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Insta360 One X: Best 360 degree camera of 2019?

In recent times 360 cameras have started to evolve at a very rapid pace. Even though the technology has come a long way since its inception but still it doesn’t seem to threaten the mainstream camera or action camera market anytime soon. But there is one company which is trying hard to bring 360-degree cameras to the mainstream market with there products.

Insta360 One X

Insta360 one X is probably the most versatile, powerful and easy to use 360-degree cameras currently available in the market. It was launched back in October 2018. Insta 360 one X is the successor to the old Insta 360 one which was launched back in 2017.

What is Insta 360 One X?

As the name already indicates Insta360 one X is a portable 360 camera launched by a Chinese brand named Insta 360. This company is quite popular for producing similar action and 360 cameras from the past few years.

Insta360 One X uses 2 200-degree f/2 lenses to create unique 5.7K spherical videos. It can also be used to click 18MP photographs as well. The videos exported by Insta360 one X can be later exported in 1080p, which can easily be posted or shared on any social media platform just after a little postprocessing on the go.

Insta 360 One X battery life?

Insta 360 one X comes with a 1200mAh battery which lasts for around 60minutes while recording at 5.7K at 30fps or 4K at 50fps. Which is not exceptional in any way but is acceptable for sure, When you compare it with the battery life of most of the action cameras available in the market right now. It takes around 1 and a half hours to charge completely once the battery is fully drained.

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Is Insta 360 one X waterproof?

Unlike GoPro fusion or GoPro Max 360, Insta 360 one X is not waterproof though insta 360 sells a separate housing which can be used in order to capture 360 videos and images underwater up to the depth of 30m.

Features of Insta360 One X:

  • It can shot 5.7k videos or 4k at 50fps and 3K at 100fps
  • It weighs around 115grams (with battery)
  • Still photo resolution at 18 megapixel
  • 6-state flow state stabilization
  • 1200 mAh removable battery
  • HDR video mode, Timeshift etc.
  • Live stream ability because of Real-time stitching, 3840×1920@30fps.
  • “Flow state” stabilization


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Key features:

  • Insta 360 one X boasts a HDR mode for both videos and still images, this does help in improving the dynamic range of both.
  • It can also live stream videos at 4K, Insta360 has improved the video quality a lot compared to older generations.
  • Raw mode is another feature which is really important, this mode allows to colour correct and edit RAW format still images without the loss of quality.

Where to buy Insta 360 one X?

Currently, Insta360 one X is available both on Amazon and Insta360’s official website as well.

Conclusion:

The main issue with 360 cameras right now is the complexity which is associated with them. Post-processing a 360-degree video in order to get something usable for Instagram or other sharable platforms. With Insta360 one X, Insta360 have tried really hard to make this device more user-friendly. They have updated their mobile application in order to make it simple to use and bring it in the mainstream.

Basically, Insta360 have learned from their competitors and tried to incorporate all the best things into their insta360 one X’s sleek and compact design.

So, currently, if you are looking to invest in a 360-degree camera then Insta360 one X is the best option for you at least until the launch of GoPro Max 360. GoPro Max 360 is quite similar when we compare the specifications of both but only time will tell which one of them is better. GoPro has already failed in 360 camera market with their GoPro fusion already, so it’s hard to say as of now. But I’ll keep you updated with the details and comparison for sure.

Hey, I am a photographer and a blogger based out of Lucknow. I love to travel and capture photographs, that's why I started this blog with an aim to share my experiences and tips which I have acquired by travelling.

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