Insta360 action camera with built-in HDR video capture. HDR mode shoots video that looks natural and vibrant and makes all the scenes in the 360º capture for the post-production work to be done. No need to reshoot a scene, you caught it all! The HDR video mode shoots 5.7K at 25 FPS. But that is not the full story as a consumer sized and priced 360º camera has a bit of a yawn factor associated with it these days. What caught my eye were the accessories and editing apps associated with Insta360. The real innovation comes in being able to capture in 360º video and then “reshoot” within the 360 sphere captured to catch the action and tell the real story you want to tell by picking and editing the final cut. And it gets better! There is a throwable Torpedo accessory that the camera can be mounted in and thrown to get genuinely impossible shots! Or when equipped with the “invisible” selfie stick one can swing the camera around while shooting and edit later to keep the camera on the subject in the middle of the scene. Underwater housing and drone mount accessories take the capture possibilities to new heights and depths. A few more features, slow motion mode and silky smooth stabilization makes it all viewer friendly and amazing to watch. All capabilities begging for a creative storyteller to outline the story she wants to, then to tell it by selecting from the 360º capture.
FITT360, one of the two "First Person Shooter" 360º cameras I saw at CES. Both claim to be the first and only! Very interesting and encouraging to see this new category of 360º photography emerge at this time. This whole sector will depend on content, storytelling and distribution posibilities, but devices and apps like this really turn things on. A very wearable design, around the neck so handsfree water/heatproof, with three cameras on board and fixing/steadying/stitching in the Smartphone App. For taking "selfless" situational selfies (without you in them). Great idea and I am excited, but a Crowdfunded/preorder product, not yet fully baked so I will let them make the claims! (I have added a few points in brackets)
Connected to the Cloud, the FITT360 automatically saves all of your footage with a single tap on the mobile application.
With shareable VR-Ready contents, your loved ones at home can enjoy your point of view in real time.
Smart Camera – Connected System – VR Ready
Full HD 360° Recording – Up to 90 Minutes
3 Full HD Cameras surrounding the (neck worn) FITT360 captures surroundings of each user in the True First Person View (FPV) with up to 90 minutes of recording time.
Companion mobile application “FITT360” compensates and normalize the exposures in all 3 clips and Auto-Stitch them while minimizing the shaking of the clips to be VR-Ready.
Embedded Image Stabilization on the software sides minimizes the shakings of the device to optimize your video quality.
Technology is coming from LINKFLOW who has been producing wearable security cameras for First responders and military.
I will be watching this space. Real ones later this year or at least by CES2019 please!
Panono is a throwable panoramic ball camera which captures everything in every direction for amazing 108 megapixel, 360° X 360° full-spherical panoramic images. It has an unprecedented 36 cameras that trigger simultaneously in the air to deliver images that capture every detail in every direction with a super-high resolution of 108 megapixels. 11cm in diameter and weighs 480 grams and connects over WiFi with iOS and Andriod Apps.The Panono Camera is available for preorder.