The Insta360 Titan is a new professional 360 camera from the makers of the popular Insta360 Pro, Pro 2 and consumer Insta360 One X. The Titan features 8 micro four thirds sensors that can shoot up to 11K 360 video and 10K 3D video. Micro four thirds represents a big upgrade from smaller lenses used in most other pro level 360 cameras and should result in considerably higher quality video. Here is what we know about the Titan in terms of specifications.
Insta360 Titan Specs:
|Sensors||Sony IMX269 Micro Four Thirds|
|Video Resolution||11K @30fps or 60fps – 5.2K @ 120fps|
|Memory||8xMicro SD or 1 SSD|
|Slow Motion||5K @120fps|
|Dynamic Rage||8 – 10 stops|
That’s pretty much all we know about the Titan so far, but this camera will certainly represent a big upgrade from the Insta360 Pro 2, which is considered a budget pro 360 camera. The most noticeable different between the two (apart from price) is the Titan’s bulging lens which are backed up by micro four thirds sensors. These sensors will allow the Titan to capture much greater dynamic range and this, coupled with the 11K resolution, will allow the camera to create very immersive video suitable for viewing on a VR headset.
The Titan will use Sony IMX269 sensors, which is the same as the Z Cam S1 Pro which is excellent at capturing low light video but is limited to 6K resolution. I’m interested in what these sensors can do with a higher resolution because I was really impressed with the Z Cam. I can’t stress enough how much better Micro 4/3 lenses are then standard lenses and they will enable the Titan to create near cinematic quality VR video
120fps at 5K is also quite an accomplishment, and is approaching immersive slow motion, which I think will be very popular.
One of the key features of the Titan is the addition of Insta360’s flowstate stabilization which provides near perfect stabilization for moving video. Even though the Titan is a pretty large camera, operators may still be required to use it while moving. Flowstate stabilization will be able to ensure the immersive video being shot with the Titan is comfortable to view in VR.
This is a feature also found in the Insta360 Pro 2 which allows the user to control the camera from far away. You can preview your video, change settings and begin recording without being in the shot.
At $15,000 the Titan isn’t cheap, but it also not nearly the most expensive pro 360 camera. Considering the fact is uses Micro 4/3 lenses at such a high resolution, it’s actually fairly low cost (as most insta360 products are).
It’s also been confirmed that the software to stitch the Insta360 Titan video will be free, whereas many other companies charge extra for this.
The Titan is available to pre-order and will be shipped in April. Keep track of these updates by liking my Facebook Page.