Add another entry into the growing list of 360-degree cameras coming in 2016.
Alongside the a long list of other accessories LG revealed today at , the South Korean electronics giant has promised its first camera for creating spherical video and pictures, the cleverly named 360 Cam.and
No pricing or availability was announced, and details are a bit scarce at the moment, but here's the rundown on the basics of what it'll offer.
Instead of a ball like the Bublcam or a box like the, this two-lens camera looks very similar to , though not as nice, like it was quite possibly a design rejected for being too bulky and unremarkable.
Regardless, at the top you'll find two lenses, each with an angle of view of 200 degrees -- ample coverage for stitching together for a single spherical image. A shutter release just below the lens lets you quickly snap a 360 selfie or grab some 2K-resolution video.
A small sheath-like case is included that protects the lenses when not in use or flips over to the bottom and acts as a handgrip and stand, which is good, because having the shutter release that close to a fisheye lens is going to lead to some giant thumbs. On the camera bottom is also a standard tripod mount.
Your shots will get stored either to its 4GB of internal storage or a microSD card you supply. Or, you can transfer video and photos to your Android device via Bluetooth. If you pick up an LG G5 to use with it, you can connect the 360 Cam using the phone's native "Friends" app, which is basically a device manager for the various G5 accessories. The camera's app can also be used as a remote viewfinder and to control the camera.
That's all the details we have for now, but we'll fill in the blanks as we learn more.