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YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
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YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching

YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
YI 360 VR Camera Dual-Lens 5.7K HI Resolution Panoramic Camera with Electronic Image Stabilization, 4K in-Camera Stitching
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Features

  • 5.7K Resolution: Records 360 videos in up to 5.7K resolution at 30 frames per second with the 'Auto-Stitch' option in the app or in the in-camera menu turned off, ready to stitch in the accompanying YI 360 Studio (Windows) (Note: Compatible devices and software is required to playback 5.7K videos).
  • In-Camera Stitching: 4K/30fps in-camera stitching, shoot then share complete 4K 360 videos and pictures without the need of post-processing.
  • YI 360 APP: Use the accompanying YI 360 App (iOS & Android) to effortlessly connect to your smartphone, where you can view in four different modes, download and share to social media, instantly.
  • Dual-Lens: Dual-lens camera, each lens is 220° with an aperture of f/2.0 and together provide complete 360° coverage, with clear vibrant images and zero blind spots; Built-in Advanced Electronic Image Stabilization(EIS) keeps your footage stable.
  • Package Includes: YI 360 VR Camera, battery, USB Type-C cable,mini tripod, protective bag, user manual. NOTE:YI 360 is only compatible with 1400mAH YI 360 VR/4K/4K+ Replacement Battery.

Description

The First Accessible 5.7K 360 Camera The YI 360VR Camera makes shooting 360 videos easy, its 5.7K resolution delivers spectacularly high quality unstitched video and offers in-camera stitching in up to 4K/30fps resolution. Capture life in all its glory and then relive it with an incredibly immersive 360° viewing experience. Fully immersive, truly vivid Built with the newest generation technology including an Ambarella H2V95 chipset and two Sony IMX377 image sensors. The powerful Ambarella VR chip combined with dual Sony image sensors deliver spectacularly smooth, vivid 360 images without consuming extensive power. Small, Light, and Compact With an ergonomic design, simple shape and weighing only 6 ounces, it can fit comfortably in the palm of your hand for you to film everything, anywhere. Instantly live stream to the world Effortlessly share your in-camera stitched footage to social media using the accompanying YI 360 App. The integrated high-speed Wi-Fi allows you to live stream directly to numerous live streaming platforms in 4K, including Facebook and YouTube. Start your journey and record it all in immersive, high resolution 360 videos.


Product Dimensions 4 x 2.1 x 1.2 inches


Item Weight 5.9 ounces


Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B01CW4C2HU


Item model number 96008


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.0 out of 5 stars 84 ratings 3.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #52,009 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #261 in Sports & Action Video Cameras


Date first listed on Amazon September 30, 2017


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Features

  • 5.7K Resolution: Records 360 videos in up to 5.7K resolution at 30 frames per second with the 'Auto-Stitch' option in the app or in the in-camera menu turned off, ready to stitch in the accompanying YI 360 Studio (Windows) (Note: Compatible devices and software is required to playback 5.7K videos).
  • In-Camera Stitching: 4K/30fps in-camera stitching, shoot then share complete 4K 360 videos and pictures without the need of post-processing.
  • YI 360 APP: Use the accompanying YI 360 App (iOS & Android) to effortlessly connect to your smartphone, where you can view in four different modes, download and share to social media, instantly.
  • Dual-Lens: Dual-lens camera, each lens is 220° with an aperture of f/2.0 and together provide complete 360° coverage, with clear vibrant images and zero blind spots; Built-in Advanced Electronic Image Stabilization(EIS) keeps your footage stable.
  • Package Includes: YI 360 VR Camera, battery, USB Type-C cable,mini tripod, protective bag, user manual. NOTE:YI 360 is only compatible with 1400mAH YI 360 VR/4K/4K+ Replacement Battery.

Description

The First Accessible 5.7K 360 Camera The YI 360VR Camera makes shooting 360 videos easy, its 5.7K resolution delivers spectacularly high quality unstitched video and offers in-camera stitching in up to 4K/30fps resolution. Capture life in all its glory and then relive it with an incredibly immersive 360° viewing experience. Fully immersive, truly vivid Built with the newest generation technology including an Ambarella H2V95 chipset and two Sony IMX377 image sensors. The powerful Ambarella VR chip combined with dual Sony image sensors deliver spectacularly smooth, vivid 360 images without consuming extensive power. Small, Light, and Compact With an ergonomic design, simple shape and weighing only 6 ounces, it can fit comfortably in the palm of your hand for you to film everything, anywhere. Instantly live stream to the world Effortlessly share your in-camera stitched footage to social media using the accompanying YI 360 App. The integrated high-speed Wi-Fi allows you to live stream directly to numerous live streaming platforms in 4K, including Facebook and YouTube. Start your journey and record it all in immersive, high resolution 360 videos.


Product Dimensions 4 x 2.1 x 1.2 inches


Item Weight 5.9 ounces


Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B01CW4C2HU


Item model number 96008


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.0 out of 5 stars 84 ratings 3.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #52,009 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #261 in Sports & Action Video Cameras


Date first listed on Amazon September 30, 2017


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • 5.7K Resolution: Records 360 videos in up to 5.7K resolution at 30 frames per second with the 'Auto-Stitch' option in the app or in the in-camera menu turned off, ready to stitch in the accompanying YI 360 Studio (Windows) (Note: Compatible devices and software is required to playback 5.7K videos).
  • In-Camera Stitching: 4K/30fps in-camera stitching, shoot then share complete 4K 360 videos and pictures without the need of post-processing.
  • YI 360 APP: Use the accompanying YI 360 App (iOS & Android) to effortlessly connect to your smartphone, where you can view in four different modes, download and share to social media, instantly.
  • Dual-Lens: Dual-lens camera, each lens is 220° with an aperture of f/2.0 and together provide complete 360° coverage, with clear vibrant images and zero blind spots; Built-in Advanced Electronic Image Stabilization(EIS) keeps your footage stable.
  • Package Includes: YI 360 VR Camera, battery, USB Type-C cable,mini tripod, protective bag, user manual. NOTE:YI 360 is only compatible with 1400mAH YI 360 VR/4K/4K+ Replacement Battery.

Description

The First Accessible 5.7K 360 Camera The YI 360VR Camera makes shooting 360 videos easy, its 5.7K resolution delivers spectacularly high quality unstitched video and offers in-camera stitching in up to 4K/30fps resolution. Capture life in all its glory and then relive it with an incredibly immersive 360° viewing experience. Fully immersive, truly vivid Built with the newest generation technology including an Ambarella H2V95 chipset and two Sony IMX377 image sensors. The powerful Ambarella VR chip combined with dual Sony image sensors deliver spectacularly smooth, vivid 360 images without consuming extensive power. Small, Light, and Compact With an ergonomic design, simple shape and weighing only 6 ounces, it can fit comfortably in the palm of your hand for you to film everything, anywhere. Instantly live stream to the world Effortlessly share your in-camera stitched footage to social media using the accompanying YI 360 App. The integrated high-speed Wi-Fi allows you to live stream directly to numerous live streaming platforms in 4K, including Facebook and YouTube. Start your journey and record it all in immersive, high resolution 360 videos.


Product Dimensions 4 x 2.1 x 1.2 inches


Item Weight 5.9 ounces


Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B01CW4C2HU


Item model number 96008


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 3.0 out of 5 stars 84 ratings 3.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #52,009 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #261 in Sports & Action Video Cameras


Date first listed on Amazon September 30, 2017


abunda_amazon_reviews Update: I have had to update this review to reflect the fact that not only has Yi long abandoned this camera, it also appears to have been a one and done in the company's one and done venture into consumer 360 video. I now own the insta360 One X and whereas the video quality is not a substantial upgrade, the software and app are incredibly better. I can now stitch 360 video in 5.7k without the frustration of software failure and the Freemotion feature has unleashed creativity. True 5.7k 360 video at $150 is a good deal, but I cannot continue to recommend purchasing a new product that has essentially been discontinued and no longer supported by its manufacturer well before it arrives at your door. Original review: Having been extremely satisfied with the performance to cost ratio of my Yi 4K action cam relative to its chief competitors, I had been anxiously awaiting the release of the company’s 360 degree offering and it has not disappointed. No, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the GoPro Fusion or Garmin Virb, but when it comes to the fundamental nature of a cameras intended purpose recording 360 video and capturing 360 photos it easily matches the performance of them despite the $300 lower price tag. Pros: *Excellent video quality in 5.7K setting *Good video quality in 4K setting *Stitching line is nearly imperceptible and easy using the companion Windows software *Uses same batteries as Yi 4K, extras are relatively cheap *Expandable storage up to 128GB (the 32GB Ricoh Theta V will quickly fill up) *Only require one MicroSD card (unlike GoPro Fusion) *Great low light performance relative to other 360 cameras *Strong WIFI performance *Digital stabilization provided by recent firmware works great *Solid build quality with rubber like feel for better grip *Includes surprisingly good quality mini tripod that the selfie stick can attach to extending the height *Includes nice pouch providing adequate protection from scratches while in a pocket Meh: *Good 360 photo quality relative to other 5.2K cameras, but inferior to cheaper offerings like Theta and Xiaomi Mi Sphere) *Average battery life (specs are accurate ~40 minutes in 5.7K and an hour in 4K) *2.5K live streaming to Facebook and YouTube (if your into that sorta thing) *Doesn’t have a feature like Fusion’s Overcapture, but can easily be replicated if not better with 3rd party video editing software Cons: *In-camera stitching limited to 4K and mediocre in quality *Requires costly class 3 Micro SD cards to record smoothly in 5.7K *Lacks sensors like GPS, accelerometer, barometer *Not water resistant *Not shock proof *Voice controls are nearly useless, you have to be right by the camera to work Overall: This is undeniably the best value 360 camera currently on the market with video quality rivaling, if not surpassing, those that cost twice as much. This doesn’t mean it is the best camera choice for everyone interested in 360. To benefit from 5.2K and over cameras you really need to have a computer with a minimum of recent generation i5 processor and dedicated graphics card to reasonably run stitching software on highest resolution videos necessary to take advantage of the superior video quality offered. Additionally, 5.7K videos eats up a lot of space. We’re talking about a GB per minute of recording, so plan on buying some external hard drives. Sure, you can just record in 4K and playback on your phone without any of the hassle, but if convenience is your main priority then save money going with the Insta360 One 4K or Xiaomi Mi Sphere. The current crop of higher resolution cameras also emphasize video over photo and slightly inferior to cheaper cameras like the Ricoh Theta S or Xiaomi Mi Sphere capturing photos, so I’d recommend looking at those if you’re more into 360 photos. When compared to it’s main competitors, I consider the Yi 360 VR as the lifestyle/family cam of the bunch rather than an action cam. The shockproof, waterproof and oodles of sensors offered by the likes of the GoPro Fusion and Garmin Virb are far better suited to match the demands of the adrenaline junkies out there. However, if you want to best relive your Disney vacation, capture all the kids opening their Christmas presents at once, post an online walkthrough of a home your selling…etc., then you won’t find a product that does it better within an $800 price range.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2018;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;360 video performance of GoPro and Garmin at half the price;;Jeff;;/gp/customer-reviews/R2GYJJR3Z152TJ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01CW4C2HU;;;I love the OIS feature (stabilization) as half my uses for the camera would be impossible otherwise (I'm not mounting a gimbal AND this camera to my drone!). The "optical flow" stitching is also much better to handle parallax than other software does, such as Samsung Gear VR (I spent a long time compensating for this using some crazy Adobe After Effects editing, since giving people double-vision is not good watching the concert master's (1st violin) bow). The 5.7k resolution is great to have, but my computer still struggles with it (and YouTube isn't optimized well enough above 4K to not lag up a storm). Adobe Creative Cloud software also bottlenecks HARD the moment you use a VR effect (e.g. VR Rotate Sphere) because of shoddy hardware acceleration (it took me >50 hours to render a 1 hour video on a Ryzen 1800X and nVidio 980TI in 5.7k without doing anything special). The USB audio adapter cable is pretty pointless IMO because it doesn't even connect to my H2n for ambisonics, and since it uses the USB port, it also prevents external power supply use. A big use case for me is recording and streaming classical musical concerts, for which the USB microphone adapter cable is 100% useless since the battery would die way too soon. A note about streaming: I can stream at the max quality (6 Mbps I think) using a mobile hotspot and burn through 8GB of data in about 154 minutes (by my calculations it should take 3 hours for 8 GB at 6 Mbps; not too far off). Also, you can't use scheduled YouTube live streams because there is nowhere to input the stream ID to use in the smartphone app. The second biggest negative is the smartphone app's image settings, which caused me to fail a recording because the preview image would not update with the new setting (me: "let's use the minimum ISO because less color noise!" result: unusable dark video). Make sure to toggle back and forth between a couple different screens to make it refresh. Also, for whatever reason, it now keeps defaulting the exposure setting to -2 eV which is really annoying. The biggest negative is how the camera firmware handles data corruption. BEWARE that if you try to stream over a wifi network that redirects to a terms of use page (or when your data plan is gone and you get redirected to the "out of data" notification page) that it really screws with the camera, requiring a purge (read: reformat) of the microSD card (probably the database file is corrupted). The symptoms include: 1) A REALLY long save time after taking a video or picture, or 2) the camera turning off immediately after powering on. I've also had it tell me 3) the sd card is too slow (of course, after starting recording and taking off on a drone to realize half an hour later nothing was recorded). A surprising positive is that it went for a dozen minutes underwater on accident last night and seems to be working just fine today after spending the night sitting on top of a dehumidifier. It remains to be seen if it will continue working however. One final negative is the stitching software that 1) does not support display scaling (super tiny UI on a dense 4k monitor) and 2) makes you individually set stitch settings per file (it splits files every 4 minutes in 5.7k (the splitting is perfect however with no gaps or double frames)), and 3) OIS stabilization across split video files requires manual reorientation of subsequent files so they all line up. It also takes a LONG time to stitch 5.7k at max quality, and only uses up to 8 CPU threads (but I won't fault it on that).;;Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Much better features than Samsung Gear VR but 5.7k video is too strong for modern computers;;Elaskanator;;/gp/customer-reviews/R35I9GIMRX667M/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01CW4C2HU;;;I bought the Yi 360 specifically to use for creating 360 virtual tours of apartments. I work for a property management company and we use these tours to show prospective residents that are not able to physically visit our properties, but want to get a good sense of the space. I've been trying to find a good, affordable, easy to use 360 camera for this purpose for years. I have bought a couple of 360 cameras over the years besides the Yi 360 (original Ricoh Theta, and original Vuze) and the YI 360 has been the best I've used so far. The stitching is very good and very quick. For photos, from my experience, the stitching is much smoother than the experience I had with the Vuze (Vuze may have improved this but it was not good for me originally). The Yi 360 app is also very easy to use and I've had no trouble connecting the camera to my Android phone. To create our 360 tours, we use an online app called Paneek, and the files that we get from the Yi 360 work great. In addition, I've had good experience with YI customer service. I dropped the camera, causing one of the lenses to scratch. The YI team was very responsive and helpful in getting the lens fixed for me. Overall, if you are looking for a 360 camera that "just works" and is relatively affordable, the YI 360 should be a strong contender. We are very happy, we even went ahead and bought a second one because we liked it so much.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Finally, a 360 camera that "Just Works";;Eric Dainton;;/gp/customer-reviews/R347LS7P5WA66S/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01CW4C2HU

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Top Amazon Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeff - Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2018
360 video performance of GoPro and Garmin at half the price
Update: I have had to update this review to reflect the fact that not only has Yi long abandoned this camera, it also appears to have been a one and done in the company's one and done venture into consumer 360 video. I now own the insta360 One X and whereas the video quality is not a substantial upgrade, the software and app are incredibly better. I can now stitch 360 video in 5.7k without the frustration of software failure and the Freemotion feature has unleashed creativity. True 5.7k 360 video at $150 is a good deal, but I cannot continue to recommend purchasing a new product that has essentially been discontinued and no longer supported by its manufacturer well before it arrives at your door. Original review: Having been extremely satisfied with the performance to cost ratio of my Yi 4K action cam relative to its chief competitors, I had been anxiously awaiting the release of the company’s 360 degree offering and it has not disappointed. No, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the GoPro Fusion or Garmin Virb, but when it comes to the fundamental nature of a cameras intended purpose recording 360 video and capturing 360 photos it easily matches the performance of them despite the $300 lower price tag. Pros: *Excellent video quality in 5.7K setting *Good video quality in 4K setting *Stitching line is nearly imperceptible and easy using the companion Windows software *Uses same batteries as Yi 4K, extras are relatively cheap *Expandable storage up to 128GB (the 32GB Ricoh Theta V will quickly fill up) *Only require one MicroSD card (unlike GoPro Fusion) *Great low light performance relative to other 360 cameras *Strong WIFI performance *Digital stabilization provided by recent firmware works great *Solid build quality with rubber like feel for better grip *Includes surprisingly good quality mini tripod that the selfie stick can attach to extending the height *Includes nice pouch providing adequate protection from scratches while in a pocket Meh: *Good 360 photo quality relative to other 5.2K cameras, but inferior to cheaper offerings like Theta and Xiaomi Mi Sphere) *Average battery life (specs are accurate ~40 minutes in 5.7K and an hour in 4K) *2.5K live streaming to Facebook and YouTube (if your into that sorta thing) *Doesn’t have a feature like Fusion’s Overcapture, but can easily be replicated if not better with 3rd party video editing software Cons: *In-camera stitching limited to 4K and mediocre in quality *Requires costly class 3 Micro SD cards to record smoothly in 5.7K *Lacks sensors like GPS, accelerometer, barometer *Not water resistant *Not shock proof *Voice controls are nearly useless, you have to be right by the camera to work Overall: This is undeniably the best value 360 camera currently on the market with video quality rivaling, if not surpassing, those that cost twice as much. This doesn’t mean it is the best camera choice for everyone interested in 360. To benefit from 5.2K and over cameras you really need to have a computer with a minimum of recent generation i5 processor and dedicated graphics card to reasonably run stitching software on highest resolution videos necessary to take advantage of the superior video quality offered. Additionally, 5.7K videos eats up a lot of space. We’re talking about a GB per minute of recording, so plan on buying some external hard drives. Sure, you can just record in 4K and playback on your phone without any of the hassle, but if convenience is your main priority then save money going with the Insta360 One 4K or Xiaomi Mi Sphere. The current crop of higher resolution cameras also emphasize video over photo and slightly inferior to cheaper cameras like the Ricoh Theta S or Xiaomi Mi Sphere capturing photos, so I’d recommend looking at those if you’re more into 360 photos. When compared to it’s main competitors, I consider the Yi 360 VR as the lifestyle/family cam of the bunch rather than an action cam. The shockproof, waterproof and oodles of sensors offered by the likes of the GoPro Fusion and Garmin Virb are far better suited to match the demands of the adrenaline junkies out there. However, if you want to best relive your Disney vacation, capture all the kids opening their Christmas presents at once, post an online walkthrough of a home your selling…etc., then you won’t find a product that does it better within an $800 price range.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Elaskanator - Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2018
Much better features than Samsung Gear VR but 5.7k video is too strong for modern computers
I love the OIS feature (stabilization) as half my uses for the camera would be impossible otherwise (I'm not mounting a gimbal AND this camera to my drone!). The "optical flow" stitching is also much better to handle parallax than other software does, such as Samsung Gear VR (I spent a long time compensating for this using some crazy Adobe After Effects editing, since giving people double-vision is not good watching the concert master's (1st violin) bow). The 5.7k resolution is great to have, but my computer still struggles with it (and YouTube isn't optimized well enough above 4K to not lag up a storm). Adobe Creative Cloud software also bottlenecks HARD the moment you use a VR effect (e.g. VR Rotate Sphere) because of shoddy hardware acceleration (it took me >50 hours to render a 1 hour video on a Ryzen 1800X and nVidio 980TI in 5.7k without doing anything special). The USB audio adapter cable is pretty pointless IMO because it doesn't even connect to my H2n for ambisonics, and since it uses the USB port, it also prevents external power supply use. A big use case for me is recording and streaming classical musical concerts, for which the USB microphone adapter cable is 100% useless since the battery would die way too soon. A note about streaming: I can stream at the max quality (6 Mbps I think) using a mobile hotspot and burn through 8GB of data in about 154 minutes (by my calculations it should take 3 hours for 8 GB at 6 Mbps; not too far off). Also, you can't use scheduled YouTube live streams because there is nowhere to input the stream ID to use in the smartphone app. The second biggest negative is the smartphone app's image settings, which caused me to fail a recording because the preview image would not update with the new setting (me: "let's use the minimum ISO because less color noise!" result: unusable dark video). Make sure to toggle back and forth between a couple different screens to make it refresh. Also, for whatever reason, it now keeps defaulting the exposure setting to -2 eV which is really annoying. The biggest negative is how the camera firmware handles data corruption. BEWARE that if you try to stream over a wifi network that redirects to a terms of use page (or when your data plan is gone and you get redirected to the "out of data" notification page) that it really screws with the camera, requiring a purge (read: reformat) of the microSD card (probably the database file is corrupted). The symptoms include: 1) A REALLY long save time after taking a video or picture, or 2) the camera turning off immediately after powering on. I've also had it tell me 3) the sd card is too slow (of course, after starting recording and taking off on a drone to realize half an hour later nothing was recorded). A surprising positive is that it went for a dozen minutes underwater on accident last night and seems to be working just fine today after spending the night sitting on top of a dehumidifier. It remains to be seen if it will continue working however. One final negative is the stitching software that 1) does not support display scaling (super tiny UI on a dense 4k monitor) and 2) makes you individually set stitch settings per file (it splits files every 4 minutes in 5.7k (the splitting is perfect however with no gaps or double frames)), and 3) OIS stabilization across split video files requires manual reorientation of subsequent files so they all line up. It also takes a LONG time to stitch 5.7k at max quality, and only uses up to 8 CPU threads (but I won't fault it on that).

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Eric Dainton - Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2018
Finally, a 360 camera that "Just Works"
I bought the Yi 360 specifically to use for creating 360 virtual tours of apartments. I work for a property management company and we use these tours to show prospective residents that are not able to physically visit our properties, but want to get a good sense of the space. I've been trying to find a good, affordable, easy to use 360 camera for this purpose for years. I have bought a couple of 360 cameras over the years besides the Yi 360 (original Ricoh Theta, and original Vuze) and the YI 360 has been the best I've used so far. The stitching is very good and very quick. For photos, from my experience, the stitching is much smoother than the experience I had with the Vuze (Vuze may have improved this but it was not good for me originally). The Yi 360 app is also very easy to use and I've had no trouble connecting the camera to my Android phone. To create our 360 tours, we use an online app called Paneek, and the files that we get from the Yi 360 work great. In addition, I've had good experience with YI customer service. I dropped the camera, causing one of the lenses to scratch. The YI team was very responsive and helpful in getting the lens fixed for me. Overall, if you are looking for a 360 camera that "just works" and is relatively affordable, the YI 360 should be a strong contender. We are very happy, we even went ahead and bought a second one because we liked it so much.

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3.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeff - Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2018
360 video performance of GoPro and Garmin at half the price
Update: I have had to update this review to reflect the fact that not only has Yi long abandoned this camera, it also appears to have been a one and done in the company's one and done venture into consumer 360 video. I now own the insta360 One X and whereas the video quality is not a substantial upgrade, the software and app are incredibly better. I can now stitch 360 video in 5.7k without the frustration of software failure and the Freemotion feature has unleashed creativity. True 5.7k 360 video at $150 is a good deal, but I cannot continue to recommend purchasing a new product that has essentially been discontinued and no longer supported by its manufacturer well before it arrives at your door. Original review: Having been extremely satisfied with the performance to cost ratio of my Yi 4K action cam relative to its chief competitors, I had been anxiously awaiting the release of the company’s 360 degree offering and it has not disappointed. No, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the GoPro Fusion or Garmin Virb, but when it comes to the fundamental nature of a cameras intended purpose recording 360 video and capturing 360 photos it easily matches the performance of them despite the $300 lower price tag. Pros: *Excellent video quality in 5.7K setting *Good video quality in 4K setting *Stitching line is nearly imperceptible and easy using the companion Windows software *Uses same batteries as Yi 4K, extras are relatively cheap *Expandable storage up to 128GB (the 32GB Ricoh Theta V will quickly fill up) *Only require one MicroSD card (unlike GoPro Fusion) *Great low light performance relative to other 360 cameras *Strong WIFI performance *Digital stabilization provided by recent firmware works great *Solid build quality with rubber like feel for better grip *Includes surprisingly good quality mini tripod that the selfie stick can attach to extending the height *Includes nice pouch providing adequate protection from scratches while in a pocket Meh: *Good 360 photo quality relative to other 5.2K cameras, but inferior to cheaper offerings like Theta and Xiaomi Mi Sphere) *Average battery life (specs are accurate ~40 minutes in 5.7K and an hour in 4K) *2.5K live streaming to Facebook and YouTube (if your into that sorta thing) *Doesn’t have a feature like Fusion’s Overcapture, but can easily be replicated if not better with 3rd party video editing software Cons: *In-camera stitching limited to 4K and mediocre in quality *Requires costly class 3 Micro SD cards to record smoothly in 5.7K *Lacks sensors like GPS, accelerometer, barometer *Not water resistant *Not shock proof *Voice controls are nearly useless, you have to be right by the camera to work Overall: This is undeniably the best value 360 camera currently on the market with video quality rivaling, if not surpassing, those that cost twice as much. This doesn’t mean it is the best camera choice for everyone interested in 360. To benefit from 5.2K and over cameras you really need to have a computer with a minimum of recent generation i5 processor and dedicated graphics card to reasonably run stitching software on highest resolution videos necessary to take advantage of the superior video quality offered. Additionally, 5.7K videos eats up a lot of space. We’re talking about a GB per minute of recording, so plan on buying some external hard drives. Sure, you can just record in 4K and playback on your phone without any of the hassle, but if convenience is your main priority then save money going with the Insta360 One 4K or Xiaomi Mi Sphere. The current crop of higher resolution cameras also emphasize video over photo and slightly inferior to cheaper cameras like the Ricoh Theta S or Xiaomi Mi Sphere capturing photos, so I’d recommend looking at those if you’re more into 360 photos. When compared to it’s main competitors, I consider the Yi 360 VR as the lifestyle/family cam of the bunch rather than an action cam. The shockproof, waterproof and oodles of sensors offered by the likes of the GoPro Fusion and Garmin Virb are far better suited to match the demands of the adrenaline junkies out there. However, if you want to best relive your Disney vacation, capture all the kids opening their Christmas presents at once, post an online walkthrough of a home your selling…etc., then you won’t find a product that does it better within an $800 price range.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Elaskanator - Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2018
Much better features than Samsung Gear VR but 5.7k video is too strong for modern computers
I love the OIS feature (stabilization) as half my uses for the camera would be impossible otherwise (I'm not mounting a gimbal AND this camera to my drone!). The "optical flow" stitching is also much better to handle parallax than other software does, such as Samsung Gear VR (I spent a long time compensating for this using some crazy Adobe After Effects editing, since giving people double-vision is not good watching the concert master's (1st violin) bow). The 5.7k resolution is great to have, but my computer still struggles with it (and YouTube isn't optimized well enough above 4K to not lag up a storm). Adobe Creative Cloud software also bottlenecks HARD the moment you use a VR effect (e.g. VR Rotate Sphere) because of shoddy hardware acceleration (it took me >50 hours to render a 1 hour video on a Ryzen 1800X and nVidio 980TI in 5.7k without doing anything special). The USB audio adapter cable is pretty pointless IMO because it doesn't even connect to my H2n for ambisonics, and since it uses the USB port, it also prevents external power supply use. A big use case for me is recording and streaming classical musical concerts, for which the USB microphone adapter cable is 100% useless since the battery would die way too soon. A note about streaming: I can stream at the max quality (6 Mbps I think) using a mobile hotspot and burn through 8GB of data in about 154 minutes (by my calculations it should take 3 hours for 8 GB at 6 Mbps; not too far off). Also, you can't use scheduled YouTube live streams because there is nowhere to input the stream ID to use in the smartphone app. The second biggest negative is the smartphone app's image settings, which caused me to fail a recording because the preview image would not update with the new setting (me: "let's use the minimum ISO because less color noise!" result: unusable dark video). Make sure to toggle back and forth between a couple different screens to make it refresh. Also, for whatever reason, it now keeps defaulting the exposure setting to -2 eV which is really annoying. The biggest negative is how the camera firmware handles data corruption. BEWARE that if you try to stream over a wifi network that redirects to a terms of use page (or when your data plan is gone and you get redirected to the "out of data" notification page) that it really screws with the camera, requiring a purge (read: reformat) of the microSD card (probably the database file is corrupted). The symptoms include: 1) A REALLY long save time after taking a video or picture, or 2) the camera turning off immediately after powering on. I've also had it tell me 3) the sd card is too slow (of course, after starting recording and taking off on a drone to realize half an hour later nothing was recorded). A surprising positive is that it went for a dozen minutes underwater on accident last night and seems to be working just fine today after spending the night sitting on top of a dehumidifier. It remains to be seen if it will continue working however. One final negative is the stitching software that 1) does not support display scaling (super tiny UI on a dense 4k monitor) and 2) makes you individually set stitch settings per file (it splits files every 4 minutes in 5.7k (the splitting is perfect however with no gaps or double frames)), and 3) OIS stabilization across split video files requires manual reorientation of subsequent files so they all line up. It also takes a LONG time to stitch 5.7k at max quality, and only uses up to 8 CPU threads (but I won't fault it on that).

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Eric Dainton - Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2018
Finally, a 360 camera that "Just Works"
I bought the Yi 360 specifically to use for creating 360 virtual tours of apartments. I work for a property management company and we use these tours to show prospective residents that are not able to physically visit our properties, but want to get a good sense of the space. I've been trying to find a good, affordable, easy to use 360 camera for this purpose for years. I have bought a couple of 360 cameras over the years besides the Yi 360 (original Ricoh Theta, and original Vuze) and the YI 360 has been the best I've used so far. The stitching is very good and very quick. For photos, from my experience, the stitching is much smoother than the experience I had with the Vuze (Vuze may have improved this but it was not good for me originally). The Yi 360 app is also very easy to use and I've had no trouble connecting the camera to my Android phone. To create our 360 tours, we use an online app called Paneek, and the files that we get from the Yi 360 work great. In addition, I've had good experience with YI customer service. I dropped the camera, causing one of the lenses to scratch. The YI team was very responsive and helpful in getting the lens fixed for me. Overall, if you are looking for a 360 camera that "just works" and is relatively affordable, the YI 360 should be a strong contender. We are very happy, we even went ahead and bought a second one because we liked it so much.