LucidCam, the 3D VR Camera for You and Me
LucidCam (Sunnyvale, CA, USA) is launching a new 180° stereoscopic camera intended for everyday use by consumers. Today, the company has launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign looking to raise $100,000 to help a manufacturing ramp-up.
Lucidcam Video Presentation
The Indiegogo campaign raised over 1/3 of the $100,000 target in less than a week. If you are interested to invest in an early version, visit Indiegogo.
Why a 180° Camera ?
A 180 degree camera may sound strange to those used to 360 degree media, but this covers a user’s peripheral vision, and LucidCam hopes to expand to 360 degrees by reaching a stretch goal. Elsewhere, this is a 1-button point-and-shoot camera that captures 1080p 30fps content in 3D and features options to easily share it with others. Playable is possible from both on a smartphone and within VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. Live streaming through HDMI output is also possible.
Price and Availability
[UPDATED] After the crowdfunding peroid, the price of a LucidCam is now $429 shipping included. Delivery is expected around December 2016.
For the latest details visit Lucidcam.