It’s impossible to have a conversation about (or do a review of) a camera that’s capable of shooting virtual reality content without talking about the VR industry as a whole. And we’ll certainly dive into that in a bit. But let’s just start by focusing on what HumanEyes was able to create in their rather impressive Vuze XR camera.
The Vuze XR is an impressively versatile product that’s capable of shooting seemingly endless types of VR-ready content. Similar to other cameras we’ve reviewed in the 360-degree market, the Vuze XR features two lenses that sit back-to-back and that are positioned above a handle. That’s where the similarities end, though. At the press of a button, those two lenses swing themselves outward, turning the camera into a VR180-ready camera. So, on top of the full 360-degree photos and videos consumers can capture with the camera, they can also shoot 3D 180-degree content.
It’s a design that could be viewed as quirky and gimmicky, but HumanEyes executes the concept in a way that makes so much sense and sets their product apart in an increasingly crowded field. And at $439, the Vuze XR maintains its status at a sub-$500 360-degree camera that’s become an important distinction. It’s by no means a cheap product—perhaps not something the average consumer is going to purchase on a whim. But with the rich feature set and versatile nature of the Vuze XR, HumanEyes offers a lot more for the consumer interested in dabbling in the VR space.