Trying out the new 360 camera
If you’re looking for a higher-end 360-degree camera to create VR videos that won’t cost the price of a new sedan, your only option is the $5,000 GoPro Omni, which is pretty much six GoPros slapped into a rig. It’s a workable solution, but because it’s six GoPros working in tandem it can be inconvenient to arrange them for recording. You not only have to make sure all the cameras are charged near the same level, you have to hope one of them doesn’t give out and ruin your entire picture.
The convenience of all-in-one options are only really available on both the high (Nokia OZO) and low (Gear 360) ends. With its new $3,499 8K 3D Insta360 Pro, which is available for pre-order today online, Insta360 is hoping to slot right into that gap. The company is no stranger to affordable cameras. Its Air and Nano are good options that let Android and iPhone users quickly share 360 videos to social networks. In our limited hands-on time with the Pro, it feels like the company might have something that could entice amateurs who want to take the next step, or budget-conscious YouTubers and small newsrooms that want to break into VR filmmaking.
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