In the past, capturing 360-degree video for panoramic and/or virtual reality work required a bulky camera rig if it was possible at all. The Insta360 Nano is a new VR camera that weighs less than three ounces, and works through connection to the user’s iPhone.
The Insta360 Nano can capture images in 3040×1520 resolution and 30fps video, all in 360-degree panoramic glory. The camera also comes in cardboard packaging that can fold into a makeshift Google Cardboard-style VR headset, and the camera can facilitate livestreaming VR content on social media with its included smartphone app.
It seems like the Insta360 Nano would be a good way for novices to dip their toes into the world of virtual reality, or for VR pros to capture footage on the go more quickly and efficiently than previously possible. If you’re in either of those groups, you can pre-order the camera at its official site here starting at $200, with orders scheduled to start shipping at the end of the month.