In recent years, 2D digital image correlation method (DIC) has been widely used in the measurement of plane strain. However, out-of-plane displacement could be induced during the loading and it would affect the measurement accuracy. Thus, a 3D measurement is necessary. This study utilizes a simplified 3D DIC to measure the geometry of an object before and after deformation. Then the finite element concept is involved to determine the strain after deformation. A flat plate specimen with in-plane and out-of-plane displacement is observed. Both 2D and 3D DIC are used to analyze the strain. The results show that using 3D DIC to measure strain is feasible and with a very good accuracy.