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NCTech iSTAR Pulsar captures 60-megapixel 360 photos (updated May 23, 2018)


NCTech’s iSTAR Pulsar is a 60-megapixel 360 camera and is now available.  Here are the new specs.

I first posted about NCTech iSTAR Pulsar almost exactly one year ago.  It just became available.  Here are the updated specs.

NCTech’s iSTAR Pulsar captures 360 photos at up to 7 fps.  Here are the key specifications (updated specs in bold):
four 12.3-megapixel Sony Exmor RS sensors (3042 x 4062 per sensor)
– effective resolution: 60.5 megapixels (11000 x 5500)
aperture: f/2.6
– field of view: 360 x 145 degrees +/- 5 degrees
– uses two Intel Celeron N2240 Processors
frame rate: 7 fps
6-axis IMU with integrated compass, tilt sensor, and GPS
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Output: mp4, PNG, CAMM
– IP64 weather resistance
– wireless live view and capture over Wi-Fi
– Dimensions: 118 x 118 x 143mm (191mm with antenna)
– Weight: 2.1 kg

The iSTAR Pulsar costs $3995.  Here is the official page for the iSTAR.

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  • As a site dedicated to 360° degree cameras I think you should correct (or annotate) the specs when marketing is using terms such as “360 x 360 degrees”.
    A full sphere has 360 x 180 degrees.

    Therefore this camera most likely covers 360×150° not 360×300°.

    • Also how do four “10 megapixel lenses” result in a 50 megapixel resolution? We all know there must be some overlap between the lenses so the accumulated resolution will be lower than 4*10mp.

      • I think it’s because an equirectangular photo has redundant information at the top and bottom. For example, Panono says their resolution is 108mp but the files are 16384 x 8192 (134mp).

        Best regards,

      • Max Width 3042 x 4 = 12168 with no overlap.
        Max height : 4062.

        Width : substract the overlap, and you can get 11.000 (alltough this is a very small overlap, but the lenses seem very well calibrated).
        Height : it is NOT 360×360 : this means they add empty black space for the nadir (tripod location) to close the sphere. 4062 becomes 5500 -> balck hole at the nadir.

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