Along with its Mirage Solo headset, Lenovo has also come up with its Google’s 180 tech based camera. This is the first ever camera of its kind as it is the first ever camera based on Google 180 tech. Lenovo Mirage Camera, as it has been named, comes packed up with a pair of fisheye 13 MP lenses that are placed at eyes distance apart and is perfect for high-quality 3D vision allowing great quality VR viewing. Speculators find it to be specifically designed and created in the favour of YouTube creators. And as it is priced at $299, it doesn’t seem to be very expensive for the creators looking for something new to try out. The product is already available and is shipped right away on being booked.
The camera is being manufactured by keeping in mind YouTube’s VR180 platform. Thus, it aims at making VR live-action capturing of content better and superior. It is notable that 360-degree cameras have always been popular though creators have not understood completely how to utilise it to its maximum. Google in ensuring optimal usage of the device focused on simplifying the medium as it has used a camera that is capable of shooting well enough and offer great quality video of neat 3D 4K (even though slightly less capable than other similar devices) while making sure that it isn’t that expensive.
The overall build of the camera is equally good though it isn’t very high quality stuff, it is strong and nice and of course, inexpensive. As it is a common issue with most 360 cameras, Mirage too doesn’t offer great battery life which is merely of two hours. However, it haa s better advantage when compared to other similar products in the market as you get to swap the battery in and out of the camera and you also get a spare giving you a better photography experience. But one shouldn’t forget that it isn’t like other 360 cameras. In fact, it doesn’t even give you 360 degrees. VR180 actually means 180 degrees. And one gets to understand this while using the device. Your photos clarify this when you take your fingers right onto the outer edge of the camera-top. On doing so you realise that you have a 180 half-dome.
But this shouldn’t disappoint users as it also offers special Google VR180 app that helps them check out how exactly their shots are going to be by offering a preview of their photos and live-stream footage right from the camera.
Though the product doesn’t seem to be a bad option for users, it is still doubtful if it will gain better popularity as the manufacturer may expect it to. The product has come up rather late with hundreds of similar products already flooding the market. Also, several YouTube creators have experimented with VR-based videos and have not been excessively successful with them. Not to forget VR180 videos lose their 3D capability even when they offer other unique capabilities.