NCTech a UK imaging systems firm proudly introduces a four-sensor single-shot camera that are able to create a 360 degree image of a street scene or an interior in less than two minutes – iris360 and which allows photographers to upload images directly to Google Street View. The iris360 uses four lenses with 10MP sensors arranged in 90-degree intervals and it can be triggered simultaneously and all the images will be stitched together automatically in-camera. The stitch images will be in JPEG format that covers 360×295 degrees and measures 8000×4000 pixels – and output as at less than 10MB, from the 360MB capture.
There will be the HDR option included with the camera that are going to gather information from extremely dark and bright areas to ensure that the final image contains every detail in the shadows and highlights. NCtech claims each camera can work independently to establish exposure and white balance for each zone of the scene and with camera-to-object distance to ensure smooth perspective rendering.
The camera can last for four hour battery life, with the help with a main adapter, the camera is claimed to be able to record 400 images per charge and is controlled by a smartphone or tablet via a Wi-Fi connection. Iris360 has GPS and compass sensors are built-in for location data and correction during the process, this will fasten the speed when the picture is ready to send to Street View directly via the app. The function of the camera doesn’t come with a cheap price, iris360 designed together with Google to ensure it compatible with other panoramic viewing platforms, and images can be edited thru normal still image software package.
The iris360 is priced at USD 1999 (approx. RM 7,500) and you able to purchase it directly thru their website.