CES is the biggest technology event in the world, held in Las Vegas, Nevada every January. Ahead of CES 2018, 360-degree camera company Insta360 has just announced it has picked up two accolades for its Insta360 Pro and Insta360 ONE cameras.
Having previously released cameras like the Insta360 Nano for iOS and the Insta360 Air for Android smartphones, the company launched the Insta360 ONE back in August, aimed at being its most versatile consumer focused camera to date.
Able to shoot 360-degree video and photos at resolutions up to 4K – 3840 x 1920@30fps, 2560 x 1280@60fps and 24 MP (6912 x 3456), the Insta360 ONE offers three modes of operation: standalone use, remote control via Bluetooth, and direct connection to a smartphone. It’s also the first Insta360 camera to offer FreeCapture functionality as well as bullet time mode.
“360 cameras are a revolutionary storytelling tool, and our mission is to make them accessible and fun for everyone,” said JK Liu, founder and CEO of Insta360. “The heavy focus we put on R&D is a means to that end, and it’s thrilling to have our efforts recognized by some of the leading voices in tech.”
While the Insta360 Pro arrived much earlier in the year, and as the name suggests, focused much more towards high-end professionals. Capable of stereoscopic 360 stills and video in up to 8K, the Insta360 Pro houses six 200° lenses and onboard real-time stitching technology to capture finished 360-degree videos that don’t require any post-processing.
Currently the Insta360 ONE supports the iPhone, and retails for $299.90 USD. While the Insta360 Pro will set you back $3,499.
The cameras have been honoured in the Virtual and Augmented Reality product category. Both the Insta360 Pro and Insta360 ONE will be displayed at the Innovation Awards Showcase, as well as at Insta360’s booth, at CES 2018.
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