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Unicornis is a 4K 360 camera with realtime stitching and live streaming; here are other options

Unicornis 4K realtime stitching 360 camera
Unicornis 4K realtime stitching 360 camera

Unicornis is a 360 camera with 4K 360 video and realtime stitching and live streaming.  Here are the specs:

– four lenses
– sensor: Sony Exmor R & STARVIS CMOS
– video resolution: 4K @ 24fps
– encodes in H.264 or H.265
– stereo 3.5mm jack
– Wi-Fi control via app
– Micro HDMI port
– uses one SD card
– Rechargeable battery up to 180 mins. battery life
– Dimensions: 80mm x 80mm x 160mm
– Weight: 750 grams

If you are looking for a 360 camera with realtime 360 video stitching, you can also check these out (in order of price).  All of these cameras have in-camera stitching in realtime, and live streaming (except the Keymission, which can’t live stream):
– Insta360 Pro ($3500); 4K or 4K 3D realtime stitching (8K 2D or 6K 3D in-camera stitching); 4K streaming
– Orah 4i ($3500) 4K realtime stitching; live streaming
Pisofttech Pilot Era (~$3000, available April 2018) 6K realtime stitching (8K in-camera stitching), 4K live streaming
– Cat360 ($750) 4K realtime stitching; live streaming
– Garmin Virb 360 ($699 on Amazon or B&H Photo) 4K realtime stitching (5.7k desktop stitching with stabilization), 4K live streaming
– Nikon Keymission 360 ($499 on Amazon or B&H Photo) 4K realtime stitching.
– Yi 360 VR ($399 on Amazon or B&H Photo) 4K realtime stitching (5.7k desktop stitching with stabilization), 4K live streaming
– Ricoh Theta V ($399) now has 4K in-camera stitching option; 4K tethered live streaming
– Giroptic iO for iOS ($149 on Amazon) 1920 x 960 realtime stitching with stabilization, 1920 x 960 live streaming
– Giroptic iO for Android ($149 on Amazon) 1920 x 960 realtime stitching with stabilization, 1920 x 960 live streaming
– Giroptic iO Pop for Android ($99 on Amazon) 1920 x 960 realtime stitching, 1920 x 960 live streaming
– MADV Mini ($99 preorder on Gearbest) 1920 x 960 realtime stitching, 1920 x 960 live streaming

Thank you very much to Jim Jensen (Google Photo Sphere Community) for bringing this to my attention! Thanks to Balance for reminding me about Insta360 Pro and Theta V! Thanks to Kuba for reminding me about Orah 4i!

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  • I’m wondering if there is a 360 camera that:
    – can be mounted on tripod;
    – has RJ45 socket (LAN);
    – has realtime 360 video stitching;
    – can stream directly to Youtube or any other configured platform in 4k;
    – doesn’t cost as much as half of a new SUV 🙂

    Any suggestions?

  • 4K realtime stitching camera is a (too much?) crowded group;
    now we need cameras which can stitch 6K or 8K (incamera or realtime, like Pilot Era) priced in a mid range (1000-2000$)
    However 4k live stitching is good.

    • Hi Giorgio. I don’t think 4k realtime stitching is such a common feature yet but the good news is that Pilot Era can stitch 6K in realtime.
      Best regards,
      Mic

  • Hi,
    There is a 360 camera similar to Insta360/Orah, but waterproof?
    I need it to use it as a 24/7 streaming webcam.
    Thanks!

  • Hi Mic Ty,

    I tried sending an email to thank you for featuring us. Not sure if you’ve got it or not. So I’m sending it here as well. Thank you! Feel free to contact me if there’s any questions!

    Best regards,
    Camilla

  • Does anybody know if there is any rtsp/rtmp capable live streaming 360 camera with automatic live stream start after power on (or some programmable possibility [bluetooth API] by which we can program Android app to command camera start live stream to predefined server via predefined Wifi hotspot)? Your comments is highly appreciated. For example, Yi 360 have live streaming, but it always need user clicks to start it up. Our need is kind of industrial use case where no extra clicks are allowed. Thank you.