The 5.7K-capable 360 camera was first announced at NAB 2017 in April with an estimated ship date of June. You can sign up on Yi’s website to stay informed about the release of the camera.
About the Yi 360 VR camera
The Yi 360 VR camera has a maximum resolution of 5.7K at 30fps and can internally stitch (and live stream) 4K video at 30fps. It features two 220-degree fisheye lenses with 1/2.3-inch 12 mp Sony IMX377 sensors. The camera also has a 360 omnidirectional microphone.
The camera 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. It’s also capable of recording 60 fps video at 2.5K.
A handful of full-resolution video samples from the camera were recently posted to YouTube.
The aperture and shutter speed will be fixed for video use, but users will have some control over exposure compensation between +2.0 and -2.0. ISO ranges from 400 to 6400, with an automatic option. White balance can also be set to automatic, as well as daylight, cloudy, tungsten and native. Photo mode will also offer shutter options, from 2 to 30 seconds, as well as auto.
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.
For more information, visit YI’s website.