Bublcam spherical camera ships next month

Joseph Czikk

August 8, 2014 9:24 am

Bubl Technologies, the Toronto-based hardware startup that has created the first spherical, 360-degree consumer camera, is ready to ship its product next month.

The startup was formerly part of the Canadian Film Centre’s (CFC) ideaBOOST accelerator program, and recently launched pre-orders for the product. It’ll start shipping in early September, continuing into October.

Bubl’s current collaboration with Google allows anyone with a Bublcam to upload spherical photos directly to Google Maps, StreetView and Google+. Other features include real-time image stitching, self-calibration and image stabilization, a four-camera, tetrahedral design for zero blind spots and live video streaming.

The camera also features professional controls, including HDR, white balance, contrast and gamma, all in a device the size of a baseball. Meanwhile developers can utilize the Bubl API & SDK, and can create software applications that can fully control the Bublcam. Bubl Technologies see’s features potentially being developed like facial and image recognition, interactive touch points, motion tracking, cloud-based storage connectivity and integration to other virtual reality devices.

Bubl’s software applications will allow for iOS, Android, Oculus VR, Windows 8 (XboxOne), Chromecast, PS4 Amazon Fire and Avegant integration. The company’s goal is to allow for the consumption of spherical or 360-degree content across every major digital platform and device.

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  • vn33

    Create your own Street Maps :)

  • KiwiBri

    $600. yikes. Though good to see its not vapourware like others

  • disqusmy

    Cool camera.

  • beyond

    would be cooler if it could levitate

    • expat

      Buy it now, before it gets exclusive rights to be fitted to drones…

  • expat

    Now, you can really watch that baby-sitter!