As the biggest consumer tech event in the world, CES 2019 covers just about every gadget and gizmo imaginable, which of course means plenty of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 360-degree tech. Showcasing its latest product is Insta360. Better known for its consumer-grade 360-degree cameras, the company has been making inroads into the professional market, with its latest device, the Insta360 Titan its most premium model.
Today sees Insta360 open reservations for the new camera, which boasts eight lenses, and eight Micro Four Thirds (MFT) sensors to help maximize image quality, dynamic range, low-light performance and colour depth. This allows the Insta360 Titan to shoot 11K at 30 FPS, 10K 3D at 30 FPS, 8K at 60 FPS and 5.3K 360 video at 120 FPS, plus additional monoscopic formats.
The Insta360 Titan supports shooting in 10-bit colour, features FlowState Stabilization technology, allowing for gimbal-like 9-axis stabilization, and Insta360’s Farsight live monitoring system, consisting of a transmitter and a receiver that can be attached to a smartphone or tablet. Farsight allows users to easily preview and control their shoots remotely.
On top of all this is Crystal View, Insta360’s proprietary playback tech. As playback systems are now supporting 4K, higher resolutions are even rarer. “It renders in real time exactly the part of a video a viewer is watching – with no computing power wasted on displaying what’s behind their head — so that even mainstream smartphones can play back full-quality Titan content,” explains Insta360 in a press statement.
Further details, as well as the option to reserve the Insta360 Titan, are available through the official website. Being the pro 360 camera that it is, the Insta360 Titan comes with an equally titanic price, $ 14,999 USD. You can place a refundable deposit now, ahead of the camera shipping in April.
The Insta360 Titan is the next step up from the Insta360 Pro 2 which arrived in the summer. Priced at $ 4999.95, it is capable of 8K per-eye 3D 360 video, thanks to its six lenses, 8K monoscopic at 60fps, 6K at 60fps or 4K 3D at 120fps.
VRFocus will be at CES 2019 all week to bring you the latest news from the event.
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