You Can Now Capture Google Street View Scenery with Insta360 Pro Camera


Earlier in the year, Google announced that it would be working with hardware partners to launch Street View ready cameras that anyone could buy.

Google first announced its Street View-ready program in May, which allowed enthusiasts with equipment that meets its certifications for mobile, auto, virtual reality, and workflow to submit their own data.

The new Insta360 Pro goes for $3,500, which can shoot 8k, 360 degree images with capturing 5 frames per second along with the real time built-in image stabilization. Thanks to Insta360, it's now possible to get your hands on the very first Street View auto ready camera. From there, Google will review the content and potentially include it in Street View across various platforms. The Pro's 5 fps 8K shooting mode is a new feature being added to the camera via software update tailor-made for capturing Street View content, and a new USB hardware accessory will also be shipping from Insta360 to attach Global Positioning System data to captured imaging data automatically. Google also created a Street View Loan Program through which it will lend 360 cameras and compatible backpacks to a select few photographers.

The Insta360 Pro was developed closely in collaboration with Google. It's made to sit on top of your vehicle, just like the cameras that sit on top of Google's dedicated Street View camera vans.

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Google released a new program called "Street View ready" which will allow anyone with the right hardware to contribute to contribute to its Street View imaging database.

The Insta360 Pro is hardly a camera for the masses: It's selling for $3,499. Obviously they can't take their Street View vans or monopods all over the place, and they can't pay almost enough people to photograph every inch of the planet.

Google Street View is a great way to explore a new area and plan out vacations or a big move before you hit the road.

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