consider the amount of technology involved, it’s not all that surprising.

I wonder if we’ll ever get tired of seeing giant arrays of cameras doing interesting things.

They can then take all of that data and make a 3D model that can be printed out into a small statue. From the looks of the video, the statues actually look pretty great. The whole process costs just under $500 US after the currency conversion, which is a bit pricy, but when you consider the amount of technology involved, it’s not all that surprising.

I wonder if we’ll ever get tired of seeing giant arrays of cameras doing interesting things.

From: DPReview

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