Kandao Tech’s new camera lets you film and view 3D videos
On May 19, Kandao Technology, a camera launched QooCam EGO, a pocket-sized 3D camera. Kandao Technology is a VR camera maker and video conferencing solutions provider based in Shenzhen.
The QooCam EGO is composed of two parts — the camera and the viewer —which can be assembled magnetically and taken apart freely. The viewer acts like a pair of compact 3D glasses, which users can view playbacks of their footage through when clipped on.
With a 2.54-inch touch screen and a combined weight of 274g (camera 160g, viewer 114g), QooCam EGO supports video filming up to 3840 x 1080 resolutions and 60fps, and image capturing up to 4000 x 3000 resolutions. The camera does not offer exposure or white balance adjusting. Users can make quick edits to their 3D content with QooCam’s app, which contains several 3D effect templates. With QooCam EGO’s default H.264 coding, and MP4 video format, the output footage would be compatible with most mainstream video editing software as well as viewing platforms such as 3D TVs, 3D projectors, VR glasses, and YouTube.
“The PPI of the camera screen reaches 847, and its pixel density is twice that of the iPhone 13 screen. The pixel density of the viewer reaches 37PPD, equivalent to twice of the current global mainstream VR headsets. Video clarity is up to four times that of 3D Blu-ray movies,” claims Kandao Technology.
Founded in 2016, Kandao Technology specializes in camera products both for enterprises and average consumers. The company previously provided equipment support for the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. Kandao previously focuses on VR and 360 panoramic cameras. The newly launched QooCam EGO is the second attempt in the 3D sector for the company, after the previous model QooCam 8K. With a $369 market price, QooCam EGO rivals the likes of Leveno Mirage and Vuze XR.
The global 3D camera market was estimated at 8.89 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, and forecast to reach 142 billion U.S. dollars by 2030, with a compound annual growth rate of 31.9% from 2020 to 2030, per Statista.