Articles tagged "360-degree"

Garmin announces the VIRB 360, a 5.7K waterproof 360-cam

Garmin has entered the 360-camera market with the VIRB, which captures 5.7K video at 30p as well as 15MP stills. Read more

Makers of the Panono 108MP 360-degree camera filing for bankruptcy

German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for bankruptcy at a court in Berlin. Read more

YouTube's 360-degree videos are coming soon to your living room TV

When 360 video support arrives for YouTube's TV apps, you'll be able to interact with clips using your remote or game controller.

Ticketmaster shows you all the views at 110 venues

Ticketmaster's used 3D wireframe models and photos to show you exactly what you're getting, with the exception that you still don't know how tall or obnoxiously drunk your neighbors will be.

Google releases list of Street View-ready certified 360-degree cameras

The certified cameras can be used in conjunction with the Street View app to create content Google's Street View platform. 

Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review

The Nikon KeyMission 360 wants to find its way into your camera bag. And it recently received a firmware update aimed at improving UI. So is it worth the cash? Find out

YI Technology announces consumer-level 360 live VR camera

The YI 360 VR is capable of capturing 360-degree spheric video footage in 5.7K resolution and at 30 frames per second. It also offers 4K instant in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming. Read more

Ricoh to show-off 4K-capable Theta 360-degree camera at NAB

At NAB next week Ricoh will be showing off a Theta 360 camera capable of both 4K video capture and live streaming. Read more

Boxfish 360 Micro Four Thirds camera can record 5K spherical videos

Boxfish Research has announced the Boxfish 360, a 5K camera equipped with multiple Panasonic Micro Four Thirds sensors able to capture spherical photos and video. Read more

KeyMission 360 firmware update improves stability under iOS 10.2

Nikon has issued a firmware update for its KeyMission 360-degree action camera that improves compatibility with iOS devices. Read more

Samsung announces updated Gear 360 camera with 4K video

The updated Samsung Gear 360 camera comes with improved image stitching quality, a tripod mount and true 4K video resolution. Read more

Insta360 Air 360-degree camera for Android quick review

The Insta360 Air is an Android device add-on that seamlessly connects to your phone and records 360-degree stills and video. For $130, it's an affordable and fuss-free introduction to 360 shooting. Read more

Insta360 Air turns Android phones into 360-degree VR Cameras, now available in US and Europe

The Insta360 Air camera, which attaches to an Android smartphone via a microUSB or USB Type-C port, turns your phone into a 360-degree VR camera. It's now available in the US and Europe. Read more

Ricoh R Development Kit 360 degree camera will be available for pre-order in May

Ricoh has announced the pre-order process for its Ricoh R Developer Kit and included full specs and pricing information. 

Huawei announces Honor VR 360-degree camera

At an event in Beijing Huawei has announced the release of a clip-on 360-degree camera for smartphones that will be developed by Insta360 and marketed under Huawei's sub-brand Honor. Read more

The US Presidential Inauguration will be live-streamed in 360-degrees thanks to Nikon

If your invitation to the Presidential Inauguration got lost in the mail, you're in luck: USA Today will be live-streaming the event in 360-degrees thanks to some customized Nikon KeyMission 360s. Read more

Ricoh releases Ricoh R Developer Kit offers 360-degree live streaming

Ricoh has announced a new camera aimed specifically at 360-degree live streaming and app development. Read more

Cyclops 360 4K camera is designed for motorsport adventures

The Cyclops 360 action camera is designed to record motorsport adventures, with a magnetic base for secure mounting and a mode that automatically starts recording when the engine starts. Read more

VLC 3.0 technical preview launches with 360 video and photo support

Support for 360-degree video is coming to VLC 3.0. You can check out a technical preview now. Read more

PanoMoments cleverly adds the element of time to 360-degree images

PanoMoments' '360-degree living photos' are a kind of mashup between 360-degree images and Apple's Live Photos. Read more

Sphericam Beast studio camera lives up to its name with 6K 10-bit Raw 360-degree video

The cinematic Sphericam Beast features four 1" 4096 × 2160 image sensors, four 190º fisheye lenses, and four M.2 SSD drives with a 2.8 GBs bit rate. Read more

Ricoh debuts colorful Theta SC

Ricoh has announced the latest member of its 360-degree camera family, the Theta SC. The SC is essentially a lower-cost version of the Theta S that comes in your choice of four colors. Read more

Photokina 2016: 360 and VR Capture Roundup Video

Love it or hate it, VR and 360 capture is here to stay - at least it looks that way judging from the sheer volume of devices on display at Photokina 2016. Take a look at some of the standouts in our roundup video. Read more

Google brings the National Parks to your living room with 360-virtual tours

Google has joined forces with the U.S. National Parks Service to make their centennial birthday celebration a bit more special by offering new VR and 360 video guided tours through some pretty amazing places. Read more

Facebook posts Surround 360 camera assembly instructions on GitHub

Facebook's $30,000 Surround 360 camera records up to 8K 360-video using 17 camera modules. Now the company has posted instruction manuals on GitHub detailing how to build the camera and install its software. Read more

Nico360 to be 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera

A Hong Kong-based startup is looking to fund production of Nico360, a waterproof 360-degree camera. Read more

Samsung Gear 360 camera costs $350 in US with limited availability at VidCon

Samsung has announced a limited launch for its Gear 360 camera, which was first revealed earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Read more

India says no to Google Street View, citing security concerns

Indian officials have told the BBC that the country has rejected Google's plan to image its towns and cities as part of its expanding Street View service. Read more

Explore Mars with 360-degree image shot by NASA Curiosity Rover

Earlier this year, NASA released a 360-degree image from the perspective of the Curiosity Mars Rover. We invite you to join us - on the surface of Mars!

Facebook adds 360 photo viewing to iOS and Android apps

Facebook has added support for uploading and viewing 360-degree photos to its iOS and Android apps. Read more

Ricoh Theta and Theta S apps add support for Google Cardboard

If you capture 360-degree images and video on a Ricoh Theta camera you can now directly view them through the corresponding apps, without uploading to a third-party service. Read more

Vuze VR 3D 360 camera targets consumers with $799 price

At the Cannes Film Festival, HumanEyes Technologies unveiled the Vuze VR, a consumer-grade 360-degree camera for VR applications. Read more

Brian May launches smartphone adapter for stereoscopic virtual reality viewer

Brian May, guitarist with the band Queen and a stereo photography enthusiast, has launched a kit that allows users to view 3D stereo pairs and virtual reality content on a smartphone for just £25 (approx. $37). Read more

VR / Action cameras forum just launched

Are you excited about VR but frustrated that we don't have a clearly demarcated area in our forums for you to talk about it? You're not alone, probably. But we're pleased to announce that your nightmare is over, with the launch of our dedicated VR and action cameras forum! Read more

Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care?

From Sphericam to Theta, and from the New York Times to your local real estate agent, the age of 'consumer virtual reality' seems to have finally arrived. What's changed and why is VR in the headlines? Read more

Facebook announces support for 360 degree photos

Facebook users will soon be able to upload 360 degree photos directly to Facebook and view them in the news feed. Read more

Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016

With over 100,000 attendees, the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) is a great place to see what tools and technologies are on the horizon for filmmakers, videographers, and even still photographers. We take a look at a few trends and products that caught our eye last week at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas. Read more

Condition One unveils rugged 'Bison' rig for outdoor VR documentaries

Production studio and early VR adopter Condition One has created a rugged VR camera rig for internal use called 'Bison.' Using 16 cameras, it produces 360-degree 3D videos with 3D positional audio. Read more

Facebook's open source Surround 360 captures 3D-360 video at up to 8K

Facebook has introduced the Surround 360, which captures 3D, 360 degree video using a total of seventeen cameras, all with global shutters. Equally notable is the fact that Facebook will be making both the camera design and processing software open source to encourage developers to improve the product. Read more

Sphericam 2 professional fully spherical camera records 4K/60 fps videos

The folks at Sphericam are back with a second generation model of their unique angular camera. The Sphericam 2 is, according to the company, the first fully spherical pro-grade 360-degree camera that records 4K footage at 60 fps. The resulting videos can be used in VR applications, as well as on platforms that support 360-degree content like YouTube and Spinnable. Read more

Ricoh partners with 360° content social platform Spinnable

Ricoh has partnered with Spinnable, a social sharing platform dedicated to 360-degree content. The partnership allows Ricoh Theta S owners to directly upload 360-degree videos recorded with the camera to Spinnable. The Spinnable platform is currently available as an iOS app, and will soon be launched for Android, Samsung Gear, and desktop, as well. Read more

Nikon unveils KeyMission 360, a rugged 4K-capable action camera

Nikon has announced a shockproof and waterproof spherical 360-degree action camera. Called KeyMission 360, it promises to 'put 360 virtual reality in the hands of any enthusiast' and offers 4K UHD recording. Shockproof to 2m / 6.6 ft and waterproof to 30m / 100 ft, the camera includes electronic VR stabilization and houses an image sensor and lens on opposite sides of the device to create immersive stills and video. Read more

Luna is 'world's smallest' 360-degree camera

As virtual reality grows in popularity, an increasing number of consumer-grade 360° cameras are hitting the market. Latest among them is Luna, a spherical camera that records 360° footage for viewing on desktop or through a cardboard VR headset. The team behind Luna is seeking funding on Indiegogo to cover design and production costs. Read more

Dual-lens camera can take 360 degree panoramas.