Lenovo partnered up with Google to create an affordable virtual reality camera that’s now up for pre-order. Launching on May 4th for just $300, the Lenovo Mirage Camera With Daydream makes it easy to create immersive virtual reality content.
The Lenovo Mirage camera sports a dual 13MP fisheye camera setup to create depth perception and has a generous 180 x 180 degree field of capture.
Of course, it’s also capable of doing native 4K video and offers auto-image stabilization, if you’d rather use it like a classic camera. It supports the Google VR180 video format that plays in a normal perspective viewed on a PC or other 2D devices, but offers better immersion on a virtual reality headset.
Lenovo hasn’t just integrated the most recent Google and YouTube formats, hey have also included simple and powerful sharing and live-streaming options. The Lenovo Mirage camera is integrated with Google Photos and can livestream on Youtube in real time. It offers three modes you can toggle through – photo, video and live broadcasting, while Google’s VR180 apps will turn your phone into a viewfinder.
Oh, and the whole package is just 105 x 55 mm and 139 grams, so it’s an extremely compact, powerful livestreaming gadget.
“The Lenovo Mirage Camera lets you livestream any video, from weddings and live concerts to your late-night YouTube vlog. Livestreaming with the Lenovo Mirage Camera fuses the immersive nature of stereoscopic 3D with a 180-degree field of view. You can stream these live moments in either 4K, 1440p, or 1080p,” says Lenovo.
Pretty cool, right? After Google’s announcement of the biggest VR OLED display ever, this year really promises a lot of good things for VR enthusiasts. #realitymagic