We can consider that we live in a golden age in the world of webcams. The coronavirus and teleworking have made this sector grow and continue to grow exponentially, so it is necessary to gradually implement improvements.
Well, this is the first Insta360 webcam that perfectly combines its camera technology with artificial intelligence to offer a perfect combo for any content creator or company.
Note that Insta360 is best known for manufacturing 360 degree action cameras, very small and great qualityso, adding this AI-based novelty, we may find ourselves facing a great device.
Basically, the Insta360 Link is like any other webcam, a very small gadget that sits on top of any monitor or laptop and connects via a USB-C cable. The Video resolution can be scaled up to 4K.
A design element to highlight is the LED ring that surrounds the base of the Insta360 Link. The ring lights up green when the webcam is on, blue when it is in standby mode, and yellow when there is a software problem.
As for the big new stuff included, Insta360 has equipped Link with a number of AI-based capture modes, all of which can be activated via hand gestures.
This AI tracking uses the gimbal of 3-axis camera to follow you as you move around a room. The function can be turned on or off by shaking the camera for about two seconds.
It has a “Whiteboard Mode”, in which, by placing the four recognition markers in the corners of the board, the webcam adjusts the contrast of the board to avoid excessive whites when recording.
Finally, there is the privacy mode. For every ten seconds of inactivity, or when the Insta360 Link changes to the blue LED, the camera will automatically pan down to prevent unwanted video capture. The Insta360 Link currently sells for a price of $299.