Insta360 ONE X 360º Action Camera | REVIEW (4K)

Insta360 ONE X 360º Action Camera | REVIEW (4K)


this is the brand new Insta 360 ONE X, a
360 degree action camera that opens up a world of fun and
creative possibilities it shoots 5.7 k resolution video 18 megapixel photos
bullet time slow-motion flow state stabilization and
more I’m Ben from authentech, let’s check it out
huge shout out to insta 360 for sending me this early sample unit now I reviewed
last year’s insta 360 one camera and it had some great potential but a couple areas
fell short I think they made some major improvements this time around I’m
excited to share with you guys the new updates in the box includes the 1x
camera a 1200 million powers battery bullet time accessory cable which
basically you screw on swing around in circles and then it shoots these crazy
cool slow-motion shots more on this later also included is this nice
protective carrying pouch it’s well padded plus a lanyard
I appreciate these little bonuses they include it feels like a lot of other
companies nowadays find every possible way to cut corners lastly there’s
multiple USB cables included these are for charging and connecting to your
phone for app control and transferring files the camera is really nice and
comfortable to hold it’s impressive how compact they were able to size this
thing down it easily fits into your pocket or anywhere yet capable of
shooting 5.7 K 360 video it has that soft touch plastic like rubber feel
which I always like dual lenses one on each side battery compartment
quarter-twenty tripod mount directly on the bottom this is fantastic to see no
silly cases or adapters needed for simple tripod mounting mmm micro SD slot
micro USB for charging and data transfer a newly added LCD screen and lastly a
power and function button I really really like this new screen so then I
don’t always have to pull out my phone to change the shooting modes or settings
it’s all easily accessible by just these two buttons and a
screen overall it’s a pretty sweet pack but let’s go out and shoot some 360
footage see what this camera is capable of first up shooting resolution and
frame rates this little camera can crank out 5.7 K 360 degree video at 30fps or
4k video at 50 FPS or 3 K video at 100 FPS now yes the major caveat this high
resolution video is sort of being stretched out in all 360 degrees so
that’s when we later crop in say a 16 by 9 section we’re sadly not getting a full
4k video export this is a slight bummer in my book but not a deal-breaker I need
to remind myself I’m in a small percentage of people who actually
consume and produce videos in all 4k most people out there are watching just
on their mobile phones and devices where 1080p is just fine
so filming in 360 degrees is always fun and unique experience because it’s semi
bleeding-edge the concept of capturing just everything around me never needing
to worry about which direction the camera is facing and then later in
editing I can point the camera anywhere and have super smooth stable cinematic
video it’s kind of a game changer they call it shoot first point later and I
like how easily that sums it up now on that note of stabilization insta 360 has
really stepped it up here I’m not sure how but I was walking jogging and this
is a quick jogging stabilization test whipping the camera around in all
directions and it now handles that flow state stabilization incredibly well the
idea that I can mount this camera just about anywhere and still produce smooth
shots opens up a fun range of ideas I can use for future content creation and
speaking of content creation I think this has always been one of the major
downfalls of 360 video right to just point and shoot everywhere and then
later edit and aim it has a double-edged sword with the cell phone you can just
aim and shoot and then post right away fast and easy with 360 video will never
miss the shot but it takes just one extra step of later framing up the ink
or choosing that best shot then exporting and sharing that clip
thankfully insta 360 has been doing a lot of development and improvements in
that post editing software connecting to their mobile app is actually made very
fast and easy which is huge in my book just one tap here hit connect and if
you’re going wirelessly that’s it I also appreciate the detail I can hook up the
One X camera directly to my mobile phone this is for faster speeds and extending
battery life or I can just run and gun wirelessly with freedom and convenience
of fast Wi-Fi speeds great attention to detail like this small example the phone
cables they included have a 90 degree angle on the camera site for better
ergonomics and overall cleaner design there’s just a ton of editing and
filters and settings and their app which I appreciate it makes it feel like it’s
easy for beginners fun to play with but then also powerful enough for pro users
to tinker with and explore limitless creative ideas their smart object
tracking and pivot points even a way to point and aim your camera around the
scene after the recording has taken place this is a clever and interesting
idea they have full fledged desktop software
as well one thing to note just remember that if you add lots of edits on top of
clip it’s nondamaging meaning we can always go back and edit the original
reset the edits and make new fresh changes when you export and save a clip
it’s creating a new file so edit that same clip over and over creating fresh
new content all based on one recording that’s pretty awesome and this is a
quick audio tests on the new insta One X how does the sound sound this is a
little walking at stabilization test audio recording sounds good
another big headlining feature is bullet time you swing the camera around in a
circle and now with a wider field of view and sharper 3k resolution the
bullet time effects puts you at the center of an epic slow-mo shot there’s a
few tricks I learned one being as they suggest aim for about one rotation per
second as I found going too fast can almost lessen the effect
also there’s a few optional accessories they offer like the bullet time handle
this is kind of like stepping up your swing in game it screws onto the selfie
stick and swings freely around without worries of tangles and speaking out that
selfie stick is probably worth considering
it tells ghosts from small to large tripod mounts on both ends and perfectly
sized so when you mount that 1x camera on top the stick basically goes
invisible which makes it look like the cameras just floating there midair it’s
kind of amazing it’s smooth like a floating camera it’s just pretty crazy
both my hands are free switch into still photos I’m impressed
with the quality capturing the world and people around you at 18 megapixel it
also has this new HDR feature which I shot a couple side-by-sides and the
differences are major the tone mapping and dynamic range from the bright
sunlights to the dark shadow areas and everything in between looks well exposed
again lots of customization and controls in their app allowing you to output and
share just about any sort of image or video you can think of when shooting
photos there’s different modes to choose from like standard HDR or interval for
time-lapse you can set your interval for photos or use time-lapse video mode and
it will auto combine the shots into a video for you
there’s also manual exposure settings and the ability to shoot in RAW speaking
of time-lapse mode they offer a new hyperlapse mode go walking running or
scooting around just about anywhere and again you don’t even have to think about
where the camera is pointing then later in the app select the clip change the
speed turn on blur if you’d like select the timeline section you want hyperlapse
and that’s basically it we can even set pivot or object tracking
points and these results look amazing massive potential here and as a side
note I was impressed with the latest GoPro 7s hyperlapse mode but this one I
think is putting up a good fight I’m not sure which one I like better let me be
honest I feel like I’m just covering the tip of the iceberg here and this camera
and tech has a ton of potential I’ll definitely keep experimenting with this
so stay tuned for future videos and maybe even a GoPro Hero 7 video verse
this one-acts camera that’d be super interesting let me know if you guys want
to see that in the comments pricing on the One X is currently 399 which I found
very competitive and interesting since that new GoPro 7 is the exact same price
which camera do you think has more capabilities we might have to do that
camera comparison shootout all links will be down below and don’t forget to
ring the bell so you don’t miss all my future camera videos until next time
let’s live authentic

100 Comments

  • AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke

    October 10, 2018

    Check out current pricing here, Insta360 ONE X ➜ http://bit.ly/2QDsZIF

    Reply
  • Saukki - The Velomobile Channel

    October 10, 2018

    I would like to see more about the desktop app. As a video maker I wouldn’t want to tinker with the mobile app on a small screen. Instead I would want to edit on large screen.

    Reply
  • Jose Franck Jeannot

    October 10, 2018

    Yes please! Hero7 vs One X

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  • We McLaughlins

    October 10, 2018

    Ben: great video. Do you happen to know the recording bitrate for the One X? I'm looking to buy my first 360 cam and was excited for this announcement but I shoot with camera bodies (Sony A7III & A6300) and action cams (Sony X3000) that allow me to get up to 100mbps which produces some great video and one reviewer has already said the One X shoots at only 17mbps. I'm trying to figure out if that was at a lower resolution (like 3K or 1080) or if it applied to 4 and 5k as well? …also, from your experience is this okay for a 360 cam? I have heard that the GoPro Fusion shoots higher but it takes forever to edit and stitch due to the higher file sizes? Any help would be appreciated on this question! Thanks!

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  • Gaming DK

    October 10, 2018

    Please make more rc vids and i would love to see the comparison.❤

    Reply
  • Pieter Van Aelst

    October 10, 2018

    The quality of vid and audio doesn't impress in these samples. At least the interface looks better than the one and the shoot button is not on the edge anymore

    Reply
  • Sarah

    October 10, 2018

    You should ride a razer scooter for your next video

    Reply
  • mtlhabs

    October 10, 2018

    Is it waterproof?

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  • Luke B

    October 10, 2018

    Just loving your vid

    Reply
  • Mark Borishkevich

    October 10, 2018

    Please can you review a new hubsan drone

    Reply
  • iRepGuam

    October 10, 2018

    Is the Hyperlapse mode in 4K 30fps like the GoPro while stabilized?

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  • Dennis Lovelady

    October 10, 2018

    Nice, Ben. I think this one has significantly more promise than gopro, with GP eeking out just a tad better (still) resolution. And of course there's that waterproof housing. But that flexibility! Yummy! 😁

    For equal price, I wouldn't even consider GP for my needs. Hovering over the buy button… Nah, better take this one to the chief cook…

    Reply
  • Communications & Design Group

    October 10, 2018

    Sucky audio with no jack, no HDR on still images, inconsistent stitching and stabilization, stills not up to Theta quality and no in-camera stitching…

    Reply
  • تجارب سعود دراجات/ TAJARIB SAUD BIKE

    October 10, 2018

    It's just crazy I really want buy both of these things
    Hero 7 and insta 360x
    I want see that vs video

    Reply
  • CAPTAIN DRONE

    October 10, 2018

    That hyperlapse was wild!!!!

    Reply
  • StevenFrans 34demonfx

    October 10, 2018

    i guess this camera is combination hero7 and fusion, great review bro..! thanks

    Reply
  • Peter Khounnouvong

    October 11, 2018

    Awesome review keep it up.

    Reply
  • Tore Hewlett

    October 11, 2018

    gp7 vs for sure

    Reply
  • HELLO PATTAYA

    October 11, 2018

    The Gopro 7 Killer??

    what s size on memory card for a 5 minutes video?

    Reply
  • Gena Alfacold

    October 11, 2018

    You present this camera very well , But This camera is very bad, You are shooting yourself with a good camera with a good resolution, it's not fair , i have tried all camera 360 4 K or 5.7 K .As soon as you take off the 360 video ?? the quality is becomes very bad as 480 blurred video. You can not do video with a front lens 180 ?? only 360. This is bullshit. You can not shoot a video in the evening in the light of the day only in daylight only. You can take a Sony FDR-X3000 camera using a stabilizer to turn 360 and there will be a good resolution 4K and you can see perfectly. Plus , these are all cameras. Who makes it impossible to call them?? They don't have telephones. I'm sorry but it;s all true.

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  • Παναγιώτης Σταφυλάς

    October 11, 2018

    Could this be a gopro killer?

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  • Prabh Chahal

    October 11, 2018

    That hyperlapse tho

    Reply
  • Hataau Rider

    October 11, 2018

    Interested and Very good……Wow nice for.edit and featuu on cam…Cool

    Reply
  • Pahoa Productions

    October 11, 2018

    I think I’m gonna wait for a few updates till think about getting this one

    Reply
  • Jackie Cheng

    October 11, 2018

    What's the brand of that small tripod on the desk?

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  • Trooper

    October 11, 2018

    Nail it again. Can Gopro do blur timelapse?

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  • TrailRiderMTB

    October 11, 2018

    It's cool that it has a removable battery. Gutted it's not waterproof and I was quite surprised at the size of it, bigger than I thought! I have the insta one and like the features, this is definitely a step up but I'd still like it to be waterproof 🤷‍♂️

    Reply
  • lloydagola

    October 11, 2018

    well done mate. This review felt so fun, interesting and entertaining

    Reply
  • Carl Bishop

    October 11, 2018

    looks blur.and anyone can show a camera in good light try showing some real footage with low light and in all weather

    Reply
  • Wang Max

    October 11, 2018

    Not a fan of GoPro but have to say, image quality of Insta is so bad…

    Reply
  • DRONEMASTER64

    October 11, 2018

    Pls do the hero 7 vs insta360 one x video 🙂

    Reply
  • Gran's Stuff

    October 11, 2018

    Damn. Amazing technology

    Reply
  • Bulvie

    October 11, 2018

    You should do a video with this! I think it would be interesting.

    Reply
  • Benson Chik

    October 11, 2018

    How can you say recording sounds good from the built in mic……………terrible!

    Reply
  • Darix360

    October 11, 2018

    fantastikkkkkk

    Reply
  • Chris71319

    October 11, 2018

    Its a nice camera but i still prefer the fusion. More options and overall better camera.

    Reply
  • Simply X

    October 11, 2018

    Audio need improvement

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  • Hann Go

    October 12, 2018

    Can you recommend that as a good replacement for my old dslr, For point and shoot only (auto). My camera Is too big and heavy.

    Reply
  • abhishek goklani

    October 12, 2018

    360 vs hero 7
    That was exactly why I was looking up for this video.
    Have to purchase any of the two at this weekend only.
    Kindly do suggest one.
    My usage : Cover Events , Festivals , real estate and interior shoot , Go LIVE

    Reply
  • TEAM Sue&Pat

    October 12, 2018

    Hello .. ThanX for this interesting video .. I am very interested in this product .. My situation is as follows .. I travel on cycling trips .. I am responsible for making videos montage by using capture on cellular phone and a sports camera .. Then using and application for rendering a video that is short (4 to 5 minutes) a fun to watch … I want to step up my game so I am looking either at this 360 camera or the GoPro hero 7 .. Currently my settings for my montage are 1080/60 (fps) .. I do all my editing on my cellular phone .. what do you recommend sir ? .. Regards 😎

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  • Pau Ronald

    October 12, 2018

    Is there any edge between fount and back camera? Also is the problem while using housing?

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  • Chris CXK

    October 12, 2018

    When making a 16:9 video, what is the resolution? 1080p?

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  • arturo torres

    October 12, 2018

    360 vs go pro 7 pls

    Reply
  • ransilu Dulsara

    October 13, 2018

    Please dodji mavic 2 sport mood video

    Reply
  • Andrew Miller

    October 13, 2018

    Would love the Ista 360 One X. Love one to film adventures in rural Thailand.

    Reply
  • Shobi Shobu

    October 13, 2018

    I find it too Expensive as compared to it Performance with terrible Audio

    Reply
  • happy 030

    October 13, 2018

    THUMB UP FOR THIS REVIEW…For the very good quality of objectivity + "intellectuality" (whatever it means lol). 3 times done LIKE+SUBSCRIBE+NOTIFICATION. (This guy is incredible, he no onetime speak out the smartphone brand name like so many other Youtubers done it constantly and permanently. Or they put a big screen/or laptop with that big fruit logo in front of viewer´s nose, like if those products an object of review.) This guy is in the same league like Marques Brownlee, Daniel "ZoneOfTech", Linus TechTips and so on…

    Reply
  • Fearless Dreamers

    October 13, 2018

    Probably a stupid questions how is the camera moving with him like he has a drone not the shots with the selfie stick

    Reply
  • Beakerzor

    October 13, 2018

    microUSB?!! ARG!

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  • Beakerzor

    October 13, 2018

    Great review! Can you charge the batter and use the camera at the same time? I'm looking for a dash camera that can record for hours at a time.

    Reply
  • JcamposJr

    October 13, 2018

    Yiu dont test with low light.
    INSTA360 ONE X or THETA V?
    Which one has a better image? Which works best during the night (low Light)

    Reply
  • Trail Nurse

    October 13, 2018

    Can you do fusion, 360one, 360onex and rylo ?

    Reply
  • Sky is the limit Cinematography

    October 14, 2018

    is the app available for mac? when i do some changes and i export the video at my phone, the quality stays high? i need to edit at phone but final edit + colour correction do to the final cut.. is this available at maximum quality?

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  • Kaven Balasuperemaniam

    October 14, 2018

    In a dilemma whether to get GoPro Hero 7 Black or Insta360 One X. Can you make a comparison between this 2?

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  • Wei Migo

    October 14, 2018

    How abt shooting at night time with insta360 one x?

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  • max xu

    October 15, 2018

    cool

    Reply
  • Bill Krehbiel

    October 17, 2018

    Hey Ben, it has been a while, I hope all is well. Kelly and I regularly still watch your videos. Awesome job. We would be very interested in seeing the Insta360 vs The Gopro7. I know the insta 360 boasts of the 360 but I would be interested in images quality, stabilization, etc.

    Reply
  • Simi Travels

    October 17, 2018

    Hey Ben, nice video really, i'm so tempted to buy this camera, i've a couple of questions: 1) what's the video file format(extension) 2) if i wish to use premiere pro to edit raw video from the cam , will it be possible? (plugins or ?..) thanks !

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  • razorseal

    October 18, 2018

    Why is the quality so bad at 6:00?

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  • Antonio Diaz

    October 18, 2018

    any chance you can confirm if there is a setting in manual mode to change the shutter speed? if so what is the range …

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  • Oliver Lauer

    October 19, 2018

    Would love a hyperlapse-comparison with the GoPro Hero 7

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  • William Saputra

    October 20, 2018

    Is there a remote control like the previous 360 One?

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  • Videodar

    October 23, 2018

    Excellent review Lego transferred to the Russian language

    Reply
  • Mitty Advocacy Project MAP

    October 24, 2018

    Well done…thanks for your review!

    Reply
  • dimitrimoonlight

    October 29, 2018

    Thanks for your review. What about with an Android phone?

    Reply
  • Marc Co

    October 31, 2018

    does the iPad support the app?

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  • bob haz

    November 3, 2018

    Look at the website this camera only works with top top of the line cell phones the latest Note 8 Pro

    Reply
  • Joachim Ehm

    November 9, 2018

    NICE !

    Reply
  • Ali Le Kabyle

    November 10, 2018

    How I activate the stabilization mood 🙁 ?? After shooting or when I start recording?

    Reply
  • Joseph Zorzin

    November 11, 2018

    Ben, I don't have a smart phone- too cheap- so, is the desktop software (for a PC) as good as the app for the smartphones?

    Reply
  • DiscoveRUN

    November 13, 2018

    how do you edit the footage ? premiere pro ?

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  • flaj

    November 26, 2018

    Can you replace damaged lenses? They looks like very exposed to scratches.

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  • Jervin Quisada

    November 27, 2018

    video is great man! ⚡️
    I made a 60sec CINEMATIC Test Video from the GoPro Hero 7 Black!

    Reply
  • Bibek Gurung

    November 27, 2018

    Can you remove the fish eye effect on this camera?

    Reply
  • Russell bumak

    December 6, 2018

    The sounds isn’t good but I don’t care coz i just need put it music

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  • Tizzat

    December 6, 2018

    What's the one wheeled thing you were riding?

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  • Drake10

    December 6, 2018

    Yea what is the one wheeled thing your riding?

    Reply
  • marklola12

    December 7, 2018

    Would be a great buy if it wasn't for the beyond bad audio lol seriously makes this camera is useless for anything where you needed sound

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  • marklola12

    December 7, 2018

    What is a Mobul? You say Mobul app and Mobul phone….or do you mean MobILE lol

    Reply
  • Steep

    December 8, 2018

    0:06 explain that, flat earthers

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  • Checkered Flag Films

    December 24, 2018

    can the footage be imported into a stardard NLE program and post processed?

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  • Patrick Thibaut

    December 30, 2018

    You've got it on the desk without the pouch. That scratches up the bottom lens. 🙁

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  • Dad Random

    January 19, 2019

    The audio source is far from the source. The levels are also low from my experience with the insta360 ONE. You need to use external audio with the selfie stick in full extension. Even when close to the internal mic the level is low. I like what the cameras do, it is not an easy device to use if you want to vlog. External audio sources are always better if you want to vlog anyways. I love these cameras, they are fun.

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  • Chris Lauterbach

    January 24, 2019

    3 1/2 mos later and they still don't have full fledged desk top editing. PC is is still Beta. I posted 2 YT videos so far, and used 360 PowerDirector for editing, real color correction and titling. I like the app they have for my Ipad and it has some nice features, but still is too limiting. I refuse to pay Prem Pro prices.

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  • Kuen Lee

    February 12, 2019

    I love how the camera makes it like it's following you everywhere since the selfie stick is barely visible 😀

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  • iSpike

    February 14, 2019

    Go you good thing. Just a GOOD camera

    Reply
  • drm lodi

    February 15, 2019

    Hello sir, is there any way on how to remove the dark spot?

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  • Christian Owens

    March 2, 2019

    Great review, thanks for being comprehensive and straightforward! Most on YouTube aren't professional and way longer than they should be.

    Reply
  • Motabbir Hussain

    March 14, 2019

    Nice review

    Reply
  • Japan Hiroshima

    March 17, 2019

    great one 👍😊

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  • Shivu MG

    March 23, 2019

    Is it work hidden camera type???

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  • stevo2011sb

    April 4, 2019

    i cannot get the hyperlapse to work it goes fast but nothing like yours mine looks like a turtle jogging(well what id imagine a turtle jogging looks like) lol idk what im doing wrong

    Reply
  • Christian Loya

    May 1, 2019

    What's anyone's experience on using this camera for real estate purposes and using the software to do a virtual walk through of a property?

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  • 파란콜라TV하늘에서 보는 풍경

    May 8, 2019

    유익한 정보 감사합니다

    Reply
  • imawicked

    May 22, 2019

    Hi Ben. I just got this cam. Any idea how to turn and and off the stabilisation..??

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  • Sammy Danko

    June 1, 2019

    How does this compare to the GoPro Fusion?

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  • John Wilson

    June 13, 2019

    The camera is great fun for video but the still image quality is poor at best even using raw and hdr. If you dont need quality stills this camera is a good choice but the Ricoh theta z1 would be a better choice for 360 photos but ultimately the best way to get the best quality 360 photos is with a pano head and dslr.

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  • Pankaj Sharma

    July 8, 2019

    Does this mobile app needs some specification for the phone? or any smartphone can do the post production editing??

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  • Abdul Gekko

    July 20, 2019

    hi .. i have always loved your reviews – the only thing is, i did not realise the existance of these 360cams and i bought a GoPro_7 in January – i strongly believe that these 360cams, especially the Insta360 1x suits my style or thoughts of how videos should be made… gotta save some money for the Insta360 1X ..

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  • Lukasz Wereszko

    July 28, 2019

    Late to the party but, can you plug in an external battery pack for longer run time?

    Reply

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