GPS and adventure equimpent manufacturer Garmin is launching the Virb 360, a rugged, waterproof fully spherical 360 camera with 5K 360 video on May 24, 2017. Here’s what we know so far.
Key specifications and features so far:
– two lenses
– field of view: fully spherical
– video resolution: 5K
– G-Metrix captures action data (such as temperature, altimeter, etc.) and may be able to overlay it on the 360 video.
Here is a teaser video:
So far, on paper, this looks like the camera that people were hoping for the Nikon Keymission 360. I’m somewhat concerned that the distance between lenses looks quite large. I hope the stitching is up to par. I also hope that the stitching in underwater videos takes refraction into account.
Other features that I am SPECULATING that it will have:
– shockproof up to 2 meters, possibly with replaceable lenses
– live streaming
– in-camera stitching, possibly at a lower resolution.
– gyro-based realtime image stabilization, similar to that of the Insta360 Nano, Insta360 Air, Insta360 Pro, and the Xiaomi Mi Sphere.
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Thank you to Christiaan Todd for sharing this info with the 360 Cameras Group on Facebook, which is a forum for discussing 360 cameras of any brand and any type, and serves as a de facto forum for 360 Rumors readers.
Thanks Mic, what about photo resolution will it be better than the Yi 360?
Hi Adam. I don’t know yet. Garmin has been tight lipped. But I will try it pry it out of them. 🙂
I believe in Garmin quality but I’m not sure about the stitching too.
the spec should be wrong; it only has one lens, not two. here is the link
Hi John. Based on the video, I think it’s 2 lenses, or they have 2 cameras – one hemispherical, and the other fully spherical. We’ll find out on 5/24! 🙂
This 360 is not Verb 360, just 3D model of existing 360.
The link shows the first action cam Virb Elite from Garmin. It is just a 360/3D view on it 😉