Undoubtedly, the startup Giroptic – from Lille in France – isn’t wasting time. The team has created another hi-tech tool which delights all video and photo makers, with the introduction of the 360-degree camera Giroptic iO. This device combines high-quality twin custom lenses, unique real-time image processing technology and pocket-sized design. iO connects to your iPhone or iPad instantly for immersive capture capabilities.
The device allows you to shoot footage in 360 degrees and directly see the result via a dedicated app. Customers can share their photos and videos instantly and simpy live life to the fullest. Besides, Giroptic iO also lets you switch to a live broadcasting mode which is natively compatible with live streaming platforms. iO is also fully VR (virtual reality) compatible. Now, users are able to live and relive every moment to the fullest and travel anywhere in an instant.
The device is tiny, durable, compact and easy to use. It weights 70g (2.5 oz) and measures 73mm x 35mm (2.9″ x 1.4″). Its recording system is equipped with unique real-time stitching (JPEG, MP4) technology, which doesn’t require post-production software. iO also has an aluminum casing and a lithium-ion rechargeable (915mAH, 3,7V) battery. The camera is easily charged by USB. The iO does have its own battery, so users don’t have to worry about it draining their phone’s.
This product is designed to be as simple as possible and the dual-lens camera pops onto iPhone’s Lightning port. Launch its app and a spherical view on the screen is instantly displayed. Customers can take photos at 3,840×1,920-pixel resolution or record 1,920×960-resolution videos and live stream to YouTube.
The 360-degree camera Giroptic iO has a big chance to succeed. The Giroptic has already gained some great popularity after launching the Giroptic 360cam on Kickstarter in 2014. Nearly 4.000 people backed Giroptic’s first product. Their original camera has an egg-shaped design and contains three 185º fish-eye lenses with an optical assembly that delivers the industry’s largest field of view. This model is still on sale and costs 499€ ($518).
This time, the company is skipping Kickstarter and going straight to shipping. Clients can pre-order a Giroptic iO now for 249€ ($259), but product will be available on January 17th, 2017. Thus, it can be your Christmas gift for next year.