The World’s First Full HD 360° Camera
There is a new Kickstarter project that is kicking up a lot of fuss. It is the 360cam from Giroptic, a leading innovator of 360-degree technology from France. The 360cam captures all 360° around including above and below in full HD. It has an amazing 360° x 300° field of view.
You can turn a full circle to see all around the camera and you can look all the way to the top and to the bottom as well. You can even zoom in and out slightly. If you thought that panoramic shots are great, this is about a thousand times better.
Have you ever been to a new place and thought how amazing it looked and how you wish you can capture everything for remembrance or for sharing with someone else? It is like the first time to Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon or New York City’s Times Square. You whip out your camera and desperate try to capture everything.
All of us have experienced the disappointment later on when you view your photos or videos that somehow fails to capture the grandeur of it all. That is why we often hear the phrase, “You had to be there.” In our opinion, the 360cam comes the closest to “being there” without actually being there.
Giropic has put up a website that showcases a number of shots taken using the 360cam that can be viewed using an online app. Load any of the photos, enlarge it to full screen on your monitor and be prepared to be blown away. Next, imagine being able to do the same with full HD video running at 2048×1024 / 30 fps. Download the app for iOS or Android for the full experience.
The 360cam comes chock full with a ton of other awesome features including built-in GPS for image geotagging, gyroscope for image stabilization and WiFi for live video streaming and remote control. All this in a package that easily fits on the palm of your hand. It even comes with a light bulb attachment that lets you attach the 360cam to any light bulb socket and use the camera as an internet connected surveillance camera. How is that for versatility?
Giropic is currently seeking funding for the 360cam via Kickstarter. Unsurprisingly, it has easily met its funding goal of $150,000 and it will be interesting to see how far it can go. Head on over to the Kickstarter page to find out more or to pledge your support.