Insta360 has announced a new 360 camera that is built for the social age. Compared to other imaging technologies, 360 cameras are relatively under-developed. I have started experiencing 360 content in 2016 when companies like Motorola, Samsung, and LG launched 360-degree cameras and accessories for their smartphones. That’s also the same time when the first Insta360 product was launched.
After half a decade, when the rest of the brands have faded, Insta360 remains committed to the 360 format. The X3 features 1/2-inch 48MP sensors and 2.29-inch touchscreen, which makes the camera so much more usable. The specs are here for your drooling:
- Shoot first, reframe later
- Active HDR mode to stabilise video action footage
- “Me mode” frames the footage to focus on you while keeping the selfie stick invisible
- Single-Lens mode captures 170-degree at 2.7K resolution
- 72MP still photos
- 8K 360 timelapses
- Bullet Time effect shoots up to 4K 120fps or 3K 180fps
- FlowState Stabilisation keeps video ultra-stable
- 360-degree Horizontal Lock keeps the horizontal level even when the camera is rotated
- 10m waterproof
- Supports Loop Recording mode that transforms into dashcam
- AI-powered editing with mobile app to help create viral-worthy content
The Insta360 X3 will retail in Singapore at S$669.99.