The Insta360 Pro 8K 360 Camera Review
China’s Insta360 has announced at CEO 2017 their 8K professional VR camera, the Insta360 Pro. This camera can capture 360 images, videos, and also live-stream. This is a camera aimed at the professional creators, as well as those hobbyists who strive for quality in their work.
The Insta360 Pro adopts six HD lenses and supports 4K videos up to 100fps. The live preview function is great for creators to get a feel of their shot prior to recording. The camera use real-time image stitching and both H.264 and H.265 video compression can greatly improve video quality at the same bitrate. This professional VR camera that can shoot 8K 360 videos, 6K 3D 360 video and can live-stream 4K videos. The standalone camera also can be used with it’s own iOS and Android app via wifi, Ethernet or 4G connection, where content can be easily shared on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
The Insta360 Pro has six 200-degree fisheye lenses with f/2.4 aperture designed to improve low light performance. Shutter speeds are adjustable, as well as stabilization for action footages. The camera also features a VR timelapse mode and can capture 60-megapixel 360 3D stills in JPG and RAW formats. The camera is equipped with two built-in microphones, and AUX input for external microphone. The removable battery can last up to 75 minutes, and be charged while recording.
With a price tag of 3,000 USD, this is camera will be available for purchase during the first quarter of 2017 from Amazon and Insta360’s site. Insta360 offer sample footage comparison on their website, which you can see a big image quality difference between their 4K and the new 8K camera.
The Insta360 Pro 8K Camera Specifications
-Maximum at 7680*3840 (Real-time/ Post-processing stitching)
-Maximum at 3840*1920@30fps (4K) (Real-time stitching)
-Maximum at 7680*3840@30fps (8K) (Post-processing stitching)
360° 3D Photos
-Maximum at 7680*7680 (8K) (Real-time/post-processing stitching)
360 °3D Videos
-Maximum at 3840*3840@25fps (4K) (Real-time stitching)Maximum at 6400*6400@30fps (6K) (Post-processing stitching)
-Maximum at 6400*6400@30fps (6K) (Post-processing stitching)
-6*F2.4 Fish Eye Lenses
-MP4, JPG, RAW
-Built-in Mic*2, AUX
-USB 3.0 High-Speed Driver
-HDMI 2.0 Type-D (for the monitoring and output of footage)
-RJ45 Ethernet Interface (for stable cable communication)
-USB Type-C (for high speed file transfer)
-WiFi (for AP hotspot connection)
-5000mAh removable battery (with 75 min of endurance)
-12V 5A DC adapter
-Immediate share on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, Messenger and WeChat
-Up to 3840*3840 (4K) at 25fps H264 video coding and 3840*1920 (4K) at 30fps
-H265/H264 video coding
-On any 360° platform which includes Facebook, YouTube, and Insta360 server via link