Sioeye Iris4G is The First Extreme Camera Made for Live Streaming
The startup Sioeye present the first ever action camera designed for live streaming on LTE network. Iris4G using Android the body of the camera is slightly larger than that of its main competitor – GoPro Hero 4. With 150-degree angular range, the lens of Iris4G is out of fisheye category, but can still shoot pretty wide scenes. The device supports streaming video at a resolution no higher than 480p. The restriction should ensure continuous streaming on LTE network at the expense of image quality.
If you prefer a maximum resolution instead of streaming capabilities, you can use a microSD card for recording 1080p, 2K and 4K video. In the case of recording and streaming simultaneously, the resolution of the saved file is 1080p. Iris4G also has a gyroscope, barometer and GPS, which allow display of the acceleration, altitude and position of the body. The biggest challenge for the creators of the camera is LTE coverage networks. Sioeye said that is working closely with T-Mobile and AT&T to improve coverage in mountainous areas and other places where extreme camera would be used.