LG 360 CAM and Google Street View Let Users Share 360-Degree Content with Ease
It’s pretty clear that the net big wave in digital imaging is very much centered around the creation and distribution of 360-degree content. Between the rise of virtual reality headsets and the overall just-plain-coolness of the content, companies are looking to perfect the art of creating and easily sharing this content for consumers.
Next up to bat is LG. At the Mobile World Congress last week, the company debuted the LG 360 CAM and said that it expects to see an increase in interest in creating and sharing 360-degree visual content using mobile devices. LG points out that many phones and point-and-shoot cameras already come with panorama modes, but 360-degree spherical images and videos take things a bit further by including everything in the scene, including the sky and ground.
With its compact size an high-resolution images, the LG 360 CAM is one of the first imaging devices to come optimized for Google Street View with its support for the Google-backed Open Spherical Camera (OSC) API.