It has been a couple of months since I made my “First Impressions” and unboxing video of insta360’s latest consumer 360 camera the Insta360 One X. This 360 camera is the succsesser to the original Insta360 One which, for the most part, was a pretty good camera for its price point. The folks at Insta360 have bumped up the spec’s and improved every aspect of this camera to make it one of my favorite 360 cameras now on the market. All these new improvements did come at a cost, the original 360 one retailed for $299 and the new One X now retails for $399. I guess price increases are inevitable in life.
I don’t want to make this article all about specs and numbers, but more about my user experience with this camera. I figure if your reading this you have already done your research about what the camera is capable of and are just looking for a review of its performance. I have been filming almost daily with this camera since I have purchased it and I must say I could not be happier. The quality of the new 5.7K video is pretty good, as are the 18MP photos. I must say however that I do find some of the videos a little soft sometimes but definitely a huge improvement over the original Insta360 one. The new wireless capability is very handy. It makes controlling you 360 camera remotely quite easy, and being able to transfer your media to your smartphone wirelessly is way more convenient than having to plug the camera into a smartphone every time. The new higher frame rate is a nice touch as well, you are able to get a slow-motion video with decent quality. Now slow motion is not something I do very often with my 360 camera, I usually save that for my GoPro, but it is nice to have it when needed.
One of the things I like best about the Insta360 One X is the software, the intuitive mobile app is what really brings out the power of 360 videos. Personally, I am not one to film in 360 to share as 360 spherical videos. I like to reframe and export tradition 16:9 aspect videos. The insta360 app for smartphone makes this as easy as can be and they offer several ways in which to do it depending on how you like to edit. The flowstate stabilization really is some kind of magic, its crazy to watch back the video and see just how smooth it is, even when you know just how much the camera was actually moving. This can make the Insta360 One X even better than a GoPro in some situations. GoPros are more durable but when you factor in you no longer need a gimbal to get a silky smooth shot definitely gives the Insta360 One X the edge. The new timeshift feature in the software is definitely a welcome addition. This new feature allows you to easily create beautiful hyperlapses and they even take it a step further by allowing you to add some speed ramping effects which takes your hyperlapse to a whole new level.
The Insta360 One X has a brand new look, it’s sleek and modern with a new LCD screen which you to change setting right on the camera without having to plug it into your phone. The ability to now swap out batteries is definitely a nice touch too, no more having to stop filming because the battery dies. All in all, this is definitely my favorite 360 camera going into 2019, I look forward to seeing what new software features will be introduced as we move forward, insta360 is always good at innovating and making an existing product even better with software updates.
If you are in the market for a 360 camera definitely take a look at the Insta360 One X!
Watch my unboxing and first impressions video below.
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