Since the release of the compact YI 360 VR camera back in November last year, it seems to have been receiving positive feedback overall. YI Technology claims that the camera is the “first to shoot 360 degree video in 5.7K at 30fps, with instant in-device stitching for 4K footage and live-streaming.”
In addition, the YI 360 looks to have a simple, handheld and mountable design, making it, YI claims, the “first VR camera to combine high-fidelity, 360-degree video capture, an easy mobile application along with 4K instant, in-device stitching and 4K live-streaming to any sharing channel.”
“At YI Technology, we challenge ourselves to bring the most innovative technologies together in a way that is simple, enjoyable and useful for anyone, from kids to professionals. VR is no exception,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology. “Today’s solutions for 360 capture and sharing force users to choose between an affordable low quality, low resolution product and an overly expensive, highly complicated product. That is why we worked so hard to perfect YI 360 VR. By combining the best components, rigorous industrial design and many years of testing, we eliminated the cables, confusing interfaces and bulky components and added 5.7K fidelity, 4K in-device stitching and 4K live-streaming, all in a handy, affordable package.”
The YI 360 is listed to feature two 220-degree 8 aspheric glass lenses with a f/2.0 aperture. As said before, the camera’s said to feature in-camera video switching for up to 4K/30fps, but it’s also said to have 5.7K/30fps video stitching for PC application.
The camera also promises built-in 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi for live-streaming in 4K and up to 60 minutes of battery life while recording at 4K at 30fps. Additionally, it’s said to be compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets.
You can see what it’s capable of in the 360 video below:
The YI 360 VR is available now for $399 at Microsoft.com.