Exploring The World Of 360

Xiaomi Mijia Madv Mini 360 Camera Announced For $60


Xiaomi, makers of the popular Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 360 camera announced a new portable 360 camera looking more than a little familiar to the Insta360 Air. It mounts to your phone like the Air but what sets it apart is the price. To sell for a mere $60 US this seems like an impulse buy item.

The device is equipped with a USB Type-C connector, the weight of the camera is only 23.5 grams, which makes it possible to carry it with you without any problems.

A companion mobile application allows you to view footage, as well as perform simple editing operations. Uploading to social platforms is also possible.

The camera is equipped with two 13-megapixel modules on opposite sides. The maximum aperture is f / 1.8. Each provides a field of view of 210 degrees. The camera contains electronic image stabilization.

Camera resolution is 5K – with a resolution of 5276 × 2688 pixels. The file type is JPEG. Video is recorded at a rather low resolution of 1920 × 960 pixels at 30 frames per second.

For comparison this is the Insta360 Air and Insta360 Nano’s resolutions.

  • Video Resolution: 2560 x 1280 (some cell phones support 3008 x 1504) @30fps
  • Photo Resolution: 3008 x 1504 (3k)

Facebook launches 360 Community page and New 360 Video Tools

facebook 360 community page

360 video support gets further support from Facebook today.

Facebook has instroduced a 360 Community page, which is aimed at anyone making (or wanting to make) 360-degree videos to upload to Facebook.

Offering tutorials on camera usage, video editing tips and spatial audio, the program also offers a ‘camera loaner program’ in partnership with 360 video firm Blend Media, to help people get their hands on 360-capable cameras.

Additionally Facebook is also launching a suite of software tools for creating 360-degree videos under the banner of 360 Director. You can also join the Facebook community page here.
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