Equipped with a double 1-inch sensor, the new Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition already available for purchase allows photos from 21 mpx to 360 ° and shots up to 6K always at 360 °, with an autonomy capable of reaching at 62 minutes of shooting.
360 ° shooting cameras are nothing new at the last moment, just think of the distant 2015, when Nokia presented the Ozo stereoscopic camera: the current models, however, have always suffered from a steady 5.7K resolution, and the loss of details in the junction areas of the two “domes”. Taking these issues into account, and taking advantage of the collaboration started in 2020 with Leica, the Chinese brand Insta360 has announced the new Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition action camera.
The Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition (53. 2x 49.5 x 129.3 mm, for 239 grams) has a form factor that allows it to be mounted on the construction site monitoring helmet, on a backpack, on a car, on a bike, without ever worrying about atmospheric conditions, being waterproof according to the IPX3 degree, in order to obtain real virtual tours, for example in Google Street View style, exploiting – while waiting for a special development kit – the main platforms in the sector , including OpenSpace and Matterport.
Capable of making sensational third-person shots or the vertigo effect (dolly shot) so dear to Hitchcock, but also drone-style shots without the problem of the selfie-stick, which is eliminated automatically, the Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition is equipped with two 1-inch CMOS sensors, which allow to obtain resolute 360 ° images at 21 megapixels (6528 × 3264 mpx according to a 2: 1 format), in insp and RAW format, and 360 ° videos up to 6K (5888 × 2944 @ 30fps), in insv format, applying the color profiles of your choice between LOG, vivid and standard.
In the new action camera, it is unnecessary to use the gimbal: fluid and well-stable shots will be obtained definitively, thanks to the combined action of the algorithms for leveling the horizon and those for stabilization (FlowState): lovers of creative achievements however, they will appreciate making loop shots, perhaps for a documentary, or the possibility of obtaining Northern Lights Timelapse and TimeShift. The stereo audio will benefit from the reduction of wind reverberation.
Thanks to the smartphone application, via artificial intelligence and Shot Lab, it will be child’s play to apply effects such as the star trail, dolly zoom and cloning: requiring more granular manual controls, or wanting to range in post-production, perhaps for change at a later time the captured subject, the shooting angle or the framing, you can use the plug in for Adobe Premiere Pro or the program, for PC and Mac, Insta360 Studio.
In terms of photos, to the interval modes, night shot, burst, starlapse, standard, etc, there is also the Pure Shot HDR that captures 9 shots at different exposure, using the automatic exposure bracketing technique, obtaining images from the high dynamic range that offer more details useful for post-production.
The contents created by the Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition action camera, also priced on the official store (store.insta360.com) at 939.99 euros, can be stored on a microSD and transferred via microUSB Type-C: this as long as there is no take advantage of the possibility of carrying out live streams, via 360 Live mode or, with fixed perspective, Reframe Live, via Wi-Fi ac. The operation promised by the manufacturer, according to laboratory tests resuming in 6K @ 30fps, is 62 minutes, thanks to the 1350 mAh battery that can be recharged from off in 90 minutes.