Yi has posted a new sample video from the Yi 360 VR!
Yi 360 VR is a 360 camera with 5.7K resolution. It was announced at NAB Show 2017, and at that time, it was the highest video resolution for a consumer 360 camera. Since then, the Garmin Virb 360 has been released, also with 5.7K resolution. However, to get 5.7K resolution on the Virb 360 requires expensive third party stitching software. What’s more, the Virb is $799, whereas the Yi 360 VR is only $399, even less than some 4K 360 cameras such as the $499 Nikon Keymission 360.
Now, Yi has posted a new sample video for the Yi 360 VR. This time, it’s an edited video montage from Yi’s official distributor in Poland. Check it out!
The stitching for the clips in this montage looks seamless, as in other recent samples. The video is only in 4K (probably because videos with higher resolution than 4K cannot be played smoothly on YouTube for now) but the video still looks quite detailed.
The dynamic range looks very good as well. In this scene for example, it was bright as you can tell from the sharp shadows. Nontheless, the Yi 360 VR was able to capture details in much of the sky as well as in the shadows.
Meanwhile, there is also a rumor that the Yi 360 VR will have improvements to the “industrial design,” but I haven’t been able to get anything more specific than that. All I know so far is that this is looking like a great camera but with these improvements, it should be even better.
And if you’re wondering, yes, I will definitely be reviewing the Yi 360 VR! In the meantime, if you want to preorder, it’s available from B&H Photo.
Thank you very much to Svend Even Hærra for bringing this to my attention!