360fly

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360fly
Information
Type Camera
Subtype 360° Camera
Developer 360fly
Resolution 1504 x 1504
Refresh Rate 27.97 FPS
Field of View 240°
Audio Mono, 48 kHz, 64 Kbps AAC
Power Battery life: 2+ hours
Price $400
Website https://360fly.com/
360fly is a panoramic, HD 360° camera designed primarily for casual users who wish to capture their daily lives and important events without having to worry about proper composition and keeping everything in the frame. The camera is controlled using a compatible iOS or Android application, which also lets users share the recorded footage with friends and family members. The 360fly is sold exclusively by Best Buy for $400.

Hardware

The main idea behind the 360fly panoramic camera is to give users the freedom to capture immersive 360° HD video footage in a completely natural way. It can be held in the palm of the hand or mounted on a helmet or drone using existing 3-prong mounts.

It can withstand unfavorable weather conditions thanks to its resistance to sweat, rain, liquid, sand, and dust, which makes it perfect for swimmers, surfers, or snowboarders.

The heart of this device is 2.26 MP CMOS image sensor capable of capturing footage with up to 1504 x 1504 pixels resolution. High-quality audio is captured by an AAC-enabled microphone. The recorded footage is stored on the 32 GB large internal memory.

The 360fly camera is charged via USB 2.0 interface and the built-in lithium battery can last more than 2 hours.

Specifications

  • Video mode: 1504 x 1504 @ 27.97fps
  • Video recording rate: Up to 20 Mbps VBR
  • Audio format: Mono, 48 kHz, 64 Kbps AAC
  • Aperture: F2.5
  • Field of view: 240°
  • Focal length: 0.88mm
  • Water-resistant: 5 ATM
  • Dust-resistant: IP6X (without Mic Plug)
  • Shock-resistant: Up to 1.5 M
  • Power source: Built-in Li-Polymer battery (1600mA)
  • Full charging time: Approximately 2.5 hours with 1A charger
  • Battery life: 2+ hours

Software

The 360fly is intended for use in conjunction with the 360fly mobile application. This application gives users intuitive control over the camera and offers a full editing suite and a cloud sharing option.

The recorded footage can be viewed as a regular video or as a fully immersive 360° experience. All users have to do is to keep their smartphone in front of the face and turn their body just like if they were standing in the video itself.

An even greater sense of immersion can be easily achieved by placing the smartphone inside the Google Cardboard VR viewer.

A full list of supported devices can be found on the official website.[1]

The Company

360fly can trace their origins to a robotics lab out of Carnegie Mellon University. Their focus quickly shifted to immersive video capture technology, and the company has launched their first product, GoPano Micro, back in 2011.

On May 12, 2016, 360fly announced that they have received a Series C Venture Funding of $40 million.

Resources

  1. https://360fly.com/supported-devices/

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