It may seem like the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 was all about videogames and for the most part, you’d be right, but occasionally some hardware does sneak in. VRFocus isn’t talking about Microsoft’s Project Scarlett, that receives masses or coverage thanks to the press conference – VRFocus won’t go into the fact no VR was mentioned – it’s the small stuff on the show floor. One company showcasing its wares was Insta360, a manufacturer of 360-degree cameras. So with (normal) camera in hand VRFocus learnt some more about Insta360’s 2019 lineup.
Insta360 has quite the catalogue of 360-degree cameras in its portfolio, from entry-level consumer products all the way up to high-end pro devices. Originally founded in China in 2014, it’s first pro-level camera was the Insta360 4K in 2016, while for the general public the Insta360 Nano clipped onto iPhones.
Since then Insta360 has come a long way, showcasing at E3 2019 cameras like the Insta360 EVO, Insta360 Pro 2 and the Insta360 Titan. The EVO is a higher end consumer device which is ideal for those who’ve tried a cheap 360-camera and want something more. It’s part of a new breed of dual-purpose cameras which can either shoot in 360 or in stereoscopic 180. It’s also able to send footage directly to Oculus Go.
The Insta360 Pro 2 and Titan are very different beasts in comparison to the EVO. The Pro 2 is the first step into crystal clear 360 video recording, offering six F2.8 fisheye lenses which can record at 8K resolution. Yours for the low price of £4,999 GBP. Or for those with deep enough pockets and a desire to record in eye-watering 11K resolution then the Insta360 Titan is your next choice. Featuring eight 200° F3.2 fisheye lenses using Micro Four Thirds sensors, the camera has all sorts of technical wizardry inside its shell. And it should to for £14,999.
Those aren’t all the devices Insta360 has on offer which Insta360’s Caroline Zhang goes into great detail, including a rather unusual dog camera? Check out the full interview for further details on Insta360 cameras.