Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition and 1-Inch Edition modular action cameras with interchangeable lens design announced


360-degree cameras are gaining popularity day by day due to the different perspectives that they offer and are now being used by a lot of content creators. GoPro, popular for its action cameras launched its 360-degree camera, but back in 2017, Insta360 launched the Insta360 One 4K 360-degree camera which became popular, and later the company launched the Insta360 ONE X. Following that now, Insta360 has announced its new ‘Insta360 ONE R’ which is a module action camera that gives users the freedom to change multiple lenses.

Insta360 ONE R comes with three different lens mods – a Dual-Lens 360 Mod, the 4K Wide-Angle Mod, and a 1-Inch Wide Angle Mod and the 1-inch Mod lens has been co-engineered with Leica. The 1-Inch Edition sports a 1-inch sensor with f/3.2 aperture and shoots videos at 5.3K resolution at 30fps, 4K at 30fps, and can capture 19MP still pictures. It now comes with an upgraded FlowState stabilization algorithm that provides gimbal-like stabilization and works when shooting in 360 or wide-angle as well.

Furthermore, it sports a reversible touch screen, is IPX8 certified which means it is waterproof up to 5 meters, supports 5GHz WiFi, and features a 6-axis Gyroscope. Other features include ‘Color Plus’ for an automatic color grade, Night Shot, Slow Motion, a new Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) mode that lets you shoot 3, 5, 7 or 9 exposures at once, FlashCut auto-editing, etc. It also supports Voice Control, external microphone, Airpods connection, and control through the Apple Watch app. Lastly, it packs a 1190mAh battery and charges through a USB Type-C port.

Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Edition specifications

  • 1-inch sensor with f/3.2 aperture
  • Photos: 5312 x 3552 resolution (3:2) and 5312 x 2988 resolution (16:9)
  • Videos: 5312 x 2988@30fps, 3840 x 2160@60fps, 3840 x 2160@30fps, 2720 x 1530@60fps, 2720 x 1530@30fps, 1920 x 1080@120fps, 1920 x 1080@60fps, 1920 x 1080@30fps
  • 5.3K @30fps – 65 minutes runtime
  • Supports jpg, RAW photo formats and mp4, insv, LOG video formats
  • H.264/H/265 video encoding; Standard video, Timelapse mode, TimeShift mode
  • 6-axis gyroscope with upgraded FlowState stabilization
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Dual Band (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Dimensions: 78.7 x 53.8 x 47.2 mm; Weight: 158.2 g
  • 1190mAh battery; USB Type-C charging

Coming to the Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition, it comes with a Dual-Lens 360 Mod, and a 4K Wide-Angle Mod. It can shoot 360-degree videos and shift to 4K wide-angle lens as well, thanks to the interchangeable lens design, and the 4K Mod supports up to 8x slow-mo. The Dual-Lens Mod has an aperture of f/2.0 and the 4K Mod has an aperture of f/2.8. When it comes to video recording, the 4K Wide-Angle Mod can shoot up to 4K at 60fps and the Dual-Lens Mod can shoot up to 5.7K at 30fps.

Furthermore, it features the Invisible Selfie Stick feature that hides the Selfie Stick and just like the 1-inch Edition, this one also is IPX8 certified which means it is waterproof up to 5 meters, supports 5GHz WiFi, and features a 6-axis Gyroscope. Other features include ‘Color Plus’ for an automatic color grade, Auto Frame, Night Shot, Slow Motion, a new Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) mode that lets you shoot 3, 5, 7 or 9 exposures at once, FlashCut auto-editing, etc. It also supports Voice Control, external microphone, Airpods connection, and control through the Apple Watch app. Lastly, it too packs a 1190mAh battery and charges through a USB Type-C port.

Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition specifications

  • 4K Wide-Angle lens with f/2.8 aperture and Dual-Lens 360 with f/2.0 aperture
  • Photos: 4000 x 3000 (4:3) and 4000 x 2250 (16:9) resolution with 4K Mod; 6080 x 3040 (2:1) resolution with Dual-Lens Mod
  • Videos: 4K Mod – 4000 x 3000@30fps, 3840 x 2160@60fps, 3840 x 2160@30fps, 2720 x 1530@100fps, 2720 x 1530@60fps, 2720 x 1530@30fps, 1920 x 1080@200fps, 1920 x 1080@120fps, 1920 x 1080@60fps, 1920 x 1080@30fps
    • Dual Lens Mod – 5760 x 2880@30fps, 5760 x 2880@24fps, 5760 x 2880@25fps, 3840 x 1920@50fps, 3840 x 1920@30fps, 3008 x 1504@100fps
  • 4K Mod: 4K@60fps – 70 minutes running time
  • Dual Lens Mod: 5.7K@30fps – 70 minutes running time
  • Supports jpg, RAW photo formats and mp4, insv, LOG video formats
  • H.264/H/265 video encoding on the 4K Mod; H.265 on the Dual-Lens Mod;  Standard video, Timelapse mode, TimeShift mode
  • 6-axis gyroscope with upgraded FlowState stabilization
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Dual Band (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Dimensions: 4K Mod – 72 x 48 x 32.4 mm; Weight: 121 g; Dual-Lens Mod: 72 x 48 x 43 mm; Weight: 130.5g
  • 1190mAh battery; USB Type-C charging

Pricing and Availability

Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition is priced at US$ 479.99 (Rs. 34,370 approx.) and the 1-Inch Edition is priced at US$ 549.99 (Rs. 39,382 approx.) and the 4K Wide-Angle Mod is available separately at US$ 299.99 (Rs. 21,481 approx.). Both the editions are now available to buy from Insta360 Store in the US.


Author: Varun Krish

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