Making the Most of Insta360 ONE

on April 11, 2021
If you've been paying attention to social media platforms like YouTube lately, you will have noticed a growing trend. More and more vloggers and casual videographers are turning to 360-degree cameras. The reason is simple; a 360-degree camera creates stunning and mesmerising footage. Plus, if you pair this capture style with an exotic destination, you're onto a winner. When it comes to 360-degree cameras, no one does it better than Insta360. They've been in the game a while now and have a brilliant range of Insta360 ONE cameras to suit any need. If you're planning a trip away, want to capture your slow ride on a gondola or want to mountain bike down a steep decline, the Insta360 ONE cameras are your best bet. In this guide, we look at not one but four Insta360 ONE cameras available at Camera Electronic - particularly the Camera Electronic Wanderlust experience. If you have plans to wander about Western Australia from the city to the coast, an Insta 360 ONE camera is your next companion. The best thing about Insta360 ONE cameras is that you can film now and edit later. And by edit, we mean you get to choose the best angle from 360-degrees of footage. Let's take a look at the range.

Insta360 ONE X2

The Insta360 ONE X2 is the latest and most popular entry in the range. It is pocket-sized and waterproof up to 10m, making it perfect for paddleboarding on South Perth foreshore. The ONE X2 features two spherical lenses that can be used solo or together to create 360-degree footage. Plus, one side has a circular touch screen to check live footage on the go. What's more, the 360 Cam Mode captures stunning 5.7K 30p video that is internally stitched automatically from the two-camera feed. It keeps the footage correctly aligned thanks to the onboard 6-axis gyroscope. And the 360 vibe extends beyond video as the four built-in mics capture 360-degree audio for an authentic surround experience.

Insta360 ONE X2 Specs

  • Dual 7.2mm f/2 lenses
  • 5.7K video 30p
  • 4K video 50p
  • 1-Chip 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • Single-slot: microSD
  • Waterproof depth rating of 10m
  • Dimensions 4.6 x 11.3 x 3.0cm
  • Weight 146g

ONE X2 Best Use

The Insta360 ONE X2 is tiny and, thanks to its pocketable size and weight, make for an ideal travel camera. If you are touring around the outback or along the coast, the Insta360 X2 makes perfect sense. Especially if keeping your gear weight to a minimum while exploring the west coast. Plus, thanks to the FlowState Stabilisation with an advanced scene-detection algorithm, the Insta360 ONE X2 captures smooth and stable shots no matter how you travel.

Insta360 ONE R 360 Edition

If you love the sound of a 360-degree camera but want a system that's more configurable than the Insta360 ONE X2, keep reading. Insta360 has developed a range of modular 360 action cameras that are right up your alley. The Insta360 ONE R 360 Edition camera is the first of the modular system action cams that allow you to interchange lens modules. The ONE R 360 is a brilliant 360-degree action camera in its own right. While it is bigger than the X2, it provides users with the ability to upgrade their kit with additional lenses later. The standard Insta360 ONE R 360 Edition features a base plate with a built-in Core & Battery unit - this is the brains box. The built-in battery delivers around 70 minutes of run time and takes around the same time to charge. Next to that, the Insta360 camera module locks into place with its dual-camera set-up. Combined, the camera delivers 5.7K at 30p stitched together automatically. You can also capture brilliant RAW still images with a resolution of 6080 x 3040 pixels.

Insta360 ONE R 360 Edition Specs

  • Dual 7.2mm f/2 lenses
  • 5.7K video 30p
  • RAW images 6080 x 3040
  • 1-Chip 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • Single-slot: microSD
  • Waterproof depth rating of 5m
  • Dimensions 7.8 x 4.2 x 4.3cm
  • Weight 130g

ONE R 360 Edition Best Use

The Insta360 ONE R 360 Edition camera is ideal for those that wish to capture a range of content, including 360-degree video and high-resolution RAW images. Drop the Insta360 ONE R 1" Mod on and you can capture high-quality traditional video and RAW photos with a compressed field of view. As a result, it's the perfect kit for more extended travels where you will experience a range of scenes and scenarios worth capturing.

Insta360 ONE R 1" Mod & Edition

As mentioned, the whole point of the Insta360 ONE R range is that it is modular. By far, the most popular choice you can make for your ONE R is to invest in the Insta360 ONE R 1" Mod. The Mod takes the place of the existing dual-camera that comes with the 360 Edition. You click one out and click the other in. It features a 1" sensor and captures stunning 5.3K video at 30p as well as crisp 19MP RAW images with a resolution of 5312 x 3552. The Insta360 ONE R 1" Mod features a much larger and more capable 14.4mm f/3.2 Leica lens to provide a more compressed field of view. Alternatively, you can buy the Insta360 ONE R 1” Edition that comes as a standalone camera with the same Leica lens. It also delivers the same performance, image and video output making it ideal for those seeking higher-quality optics in an action camera.

Insta360 ONE R 4K Edition

The Insta360 ONE R 4K Edition changes things up again as it provides the same base elements as the 360 Edition but with a wide-angle 4K lens. The modular component features a single 16.4mm f/2.8 lens capable of producing gorgeous video and RAW images with a 4000 x 3000 resolution. It is also worth noting that the ONE R 4K Edition comes with a range of photo modes. These include Standard photos, HDR photos, Burst, Interval photos, Night Shot and PureShot. As a result, the Insta360 ONE R 4K Edition is ideal for those wishing to focus on single-lens content capture.

Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition

But the good times with the Insta360 ONE R options don't stop there. The Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition is the ultimate kit for those that want to create a range of visual content right out of the box. The Twin Edition features the same Mod and specs as the Insta360 ONE R 360 Edition. So it has a dual 7.2mm f/2 lenses module capable of delivering 5.7K video footage. Plus, it comes with the same lens module as the ONE R 4K Edition as a kit. This lens module features a single 16.4mm f/2.8 lens capable of capturing 4K video footage. Both lens modules are interchangeable and take up no room in your travel kit or daily carry bag while on holidays.

Final Thought On The Insta360 ONE Range

Regardless of your shooting style or intended destination, there's an ideal Insta360 ONE R camera that is right for you. What's more, there's a wide range of Insta360 accessories to optimise your experience. The most popular is the Insta350 Invisible Selfie Stick that allows you to gain birds-eye, stunning 360-degree content. The best bit is that we have the complete range of cameras and accessories in-store and online at Camera Electronic. Gear up, ready for your next holiday and day-trip adventure.