Insta360 Nano Brings 360-degree Video and Stills to iPhone

    For budding photographers who like to use their iPhones to take pictures there’s only so much a smartphone can do in comparison to a proper camera. And if you like your technology to be the latest thing then being able to take 360-degree pictures and videos might be right up your street. Officially announced today by Arashi Vision is the latest gadget for your iPhone, the Insta360 Nano, a device that allows users to create immersive content with their device and share it with the world.

    Featuring two 210-degree fisheye lenses the can take pictures, record video and also live-stream by clipping it onto an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s or 6s Plus. But it doesn’t need to be attached to a smartphone to work either as the Insta360 Nano can be attached to a bike or boarding helmet, drone or selfie stick.

    “We expect the Insta360 Nano to blast the market for 360-degree cameras wide open. The Nano sets a new price point for virtual reality: at under $200, it brings the ability to live-stream and share 360-degree VR movies to everyone,” said Liu Jingkang, founder and CEO of Arashi Vision.

    The Insta360 Nano has a dedicated app which automatically starts and gives users full access to the cameras functions. The main body also includes a combined shutter/power button for when you need to quickly record without getting your smartphone out.

    Available to pre-order through Amazon for £199.00 GBP/$199.00 USD, the UK site lists stock availability from 31st July 2016, while the US site currently lists a 7-8 days delivery time.

    The key features of the Insta360 Nano are:
    Phone Compatibility: iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, (Apple MFi approved)
    Sharing: Immediate SNS share on Facebook, Twitter and WeChat
    Livestreaming: On Facebook and YouTube
    Warranty: One year for camera, one month for accessories
    iPhone Apps: Insta360 Nano, Insta360 Studio, Insta360 Player
    Camera: Two x 210 degree fish-eye lenses
    Minimum Aperture: f2.0
    Shutter Speed: 1/8,000 – 2s
    Storage Format: TF Card
    Memory / Storage Capacity: Up to 64GB
    Video: 3K HD
    Video Capture Resolution: 3040 x 1520
    Video: 30 Frames per second (FPS)
    Dimensions [Metric]: 110mm x 33mm x 21mm
    Dimensions (US): 0.8 x 1.3 x 4.3 inches
    Weight: 70g   +/- 5g  /  0.16 pounds / 2.6 ounces
    Battery Capacity: 800 mAh
    Power Adapter: 5V / 1A

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