The Insta360 One X2 is updated.
When Insta360 released the One X two years ago, the response was mixed. Some didn't believe that 360 video hadn't caught on yet, and for the most part outside of VR space, those critics were right. It hasn't stopped Insta360 from gaining popularity with consumers, however, and its One X2 aims to simplify 360 ° even further.
The One X2 is similar to the original by default but comes with a few enhancements including a touch display, IPX8 sealing, Bluetooth support, voice control, quad microphones, and a larger one 1630mAh Battery that supposedly offers around 80 minutes of recording time.
The purpose of 360 ° video is so that you can shoot from all directions and either choose the preferred angle in the post for a "flat" timeline or use them all for an immersive 360 ° experience. The One X2 automatically inserts its 5.7K video into the camera, showing you exactly what you're getting from its new external display. The display acts as a touchscreen, on which you can navigate through the settings and switch between the recording modes.
In terms of video formats, this new version reflects the One X offerings:
- 5.7K video at 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
- 4K at 50 fps, 30 fps
- 3K at 100 fps
The video is recorded using the H.265 codec on a 7.2 mm lens (35 mm equivalent) with an aperture of F2.0. The One X2 also offers an ISO range from 100 to 3200 with an automatic mode when you need it most. As already mentioned, the camera is waterproof up to 10 meters without a case. If you need more leeway, it can be increased to 45 meters with the optional diving case.
The One X2 has four recording modes: 360 °, Steady Cam, InstaPano and MultiView, which can be easily selected via the touchscreen.
- 360 ° mode: Captures up to 5.7 KB with both lenses
- Steady cam mode: Offers a standard video recording mode with a maximum resolution of 2560 × 1440 (50 / 30fps). 1920 × 1440 (50 / 30fps) or 1920 × 1080 (50 / 30fps)
- InstaPano: Allows you to take panoramas
- MultiView: Designed for vlogging, displays two angles at once, and includes face tracking
The One X2 offers subject tracking via its “Deep Track” algorithm, in which the subjects are kept in the middle image. By selecting the target while recording, the device will track the subject. Then in the post the algorithm will redesign the subject and keep it in the middle regardless of the obstacle.
Did you know that Insta360 has a direct plugin for Final Cut Pro X that makes working with the footage even easier? Don't have an FCP? Don't worry, you can use it the Insta360 app or Insta360 Studio to edit your footage.
In addition, Insta360 has updated its ShotLabs and added a PureShot mode for low-light situations AquaVision Option that helps balance colors underwater, and the One X2 can even stream live with two cameras. Cool.
The One X2 is available now for $ 429.