Open Spherical Camera API Specification

API level 2


The Open Spherical Camera (OSC) API Specification defines the command set that manufacturers can implement to provide an industry standard API for cameras with built-in WiFi. Please refer to the OSC Manufacturer Guide for manufacturer implementation guidance.


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This document describes a proposed set of commands for a variety of spherical cameras (with built-in WiFi). The goal is to allow any app developed against this API on any platform to control any connected spherical camera that implements this API.

To ensure vendor-specific commands and parameters are easy to distinguish from official commands, please prefix each new command and parameter with an underscore ( _ ).

Please note that manufacturers define error case message fields, so they should be as detailed as possible.