Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Insta360 has two new cameras: Insta360 Air for Android and Insta360 Pro


render of Insta360 Air - via ITHome
Insta360, makers of the Insta360 4k and Nano 360-degree cameras, will announce two new products next week at the Berlin IFA Consumer Electronics show, between September 2 to September 7, 2016: the Insta360 Air for Android, and the Insta360 Pro, a pro-grade 360-degree camera.


INSTA360 AIR
The Insta360 Air is a fully spherical 360-degree camera for the Android.  IT Home reports that the Air will be priced for consumers, at a slightly lower price than the Nano.  Photos seem to show that it looks very similar to the NeoEye, a removable 360-degree camera for Android and Windows phones.  What is strange about the photo is that the NeoEye is shown above the phone, where there is no micro USB connector.  I suspect it's just an artist's rendition, and that the actual product will be used like the Nano, plugged directly into the Micro USB port, with the phone upside down. The Insta360 Air is scheduled for release in November 2016.
Update: the Air will have 1080p video, according to some sources.  By comparison, the Nano has 3k video (3040 x 1520).   Thanks to Artem Chubaryan for the additional info!


INSTA360 PRO
The Insta360 Pro is a 360-degree camera that is designed to compete with the GoPro Omni, a 6-camera rig that records 360 video with up to 8k resolution.  However, the Insta360 Pro will cost less than the Omni.  More interestingly, the Insta360 Pro is supposed to have real time stitching capability.

I'll post more info as it becomes available.  Thank you very much to Daniel Zhu for bringing this to my attention!
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