Kandao stated that they are scheduling the release date of the Qoocam EGO 3D camera before the end of May. Here’s why I’m excited for it.
Qoocam EGO (previewed here) is a 3D camera. Although 3D cameras have been available for many years, the EGO is the first digital 3D camera that has been released for consumers in the past few years. It was originally scheduled to be released by the end of March, but the sudden surge of COVID cases disrupted their production. Fortunately, production has resumed and EGO is now scheduled for release before the end of May.
But what difference could it make? There have been many attempts at pushing 3D to go mainstream and so far, they have failed. But what’s different now is that more people have VR headsets such as the Quest, which can also be used to see 3D photos and videos. In a VR headset, 3D photos and videos appear as screens with depth. Moreover, many apps allow you to control the size of the virtual screen. You could have a wall-sized 3D TV if you wanted.
It will be interesting to see if VR users will want to use 3D cameras to capture their memories. Compared to 360, 3D is much easier to understand — both for shooting and viewing.
Kandao has sent a test unit to me for review and I’m eager to try it. If there are particular questions you want to know, then pls let me know in the comments so I can address them in my eventual review.