Insta360 is a leader in the field of VR spherical camera industry. It has not only exceeded the expectations of its users but has also taken the market by storm by meeting the needs of the government department, and enterprises. It is not only popular amongst the masses but has taken over the professional fields too.
The company Shenzhen Arashi Vision Co., was established by Liu Jing Kang who is the CEO of the company in the year 2014. The company originally deals in the professional, intelligent technologies and spherical cameras. With the great success in Insta360, the product now gets distributed to over hundred countries across the globe. The Insta360 products can be easily spotted in the fields of sports, tourism, Mass media, for conducting conferences, etc.
The Insta360 deals in spherical cameras and has four products which are at the top of the range in the market i.e. Insta360 Pro, Insta360 Air, Insta360 Nano, and Insta360 4k. Each of this product is a pioneer in itself.
Here is a quick insight of all the 4 Insta 360 products
Insta360 has announced its 8K professional virtual reality camera as Insta360 Pro. This product is launched to enhance the experience of the 360-degree filming experience. The first glimpse of the Insta360 Pro was seen in the CES 2017, that is a tech trade show that took place in Las Vegas. The resolution of the camera is 8K and can shoot a 360-degree film which can be viewed with a virtual reality headset getting a feel of actual depth of the scenes shot. Making you relive all the moments in virtual reality.
Insta360 Pro Specifications:
1. When taking pictures through Insta360 Pro, it offers a resolution of 8K that is approximately around 7680*3840 and it offers a real-time stitching or the post-processing stitching.
2. For the video recording feature, the camera is capable of providing a live streaming feature at a maximum of 3840*1920 at 30fps that are 4K along with real-time stitching. At a maximum of 7680*7680 that is 8K at 30fps, it provides a post-processing stitching.
3. 3D photos can also be taken at a maximum of 7680*7680 that is 8K real-time stitching and/or post processing stitching.
4. 3D videos can be recorded at a maximum of 3840×3840@25fps that is 4K with real-time stitching and live streaming and at a maximum at 6400×6400@30fps that is 6K with post-processing stitching.
5. It has lenses of 6*F2.4 Fisheye Lenses
6. It supports file types that are MP4, JPG, and RAW
7. The body is made up of aluminum alloy and the fiber part of polycarbonate.
8. It has four built-in mics and AUX feature.
9. It has a dimension of 143mm and a weight of 1228g.
10. For storage, it is equipped with SD card slot and an USB3.0 High-speed driver.
11. For interfacing Insta360 have WiFi connectivity, HDMI 2.0 Type-D to connect the footage with the output, RJ45 Ethernet interface and a USB Type-C for file transfer.
12. The camera comes with a 5000mAh removable battery, along with an adapter 12V, 5A DC.
13. Can share the photos to all leading social media platform and also you can live-stream your videos.
The Insta360 Air is a spherical camera that works with your mobile phone with ease. But the only problem with the camera is, it works only with Android phones. If you are wishing to use such feature in your iPhone then you will have to go for a separate version that is the Insta 360 Nano. But the Insta360 Air is compatible with all kind of android phones, when you do not have your phone with you, you can use the Insta360 Air with your laptop also as a webcam for conferencing and other such purposes.
Like other cameras of Insta 360, Insta360 Air also has its set of apps which gives you the ease to shoot 360-degree videos and photos and easily share them on leading social media platform. It is not necessary that your friends also need to have a 360-degree camera or a Virtual reality headset to view your videos, all they need to do is download Insta360 player app, and they can enjoy your videos with ease. The product is said to be live this year by March.
Insta360 Air Specifications:
1. The Insta360 Air is compatible with all Android phones and has two applications to access its complete features as Insta360 Air and Insta360 Players to play videos.
2. It has a minimum aperture of F2.4 and a photo resolution capture of 3008*1540 that is a resolution of 3K.
3. It has a video capturing resolution of 2560*1280, it gives an fps of 30 frames per second.
4. Dimensions in metric is 37.6mm diameter, Dimension (US) is 0.12 ft Diameter, 0.13ft Height.
5. It has a total weight of 26.5g
6. And for the connection, it has USB Micro/Type-C.
7. It has two lenses and one LED Indicator a USB Interface and a burning hole.
Insta360 Nano was introduced in the market with the idea of a 360 camera view for the iPhone users. There are not much attachment for the iPhone users when talking about the technology and hence this Insta360 Nano, this slim attachment easily mounts on your iPhone with the lightning connector and is ready to use, the most impressive part of this camera is its simple and sleek design. It has a 30fps which mean every moment is caught in action and that to crystal clear.
When you plug in the Insta360 Nano to an iPhone it sets just perfect with the phone sticking close to the back of the phone. The app of the nano camera flips upside down because the camera mounts to the bottom side of the phone and hence when using the phone you need to flip the phone and so the app flips itself. It comes with a stylish slip in the bag where you can store your camera and take it along with you freely.
Insta360 Nano Specification:
1. It has a lens with aperture F2.0.
2. It provides with a resolution of 3040*1520.
3. It has a TF Card Slot as a storage medium.
4. Has a dimension of 110 mm(D) * 33 mm(W) * 21 mm(H).
5. Has a weight of 70 +5g -5g.
6. As a total battery capacity of 800mAh.
7. And it comes along with an adapter of 5V / 1A.
8. It has a power/shutter feature to it along with a LED indicator and a lightning connector
9. It also has a micro-USB Port and an internal Microphone for better recording feature.
The Insta360 4K is yet another exciting product of the Insta360. The Insta360 4K can shoot spherical videos in 3 different resolutions i.e. 2K at 30 frames per second, 3K at 24 frames per second, and 4K at 15 frames per second. The specifications tell that the camera has two 230 degree lenses through which everything gets recorded, and the overlapping or the stitching of the two views is done in real time. Not only this but it also allows you to go for real-time preview and live stream. As we are talking about 4K resolution, it means you will be enjoying capturing all the details. But in this process be ready to have large memory available as the 4K videos take up more of your memory.
It supports all kind of playing platform that is the videos you have recorded can be viewed with the various option like you can relive the moments of the concert through a virtual reality headphone. If seeing on the smartphone you can also drag the screen to get a 360-degree view. The videos can also get rotated as any other video does on the smartphone. Instant sharing is also an option so no matter whatever is the platform your friends are using they will be able to experience exactly the same that you lived in. The Insta 360 4K has a dedicated mobile app to allow you to use your camera as a remote control for better controlling.
Insta 360 4K Specification:
1. It has a sensor of sony 8- megapixel CMOS
2. It Is handy with a storage of Micro SDHC memory card slot.
3. It Has two lens of F2.0 FOV around 230 degrees and a focal length of 1.00 +5%mm -5%mm.
4. Has a resolution of 4096*2048 that is around 4K and 25 frames per second, and a video maximum resolution of 3008*1504 and 30 frames per second.
5. An input of 5v / 3A.
6. And has a dimension of 158mm (H)* 74.5mm(L)* 48mm (B).
All the products of Insta 360 are engineered for excellence. The company leads in the field of spherical cameras and imparts nothing but the best. Possessing any of the product of it is a dream come true. Now capture all your memories in a 360-degree view. Attach the camera to your smartphone on the go and don’t let any moment pass by.
Also published on Medium.