Saturday, April 23, 2022
QPORIT XR NEWS for 2022-04-23 - MIXED REALITY HEADSET FROM CANON
Canon is releasing a new Mixed Reality (MR) headset MREAL X1 in Japan in June. The price has not been announced, but an earlier version of the headset cost more than $35,000.
It is not clear why this HMD is superior to Magic Leap or Hololens HMD's, or even the simpler Snap Spectacles.
This headset does use "Passthrough" technology, which means it uses cameras to photograph the outside world, and then composites (in more-or-less real time) the external video with the computer generated content digitally before displaying it on an opaque screen. (Magic Leap and Hololens use semi-transparent screens and mix the computer generated images more-or-less directly with the more-or-less directly viewed external scene.)
Here's the Press Release from Canon, and an English language video preview, plus an article from RoadToVR:
MREAL X1 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE PREVIEW VIDEO
MREAL X1 - CANON PRESS RELEASE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH
MREAL X1 - CANON PRESS RELEASE (ORIGINAL, IN JAPANESE)
ROAD-TO-VR ON MREAL X1