YI 360 VR camera announced – 5.7K Resolution

2016 marked currently the begin of 360 ° action camera with the launch of Samsung Gear360 and Nikon KeyMission 360. 2017 appears to be the year of 360 VR cams. Xiaomi Mijia was launched in early April complied with shortly by the statement of GoPro Fusion. At NAB in Las Vegas YI technology disclosed their YI 360 Virtual Reality electronic camera.

YI 360 Virtual Reality Camera Specs

Sensing unit
YI 360 Virtual Reality electronic camera consists of one sensing units for each lens, hence 2x 12MP Sony CMOS IMX377 1/2.3 ″ sensors. That's the same sensing unit made use of in YI 4K as well as YI 4K+ Activity Cam.

The video camera includes a 220 °, F2.0 lens on each side, a JCD 6347.

Video clip Resolutions & Frame Rate
The adhering to resolutions are readily available:

  • 5.7 K( 5760 × 2880)/ 30FPS.
  • 4K( 4096 × 2048)/ 30FPS.
  • 2.5 K( 2560 × 1280)/ 60FPS.
  • 2.5 K( 2560 × 1280)/ 30FPS.
  • 1.9 K( 1920 × 960)/ 60FPS.

Compared to Xiaomi Mijia and GoPro Blend YI 360 ° provides the biggest. While Mijia supplies regarding 3.5 K, Combination was introduced to use 5.2 K resolution at 30fps.

Video Layout.
Videos are recorded in.mp4 style with H. 264 codec.

Picture Resolution.
Resolution is the same compared to video clip: 5760 x 2880 px. Image layout is.jpg.


In addition to the video camera rests a small 96 × 64 dot Matrix OLED present to regulate the video camera setups. Beside it are 2 buttons for navigation, a live pre-view is available through Mobile phone.

A 1400 mAh battery powers the cam. That's the same ability as YI 4K and YI 4K+, presently I'm uncertain if it is the same battery kind. Battery life is mentioned with 60 min in the 2nd highest possible resolution.

Sound is tape-recorded with an integrated 360 level omnidirectional microphone, I'm presently not exactly sure if you can utilize an exterior mic. YI 360 is geared up with a USB-C port which would certainly make it possible similar to YI 4K+.

Link & Ports.
Besides the USB-C port a HDMI port is offered as well. The video is videotaped on a microSD card as well as just like the other action cams a 1/4 ″ standard tripod place is consisted of in the body.

YI 360 Virtual Reality is furnished with 2.4 GHz & 5GHz twin wifi. 360 ° online streaming is feasible-- more on that particular later on. It additionally includes Bluetooth for the remote controller.

Video clip Setup.

Video Resolution.

  • 5.7 K( 5760 × 2880)/ 30FPS.
  • 4K( 4096 × 2048)/ 30FPS.
  • 2.5 K( 2560 × 1280)/ 60FPS.
  • 2.5 K( 2560 × 1280)/ 30FPS.
  • 1.9 K( 1920 × 960)/ 60FPS.

Available settings are: Automobile/ 400/ 800/ 1600/ 3200/ 6400.

Hands-on exposure adjustment is available in complying with steps: +2.0 +1.5 +1.0 +0.5 0 -0.5 -1.0 -1.5 -2.0.

White Balance.
Numerous pre-defined white balance settings are available: Vehicle/ Daylight ( 5300K)/ Over cast ( 6200K)/ Tungsten ( 2800K)/ Indigenous ( 4000K)/ Flat Shade.

System Setups.

When turned on the recorded video clip from both lenses & sensors will certainly be sewn to one data; no extra software application needed.

Video clip Criterion.
You can select NTSC or BUDDY for either 30 or 25 fps.

You can turn on/ off the LED lights of the cam when in operation.

To manage the beep seems of the electronic camera: High/ Reduced/ Mute.

Automobile Power Off.
YI 360 Virtual Reality will power off when in standby after 3 Min/5 Min/10 Minutes or Never ever.

Photo Auto Sync.
Currently I'm not sure concerning this attribute.

Live Streaming.

A very interesting feature is Real-time Streaming of 360 ° web content. It is not feasible in 5.7 K resolution, however 2.5 K appears sufficient. Bitrate will certainly be 6-13 Mbps. YouTube, Facebook and also Weibo are offered as pre-defined platforms, however a custom outcome can be set up too.


You could currently pre-order YI 360 VR on YI Technology's Site for 399 USD.

Final thought.

Specs of the video camera appearance really promising, allow's see how it does when it hits the marketplace in Summertime 2017. The competitors will be tough with the recently presented Xiaomi Mijia. Hopefully this time around there will not be such a complication of brand (the very first YI Activity Cam was distributed in China by Xiaomi and also for that reason commonly called Xiaomi Yi Electronic camera). Mijia's highest possible resolution is less compared with YI 360 VR (3.5 K vs 5.7 K), yet it is more than 100 USD less expensive. (Banggood: 285 USD).

GoPro Blend will be readily available end of 2017 (no rate mentioned so far). Max resolution will certainly be 5.2 K with no further specifications announced currently. It seems that Blend follows the layout of Hero5 black and will be water resistant without an instance.

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