At the IFA 2017 event in Berlin, Acer has announced two 360-degree connected cameras. Of the two, one is for the regular 360-degree captures and one be used anywhere, while the other camera is an in-car one for some captures while on the road.
The Acer Holo360 is made with the Qualcomm Connected Camera Platform and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile processor powering it. It is capable of stitching the videos in real-time and there is an advantage of connectivity with the integrated LTE connectivity. For the usage, there is a 3-inch touchscreen offered on the camera and having all this, it is fully capable of live streaming 360-degree videos.
The Panomorph optics capture consistent high-resolution images across the field of view without distortion, allowing the Holo360 to deliver high-quality photos in 6.9K resolution and videos in 4K. This camera runs on Android 7.1 and thus, there is sharing possible on social media.
The Acer Vision360 has two cameras that work together and capture 360-degree videos in 4K resolution. When an object collides with the vehicle when it is in motion; the device will trigger a recording that includes GPS coordinates of where the incident occurred, which is not only saved in a secure area on the device’s internal storage, but also uploaded to the cloud for evidence preservation. For safety, the Vision360 is mounted on the windshield, aligned with the driver’s eyes and also displays the vehicle’s current speed.
The Vision360 also provides users with on-demand remote viewing and location-tracking from the device.
The Acer Holo360 connected camera will be available in North America in November at $429 bundled with a water-resistant case; and in EMEA in Q4 with prices starting at €349.