Acer Hops on the 360 Bandwagon With Two New Cameras

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(Acer Holo360 : Photo by Acer)

If you're looking for a 360 camera, your choices have increased almost ten-fold in the last year. It seems every electronics manufacturer is getting in on the action, including Acer. 

Not to be outdone by the competition, Acer is bringing two 360 camera's to market and one of them is made for your car. 

The Acer Holo360 looks like an iPhone. I think this one is going to be a hard sell as there are camera attachments for your phone that do the exact same thing without having to carry around another product the size of... well a phone. Plus, it's going to be $429 when it's released in November. That's an interesting price point, because then who is this product for? For 360 images to really catch on, the price is going to have to drop, because it's a lot of money to pay for a novelty if you're not using it for a specific business or advertising campaign. 

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(Acer Vision360 : Photo by Acer)

Their Vision360 however, is something that everyone can use. It's a car mounted 360-degree camera that can record every angle of your car during a collision. It then automatically sends the footage along with important data like GPS coordinates and your speed directly to the cloud. The best part is that even if you're not in your car and it's parked in a lot and someone hits you... it turns on, records from the impact and saves the data. No more hit and runs. The specs however on both cameras are really impressive.

Full specs for both cameras are as follows. 

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 mobile processor. 
  • real-time video stitching 
  • integrated LTE connectivity
  • 3-inch touchscreen for operation 
  • Panomorph optics certified by 
  • 6.9k resolution photos
  • 4k resolution video 

It does have impressive power and capture ability, and on top of that, The Vision360 supports remote viewing and location tracking, to help you find your car if it's stolen. You can also watch the footage back from both cameras through Acer's upcoming  VR headset. 

 
press release

Acer Introduces Two Connected 360-Degree Cameras
BERLIN, GERMANY (2017-08-30)

The Acer Holo360 is a 360-degree camera that allows users to capture, view, edit, and share with just one device; the Acer Vision360 is a cloud-connected in-car camera providing peace-of-mind and fun on the road.

 Acer today announced two LTE-connected 360-degree cameras including the Holo360 all-in-one camera that allows users to capture, view, edit and share with just one device, and the Vision360 cloud-connected in-car camera, designed for peace-of-mind, and fun driving experiences.

Acer Holo360 Camera - Relive the Moment

The Acer Holo360 is powered by the Qualcomm® Connected Camera Platform with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 mobile processor. Combining the power to stitch videos in real-time, integrated LTE connectivity, and a 3-inch touchscreen for operation, the Acer Holo360 provides an all-in-one solution to livestream 360-degree videos. Panomorph optics certified by ImmerVision capture consistent high-resolution images across the field of view without distortion, allowing the Holo360 to deliver high-quality photos in 6.9K resolution and videos in 4K. Users can also relive captured moments with a virtual reality headset, immersing themselves with memories across space and time.

The Holo360 runs on Android 7.1, which allows users to share 360-degree photos and videos directly to social networks of their choice, and also preview videos directly on the device without the need to pair and sync with a smartphone or PC.

Acer Vision360 - A Cloud-Connected Driving Experience

With two ultra-high quality cameras working together to provide 360-degree coverage, the Acer Vision360 makes sure that every angle around the user's car is completely recorded in crisp, 4K-quality video. When an object collides with the vehicle when it is in motion; the device will trigger a recording that includes GPS coordinates of where the incident occurred, which is not only saved in a secure area on the device's internal storage, but also uploaded to the cloud for evidence preservation. For safety, the Vision360 is mounted on the windshield, aligned with the driver's eyes and also displays the vehicle's current speed.

Through the Vision360's cloud-connected service, collisions with the car while it is parked will activate the device to record a video clip, send a notification to the user's smartphone, and upload the video to the cloud. The Vision360 also provides users with on-demand remote viewing and location-tracking from the device for peace-of-mind. For a bit of fun, users can record family outings or memorable road trips in action cam-quality, and relive the experience in the driver's seat with a virtual reality headset.

Price and Availability

The Acer Holo360 connected camera will be available in North America in November at $429 bundled with a water-resistant case; and in EMEA in Q4 with prices starting at €349.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

The new cameras were unveiled today at the next@acer press event at IFA in Germany, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.



Source: ACER