Samsung Aims to Create a Virtual Reality Camera

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If you can imagine a world where boring vacation slideshows are replaced by fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, you can envision the potentially huge interest in Samsung’s latest prototype project: a panoramic camera that can capture 3D images and play them back on VR headsets.

Project Beyond is the name of the latest endeavor from Samsung’s Think Tank Team, which aims to enable individuals to create compelling content to be viewed on the aforementioned headsets, including the Samsung Gear VR, which is set for release in December and delivers a 96-degree viewing angle similar to sitting in front of an enormous projection screen.

According to news reports, Project Beyond is in the early stages of developing a camera to capture both panoramic images and video, which will also be able to be streamed live. Information about the device specs are scant, save for the fact it includes 17 full-HD cameras and includes a top-facing lens, in addition to many other lenses.

No release date or pricing information is available for the Project Beyond camera yet, but interested parties can snatch up the Gear VR headset net month starting at around $200.

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