At CES 2017, Insta360 announced the Insta360 Pro, a 3D 360 camera with 8k resolution and realtime stitching.
Here are the key features:
- six lenses
- 3D 360 video up to 6k (6400 x 6400) resolution (top-bottom 3D format)
- up to 8k resolution (7680 x 3840) for video that is four times more detailed than 4k.
- high speed video: it can record at 4k (3840 x 1920) at 100 fps.
- raw format support: this allows the photographer to control the color temperature in postprocessing without loss of image quality.
- realtime stitching up to 4k resolution, with either H.264 or H.265 compression.
- Insta360 Pro can livestream in 4k, and the livestream can be shared to Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.
The Insta360 Pro will cost $3,000 and will be available on Amazon. At that price, it is more cost-effective than the GoPro Omni to which it is being compared. The Omni also has 8k resolution but its videos must be stitched manually, and it costs $5,000.
Insta360 Pro will be shown at Insta360's press conference tomorrow January 5 at 3pm PST, which I will be attending. If you have any questions, pls. let me know in the comments so I can raise them at the presscon.