Insta360 has announced a new VR cinema camera called the Titan that packs a whopping 8 lenses and Micro Four Thirds sensors to capture 360-degree 11K-resolution footage. It’s the first standalone 360-degree camera that’s 11K-ready.
The M4/3-format sensors are the largest available in a standalone VR camera, the company says, as other cameras in the industry use sensor sizes that are more typical of smartphones or action cameras.
“These sensors maximize image quality, dynamic range, low-light performance and color depth, raising the bar for realism in high-end professional VR capture,” Insta360 says.
In addition to shooting 11K at 30fps, the Titan can also do 10K 3D at 30fps, 11K 360-degree photos in both 3D and monoscopic formats, 8K at 60fps, and 5.3K at 120fps.
Other features and specs of the Titan include eight 200° f/3.2 fisheye lenses, DNG RAW photos, 10-shot continuous burst mode, time-lapse mode, an ISO range of 100-6400, 9 SD card ports, 4 mono microphones, an aluminum alloy build, 10-bit color, a high dynamic range, FlowState gimbal-like 9-axis stabilization, Farsight live monitoring and control (using a transmitter and smartphone/tablet-based receiver), a 10000mAh removable battery, GPS, Wi-Fi, and CrystalView playback tech (only what’s being watched is rendered to save computing resources).
As you may have guessed by now, this camera won’t come cheap: you can place a reservation today with a fully refundable deposit, but you’ll need to fork over $14,999 for a camera when it launches in April 2019.