- Aug 25, 2015
- Reaction score
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Elephone Elecam 360 degrees WiFi Camera
360 degrees cameras are starting to take over the market, util recently not a lot of interest was given to this technology and it was mostly just a showcase. The main reason for that was the high cost as a filming had to be done with an array of multiple identical cameras. This was also a problem for R/C models as you could not reliable fly 6,8 or 10 GoPro's on an hobby quad or plane. The new concept that aided this hobby came from the new 360 degree cameras that have a bit different way of working. Instead of using multiple cameras that have a limited FOV (field of view), only two ultra wide lenses (220 degree) were used on two sensor chips placed in a single small housing, to obtain a 360 degree image.
The product that this review is going to center on is the Elecam 360 made by Elephone.
Image sensor: OV4689 which has a 4 Mpix resolution
Chipset: Sunplus SPCA6350M
Lens angle: 220° FOV
Lens focal length: 1.1mm
LCD monitor: 0.96 inch (128 x 64)
Storage media: Micro SD card 8G to 32G
Movie resolution: 1920 x 960P / 30fps fixed
Compression codec: .mov format h.264
Image resolution: 3008 x 1504 fixed
Battery: built in 1500mAh which will provide around 1 hour recording in dual camera mode (360 video).
Product weight: 0.106kg
As you can see in the picture above the camera will have two overlapping FOV 220+220 degree in horizontal plane, while on vertical front and rear planes it has 360 degree FOV. The two image sensors will collaborate and generate a 1920 x 960 video at 30fps which will have a n aspect ratio of 2:1. The obtained video can be processed with various apps and the final result can be used as a VR media on mobile phone or as a pano-video that can be interactively controlled by the viewer.
The Elecam 360 comes with WiFi and a smartphone app is provided for control. The app is available for both major smartphone OS's meaning iOS and Android. Phisical conectivity is achived through a micro USB port.
ELECAM 360 camera packege will contain:
1 x ELECAM 360
1 x Micro USB cable
1 x Bicycle mount
1 x Helmet mount
1 x Joint buckle
1 x 3M adhesive sticker
... to be continued