Insta360 Sphere brings immersive 360 ​​° shooting to DJI drones

Implementing a curious and intelligent synergy with one of the biggest brands in the drone segment, the Chinese brand Insta360 presented the Insta360 Sphere camera device, in support of DJI’s Mavic Air 2 and 2S drones.
Insta360 Sphere brings immersive 360 ​​° shooting to DJI drones

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Where in 2015 Nokia failed with its Ozo immersive camera, the Chinese Insta360 succeeded later, with several 360 ° cameras, including the recent ONE RS appreciated last March: the same brand, in the past few hours, has presented a one more thing, the Insta 360 Sphere, which will make DJI drone owners happy.

The new product (110 x 125 x 63 mm, for 192 grams) includes a secure attachment harness, which does not interfere with the GPS of the drone or its control by the smartphone or the associated remote control: conceived, in today’s model , for the Mavic Air 2 and 2S drones, the Insta 360 Sphere leaves these drones free to shoot and, using two spaced arms, bypasses the structures of the drones in question, while offering the specifications expected from a Insta 360 shooting mechanism.

In this sense, the Insta360 Sphere immersive shooting system, equipped with fixed aperture diaphragms from f / 2.0 and a focal length considered equivalent to 35 mm, credited with a white balance (auto, 2700/4000/5000 / 6500K) and of ISO management (auto, Auto, 100-3200), benefited by the FlowState stabilization system, is able to manage the typical shooting modes (also in RAW format) known as Standard, Burst, Night Shot, HDR, Interval , and to capture footage up to resolution in [email protected] for 100 Mbps (starting from 3K at 100 fps), also making available in this case many modes, including Standard, Timelapse, Loop, HDR, TimeShift, and other color profiles (Vivid, standard, LOG).

Equipped with a 6-axis gyroscope, the Insta360 Sphere includes Wi-Fi connectivity at 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth 4.2, and a 1,050 mAh battery which, charged in 3 hours via Type-C, offers an autonomy of 48 minutes when shooting in 5.7K at 30 fps. On the software side, the preparation – by the brand – of a special algorithm to cancel common obstacles such as the movement of the propellers while, using the Insta360 app or the Insta360 Studio PC software, it is possible to apply effects, such as Dolly Zoom (in Hitchcock’s Vertigo style), for which it was previously necessary to fly FPV quadcopters, i.e. with first person view.

Currently, Insta360 Sphere is on sale, as well as in China, in the USA, where it has a price of 430 dollars which rise to 440 by opting for the kit including a 64 GB microSD (the device supports up to 1 TB).

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