Xiaomi’s sub-brand Yi in collaboration with Google has announced the launch of a new 360-degree camera known as Yi Halo. The camera is based on Google Jump project and comes with a price tag of $16,999. The device will be available from late summer of 2017.
For those who are not aware, Jump is Google’s professional VR video solution. Jump makes 3D-360 video production at scale possible with best-in-class automated stitching. These types of cameras are designed to work with the Jump Assembler to enable seamless VR video production.
The Yi Halo is a very odd-looking device, which resembles like UFO and its design is pretty futuristic. Though it is not the highly-portable device, like GoPro or other 360 degree cameras available in the market, but it comes loaded with some insane features. To start with, the camera is designed keeping the professional VR market in mind. The device comes loaded with 17 different action cameras, which allows it to take 360-degree shots and videos.
The camera can record up to an 8K video at 30 frames per second or 5.8K video at 60 frames per second. The device can last up to 100 minutes of video and weighs around 3.5 kgs. It can be also connected to a smartphone with an Android app and one can transfer photos and videos. See the live footage from the app and can also control it.