UPDATE 4/7/20: The Insta360 One R and its accompanying accessories are now available on Amazon. Previously, the camera and its accessories were only available on Insta360’s website.
Insta360 has announced the latest addition to its ever-growing camera lineup: the Insta360 One R.
The Insta360 One R features an interchangeable lens design that enables the camera to shoot 360-degree photo and video, as well as standard 4K wide-angle. The Insta360 One R also offers a 5.3K 1-inch sensor wide angleA lens or focal length that shows more in the frame than a typical human field of view. (As opposed to a telephoto lens ... More mod, which the camera manufacturer co-engineered with Leica.
“The concept is simple — one battery, one processor and a selection of quick-swapping lens mods,” reads Insta360’s announcement about the camera.
Insta360 One R Mods
Here are more details about the three mods:
- Dual-Lens 360 Mod: This Mod supports 5.7K capture on two lenses that cover every direction at once. It enables a real-time 360-degree preview on Insta360 One R’s touchscreen, and offers additional features, including Color Plus, HDR video, and Night Shot for improved color accuracy and low light performance.
- 4K Wide AngleA lens or focal length that shows more in the frame than a typical human field of view. (As opposed to a telephoto lens ... More Mod: Ready for 4K@60fps and supports up to 8x slow mo. The Insta360 One R’s reversible design lets you flip the touchscreen from back to front in a snap, making it easier to film yourself.
- 1-Inch Wide AngleA lens or focal length that shows more in the frame than a typical human field of view. (As opposed to a telephoto lens ... More Mod co-engineered with Leica: This Mod’s 1-inch sensor can capture 5.3K video and 19MP photos, even in complex lighting conditions.
Beyond camera mods, the Insta360 One R battery base can be swapped out for a double-sized battery base for extended shooting, and the Insta360 One R Aerial Edition offers a specialized mounting system that claims to make supported drones “completely invisible” and capture “unobstructed, airborne 360-degree views.”
Insta360 One R Features, New & Old
The camera also offers voice control capabilities, Insta360’s signature FlowState stabilization, and is waterproof to a depth of 16.4 feet (5 meters). Insta360 will also be selling a separate dive case, enabling descents of up to 197 feet (60 meters). A new StarLapse mode automatically calibrates exposureThe measurement of the brightness and range (latitude) of light being captured by the camera. Exposure is governed by ca... More settings to capture night sky timelapses.
The companion app for the Insta360 One R offers features to takeIndividual instance of a shot; a take = each time the camera is started and stopped. advantage of the camera’s 360-degree capabilities. Deep Track enables creators to select a subject to follow through the shot, and the app will automatically keep the subject locked in center frame. Auto Frame uses artificial intelligence to analyze scenes shot in 360 and select interesting moments and angles. FlashCut auto editing finds shots based on a theme, set by the creator, to automatically combine them into a sequence (for both 360 and standard video).
The app also includes Insta360’s overcapture/free capture capabilities to crop out fixed frame video from 360 shots and TimeShift hyperlapse. The camera can also be used for bullet time videos.
The Insta360 One R is available to order today via Insta360.com and select retailers worldwide, including Best Buy.