Before the Apple Watch there was the Pebble Watch. There’s definitely a respect for the smart watch technology that Pebble came out with way before the giants came into the market. And it’s bound to happen with the VR camera market.
Before Samsung revealed their VR camera, Lucid had already developed the world’s 1st consumer 3D VR camera. And it looks very promising. They are currently taking pre-orders for the Lucid as they had to raise funding on Indegogo to fulfill orders of what already has become a high demand product.
The Lucid camera
VR cameras, or virtual reality cameras, are cameras that captures video from 360 degrees to full all-around angles for the purpose of creating virtual reality videos and content.
Virtual reality has been becoming the latest craze in the late 2015 – 2016. With creative content being produced utilizing virtual reality, consumers can’t wait to produce their own content to share with the world.
Virtual reality video enables a viewer with compatible devices (i.e. mobile devices, tablets, etc.) to move the device to pan and around and view the video as if the viewer is in the video, hence the term virtual reality. You can view a sample VR video (360 video) by Discovery here. Compatible devices like an iPhone will enable you to pan around the scene by moving the phone. A compatible browser is needed to use the full functionality as well.
In the past 10 years digital cameras have become obsolete and are a dying breed of photography technology. And that was fast! We still take digital pictures, but the camera technology and how we take those photos and videos have changed. And it’s going to change and evolve even faster!
Digital cameras are dead as we’ve known them, but taking photos and image content is ever so alive. This is due to social media becoming a major part of our lifestyles. In fact, most smartphones have superior camera technology built-in that surpasses what digital cameras can provide.
So, in efforts to evolve with technology and strive to be a resource for you about the photo and video technology of our world today.
There’s so much happening in the evolution of cameras. From 3D, action cameras, to 180 degree/360 cameras, and virtual reality cameras. It’s an exciting time for photography and videography. That is why we are going to be doing a featured section on the present to the future of cameras.