CENTR camera lead
A look at the CENTR camera (CREDIT: CENTR Kickstarter)

A lightweight 360-degree camera that captures real-time video is something most law enforcement officers would crave when dangerous situations.

The CENTR 360-degree digital camera, currently in the production stage, provides high-definition videos of every angle in a package that weighs just 9 ounces.

A Kickstarter campaign for the CENTR camera ended on May 30, earning $607,628 of its $900,000 goal.

CENTR uses Capture 360-degree video in real-time on a camera that fits in the palm of the user’s hand.

According to PoliceOne.com:

The donut-shaped camera stiches together video footage from four HD camera modules — all in real time. An option is to shoot with just one of the four cameras or create bigger files, such as 20MP 360-degree time lapses.

“From a forensic standpoint, the complete capture of what was going on around an officer during an incident will allow for a better understanding of the conditions an officer faced in any particular moment,” Banta told PoliceOne.com.

Banta added that he expects the CENTR camera to be available within the next year.

For more information on the CENTR, please visit the project’s Kickstarter page.

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