Apple’s recent launch of the Vision Pro introduced a captivating yet overlooked feature – the inclusion of a 3D camera in their mixed-reality headset. At first, the full potential of this 3D camera was not immediately grasped by many. In fact, Apple faced criticism for seemingly encouraging tech isolation when they showcased a scene of a father recording his children using the headset’s 3D camera during their presentation.
Despite the initial mixed reactions, the concept of capturing memories in a three-dimensional manner has sparked renewed interest in 3D cameras after a long period of dormancy.
This resurgence of interest in 3D cameras prompts a closer examination of the evolution of 3D photography, stretching back from its origins in the 19th century to its modern application in the present era.