Webcams aren’t exactly a new thing. They’ve been around since the days of the parallel port and other than switching to USB, they’ve largely remained unchanged. Most of them still offer potato-quality images and very little has changed by way of their design. It’s not much of a surprise, though. With only a couple of companies actually making a name for themselves with webcams, there hasn’t really been a big push for innovation.
Well, that might be changing now as Insta360 announces its entry into the world of webcams with the Insta360 Link. Their webcam features a 4K resolution 1/2″ sensor, built-in 3-axis gimbal with AI tracking, smart gesture control, phase detection autofocus, HDR mode, dual noise-cancelling microphones and it can even switch to a vertical 9:16 orientation for streaming to social media.