Insta360 ONE RS: a versatile action camera by Jose Antunes


The new Insta360 camera is here: The ONE RS is the company’s new interchangeable lens action camera that gives creators all-in-one versatility, without compromise.

Even though action filmmakers spend most of their time filming…the action, they may need tools to capture it in ways other than the traditional action camera offers. This is why Insta360 has developed its new camera, the Insta360 ONE RS, a modular camera system that is like a “chameleon”, able to change according to the needs of its user. Utilizing a three-part design – battery, processor and three quick-change lenses – ONE RS effortlessly transforms from a traditional action camera to a creative 360 ​​camera.

It’s not just about the ability to change. Insta360 notes that the camera features “a new high-performance 4K Boost lens with a 1/2″ 48MP image sensor” that now delivers “incredibly detailed wide-angle videos and photos, while a powerful Core delivers better-than-ever in-camera stabilization, sharper sound, and more.

Because it’s modular, the new lens and Core are also compatible with the previous generation ONE R, Insta360 explains, “allowing creators to upgrade their camera at their own pace. The previously released 5.7K 360 lens opens up endless creative possibilities with the Invisible Selfie Stick effect and 360 cropping. Meanwhile, the 5.3K 1-inch wide-angle lens co-engineered with Leica continues to deliver unparalleled image quality thanks to its sensor 1 inch. Regardless of the lens installed, the action camera is tough, rugged and waterproof up to 16ft (5m).”

The new Insta360 ONE RS explained

Here is some additional information about the new Insta360 ONE RS as provided by the company:

Fully Upgraded 4K Boost Lens

The new 4K Boost lens is the go-to choice for athletes, adventurers, and creators to capture vibrant, detailed action shots. With an upgraded 1/2″ 48MP image sensor, the new lens records crisp 4K 60fps video and best-in-class 48MP photos.

Two innovative new modes are also available on the 4K Boost lens. The first mode is Active HDR, which is a game-changer for action sports. While HDR modes on other action cameras are limited to stationary use due to ghosting issues, Active HDR is specifically designed for action. Active HDR keeps your video stabilized as you move, minimizing ghosting and revealing detail in highlights and shadows that other action cameras miss.

The second cutting-edge option is 6K widescreen mode. Taking full advantage of the 48MP sensor, this mode produces ultra-high resolution 6K footage with a classic 2.35:1 ratio for a cinematic look on the big screen.

Switch lenses for ultra-creative 360° photos

With its interchangeable lens design, ONE RS ensures creators always have the best tool for the job. While the 4K Boost lens is great for focusing on the details, the 360 ​​lens is perfect when you want to focus on the action, not your camera.

Whether you’re motorcycling, skiing, or just relaxing with friends, getting creative shots is effortless with the 360 ​​Lens. All you have to do is record and let the camera capture. all in 5.7K at 360 degrees. Later, you can choose your favorite angle (or multiple angles) and export it as a flat video that can be shared like any other video.

The 360 ​​lens also allows creators to capture impossible third-person views of themselves as they are in the moment. Thanks to the camera’s dual-lens design, the selfie stick is automatically cut from the final footage, resulting in incredible video game-like angles.

Best Stabilization Ever, Now Built In

With the powerful new ONE RS Core, Insta360’s proprietary FlowState stabilization is now delivered through the camera hardware for smoother videos than ever before. With improved stabilization applied to the camera, creators can now instantly share smooth wide-angle content on social media without having to process it in the Insta360 app.

No matter how the camera rotates during the action, 360-degree horizon leveling also ensures your video always stays at the magic level. Flip a switch in the Insta360 app or desktop software with footage shot on one of three lenses and watch footage stabilize instantly.

Faster, easier, stronger

With a rugged design and IPX8 waterproof rating up to 16ft, ONE RS is built to go wherever you go. Even at the height of the action, high-performance connectors ensure a reliable connection between mods, while a number of hardware upgrades make camera operation seamless.

Upgrades to the new Core include:

  • Extra mic for crisp, true-to-life sound
  • 50% faster WiFi for easy mobile file transfers
  • An instant zoom function, for up to 2.7x digital zoom when recording videos
  • A quick menu, for easy access to preset shooting modes

The mounting bracket has also been redesigned, featuring a quick release mechanism for changing lenses on the fly, a windproof mic cover and a heat dissipation panel to ensure the camera stays cool while recording.

With the Quick Reader accessory, there is no need to transfer files over WiFi, saving time, camera battery and mobile storage space. Simply plug it into ONE RS to save files to the SD card, then plug it into your phone to start editing.

The simplified edition

Editing epic photos is easier than ever with the Insta360 app’s powerful editing suite, packed with AI-powered features.

For 360° footage, finding the best angle is easy with Snap Wizard: just move your phone or swipe the screen to change the camera angle and instantly export the footage you want. For fun effects like cloning or stop motion, Shot Lab is constantly updated with new AI editing effects. An exciting new effect is Cinelapse, which adds cinematic transitions between clips to create a next-level hyperlapse.

For wide-angle footage, FlashCut uses AI to find the best moments in your clips and edit them together to the beat of the music. You can choose from several different editing themes, from action highlight reels to travel vlogs.

For creators who prefer desktop editing, the free Insta360 Studio software is also available for Mac and Windows, along with free plug-ins for Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.

More than an action camera

ONE RS is not just an action camera. It also serves as a 360-degree live-streaming camera using the Insta360 app, as well as a webcam when connected to a computer.

Thanks to its interchangeable lens design, ONE RS is anything but upgradeable, with exciting potential for future hardware upgrades and expanded functionality.

Insta360 ONE RS: a versatile action camera

The Think Bold Fund

To celebrate the release of ONE RS, Insta360 is also opening the first round of submissions to the Think Bold Fund. Selected creators will receive funding, equipment and production support to bring their bold video ideas to life. Aspiring and professional creators, athletes and brands are all encouraged to apply via email [email protected] with their proposals. The first round of submission will end on April 22.

Insta360 ONE RS is available to order today through and select retailers worldwide. As a modular system, several purchase options are available. The Twin Edition includes the powerful combination of 4K Boost Lens and 360 Lens, and offers the best value at $549.99. For users looking to upgrade their wide-angle action camera setup, the 4K edition retails for $299.99, while the 1-inch edition retails for $549.99. The core, battery, and mounting bracket are also available for purchase as a set.

4K Boost lens support with the ONE R Core will come in a post-launch firmware update.


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