This camera is absolutely packed with features and could be the best 360 camera ever.
“We set out to make the easiest-to-use, most versatile 360 camera in the world, and the One is the result of those efforts,” said JK Liu, CEO and founder of Insta360, in a statement. “The One isn’t just a step forward for 360 videography. With its unique FreeCapture technology, it stands to change the way we think about cameras in general.”
The Insta360 One is a dual Phone accessory and stand alone camera in one. The camera is designed to plug into a phone as well as to be used without a phone. There is an Android version in the pipeline and will be released soon, but no word on a date yet.
What’s most exciting about this camera is the ability to track and follow objects or people in your 360 video, then save this in normal flat video. This opens up a whole new plethora of uses for 360 cameras.
Without a doubt this is the most feature packed 360 camera ever released. Insta360, with their tagline really do mean“everything in One”. Stabilization, large photos files, 4K video, optional waterproof casing. This is everything us 360 camera fans have been asking for!
This camera can also shoot in RAW format, which is unique among cheaper 360 cameras and allows you to edit photos without losing quality
I think this will be one of the most useful tools in the Insta360 One arsenal and will ignite a trend to include a similar feature in all 360 cameras.
With Free Capture, you never have to worry about where to point your camera or if you’ve missed something cool. You’ll be capturing everything simultaneously and can choose what to focus on later.
“Bullet Time” is an effect which seems as if the camera is rapidly rotating around you and look like this:
This is a cool effect, it’s not in 360 format but it does require a 360 camera to do. How is it done? You attach your camera to a selfie stick or a piece of string and swing it around you like a lasso. Yep, you heard me right. You swing your camera around on a string. Perhaps not the best idea to use a string in a crowded place, but it does work.
Another hugely useful innovation feature only possible with 360 cameras. Smart track will allow you to select a subject for the video to follow, and because you are using a 360 camera you won’t need to move the camera.
All you do is capture a 360 video, then in the editing process select which moving object you want the camera to follow, you can then export a normal HD video that focuses on that subject.
All of these added features opens up the world of 360 photography to people who may not have been interested before. These features are a great way of creating engaging and useful content, both in the 360 and non 360 formats.
You’ll be able to expand your Insta360 One’s capabilities even more with a range of accessories including a waterproof housing.
Several other accessories will also be available.
This was one of my most hotly anticipated 360 cameras! It’s got more features you can shake a stick at and it’s a reasonable price. I have to say i’m disappointing there isn’t an Android version available on release, but that is literally all i’m disappointed with.
This is the most exciting, feature packed 360 camera to be released for a long time and I’m REALLY looking forward to an opportunity to try it out!
You can Pre-Order the Insta360 One now and it will be delivered to you by September 10th.
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