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Insta360 ONE X Review: an unbelievable upgrade

Insta360 ONE X Review: an unbelievable upgrade

Last year, Insta360, one of the first few companies that made 360-degree video recording accessible to the masses, launched the Insta360 ONE. It offered more ways, many of them novel and fun, to create 360-degree content without having to carry bulky equipment. But while it mostly did deliver on those creative features, the actual quality of the output still left some things to be desired. This year, the company is coming out with the Insta360 ONE X and it’s like a completely different product. We take it for a long ride, actually multiple ones, to demonstrate how much it has improved in just a year’s time.

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Facebook, RED reveal Manifold 360-degree camera

Facebook, RED reveal Manifold 360-degree camera

Facebook may be in trouble for dipping its hands into too many things but it isn’t backing out from its mission of being at the center of modern life. And quite literally too. Envisioning a future where VR and 360-degree content is the norm (which is why it acquired Oculus), Facebook has partnered with pro camera maker RED Digital Cinema to develop the Manifold camera that will sit at the center of where the action happens to record everything in clear detail from all angles to be delivered to your VR-capable headset. Preferably an Oculus Rift, Go, or Quest.

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Insta360 Pro 2 camera has creators covered from start to finish

Insta360 Pro 2 camera has creators covered from start to finish

If you don’t hear much about 360-degree and VR videos lately, it’s not because they have suddenly gone out of fashion. The market is, instead, becoming more stable rather than revolutionary, more serious rather than sensational. It is at a stage when tools and processes are starting to mature to become something both creators and consumers can reliably depend on. It is, therefore, a perfect time for Insta360 to bring out its big guns, the new and more powerful Insta360 Pro 2 that promises to make creators’ lives and workflow easier and to help viewers get less nauseous when watching 360-degree content.

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Hydrus VR camera system captures 360 8K video deep underwater

Hydrus VR camera system captures 360 8K video deep underwater

Virtual reality has allowed us to explore and experience everything from remote places around the world to fantasy and sci-fi settings. The next big location, however, could be the deep sea. Marine Imaging Technologies has announced a new camera system that's capable of capturing incredible 360-degree video at underwater depths with almost no light. Dubbed Hydrus VR, it's not meant for underwater photography hobbyists, but instead for professional VR experiences and documentary filmmakers.

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Essential’s $200 camera now costs $19

Essential’s $200 camera now costs $19

Essential put its 4K 360 camera up for sale overnight on a massive discount - as if they were having a fire sale. OH MY GOD IT'S A FIRE... sale, if you know what I mean. This camera requires the assistance of the Essential Phone PH-1 to work, and does not do much of anything on its own. With the Essential Phone PH-1, this becomes one of the most interesting smartphone accessories on the market today.

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Insta360 teases “smooth” new 360-degree camera

Insta360 teases “smooth” new 360-degree camera

360-degree camera company Insta360 is readying its new model, though according to a teaser campaign launched today we'll need to wait until next week before we can see it. Insta360 launched back in 2016, with an affordable 360-degree camera that could plug straight into the Lightning port of an iPhone.

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Rylo Android support added for 360-degree camera

Rylo Android support added for 360-degree camera

Rylo, the 360-degree action camera which allows movie-style editing directly from your smartphone, has finally released an Android app to join its iOS counterpart. The GoPro-rival was launched last year, a compact twin-lens camera that natively recorded 360-degree spherical video.

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Insta360 Nano S adds 360-degree video chat to any iPhone

Insta360 Nano S adds 360-degree video chat to any iPhone

Insta360 started off as a small company with an almost odd product: a 360-degree camera that you attach to the bottom of an iPhone, forcing you to use the iPhone upside down. In a little over a year’s time, the brand has exploded into the 360-degree camera scene, embraced Android phones, and even put out an even stranger Insta360 ONE “orbiting” camera. Today, it is going back to its roots with the Insta360 Nano S, successor to the Nano that kicked off the company’s business. And it is adding more than just a letter to its name, bringing a set of interesting features to an accessory you can easily stow in your pocket.

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Ricoh’s Theta V 360 camera Android app support detailed

Ricoh’s Theta V 360 camera Android app support detailed

Ricoh's Theta V may not be the only 360-degree camera on the market, but come the spring it could have a big advantage over rivals. That's when the Ricoh Theta V Partner Program will launch, the company has announced today at CES 2018, opening the door for third-party apps to run directly on its Android-based camera.

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Ricoh Theta V Review

Ricoh Theta V Review

Ricoh arguably created the consumer 360-degree camera market, and now the Theta V wants to retake the crown from those that followed it. Making a welcome move to 4K Ultra HD, it adopts a new Android-based architecture that Ricoh promises should deliver far greater flexibility down the line, too. Indeed, the Theta V promises plenty for its $430 price tag, but has it done enough to fend off competition in what's become a crowded segment?

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Insta360 Pro 12K VR update V2.0 brings features galore

Insta360 Pro 12K VR update V2.0 brings features galore

This morning the folks at Insta360 revealed their newest major update for their professional-level spherical camera. With the update, this device was given the ability to capture massive 12K media. This device was also given the ability to lend its onboard processing power to a desktop computer to help stitch together 360 spherical videos with a feature called Stitching Box.

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Rylo Review: This 360-degree camera has a film crew inside

Rylo Review: This 360-degree camera has a film crew inside

360-degree video may be niche, but startup Rylo wants to do more imaginative things with spherical video: shoot first, then worry about composition later. Brainchild of two former Instagram engineers, the $499 camera can happily capture all the 4K 360-degree footage you want, but it really comes into its own when you use its powerful editing options to extract a regular 1080p with virtual pans, tracking, and more. Factor in excellent stabilization and a simple app, and you have to ask whether this is the future of action cameras.

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