The Yi 360 VR from Yi Technology – announced back in April – is now available for sale through online merchants. As evident from the name, the camera captures 360 degree videos and images, with support for Virtual Reality (VR) as well.
The camera has two f/2.0 aspheric glass lenses with a 220 degree field of view each that simultaneously records footage. The recorded video has a maximum of 4K/30fps resolution, but it goes up to 5.7K/30fps when stitched off-camera on the PC with the Yi Camera application.
Thanks to its built-in dual-band Wi-Fi radio and Bluetooth, it can connect to smartphones for 4K and 360 degree livestreaming. Its compact size meanwhile makes it unobtrusive when used on the field, so it can go unnoticed when recording concerts or events. What makes it more capable is that the content recorded can be viewed on both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.
Each full charge of the Yi 360 VR battery lasts for about 60 minutes, and the videos can be previewed in five different modes: little planet, stretched view, panoramic, round, and dual VR.
There is an OLED display on the camera for controls, but it can also be manipulated from the Yi 360 app on your iPhone or Android device. The camera saves footage into microSD cards up to 128GBs, and can be connected to a PC via an USB Type-C connector (although only at USB 2.0 speeds).
It is now available for US$ 399 (RM 1,660) online. Buyers interested to get one can head to Yi’s store on Ali Express to pick up a unit.
(Source: DPReview )