Garmin has launched the Virb 360 and features stabilization, in-camera stitching, and more, exactly as I predicted!
– 5.7K video
– 15mp photo –> new info
– waterproof to 10 meters
– 4K video with stabilization
– 4K in-camera stitching
– voice command –> new info
– 360 audio
– live streaming and video sharing
– G-Metrix overlay
– can use Bluetooth microphone as external microphone –> new info
– can record nonstop for an 1 hour –> new info
– replaceable lens
Full specifications here. In short, the features are as I stated, including the features I predicted! 😀
Strangely, the live streaming only works on iOS products, and only at a paltry 1280 x 720, to either Facebook or YouTube.
Here is the promo video:
Here are more product videos:
Here is a 360 video:
Here is the stitch line – ridiculously smooth, if you ask me, which suggests optical flow stitching.
The penguin video also has impressive stitching. This is the nadir:
What I haven’t seen are underwater photos. I’m curious what the stitch will look like.
Here is an in-depth review by DC Rainmaker, who has apparently had it for about a month (thank you very much to Mark Rodenburg for sharing the link):
Here is a playlist of 360 sample videos (skip the review).