Camera control company MIOPS has just revealed the Capsule360, a motion box for smartphones, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. MIOPS claims the Capsule360 is the ‘world’s most versatile motion box ever created.’
This motion box combines multiple operating modes in one unit. It features 3-Axis Motion along with Smart Object Tracking, Time-Lapse, 360-degree Product Photography, Star Tracking and Panorama shooting modes.
And even though it isn’t out yet, the Capsule360 already seems to be striking a cord with consumers. MIOPS started a Kickstarter campaign for the Capsule360 just three days ago with a pledge goal of $75,000, but it’s already made about $82,000 at the time of this post.
“We’re extremely excited to start another crowd-funding campaign and to introduce another great product to the world,” said Erkan Yiğiter, Co-Founder & CTO at MIOPS. “We hope that with all its capabilities, Capsule360 is going be loved by those working on all sorts of creative productions.”
The Capsule 360’s design allows it to Pan, Tilt and Slide without any cable connection. Also, it features 2-axis movements like Pan-Tilt, Pan-Slide, Tilt-Slide along with 3-Axis motion combining all these movements together.
It is also compatible with an optional L-Bracket and can slide across the Capsule Slider accessory.
Working with smartphones, Capsule360 can track an object with just a single tap. Users simply have to open the Capsule360 app on their phone and mark the object to be tracked on the screen. From there the Capsule360 will rotate as it tracks the subject you marked.
The device also features face recognition and can follow faces in the same way as described above.
In time-lapse mode, users can control the speed and direction of motion along with advanced settings like bulb ramping, interval ramping, HDR and long exposure settings.
Custom motion paths can be create as well
Both the speed and direction of the Capsule360 are controlled through the iOS or Android MIOPS smartphone app via Bluetooth. But what’s really intriguing is that you can create your own custom movements with your smartphone by just moving your phone around. Capsule360 will copy the movements you make and can repeat them as many times as you want.
Other notable features
Capsule360 can shoot automated 360 photos also, but it needs an additional dolly accessory to do it. This could be useful for those who do product reviews and want to give their viewers a complete look at the entire product without having to turn the product themselves or cut to a different angel.
Additionally, there’s a star tracker feature that help astrophotographers keep stars fixed in the frame to produce sharp points of light when they are shooting in slower shutter speeds.
The Capsule360 weighs 250 grams and measure out to be 105 millimeters at its longest dimension. It comes with a built-in rechargeable battery and has external USB power source support.
Pricing and Availability
MIOPS is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for the Capsule360. Those who pledge 179 dollars or more will receive the beginning basic units when the product hopefully begins to ship this December.