In this paper digital speckle pattern interferometry (DSPI) as a digital image plane holography (DIPH) technique is presented and its potential for fluid velocimetry are discussed. The recording is carried out with a spatial phase shifting (SPS) DSPI set-up, which can also be viewed as an off-axis DIPH set-up. A theoretical study of both SPS-DSPI analysis using a Fourier transform method and DIPH analysis is presented for a set-up with only one illuminated plane. From the DIPH analysis, a way to extend the SPS-DSPI set-up to simultaneously record but independently reconstruct several fluid planes is inferred. Some preliminary results from a convective flow illustrate the feasibility of the quasi 3D recording.