Yesterday, we reported about Lenovo’s Mirage VR 180 camera. Now, it looks like YI Technology is showing off its own 180-degree camera, the YI Horizon VR180.
The Google-led VR 180 initiative was announced last June and aims to make immersive media capture more compact, easy to use and similar to traditional video capture. The initiative included partnerships with LG, Lenovo, Z Cam, and YI Technology. Other VR 180 cameras include the LucidCam and TwoEyes cameras, among others.
The YI Horizon VR180 boasts 5.7K stereoscopic video at 30 fps–or 2880 x 2880 per eye–or 3840 x 1920 monoscopic video at 30 fps. The device can also live stream 4K video directly to YouTube with the click of a single button. Each of the lenses pairs with its own Sony 4K sensors (the same sensor as YI’s 360 VR camera).
The camera also has a 2.2-inch 640 x 360 retina touch screen to control the device and review what you’re capturing. It can also flip upward so users can see what they’re capturing even if they’re on-camera. Users can manage photos and videos captured on the camera via the VR180 app by Google.
The camera also has four microphones and an outdoor noise reduction feature, and a USB Type-C port for data transmission.
To go hands-on with the camera, visit Mic Ty at 360 Rumors.
YI expects the Horizon to be available for around $400 by this summer.