Insta360 Air Review – Clip on camera for android smartphones

The Insta360 Air is the result of a successful indiegogo campaign from the Insta360 company that raised over $230,000. It was one of the first 360 cameras to be able to clip onto a persons smart phone and access the Androids camera sensors.

Insta360 Air

The insta360 Air has many great features packed into a small camera that clips onto your phone.

Image of the insta360 air 360 camera

Design

Image of the insta360 air 360 camera

The Insta360 Air is a small sphere sized around 36 mm x 36 mm so it is small enough to carry around without an extra bag or purse.  Weights around 26.5g and you have the choice of multiple colors : Matte black, Rose pink, white and silver or rich gold.

 

Camera Resolution

The camera has advanced 210 degree dual fish-eye lenses and real time image stitching software. With the larger fish eye lense, a better and crisper stitch will be available compared to other smaller field of view fish eye lenses. The resolution for images and video are also very impressive.

Photo capture resolution is at 3008 x 1504 (3k) and the video capture resolutions is 2560 x 1280 (2k). But, on some Android smartphones you can get 3008 x 1504 (3k). Those smartphones include the latest Android mobile phones such as Samsung S7, S7 edge, and Huawei P9.

Video is at a rate of 30 Frames per second (FPS)

Minimum smartphone configuration requirements for Insta360 AIR: 1.Supports OTG 2.Android 5.1 or above 3.System on Chip(SOC): Qualcomm: 600 Series or 800 Series MTK: Hello X10, X20, X25, X30 Series Exons: 7410, 8890 Huawei Kirin: Kirin9xx Series 4.RAM: 2G or above

List of incompatible devices : These devices have been tested to be incompatible: Xiaomi(MI): 4c/note HUAWEI: mate7/Glory 7i GOOGLE: 5 MEIZU: MX5 vivo: x7 Nubia: Z9 mini/Z7 max/Z7 mini ONEPLUS: ONEPLUS1 Martian: U1

 

Live Streaming

Live stream to Youtube, Facebook and other compatible live streaming platforms.

 

Sharing

Real time 360 videos and photo can be shared on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, Messanger, WeChat and many more!

Another included feature is being able to use as an external Laptop camera, which enables you to 360 degree video talk on Skype and other meeting software.

 

Update : Insta360 Air has been Live360 Facebook certified for Live 360 Facebook streaming.

 

Technical Specifications

General
PriceIndieGoGo $99 / Retail $130
BrandInsta360
Release DateFeb 2017
Product PhaseReleased
Weight26.5g
Capturemonoscopic
Recording
Lense Type2 x fisheye
FOV210
Resolution & FPS2k 30fps (3k with Samsung 7)
Image Pixels x N Tot Lense
ISO Range
Stitched Photo Resolution3008 x 1504 (3k)
Live VideoYes
Stitching
Output format
Timelapse
Hardware Compatibility
Microphones
Stabilizer
Wireless
Connection JackMicro USB / Type C
Power Supply
Capacity
Stitching Software
App CompatibilityAndroid

 

  • Md. Mafujul Islam

    if my android phone not support otg, can i use it?