New York: Shooting a video in 360-degree can be easier than ever before with the launch of the world's first 360-degree live VR streaming add-on camera.
The first VR add-on 360ᵒ camera, designed for the ever-burgeoning smart phone market, is being developed by the Taiwanese computer hardware company Quanta Computer and Canadian video production service ImmerVision.
On Tuesday, the two companies announced the 360-degree live VR streaming camera at the "Computex 2016" trade show in Taipei.
It says the camera fits in the palm and can be attached magnetically to any smartphone.
It comes with a 360X187 degree lens and uses a Sony Exmor-HDR imaging sensor to produce 16MP panoramic images, Forbes reported.
The device also includes a microphone and a USB port and will allow live streaming of panoramic video via Wi-Fi or saving directly to its built-in storage.
The camera can also operate in stand-alone mode and can be attached to objects like clothes, vehicles or drones.
The light-weight 360 VR camera can also be used as a home or personal surveillance camera, helping parents ensure that their children arrive home safely from school or that grandparents are well cared for.