Lenovo Mirage Camera, the company’s 4K 180-degree stereoscopic VR camera, is now available in pre-order for $300, and is slated to launch May 4th.
You can now pre-order Lenovo Mirage Camera on Amazon, although retailer release dates may vary. Lenovo has told Road to VR that it will launch officially on May 4th despite Amazon’s advertised May 6th release.
The compact camera, which was created in partnership with Google and supports the company’s new VR180 video format, is meant to be a more pocketable point-and-shoot solution than 360 cameras, which record to a format best viewed in VR headsets. The VR180 video format (example seen below) is also capable of presenting a more flatscreen-native view for traditional monitors while serving it higher resolution 3D video to VR headsets.
Lenovo Mirage Camera boasts dual 13 MP sensors with fisheye lenses that shoot in 4K. This, is effect, creates a visual clarity two-times higher than contemporary 4K 360 cameras. Lenovo’s 180 camera also lets you stream videos directly to YouTube Live or upload to Google Photos.
Lenovo is first out the door with its VR180 camera, although a similar offering from YI Technology is coming soon. Google has previous stated it’s working with Z Cam to include their K1 Pro into the VR180 platform, and with Panasonic to include support in their GH5 cameras.
Lenovo Mirage Camera Specs
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Platform1
- Audio: Dual Microphones with Single Speaker
- Memory: RAM : 2 GB
- ROM: 16 GB eMMC2
- Card Slot: microSD Card; Up to 128 GB
- Battery Removable : Yes
- Front: Dual 13 MP
- Aperture : F/2.1
- FOV : 180° x 180°
- Video : 4K/1440P/1080P @ 30 F
- Type : Li-ion Polymer, 2200 mAh
- General Usage : Up to 2 Hours
- Charger : USB Type-C
- Travel Charger: 5V / 1A
- WLAN : WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
- WiFi Direct : Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 + BLE
- LTE Bands3 – UMTS : B1/2/5/8 – FDD LTE : B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20 – TDD LTE : B38/40
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