SD870 DUO 3D
Dual 8.0 mp

deposit required
For versatility, this dual camera rig is an excellent choice. This set is paired with one camera upside down to assure the most "normal" distance between lenses (65mm which is average eye spacing, 12 less than 77mm of the Fuji stereo camera). Lenses can also be spaced apart for "hyper" stereo imaging.

A small amount of the outside edges of image pairs will usually need to be cropped to set stereo window, especially in close up or zoom situations.



Before you begin to shoot, check to see that you are properly prepared. Having your batteries charged and having extra batteries on hand is a necessity. Running out of power in the middle of the shoot with no replacements could lead to you missing a lot of great shots. Now you are ready to begin!

Turn on the power button on top of both cameras. Cameras power up, shows last image taken, then lenses extend automatically and is ready to shoot.

Both cameras are activated by the big RED button which should be on the right, in front. The first press will focus, the second press snaps the picture.

Camera is shipped with FLASH mode OFF, since it's recommeded to shoot 3D with available light. No FLASH mode is preferable to avoid harsh shadows.

ISO (light sensitivity) set to AUTO by default.

When RED button is pressed, green rectangles will show the areas of focus, shutter speed, aperture and ISO will be shown (higher the ISO, the more sensitive- but grainier).

Press RED button again to take picture.

Images will be displayed briefly.


To review images, press the arrow button at the top right on the back of the cameras.

To scroll through images on both cameras at the same time, press RED button on front of right camera.

To zoom in to see more detail on one camera, use the zoom ring on top of the cameras.

To see more information about the images, press the DISP (display) button at the bottom right on the back of the cameras. Keep pressing to cycle through to the clear images.


In low light situations, you may get a flashing warning that the shutter speed is very slow. In this case, you can:

A) Use a tripod OR

B) Change the ISO
C) Turn the FLASH on
(do it on BOTH cameras!


Higher ISO such as 800 or 1600 will allow hand-held shots in low light, but images will have "noise" (grain) especially at 1600. This noise can often be removed (or greatly reduced) with filters such as Noiseware Professional.


Auto flash tries to balance ambient light with flash and seems to sync well between the two cameras. Usually after the first RED button press (green rectangles) a second press will show black screens (and blue lights... the THIRD press will fire shutters. Check to see that flash is same for both cameras.


Zoom is not recommended due to increased cropping necessary, but if you would like to use zoom, press zoom control around the "real" shutter button and make sure the zoom numbers match on both cameras.

27 indicates cameras are zoomed out/wide angle (default). Other choices are 37,46, 55, 77, 89 and 105

Getting IMAGES to the COMPUTER

To remove SD cards for computer download, unscrew large screws on top and bottom of rig, allowing access to card bay, where batteries can also be changed. (usb port not usable to download, card reader must be used) NOTE: Camera comes with 4GB cards.

The SD card is locked to work in stereo mode. Files can be read, but not erased while in card reader... to erase images card can be unlocked temorarily or erased in camera.

The easiest way to handle the stereo pairs is with the amazing and free Stereo Photo Maker.
All instructions are on the site; you'll want to check out the twinned camera page.

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