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.
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