Startup company, Nicocam, is on a crowd funding website, Indiegogo, for what is perhaps the smallest VR camera to be launched, the Nico360. This camera will be equipped with two Sony sensors at 16MP and capable of capturing 25MP still images and 2560 x 1440/30 fps footage.
The Nico360 is a 360-degree camera that is also water resistant and compact. It is equipped with dual lenses located at the front and back for shooting form two directions simultaneously. It is also capable of live streaming the footage being captured via Bluetooth 4.0 or WiFi and be shared in Facebook and Nico360 Live.
As for video recording, this VR camera has four options to choose from. These are the Sphere Mode, Planet Mode, Sphere Mode and VR Mode. For panoramic shots, this spherical 3D camera is also capable of in-camera stitching. It also comes with F2 lenses that are wide-angled with a 195-degree (Field of View) FOV. Images can be saved as Adobe RAAW/DNG files or as JPEGs for easy post-production processing.
Being a 360-degree camera, content can also be created for stereoscopic VR headsets. It also comes with a ¼” mount and a slot for microSD cards. Apart from the availability of 32GB internal storage, the Nico360 comes with an integrated microphone in stereo.
The Nico360 has been designed with the outdoors in mind. For mounting on different devices, the Nico360 also has a screw mount located strategically at the bottom. It has several accessories including VR headset, extra battery, selfie stick, bike handlebar mount, flexible tripod mount, wrist strap mount, and head strap mount.
The Hong Kong-based startup says that the Nico360 funding campaign will be wrapping up soon and consumers can expect the camera to be shipped starting October.