CES 2015: Giroptic has made a 360-degrees GoPro-like action cam
After raising USD$1.4 million on Kickstarter, French manufacturer Giroptic showcased the world's first 360 degrees, full high definition camera at CES 2015. Dubbed the 360cam, the device is positioned as an alternative to the GoPro, and as such features a rugged, waterproof design.
"The idea behind the 360cam is capturing everything around," said Giroptic CEO Richard Ollier. "Your life isn't a frame, like the 16:9 you'd record with your camera or with your GoPro. Life is about being in an environment, in a sphere."
The 360cam is equipped with three 185 degrees fisheye lenses and stitches together video in real time. Full high definition video can be recorded at either 25 or 30 frames per second, and 4K resolution photos can be captured at up to 3 frames per second. The 360cam is also able to take time lapses, using up to 60 second intervals.