RETO3D Camera by Reto Projects

Model shooting 3d image

The RETO3D is a cool retro-style 3D camera that allows you to take 3D images and stitch them together to animated GIFs.

RETO3D Camera by Reto Projects

From the invention of 3D photos…

Three-dimensional photos have been around since the invention in 1849. Back then, a stereoscope was used to present two offset images separately to the left and the right eye of the viewer. The two-dimensional images are then combined in the brain to give the perception of 3D depth.

3D image gif

…To 3D photography

3D photography is a specific type of film photography. The RETO3D camera works by taking three half-frame photos with three different angles simultaneously to create a 3D image. By using a roll of 36 exposure film, you can create 24 3D images which can be brought to life by stitching them together as GIF animations. The team behind the RETO3D is also developing an app to make it even faster and easier to create your own GIFs.

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RETO3D Camera by Reto Projects

RETO3D Camera by Reto Projects

RETO3D Camera by Reto Projects

The Kickstarter adventure for Reto Project

The team at Reto Project got the idea for the RETO3D in 2016. Since then, they have done a lot of research with vintage 3D cameras and improved their design before actualizing their dream. The design is a tribute to the 1950s era of 3D photography but the camera is much lighter and handier to use.


  • 35mm Film – suitable for 35mm negatives and slides
  • Built-in Flash for day and night photography
  • Film Reload
  • Focus-free – quick snap creates a great form of art
  • Lightweight and easy-to-use
  • Affordable
  • App Support for uploading and stitching multiple images into 3D GIFs in a few seconds

RETO3D Camera by Reto Projects


Film Transport: Manual Wind and Rewind

Optical Lens: 30mm; f11; 3 Lens (Optical grade acrylic lenses)

Focusing: Focus-free; 1m to ∞

Shutter Release: 1/125s

Power Supply: 1*AA Alkaline Battery

Main Plastic Material: ABS

Dimension: 133 (W) x 65 (H) x 42 (D) mm

Weight: 178±10g (Excluding Battery and Film)

More information: Retail price $99 USD – campaigns with reduced prices available via Kickstarter. Reto Project has already made their funding target – but you can still get your hands on some limited offers and support the launch of the RETO3D.

The market launch is expected in October 2019.

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