Kandao QooCam EGO review: the return of the stereoscopic camera?

The Kandao QooCam EGO is an excellent 3D camera complete with a VR headset, but sharing options are problematic

Kandao QooCam EGO review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The first-ever 3D camera with its own viewer proves more than mere novelty, with bags of resolution and a high frame rate, though ponderous user interface. However, aside from vloggers creating 3D photos and videos for VR headsets there are few ways to easily share its stereoscopic creations.


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    Viewer attaches magnetically

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    Excellent build quality

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    High frame rate for 3D (60 fps)

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    Fixed focus avoids discomfort

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    Replaceable battery


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    Sharing options are limited

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    No raw capture for 3D photos

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    Battery lasts for an hour

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    Slow user interface

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    Too easy to blur 3D content

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Do you need a compact 3D camera? While 360º cameras have mushroomed in popularity as a new kind of action camera, 3D hasn’t been so popular. In fact, aside from the Vuze XR and the Insta360 Evo the third-dimension has played second fiddle when it comes to the two-lenses-are-better-than-one brigade. 

Cue the Kandao Qoocam EGO 3D camera, a brave attempt at popularizing the flagging format that comes with bags of resolution, some deliciously high frame rates and even a a 3D viewer that magnetically attaches to the back. Is it for vloggers to create 3D videos for VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2? For families happy with an all-in-one 3D shoot-and-see solution? Or can its creations also be shared widely across social media? Here’s what you need to know about the Qoocam EGO…

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.