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Facebook's new 360-degree camera shoots 8K video, costs $30,000

Facebook teases its new 'Surround 360' camera, shoots 360-degree video at 8K resolution - costs $30,000

By: Anthony Garreffa from Apr 14, 2016 @ 18:40 CDT

Facebook has announced its insane new Surround 360 camera, which is a 17-lens 3D VR rig that shoots 360-degree video.


The 17 lenses are all 4-megapixel lenses that can shoot up to the huge 8K resolution, of 7680x4320, with each individual layer acting as a built-in heat sink to keep things nice and cool. Surround 360 requires not much effort in terms of post-production, but the $30,000 price will keep most punters at bay.

Facebook has said that it'll post the hardware design and video stitching algorithms onto GitHub later in the summer.


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