Spherical Cameras 101

Spherical cameras (also referred to as 360-degree or omnidirectional cameras) use one or more ultra wide-angle lenses to capture all surrounding light and produce spherical photos and videos. The resulting media can be viewed on a flat screen or with a virtual reality (VR) headset. While viewing on a smartphone or computer screen with a compatible player (YouTube, Facebook, etc.), you can drag the image in any direction to change your point of view (example).¬†When wearing a VR headset (Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, etc.) you can “immerse” yourself in the media, viewing different areas of the recording as you move your head or body.

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