Sphericam Soars Past Kickstarter Funding Goal in Under One Week, Sets Stretch Goals for Improved, More Rugged 360° Camera

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Sphericam 2, the first video camera purpose-built for virtual reality, fills the growing market void of 360° virtual reality content creation

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Sphericam is helping to solve the massive chicken-and-egg problem that VR is currently facing. The better the camera I can build for (backers), the quicker we can deliver VR content to consumers’ doorsteps.

After meeting its $150K funding goal in less than one week on Kickstarter, Sphericam 2 has announced three new stretch goals that promise to deliver a better, more rugged 360° camera to backers.

Sphericam 2 is the first 360 degree video camera made specifically for virtual reality film production. Though it is no bigger than a tennis ball, Sphericam 2 contains six cameras that work seamlessly together to capture the surrounding world in stunning 4K resolution. The high-resolution lenses maintain constant exposure and provide unmatched shooting flexibility with frame rates up to 60 frames per second.

Sphericam 2’s new stretch goals have been set at $250,000, $360,000 and $720,000. They are as follows:

$250,000: At a quarter million dollars, every backer at $1,499 and above will be able to choose from one of 12 colors for their camera. New colors being made available include red, blue, orange, pink and yellow.

$360,000: At this funding level, every Sphericam 2 will be made dust-proof and water-resistant (IP67), allowing use in any kind of weather, and allowing even more varied use.

$720,000: Every Sphericam 2 will be upgraded to have a USB type-C data/charging port. This is the latest and the best USB connection. USB type-C has the highest bandwidth and power. This type of USB is better for live streaming and much better for charging the camera while shooting.

“I have been blown away by the support and feedback from my backers so far, and I hope that these stretch goals are achieved so that I can offer them an even better camera than originally promised,” Sphericam creator Jeffrey Martin said. “Sphericam is helping to solve the massive chicken-and-egg problem that VR is currently facing. The better the camera I can build for them, the quicker we can deliver VR content to consumers’ doorsteps.”

Sphericam 2 has been live on Kickstarter since June 30, and has raised more than $214,000 to date. The camera can be purchased beginning at $1,399, which is $100 off of the final retail price. To learn more about Sphericam 2, visit the live campaign page at http://bit.ly/SphericamKS.

ABOUT SPHERICAM

Sphericam 2 is the second camera project from Chicago-born Jeffrey Martin. After taking everything learned from making Sphericam 1, Martin has spent the past few years iterating on the camera until he came up with what is now Sphericam 2. To learn more, visit http://www.sphericam.com/.

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