We have published two articles so far on the Elephone Elecam 360 VR camera, with both articles contradicting each other on the number of lenses on the camera. That was due to the quick-changing information emanating from Elephone. But now, Elephone has put to rest all speculation and announced the Elephone Elecam 360 camera to be available on pre-order from today with shipments starting later this month. Let’s start by having a look at the spec-sheet.
We already have a few 360-degree action cameras in the market but the Elecam 360 goes one up on them by including not one but two lenses on the camera. Why two lenses you would ask? Well, with a single-lens configuration, you do not get a full spherical picture and there is a dead angle on one axis. This should be eliminated with the dual-lens configuration on the Elecam 360. It is also important to note that the pictures captured by both lenses are seamlessly stitched together.
Apart from the dual-configuration lens, you get a Sunplus 6350M chipset, an OV4689 image sensor and a 0.96-inch LCD screen. Video is recorded at 1080p (30fps) with image capture on tap too. Videos and images are captured on a microSD card that is included in the package.
The Elephone Elecam 360 camera is WiFi-enabled as well, allowing you to live-preview video and control your camera from your Android or iOS smartphone. On the battery side of things, you might be wondering if the dual-lens design will drain the battery quickly. Elephone has tried to find a compromise by including a higher capacity 1500mAh that is claimed to last for about 1 hour of video recording.
If you happen to purchase the Elecam 360, you get a bicycle mount, helmet Mount, 1/4 inch Adapter, a 3M Sticker and a USB cable inside the box.
In the meanwhile, you may head over to the reviews section for some in-depth reviews of other action cameras.