For anyone looking to create content for virtual reality, the Insta360 EVO is here to make the process far easier. But it’s not just about ease of use, because the EVO camera is also all about capturing beautiful footage and images in either full 360-degree shots or stunning 180-degree 3D.
For content creators, this ultra-compact camera could truly be a game-changer, as it’ll make capturing 3D footage easier than ever, and shockingly, the Insta360 EVO is able to do it all at a fairly reasonable price.
Insta360 EVO Features
The foldable EVO works in two different ways. First, folding it over allows it to capture 360-degree photos and videos. Opening it up allows the two lenses to work in tandem to capture a 180-degree, 3D image from the front. As the image is captured in 3D, this means you’ll be able to shoot with much more depth than you’d get from a traditional camera, even when looking at the image in 2D. This gives you options when it comes to creating content.
As far as resolution goes, the EVO is able to shoot in 5.7k for video with am 18MP sensor for capturing still images. There’s also support for HDR, which will create brighter images with deeper colors.
One of the most exciting aspects of the Insta360 EVO is the integration with virtual reality headsets. Rather than being forced to convert videos on a computer, EVO is able to connect to Oculus GO, HTC Vive Focus, or Samsung Gear VR through Wi-Fi and send videos directly to the headset. That makes it much easier to watch back the content you create while fully immersed in the VR world.
Even if you don’t have a VR headset, Insta360 is actually offering a 3D phone case called Holoframe that goes over the screen for $29.99. When in place, it allows for glasses-free 3D, which is quite cool. Right now, the case is available for iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. Support for Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+, and Note 8 is coming at a later date.
- FlowState stabilization keeps 3D and 360-degree video smooth while in motion – 6-axis gyroscope
- Timeshift mode alters perspective and time
- Integrated with Adobe Premiere Pro for easy editing
- F2.2 aperture
- Weighs 113g
- 65 minutes of runtime on a charge
Insta360 EVO Release Date and Price
The Insta360 EVO is available to order right now and it comes with a price tag of $419.99, which isn’t too bad considering what the camera is capable of.
Now, you’ll just need to snag yourself a newly-released Vive Focus, Oculus Go, or Samsung Gear VR to take full advantage of that the camera can do.