HumanEyes' $800 360-Degree Vuze Virtual Reality Camera Ships This October

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Consumer virtual reality is starting to take off thanks to devices like the Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. All three of those devices are great for consuming VR content, but what about “Regular Joes” that actually want to create VR content and not spend thousands of dollars to get up and running?

That’s where Israeli digital imagine company HumanEyes comes in to save the day with its “point and shoot” Vuze virtual reality camera. The Vuze is probably the best products we’ve seen so far in the consumer/prosumer range that offers a wealth of features and capabilities for somewhat palatable price.

The Vuze features eight HD cameras (1920x1080) that have 120-degree horizontal and 180-degree vertical fields of view. When combined, HumanEyes says that Vuze can capture stereoscopic 360-degree content at 4K resolution and at a steady 30 frames per second. The stereoscopic effect gives footage depth instead of appearing to be a series of flat images. After all, virtual reality environments are all about keeping up the illusion of reality, so why not try to get as close to real life as possible?

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The Vuze will ship with a VR headset, a selfie stick that transforms into a tripod, a carrying case and Vuze Studio software (which is used for stitching footage from each of the eight cameras together into stereoscopic 360-degree footage). It will also be available in your choice of black, red, yellow or blue.

The Vuze is currently available for pre-order with a price tag of $799, and it will ship in October. For comparison, the Samsung Gear 360 is priced at $600, but it can’t shoot in a stereoscopic 360-degree format.