Motorola previously announced a new 360-degree camera Moto Mod at an event in Ghana earlier this month, and now, the company has announced that the Moto 360 Camera will be available for $299.99 on August 10th, alongside the just-announced Moto Z2 Force Edition.
The Moto 360 Camera will be compatible with the entire Moto Z family of smartphones, including the Z2 Force Edition. The Mod features two 13-megapixel cameras on the front and rear of the module, allowing for full 360-degree spherical panoramic shots, along with the ability to shoot 360-degree 4K video at 24 fps. Motorola points out that you’ll also be able to edit 360-degree pictures and videos directly on the devices. The camera accessory will offer the ability to live stream to social media channels, although that feature will come in a software update sometime after the Mod launches.
Like Motorola’s other Moto Mods, you’ll be able to quickly and easily swap the Moto 360 Camera on and off your device, which is probably a good thing given the size of the camera module that sticks out off the top of the device.
As we noted before, the new Moto 360 Camera is very reminiscent of Essential’s similar attachment for its own upcoming phone, which will offer similar specs of two 12-megapixel sensors that can capture 4K 360 video at 30 fps for an even cheaper price point of $199 (whenever the Essential Phone actually ships, anyway).