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Insta360 Bringing 360-degree Videos to Android with Air

In July the Shenzhen Arashi Vision Company launched its take on 360-degree cameras with the Insta360 Nano. The camera fitted to iPhone 6 and its various versions, to enable users to capture immersive photos and videos. Now the company has launched an IndiGoGo crowd-funding campaign for its next product, Insta360 Air.

The Insta360 Air is an Android compatible version, with a design similar to other round cameras like Gear 360 and 360fly. Working in similar fashion to its predecessor, the Insta360 Air will be able to live-stream on platforms such as YouTube, or users can share videos and pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Messenger and WhatsApp.

Insta360 Air

Featuring a 210-degree dual fish-eye-lens and real-time image stitching the Insta360 Air, can shoot 3K stills (with selected Android smartphones such as Samsung S7) and 2K videos.

The IndieGoGo campaign is looking to raise $20,000 USD, and after a day already sits on $16,755. Funding tiers for backers to secure a device start from $99 for the camera in one of three colours, Matt Black, Rose Pink, Silver White and Rich Gold.

“Android is the most common device in the world, so our aim for the Insta360 Air is to offer an affordable professional grade 360-degree camera for everyone,” said Liu Jingkang, Insta360 CEO and founder. “The camera combines the world’s love of cameras, social media and virtual reality all-in-one.”

Checkout the full spec list below, and keep reading VRFocus for all the latest announcements from Insta360.

 

Insta360 Air Specs:

 

Compatibility Android phones (laptops and computers via transfer cable)
Sharing Immediate share on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, Messenger and WeChat
Livestreaming On any 360° platform which includes YouTube, Insta360 server via link
Panoramic Video Talk 360° video talk on Skype and other meeting software
Image Stabilization 360° electronic image stabilization system
Image Stitching Real-time stitching
Warranty One year for camera, one month for accessories, special terms applied to certain regions with specific local regulations
Apps Insta360 Air, Insta360 Player
Camera Dual 210° degree fish-eye lens
Minimum Aperture F2.4
Shutter Speed Adjustable
Photo Capture Resolution 3008 x 1504 (3K)
Video 2560 x 1280 (2K). On some Android systems, 3008 x 1504 (3K). Systems include latest Android mobiles such as Samsung S7, S7 edge, and Huawei P9
Dimensions [Metric] 38mm diameter, 39.5mm height
Dimensions (US) 0.12ft diameter, 0.13ft height
Weight 26.5g
Connector Micro USB /Type-C
ISO Adjustable