Following its introduction at the Mobile World Congress in February this year, LG South Africa has introduced its new LG 360 CAM camera to South African market.
The LG 360 CAM is a camera that captures, as you can guess, 360 degree images in 16 mega-pixels.
While many smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras have a panorama mode, the 360-degree spherical images and videos take visuals even further by including everything in the scene, including the ground and the sky.
With its compact, portable size and high-resolution images, the LG 360 CAM is one of the first imaging devices to take advantage of the growing trend of 360-degree content creation.
In fact, this is the first camera from a smartphone manufacturer to be optimized for Google Street View with its support for the Google-backed Open Spherical Camera (OSC) API.
With the free Google Street View app installed on their iOS or Android smartphones, LG 360 CAM owners will be able to easily capture, upload and share their 360-degree content directly from their phones without having to convert or process their files into the appropriate format, a time-consuming process.
LG 360 CAM features three embedded microphones and supports 5.1 channel surround sound recording. It is equipped with an internal battery with a capacity of 1,200mAh allowing for up to 70 minutes of video recording. With its microSD card slot, the camera can be extended to a maximum of 2TB.
- Camera: 13MP Sensor x 2 (output pixel count 16MP)
- Capture Modes: 360-degree Spherical / 180-degree Hemispherical
- Size: 40 x 97 x 25mm (without cap)
- Weight: 76.7g (without cap)
- Sound: Microphone x 3 / 5.1 Channel Sound Recording
- Battery: 1,200mAh
- Memory: microSD (up to 2TB)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
- Colour: Silver