Today, Insta360 has announced the launch of the second generation of their professional 360 camera lineup, the Insta360 Pro 2. The Insta360 Pro, originally announced at CES 2017, has become an industry favorite for its ease of use and relatively low price point ($3,499).
Our own editor-at-large, Robert Hernandez, gave the camera high praise when he reviewed it earlier this year.
So, what’s new with the Insta360 Pro 2?
The Insta360 Pro 2 is a six-lens 360 camera that can capture 8K 3D video at 30 fps, as well as 8K monoscopic at 60 FPS, 6K 3D at 60 FPS, and 4K 3D at 120 FPS, among others. It can also live stream monoscopic and Video shot with two parallel cameras (or in the case of 360° video, multiple pairs of parallel cameras) Commonly referr... More 360 video at 4K.
For comparison, the original Insta360 Pro could shoot 3D 360 video at 30 fps at resolutions of 6K, or monoscopic 360 video at 60 fps at a The number of pixels in an image, typically presented as a ratio of the total pixels on x axis to the total pixels on th... More of 4K.
Additionally, the Pro 2 can both live stream 4K 360 video and record 8K monoscopic or 6.7K Video shot with two parallel cameras (or in the case of 360° video, multiple pairs of parallel cameras) Commonly referr... More 360 video at the same time.
Here are a couple samples from the camera:
The Insta360 Pro 2 also offers Farsight live monitoring, which is essentially long-range, high-resolution (1080p), low-latency live monitoring. The transmitter/receiver combo gives users the opportunity to control and monitor the camera from up to 300 meters ground-to-ground, or 1 kilometer ground-to-air, for up to 3 hours.
The Insta360 Pro 2 also offers a higher bitrate than the original Pro, flow state stabilization, in-camera HDR and spherical audio.
In addition to featuring an improved sensor with higher The varying degrees of brightness that can be captured by a camera or displayed by a playback device. You can think of i... More compared to the original Pro, the Pro 2’s HDR mode for video and a The varying degrees of brightness that can be captured by a camera or displayed by a playback device. You can think of i... More is 12EV.
According to Insta360, the flow state stabilization technology achieves “gimbal-level, pro-quality stabilization” using an “ultra-precise gyroscope that tracks motion on nine axes.”
Here is an example of flow state stabilization in action:
Spherical audio is made possible with four built-in mics for 360 audio, and the Pro 2 is also equipped with two USB and 3.5 mm audio inputs on its top and bottom.
Like the original Insta360 Pro, the Pro 2 is Google Street View-ready, and offers integration with Adobe Premiere (a feature Insta360 launched in April) for faster editing, fewer exports, and shorter rendering times. However, one improvement the Pro 2 offers is generating proxy files in real time to a seventh SD card within the camera.
Check out this post from 360 Rumors blogger Mic Ty, digging into the Insta360 Pro 2’s top 10 new features (and what hasn’t changed from the Pro to the Pro 2).
The Insta360 Pro 2 is currently available for pre-order for $4,999.95 from Insta360’s online store. It is expected to ship in September.
Stay tuned for more information about the camera from Immersive Shooter!