UCVR Eye is a unique camera that can take
180-degree* 3D panoramic photos and can also be folded in half to take “360-degree” panoramas.
- Field of view of each lens: 120 degrees
- Field of view when folded: “360 degrees” (*panoramic; not fully spherical)
- Photo resolution: 16mp
- Video resolution: 4k @ 15fps or 1080p @ 30 fps.
- uses Micro SD cards up to 32GB
A seller explained to me that it can be folded in half, not just at a 90 degree angle. This seems to be supported by the drawing below.
However, because the field of view of each lens is only 120 degrees, I’m confused about how the image would look if it were indeed folded this way. It would seem to be as though there would be a super wide stitch line in a fully spherical 360 photo. I’m not sure how they can claim it to be 360-degrees. The little planet photo above does not seem possible for this camera (I believe there would be a giant blind spot in the middle, and the sky would have more limited outer perimeter).
Here is a sample 3D panoramic video in top-bottom format:
The UCVR Eye is available for purchase on eBay for around $250. Here is the official site.
Thanks to @el dark for posting about this on 360camerasforums.com!
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Thanks Javier. I don’t think this is the first 3D 360 camera but this looks interesting! I can post about it. Thanks for sharing!
I have seen this solution before on another website. No doubt it’s a great solution for stills (not video) so long as nothing in the scene is moving. But it is not a true stereo 360 camera in that it cannot take instantaneous 360 3D shots.
Although this camera has acceptable IQ, it suffers from bad video sync and low frame rate. Here is a clip made by a friend of mine who purchased it.
As for FOV, it definitely does not cover 180 degrees. It shows much less in my friend’s clip. Not sure if he used a different setting or cropped the image…
Thank you very much Francois! Very helpful to know.