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CES: YI Technology and Google introduce VR camera

With an intuitive and sleek design, the YI Horizon VR180 Camera gives users an easy way to capture high-resolution, immersive video that lets anyone who views it immediately transport to new and amazing places. (Photo: Business Wire)

Imaging technology firm YI Technology today announced details of its YI Horizon VR180 Camera at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The camera, created in collaboration with Google’s Virtual Reality team, is billed as an easy-to-use, stereoscopic 3D camera.

The camera features seamless integration with YouTube and Google Photos, and is compatible with Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, PlayStation VR and other certified viewers. Notably, content created by the camera can also be viewed easily in 2D.

“We truly believe that it should be easy for everyone to create and share virtual reality experiences,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology.

The camera supports 3D video at 5.7K resolution (30 fps), as well as instant in-device stitching; a 2.2 inch retina touch screen; a professional-grade, four microphone design; and live streaming.

“YI’s camera has amazing image quality, as well as features that we think will be compelling for creators like livestreaming and a preview display,” said Clay Bavor, VP of VR at Google.

“We’re excited to see what consumers and creators are able to capture and bring to virtual reality,” he concluded.