Analysis of the New LG 360 Cam Features and Recording Videos to Virtual Reality
The field of photography and digital video progresses so fast that even the devices themselves difficult to adapt. Does anyone remember 3D videos? Some mobile came with the option to burn, and succeeded almost as much as a tractor competition.
And virtual reality ? It looks promising, all the litter brands behind their steps and it is now possible to record content available from mobile themselves . The question is: will see it as an everyday?The previous MWC 2016 in Barcelona was almost a case of VR: demonstrations of this technology stands clean sweep creating mile – long lines around them (okay, maybe exaggerate a bit). LG could afford not to be left out, so its innovations were centralized in virtual reality and content 360 . I tried it at the time, but now I can make a review on conditions.
Features and technical specifications
You could summarize by saying that this device is a double sensor capable of capturing image, sound and movement in spherical shape, but that would minimize the characteristics of the LG 360 Cam. These are far more complete:
- Dimensions: 40x97x25 mm.
- Weight: 76.7 grams.
- Camera: 13MP double.
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
- Battery: 1,200 mAh.
- Microphones: 3.
- Sensors 9 axes.
- Maximum video resolution: 2560 × 1280 pixels at 30 fps.
- Maximum photo resolution: 5660 × 2830 pixels (16 megapixels).
- It can not function without an SD card (it comes with a 16 GB).
LG 360 Cam, a compact camera and as easy as comfortable to carry
For videos at 360 ° succeed, how to burn must be popular. It is still not possible to integrate the relevant capture system on a smartphone (everything will come), so everything is to create a compatible accessory capable of capturing pictures and video.
The LG 360 camera consists of two independent sensors with a lens on each side able to capture a range of 180 degrees with a maximum resolution of 13 megapixels sensor . Cam 360 executes a simultaneous double teeing shot by their own software to create an image in the form of sphere (for video processing is similar). Or what is the same: the visual angle glass full result allowing any move by the same party would in Google Street View. In fact, the spherical power is exactly the same.
LG 360 Cam – Photography Lenses
The body of the LG 360 Cam is made of plastic; the two lenses excel at the top creating a sort of crystal ball made with a pair of photography lenses; It has a button on the side to turn, another on the front to take pictures with one click, a bottom flap to insert the SD Card and USB Type C connector to charge the camera . As added, it has a protective cover that can also be used as a small mono pod on which to support the Cam (not stable, eye). The control of this camera module is made from the smartphone, although it is possible to take pictures with the physical shutter button. One of the main drawbacks is that it is only compatible with the LG G5 , a drawback that LG should fix (360 ° content could be played on any smartphone). To start the Cam just start the app on mobile: she will arrange for pairing by WiFi camera management and content storage.
Very simple to use, but somewhat limited
To take pictures just remove the cover, turn on the camera (if the LG 360 Cam was not activated to release the housing) and press the shutter button. If we want to record video at 360 ° it is best to place the camera on a firm surface (as high as possible, I recommend), match it with the LG G5 (sometimes) and click on the record button.
You can choose to record content in 180 ° or 360 ° (using a lens or both at once). While we use the phone as monitor will see the live preview and distance knowing at all times which we are recording. As you can see, no problem here.
What happens when you want to share photos and videos on 360 °?
Oh, friends, things are not so easy when the device is not a G5 LG. The photos can be shared with Google Photos(most universal that comes to mind): the application has a viewfinder 360 also accessible from the browser. For the rest …Then there is the price and hardware limitation: the fact that a camera is around $ 280 – 350 US Dollars with the need for mobile – compatible ($ 740-800 US Dollars) results in a sum amounting almost to $ 1140 US Dollars . Too expensive for a curiosity, but more acceptable investment if you already have the LG G5 and you wish to step into the virtual reality recording your own content.
It is an accessory that I found curious and striking. I do not think I’ve got all the juice, but it seems a good progress in the field of virtual reality. The results are shocking and get a more immersive memories. But yes: the difficulty of sharing the same quality seen in the LG G5 is a little experience. Besides that the camera is only compatible with this model …If you have a G5 LG want to try and capture video and photography in spherical form, the LG 360 Cam is a very good first step. you will not be disappointed if you know what you are looking for.