The Insta360 Air is a smartphone add-on that turns your Android device into a fully-fledged 360-degree VR camera. It's capable of capturing still images and video, and comes with a live-streaming function. It only weighs 26.5 grams / ~1oz, comes with a protective rubber case and attaches to your phone either via the microUSB or USB Type-C port. We got our hands on the latter version and have tried it out on the Huawei P10 and Motorola Moto Z Force.
- Phone Compatibility Android phones
- Dual-fisheye lenses
- F2.4 aperture
- 3008 x 1504 (3K) still image resolution
- 2560 x 1280 video resolution (3008 x 1504 with some smartphones)
- 30 frames per second
- Real-time stitching
- 37.6mm / 1.48in diameter
- 26.5 grams
- Available with microUSB or Type-C connector
|The Insta360 Air is small and lightweight enough to always be carried anywhere.||A rubber case provides protection on the go.|
|The capture screen offers a good range of features, including filter effects.||Optionally images and videos can be exported in 'tiny planet' format.|
Using the Insta360 Air is very intuitive. Plugging the camera into your phone's USB-port launches the Insta360 app which lets you capture images, record video or live-stream to YouTube or a web-address. When shooting images or video you can apply exposure compensation or Instagram filters, which are applied to the preview image.
The integrated viewer allows you to create albums and see your recorded content in all its 360-degree glory. There is also a range of sharing options which let you choose between sharing full 360-degree photos/video or 'tiny-planet' style images or animations. Overall the app is nicely designed, works reliably on our test phones and reacts swiftly to user input.
The Insta360 Air can also be used as a 360-degree webcam on Skype and other video-chat applications after connecting to a PC’s USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. 360-degree webcam support for Mac should be provided soon via a software update.
|The Insta360 Air can also be used as a 360-degree webcam.|