Sphericam ends successful Kickstarter with $460K

As huge companies like Oculus Rift and Samsung work furiously to create the best virtual reality viewing platform, Sphericam has been created to fill a growing market void of actually creating that virtual reality content. (PRNewsFoto/Sphericam)
As huge companies like Oculus Rift and Samsung work furiously to create the best virtual reality viewing platform, Sphericam has been created to fill a growing market void of actually creating that virtual reality content. (PRNewsFoto/Sphericam)

Sphericam, a mid-range 360-degree camera, completed its Kickstarter today with over $460,000 raised on a campaign target of $150,000.

This means the project achieved its first two stretch goals — producing the camera in multiple colors, and making it dust-proof and water-resistant.

The tennis-ball-sized camera was priced at between $1,300 and $1,700 for its Kickstarter supporters, with shipping estimated for this December.

The camera can be used to make 360-degree videos that can be watched on any computer or smartphone in regular mode and, on Google Cardboard headsets, in immersive virtual reality mode.

Typical applications include real estate walk-throughs, first-person experiences such as bike rides or parachute jumps, concerts, immersive storytelling, and more.

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
Check out her author page on Amazon or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Her first virtual world novella, Krim Times, made the Amazon best-seller list in its category. Her second novella, The Lost King of Krim, is out now.