Last week, YI Technology announced two new additions to the 360 video scene: the Yi Halo VR camera and a 5.7K consumer 360 camera. Although the YI Halo was big news, its smaller camera, simply called the YI 360 VR camera, isn’t something to ignore.
The device will be capable of capturing 360 video in resolutions of up to 5.7K for out-of-camera stitching (30fps). It can also autostitch video at 4K resolutions and live stream at resolutions of 2.5K at bitrates between 6 and 13 mbps. It’s also capable of recording 60 fps video at 2.5K.
It features three modes: video, photo and timelapse, which can be controlled via the companion app available on iOS and Android or on the top deck of the camera, which features an LCD screen, the shutter button and up/down arrows for navigation.
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The removable battery lasts 60 minutes while recording 4K video, and the 6-ounce camera also features Micro SD storage and Micro HDMI and USB Type C ports.
The camera’s companion app can control the camera and allow users to preview before filming, as well as playback, edit and share footage. Although the app is available for iOS and Android on mobile, YI’s website spec sheet for the camera only lists PC support—not Mac.
The device comes in black and white and is expected to cost $399 and will release in June 2017. Although its specs seem promising, we’ll be sure to touch back with samples from the camera when they become available in a few weeks.
For more information, visit YI’s website.