Chinese company Weeview, maker of the Eye-Plug camera dongle for Android phones, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a 3D camera. The new SID model features a pair of stereoscopic cameras that, when used together, produce 3D videos suitable for VR applications and headsets. Weeview says its new camera produces 'shake-free' footage, and that the stereoscopic effects can be adjusted with a mobile device during post-processing.

The SID camera works in conjunction with a mobile app that supports live 3D video streaming, as well as functions like 'Auto Follow' for tracking a subject in the video and 'Highlight' for zooming in specific parts of the shot. The model offers a total maximum video resolution of 2880 x 1440 (3K) at 30 fps, as well as 32MP 8064 x 4032 still photos. Both sensors sport an F2.4 lens with a 160-degree field-of-view. The camera itself contains 802.11n WiFi for wireless connectivity, micro USB for charging, and a microSD card slot for content storage.

Joining SID is the SID Camera Kit, a bundle that includes a motorized handheld gimbal and a smartphone mount. The gimbal can pan 320-degrees, roll 120-degrees, and tilt 320-degrees. Weeview says its new camera is also compatible with GoPro gimbals. 

The SID camera is currently being offered to Kickstarter backers who pledge at least $179, while the gimbal is included in the bundle for backers who pledge at least $269. Shipping to these backers is estimated to start this upcoming August.

Via: Kickstarter