New Dell Tablet Features 3D Camera





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Dell says its latest tablet, the new Dell Venue 8 7000 Series, is the thinnest on the market to date. But it may be more than the thickness of the new Dell Venue that gets people’s attention. In fact, the camera is the same thickness as the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (6 mm).

No, what’s really impressive about the tablet is the Intel RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera. The rear mounted camera features 3D filters that allow users to measure depth and distance from a photograph. That essentially means it can take 3D photos.

In a post on Direct2Dell, the official Dell Corporate Blog, Vice President of Consumer Marketing Neil Hand explains:

“You can use this function to map out the floor plan for your new apartment, purchase furniture for a renovated living room, or commemorate your highest ascent at the local rock climbing gym. There are a number of artistic benefits as well. People will have much more power and flexibility with editing photos by applying 3D filters, such as changing the brightness only on a foreground object or background object.”

The 3D camera is actually three cameras in one with a main camera on the rear of the device mounted just above two smaller cameras that together enable the overall 3D effect. In addition, the camera’s Gallery app makes it possible not only to enhance the camera’s 3D features but also to adjust color, tone and to manipulate various layers of your photos.  cNet reports:

“There’s a slight learning curve to using all of the customization options, however, their robust offerings are simplified actions of what one can accomplish in Photoshop — a tremendous feat for a tablet.”

Dell also touts the 8.4-inch OLED display on the new Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet. The screen resolution boasts 2560 x 1600 pixels. The tablet also has other features which should allow it to be easily integrated into various aspects of your business workflow.

The new Dell Venue 8 also can be accessorized with the Dell Cast adapter. This allows users to project their tablet’s screen to a desktop or laptop computer or a TV. If these devices are connected to a keyboard and mouse, the tablet can be operated like a regular computer.

The device is expected to go on sale in November with pricing still to be announced.

Image: Dell

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Assistant Editor for Small Business Trends and the Head of Content Partnerships. A journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional and online media, Joshua got his start in the rough and tumble newspaper business of Pennsylvania's coal region. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a beat reporter covering daily news. He eventually founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press, covering his hometown. Joshua supervises the day-to-day operations of Small Business Trends' busy editorial department including the editorial calendar and outgoing assignments.

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