Insta360 Debuts One X Camera in Bid to Challenge GoPro

By Kehl Bayern / October 11, 2018

Insta360 managed to keep itself in the news before and after Photokina with new product announcements though who can blame them when you make one of the world’s premier 360° cameras.

Image via Insta360.

Showing off their new Pro II VR 360 8K camera back in August, now Insta360 turns its attention to the world of smartphones with their One X camera, a 360° camera that the company hopes to position as a competitor to action camera segment leader GoPro.

Sporting a sleek form factor that looks durable and unobtrusive, the One X has F2.0 aperture, 18MP photo resolution, video resolution of “5760*[email protected], 3840*[email protected], 3840*[email protected], 3008*[email protected]” according to Photo Rumors, and the ability to capture in RAW, jpeg, LOG, and mp4.

In terms of stabilization, the new Insta360 One X has built-in camera stabilization using 6-axis gyroscopic stabilizers. Overall a pretty impressive piece of kit and one that is geared towards capturing dynamic video. Of course, if you’re interested, Photo Rumors reports that the Insta360 One X is now available for preorder.

Outside of that the Insta360 One X should be compatible with a range of Apple devices including the company’s most recent offerings. Compatible devices include “iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone X, iPhone8/8 plus, iPhone 7/7 plus, iPhone 6s/6s plus, iPhone SE, iPad Pro(10.5-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad (2018)” according to Photo Rumors.

Of course, unseating segment leader GoPro isn’t impossible but it is a tall order. Insta360 seems to know this and has prepared a video comparing the features of the One X with comparable GoPro models. You can watch that video over on YouTube by clicking here.

If you’d like to watch a video giving you a general overview of Insta360’s new camera, click here to watch that on YouTube as well.

Lastly, here is an advert showing off all of the One X’s features and capabilities.


About the author

Kehl Bayern

Kehl Bayern is our staff news writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of photography, he is interested in architecture and modern design. Kehl Bayern is also the author of science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts and studied politics at the University of Virginia and, later, Harvard University for graduate school. He spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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