Delivers 4K stereoscopic live stream or 6k for post editing:
The Live Planet VR system may look like something out of a science fiction movie, but this stereoscopic, 16-lens camera and its associated cloud platform may be one of the best tools out there for live-streaming events in 360 degrees.
Source: Review: Live Planet VR live-streaming system: Digital Photography Review
I find VR “interesting” and enjoy doing occasional VR shooting. But viewing seems cumbersome with use of VR helmets versus wearing 3D glasses. So far, little VR has been shot in stereoscopic 3D – yet VR 3D is far more interesting to view than plain VR.
- Cameras are large and unwieldy
- Cameras are generally complex and hard to use, relative to a smart phone’s camera
- Posting photos taken on a camera is complex relative to posting from a smart phone
- Post processing camera photos on a computers means a decently powerful computer and learning specialized software
- Most photos are posted online, and end up viewed at about a 1.2 megapixel resolution. Meanwhile, camera makers are pushing 50 to 100 megapixel cameras … which is a disconnect from how most photos are being used.
- Smart phones sell in far larger volumes than cameras creating economies of scale, plus R&D budgets much larger than camera R&D budgets.
- Some camera users are now former camera users and only take photos with their smart phones.
The author’s conclusion is that smart phones will consume most of the market for cameras.
Source: The Smartphone vs The Camera Industry