Insta360 Link is a brand new 4K webcam with a 3-axis gimbal and clever AI functions from the 360-degree camera specialist. As a cam 4K with a 1/2″ sensor, the new Insta360 Link should offer good image quality, sharpness of detail as well as a high dynamic range in all lighting conditions. Thanks to AI, the Insta360 4K webcam can also be controlled via gestures.
Insta360 is introducing the new 4K webcam for PC, which is technically a premium class device. As a smart and well-equipped AI webcam with a 3-axis gimbal and gesture control, it is primarily intended to appeal to trainers such as teachers and seminar leaders for presentations, and active participants such as fitness coaches and live streamers who do not want blurred images.
The Insta360 Link is equipped with a 1/2″ image sensor that delivers 4K resolutions with up to 30 fps. At 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps are possible. Thanks to a 3-axis gimbal integrated into the Insta360 Link, AI, and True Focus (PDAF) as well as a high-speed (f/1.8) 26 mm Weir-angle lens, the Link webcam should always be able to keep the user in the picture crisply sharp and respond to gesture control. A special HDR mode should achieve a more balanced relationship with the Insta360 Link between light and shadow in the picture and thus prevent, for example, the background from being outshined by a window or another light source.
360-degree camera specialist Insta360 particularly emphasizes the clever AI functions of its new high quality webcam. For example, the gimbal lens uses AI tracking to follow the movement of the user without wobbling and to center the subject. Thanks to automatic framing and zooming, the device does not have to be manually adjusted during calls. With gesture control, it can be controlled remotely without further operation. With simple hand gestures, users can turn on AI tracking, zoom in and out, and activate other camera modes without clicking or otherwise interacting.
In addition, in DeskView mode, the Insta360 Link allows you to quickly switch between face and desk surface and automatically corrects the perspective of displayed documents for presentations during a video conference. The Link camera for computer also offers a special whiteboard mode (highlighting certain whiteboard areas), a portrait mode for live streams (9:16 format), and an overhead mode for top-down views when unboxing or showing and sharing design sketches. After 10 seconds of inactivity, the Insta360 Link swivels the lens down.
The extensive equipment of the Link is rounded off by two built-in microphones with noise reduction, easy attachment via built-in screen clip or 1/4″ thread, as well as compatibility with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Google Meet, and other platforms under macOS and Windows.
Insta360 Link price and availability
The smart and powerful Ultra HD webcam with 4K resolution (30 fps), high-quality and bright wide-angle lens, and gesture control is available to pre-order from Bhphotovideo.com online store at $299.99.
Back in June this year, Insta360 introduced an exciting best 360 camera that promises high image quality thanks to combining two 1-inch format sensors and two Leica lenses. The Insta 360 One RS 1-inch 360 Edition is characterized above all by the high-quality camera equipment. It has two sensors in 1-inch format, each with a Leica Summicron lens with a focal length of 6 mm (35mm -equivalent) and an aperture of f/2.2, and is priced at $799.99.