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NCTech, Ltd – iStar 360 Rapid Imaging Camera

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The iStar 360 Rapid Imaging Camera is a man portable device capable of capturing 360 degree spherical images and video. The body of the iStar is made from hard anodized aluminum with an IP64 protection rating. The iStar features integrated compass and tilt sensors, with potential for GPS integration. Four pre-calibrated 10 megapixel sensors allow for an effective 50 megapixel output, and the device requires only 4-6 seconds to capture full 360 degree image, with automatic HDR and ISO. The iStar utilizes a rechargeable lithium ion battery with approx. 6-8 hours of operational life.


The iStar has the potential for military use in rapid reconnaissance, tactical response planning, pre-visuialization, and threat assessment, and has already seen use with specialist units in the British military.

Thanks to FireBase-Alpha for the tip.


6 Responses to “NCTech, Ltd – iStar 360 Rapid Imaging Camera”

  1. Mandingo says:

    Very cool. Unfortunate combination of company / product name, resembles that of an import brand that is not exactly known for quality.

  2. JohnC says:

    Encase it in a ball and make it inertially activate. That would be neat.