Insta360 One

The Insta360 ONE Is This the Right 360 Camera For You?

By Al Caudullo

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It’s taken longer than I would have liked, but I finally got time to check out the Insta360 One. With the onslaught of 360 cameras that have come out over the past few months, it’s hard to keep up with all of them.

The Insta360 ONE follows the logic that the best camera that is the one you have with you. It’s small lightweight and connects directly to your iPhone. The company has just come out with the Android adapter. So now you’ll be able to use the Insta360 One with your Android phone as well.

Let’s start out by listing the specifications.


Lenses two fisheye lenses
Field of view fully spherical
Aperture f/2.2
Sensors two 1/2.3-inch Sony CMOS sensors
Processors unspecified Ambarella processor
Photo resolution 6912 x 3456 in JPEG or DNG raw
Video resolution 3840 x 1920, 30fps
2560 x 1280 @ 60fps 2048 x 512 @ 120fps
mp4 (log mode available)
Live streaming resolution: 3840 x 1920
Compatible with YouTube, Facebook, Periscope / Twitter, Weibo
Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 60 seconds
ISO: 100 to 3200 (up to 6400 for video)
Stabilization: 6-axis gyro-based image stabilization
Connector: 1/4-20 tripod connector
Storage: one Micro SD up to 128GB (8GB included)
Working humidity: 30% to 80%
Temperature: 14F – 113F (-14C to 45C)
Waterproof: No (waterproof housing accessory available)
Connectivity: MFI-certified lightning connector
Bluetooth LE 4.0
Compatibility: iPhone X
iPhone 8 / 8 plus
iPhone 7 / plus
iPhone 6s / 6s plus
iPhone 6 / 6 plus
iPhone SE
iPad Pro (10.5 in, 9.7 in)
iPad mini 4
iPad Air 2
Android version shipping December 15, 2017
Dimensions: 96 x 36.5 x 25 mm
Weight: 82g
Battery: 70 mins.; not removable; USB charging
Other features: Intervalometer
Freecast (live streaming with changeable perspective)
Time-lapse mode
Bullet time

There is a recommended Insta360 Selfie Stick and an Original Insta360 ONE Action Camera Waterproof Case available as well and even a Drone Mount for a DJI Mavic.

The Insta360 ONE is definitely a small compact 360 camera. It weighs in almost the same as → continue…

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