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Vecnos launches its new IQUI "pen-sized" 360-degree camera

The new Vecnos IQUI. (Source: Vecnos)
The new Vecnos IQUI. (Source: Vecnos)
Vecnos is a spin-off from Ricoh that is dedicated to making compact lifestyle cameras. It has finally unveiled its first 360-degree camera in full. The IQUI fits its 4 proprietary lenses and their controls into a laser-pointer form-factor. It can take 3840x1920 video at 30fps, and has its own app to send these shots to a smartphone.

Today (September 16, 2020) seems to be a good day for miniature lifestyle cameras: GoPro has finally launched its HERO9 Black, and now Vecnos has done the same with its unusually compact 360-degree camera. This brand, as it claims, has splintered from Ricoh in order to become a specialist in this device category.

To this end, it has developed a "unique" quad-lens system for the IQUI omnidirectional camera. This should enable the user to grab stills with a 5760x2880 resolution, or 3840x1920/30fps video with a 45 megabits per second (Mb/s) bit-rate. However, every video has a 30-second time-limit: the IQUI has a 14GB storage capacity.

The innovative new camera also has a mic - albeit a monaural one. Its IQUISPIN app allows the user to convert their videos into MP4 files for easy sharing, and will also offer features such as specific rates through which 360-degree images are panned. This app is to be compatible with iOS and Android, and may also be used with any similar device. However, some of its options, such as its filters and the ability to remove watermarks, will be exclusive to IQUI users.

Omnidirectional fans will have to be really interested in them, however, as the new camera will be US$299 on its release. It will go on sale via Amazon in the US on October 1, 2020. For this price, the user gets a USB type C cable to charge it and a soft case. There is another rigid case with an inbuilt auxiliary battery, but this will cost another $98.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-17 (Update: 2020-09-17)