Sphericam 2

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Sphericam 2
Sphericam 21.jpg
Information
Type Camera
Subtype 360° Camera
Creator Jeffrey Martin, Servaes Joordens, Poppo Wit
Developer Sphericam Inc
Resolution 4096 x 2048
Refresh Rate 30FPS, 60FPS
Audio 4 microphones
Camera 6 cameras
Connectivity Micro USB
Power Li-Po 2800mAh
Weight less than 400g
Size 68mm in diameter
Release Date December 2015
Price ~$1,500
Website Sphericam.com
Sphericam 2 is a 360° Camera developed by Sphericam Inc. The apricot-sized and crystalline-shaped camera is able to record monoscopic 360° video in 4K resolution and 60 FPS. Consisting of 6 synchronized lenses and global shutter, Sphericam 2 is able to produce automatically stitched 360 degree video with 4096 x 2048 resolution. Recorded content can be streamed live through Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable. The entire process can be controlled with Sphericam 2's mobile app.

Sphericam 2's Kickstarter campaign took place in July, 2015 and raised over 3 times the original funding goal of $150,000. The camera will ship in December 2015 with a retail price of around $1,500.

Features

  • Crystalline shaped body that is 68mm in diameter and weigh less than 400 grams.
  • 4096 x 2048 Resolution and 60FPS with 2.4 Gbps of raw capture and 12-bit color.
  • Live and automatic stitching of content from all 6 cameras.
  • Live stream content through Wi-Fi or Ethernet via micro USB adapter.
  • Companion mobile App that allows the user to start and stop the recording and monitor, edit, transfer and view the footage.

File Formats

High Quality - 30/60 FPS, 2.4 gigabits per second, 12-Bit color, CinemaDNG

Pro Quality - 30/60 FPS, 600 megabits per second, 10-Bit color, H.264

Real Time Stitching - 30 FPS, 600 megabits per second, 10-Bit color, H.264

Live Streaming - 100 megabits per second

Hardware

Specifications

  • 6 image sensors/lenses
  • Wi-Fi button
  • On/Off button
  • Micro USB port
  • 8 Tripod Mounts
  • 4 Microphones
  • 6 Micro SD Card Slots[1]

Physical

Part Spec
Housing Anodized Aluminum
Size 68 millimeters in diameter
Weight less than 400g
Number of Mounting Points 8
Port Micro USB
Battery Li-Po 2800mAh
GPS Yes
Automatic Stabilization Yes
Microphones 4

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Imaging

Part Spec
Number of Cameras 6
Sensor Type Global Shutter
Spherical Image Resolution 4096 x 2048 (equidirectional rectangle)
Frame Rate 30FPS, 60FPS
Coverage 100% spherical
Recording Time 60 - 90 minutes
Live Stream Yes (100 megabits per second RTMP)
Chroma Subsampling 4:2:2, 4:4:4

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File Formats

Part Spec
Pro Quality 30/60 FPS, 2.4 gigabits per second, 12-Bit color, CinemaDNG
High Quality 30/60 FPS, 600 megabits per second, 10-Bit color, H.264
Realtime Stitching 30 FPS, 10-Bit color, H.264

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Software

Images

Sphericam 2 concept1.jpg Sphericam 22.jpg

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1996234044/sphericam-2-the-4k-360o-video-camera-for-virtual-r/description

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