Insta360 EVO – Foldable 360/180° VR Camera

Insta360 has launched the brand new EVO camera, a 3D/2D convertible 360/180° VR camera that can record up to 5.7K30 video with FlowState image stabilization.

Insta360 EVO

The compact camera has a folding body that allows it to change from 180-degree 3D footage to a 360-degree capture mode.

Up to 5.7K30 and 18MP HDR Photos

Insta360 EVO - Foldable 360/180° VR Camera

The EVO can record in [email protected],[email protected], [email protected] & [email protected] video resolution in H.264 with a maximum bitrate of 100Mbps. According to Insta360, it has a claimed runtime of 65 minutes , with the internal 1200mAh battery that can be charged via the Micro USB port.

As for the body itself, it is very compact. With dimensions of 98.4mm x 49mm x 26.27mm when unfolded & 50.3mm x 49mm x 52.54mm when folded. A 1/4″ thread is found on only one side of the camera so the camera will be offset when on the tripod.

Insta360 EVO mounted on the included tabletop tripod

Just like all of the other Insta360 cameras, you can natively edit the content within Adobe Premiere Pro for a seamless workflow, with no stitching in post required.

The EVO has a minimalistic design, with only a few buttons on the unit. The companion app can be used to change settings and shooting modes like TimeShift and Tiny Planet.

No stitching

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The EVO has full integration with Adobe Premiere Pro. You don’t need to do any stitching.

The HoloFrame

Insta360 HoloFrame
The HoloFrame from Insta360 is a collaboration with South Korean company Mopic

Insta360 VR, a new app for the Oculus GO, HTC VIVE Focus & Samsung Gear VR allows you to connect the EVO to a headset for streamlined wireless playback and transfer.

If you don’t have a VR headset, you can use the Insta360 HoloFrame with a mobile phone to view the content. The HoloFrame was co-developed with South Korean based company, Mopic. This allows for 3D content to be viewed on the smartphone.

snap3d case by Mopic
The Snap3D case from Mopic

Looking at the Mopic website, the case looks to house a lenticular lens within the case, which allows for the 3D stereoscopic image to be viewed without using any other optics. The cases are made to be mounted on the front of the device when viewing content, and then reversed to be used as a regular protective case.

Mopic Lenticular lenses
The Mopic Snap3D cases houses a lenticular lens layer

The HoloFrame will retail for $29.99 USD each. On launch, the HoloFrame will be available for the iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR with additional versions for Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+ and Note 8 models coming soon.

A demonstration of the Insta360 HoloFrame

Pricing & Availability

The Insta360 EVO is available to order now for $419.99 USD. Included with the camera is a small tabletop tripod & 3D glasses.

The EVO is competing against the Vuze XR which is similarly priced at $439 USD. It also has a dual modes, able to capture 2D 360° and 3D VR180 up to 5.7K30.

Vuze XR

KEY Specifications

ApertureF2.2
Photo resolution6080 x 3040 (18 MP)
Video resolution5760 x [email protected],38400 x 1[email protected],3840 x [email protected],3008 x[email protected]
Photo formatinsp, jpeg(can be exported via App), dng(RAW)
Video formatnsv, mp4(can be exported via App), LOG
Video codingH264
Video BitrateUp to 100Mbps
StabilizationBuilt-in 6-axis gyroscopic stabilization
Compatible devicesiPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 plus, iPhone 7/7 plus, iPhone 6s/6s plus, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad (2018)
Video modesStandard video, time-lapse mode, Log video, HDR video
Weight113g
Battery Capacity200mAh (5V2A)
Run Time65 mins

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