YI Technology announcement: new YI 360 VR camera (User Press Release)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 | 0 comments



November 27, 2017 – YI Technology (YI), the leading provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today announced the release of the YI 360 VR, a 360-degree, VR-enabled camera on Amazon UK. The YI 360 VR makes high-end virtual reality video easy and accessible to anyone, regardless of ability or budget.


With a simple, handheld and mountable camera design, the YI 360 VR is the first VR-enabled camera to combine high-fidelity, 360-degree video capture, an easy mobile application along with 4K instant, in-device stitching and 4K live-streaming to a number of channels/platforms. With these innovations, the YI 360 VR provides a complete solution for creating immersive, 360-degree video experiences easily, quickly and anywhere.


Already known for its YI 4K+ Action Camera, the YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera and the YI HALO professional 3D camera, YI’s launch of the YI 360 VR Camera offers users a consumer-grade, affordable yet professional quality option for capturing and sharing 36O degree footage.


Other key features for the YI 360 VR include:


        Two 220-degree 8 aspheric glass lenses with f/2.0 aperture

        In-camera video stitching for up to 4K/30fps

        PC application for 5.7K/30fps video stitching

        Built-in 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi for live-streaming in 4K

        Five video preview options within the app including stretched view, little planet, round, panoramic and dual VR view

        Up to 60-minutes battery life recording at 4K/30fps

        Compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets


Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology, says: “At YI Technology we challenge ourselves to bring the most innovative technologies together in a way that is simple, enjoyable and useful for anyone, from kids to professionals, and VR is no exception. Previous solutions for 360-degree video capture forced users to choose between having an affordable yet low-quality product, or an expensive and highly complicated product. That is why we worked so hard to perfect the YI 360 VR. By combining the best components, rigorous industrial design and many years of testing, we have eliminated the cables, confusing interfaces and bulky components that people were used to, and replaced them with 5.7K resolution, 4K in-device stitching and 4K live-streaming — all in a handy and affordable package.”

To find out more about the YI 360 VR, visit the product page or watch the YouTube video.


About YI Technology:

YI Technology is a leading, international provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, products, services and platforms. Its development team consists of industry-leading experts from the US, China, Japan, Israel and Europe with several decades of combined experience in imaging technology, algorithms, data analysis, cloud computing and mobile applications. YI is committed to using innovative technology to make everyday life safer, richer and more fun. Also, visit www.yitechnology.com for more information and updates on this and our other exciting imaging devices and services.


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