Bublcam Review

The Bublcam is one of the first, if not the first, 360 spherical camera in the world. It was created by Bubl Technologies Inc. and got major funding on Kickstarter since they launched their campaign last 2013 and they’ve just started shipping last year. It’s basically a camera that contains 4 lens that allows the user to capture images and videos in a 360 degree view. Photographers and travellers are thrilled for the release of this product. This camera just might give the term “selfie” a whole new meaning.

Bublcam Review

Features And Specifications

  • Size: 80mm in diameter, circular
  • Weight: 280g
  • Storage: microSD/microSDHC
  • Power Source: 3.7V LiPo at 1560 mAh
  • Full Charging Time: Approx. 2 hours
  • Video File Format: mp4
  • Audio File Format: mp3
  • Photo File Format: .jpg
  • Approx. Image Resolution: 14MP
  • Video File Resolution: Multiplex: 30fps; 1440 x 1440/ 15fps; 1920 x 1920
  • Equirectangular: 30fps; 1984 x 992/ 15fps; 2688 x 1344
  • Image File Resolution: Multiplex: 3840p x 3840p
  • Equirectangular: 5376p x 2688p
  • Storage Temperature: 0 to 25 degrees Celsius
  • Operating Temparature: -15 to 40 degrees Celsius
  • Supported System Requirements: Mac OSX/Windows 7, 8
  • Supported Mobile Software: iOS 8+/ Android 4.1+
  1. Captures HD quality photos and videos in 360 degree view without blind spots
  2. Full Camera Control via mobile app on iOS and Android. Includes trigger capture
  3. Capable of preview of images and videos via live stream.
  4. Share images and videos online via the online community (Bubl.io)
  5. Images and videos can be edited and stretched based on the user’s preference
  6. 2 available view; Multiplex, where contents captured in all four cameras are previewed in separate quadrants, and Equirectangular, where contents are previewed as one flat projection.
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Pros

  • It utilizes all four lenses, allowing the user to capture HD quality images in a perfect 360 degree angle.
  • It offers two views that gives the user freedom and allows them to choose whether to stitch the pictures together or to view the photos separately.
  • 14MP is insanely good for a camera and putting that in a camera that allows full coverage in your surrounding makes it an amazing camera, especially for hikers or beach lovers.
  • The app that goes together with the camera is very useful. It kind of reminds me of the GoPro app. The fact that you can use your app to capture images and to share images real time is very handy.
  • It is very sensitive to extreme temperatures. Colder temperatures can decrease battery life, while extreme warm temperatures can cause overheating
  • The camera costs roughly $800, which is cheaper compared to its competitors.

Cons

  • The camera only allows files to be uploaded in the Cloud one at a time. It can be a hassle, especially when you have multiple files to upload.
  • The battery has a short life when you let it run continuously for an hour. Not ideal for activities that take a lot of time.
  • The size can be a bit bulky for some.

Conclusion

The Bublcam is a amazing camera that fully utilizes all of its parts. You’re sure to capture amazing photos and videos. It’s very user-friendly, so even first-time camera users can enjoy this device. Most people nowadays are more adventurous, going on trails and cliff dives. In a time where action cameras have become a must for every adventure you take, the Bublcam is one of the best. If you want to share your adventure with everyone, why not share every angle of it?

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