It’s not going to compete with rigs like the Nokia Ozo and the GoPro 360 Array, but the Luna just might be the simplest way to shoot 360-degree video content. Combine that with a price that isn’t stratospheric like professional-grade VR cameras and you just might have a rig that opens the door to VR content creation for the larger public.
Measuring around the size of a billiard ball, it should be as convenient as any action cam to carry, allowing you to simply slip it inside a jacket pocket or a backpack pouch. Whether you want to shoot 360-degree videos in the city, in the outdoors, or any function you attend, this thing should equip you for the job with relative ease.
Luna is armed with a pair of 190-degree cameras (5 megapixel stills and 1080p video) on opposite sides of the spherical frame, allowing it to easily capture the full 360-degree environment. Onboard gyros mechanically stabilize the image capture, ensuring even moving scenes are recorded smoothly, with integrated WiFi for streaming the feed to any device in real-time. Everything is housed inside an IP68 waterproof enclosure, with a single button on top for switching between shooting modes (one click for panoramic photos and two clicks for 360-degree videos) and a magnetic adaptor on the bottom for charging, data transfer, and attaching various accessories. Features include a built-in 32GB memory card, a battery rated at 30 minutes of operation, and accompanying apps for both Android and iOS.
An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for Luna. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $299.