Insta360 ONE X 360º Action Camera | REVIEW (4K)


this is the brand new Insta 360 ONE X, a
360 degree action camera that opens up a world of fun and
creative possibilities it shoots 5.7 k resolution video 18 megapixel photos
bullet time slow-motion flow state stabilization and
more I’m Ben from authentech, let’s check it out
huge shout out to insta 360 for sending me this early sample unit now I reviewed
last year’s insta 360 one camera and it had some great potential but a couple areas
fell short I think they made some major improvements this time around I’m
excited to share with you guys the new updates in the box includes the 1x
camera a 1200 million powers battery bullet time accessory cable which
basically you screw on swing around in circles and then it shoots these crazy
cool slow-motion shots more on this later also included is this nice
protective carrying pouch it’s well padded plus a lanyard
I appreciate these little bonuses they include it feels like a lot of other
companies nowadays find every possible way to cut corners lastly there’s
multiple USB cables included these are for charging and connecting to your
phone for app control and transferring files the camera is really nice and
comfortable to hold it’s impressive how compact they were able to size this
thing down it easily fits into your pocket or anywhere yet capable of
shooting 5.7 K 360 video it has that soft touch plastic like rubber feel
which I always like dual lenses one on each side battery compartment
quarter-twenty tripod mount directly on the bottom this is fantastic to see no
silly cases or adapters needed for simple tripod mounting mmm micro SD slot
micro USB for charging and data transfer a newly added LCD screen and lastly a
power and function button I really really like this new screen so then I
don’t always have to pull out my phone to change the shooting modes or settings
it’s all easily accessible by just these two buttons and a
screen overall it’s a pretty sweet pack but let’s go out and shoot some 360
footage see what this camera is capable of first up shooting resolution and
frame rates this little camera can crank out 5.7 K 360 degree video at 30fps or
4k video at 50 FPS or 3 K video at 100 FPS now yes the major caveat this high
resolution video is sort of being stretched out in all 360 degrees so
that’s when we later crop in say a 16 by 9 section we’re sadly not getting a full
4k video export this is a slight bummer in my book but not a deal-breaker I need
to remind myself I’m in a small percentage of people who actually
consume and produce videos in all 4k most people out there are watching just
on their mobile phones and devices where 1080p is just fine
so filming in 360 degrees is always fun and unique experience because it’s semi
bleeding-edge the concept of capturing just everything around me never needing
to worry about which direction the camera is facing and then later in
editing I can point the camera anywhere and have super smooth stable cinematic
video it’s kind of a game changer they call it shoot first point later and I
like how easily that sums it up now on that note of stabilization insta 360 has
really stepped it up here I’m not sure how but I was walking jogging and this
is a quick jogging stabilization test whipping the camera around in all
directions and it now handles that flow state stabilization incredibly well the
idea that I can mount this camera just about anywhere and still produce smooth
shots opens up a fun range of ideas I can use for future content creation and
speaking of content creation I think this has always been one of the major
downfalls of 360 video right to just point and shoot everywhere and then
later edit and aim it has a double-edged sword with the cell phone you can just
aim and shoot and then post right away fast and easy with 360 video will never
miss the shot but it takes just one extra step of later framing up the ink
or choosing that best shot then exporting and sharing that clip
thankfully insta 360 has been doing a lot of development and improvements in
that post editing software connecting to their mobile app is actually made very
fast and easy which is huge in my book just one tap here hit connect and if
you’re going wirelessly that’s it I also appreciate the detail I can hook up the
One X camera directly to my mobile phone this is for faster speeds and extending
battery life or I can just run and gun wirelessly with freedom and convenience
of fast Wi-Fi speeds great attention to detail like this small example the phone
cables they included have a 90 degree angle on the camera site for better
ergonomics and overall cleaner design there’s just a ton of editing and
filters and settings and their app which I appreciate it makes it feel like it’s
easy for beginners fun to play with but then also powerful enough for pro users
to tinker with and explore limitless creative ideas their smart object
tracking and pivot points even a way to point and aim your camera around the
scene after the recording has taken place this is a clever and interesting
idea they have full fledged desktop software
as well one thing to note just remember that if you add lots of edits on top of
clip it’s nondamaging meaning we can always go back and edit the original
reset the edits and make new fresh changes when you export and save a clip
it’s creating a new file so edit that same clip over and over creating fresh
new content all based on one recording that’s pretty awesome and this is a
quick audio tests on the new insta One X how does the sound sound this is a
little walking at stabilization test audio recording sounds good
another big headlining feature is bullet time you swing the camera around in a
circle and now with a wider field of view and sharper 3k resolution the
bullet time effects puts you at the center of an epic slow-mo shot there’s a
few tricks I learned one being as they suggest aim for about one rotation per
second as I found going too fast can almost lessen the effect
also there’s a few optional accessories they offer like the bullet time handle
this is kind of like stepping up your swing in game it screws onto the selfie
stick and swings freely around without worries of tangles and speaking out that
selfie stick is probably worth considering
it tells ghosts from small to large tripod mounts on both ends and perfectly
sized so when you mount that 1x camera on top the stick basically goes
invisible which makes it look like the cameras just floating there midair it’s
kind of amazing it’s smooth like a floating camera it’s just pretty crazy
both my hands are free switch into still photos I’m impressed
with the quality capturing the world and people around you at 18 megapixel it
also has this new HDR feature which I shot a couple side-by-sides and the
differences are major the tone mapping and dynamic range from the bright
sunlights to the dark shadow areas and everything in between looks well exposed
again lots of customization and controls in their app allowing you to output and
share just about any sort of image or video you can think of when shooting
photos there’s different modes to choose from like standard HDR or interval for
time-lapse you can set your interval for photos or use time-lapse video mode and
it will auto combine the shots into a video for you
there’s also manual exposure settings and the ability to shoot in RAW speaking
of time-lapse mode they offer a new hyperlapse mode go walking running or
scooting around just about anywhere and again you don’t even have to think about
where the camera is pointing then later in the app select the clip change the
speed turn on blur if you’d like select the timeline section you want hyperlapse
and that’s basically it we can even set pivot or object tracking
points and these results look amazing massive potential here and as a side
note I was impressed with the latest GoPro 7s hyperlapse mode but this one I
think is putting up a good fight I’m not sure which one I like better let me be
honest I feel like I’m just covering the tip of the iceberg here and this camera
and tech has a ton of potential I’ll definitely keep experimenting with this
so stay tuned for future videos and maybe even a GoPro Hero 7 video verse
this one-acts camera that’d be super interesting let me know if you guys want
to see that in the comments pricing on the One X is currently 399 which I found
very competitive and interesting since that new GoPro 7 is the exact same price
which camera do you think has more capabilities we might have to do that
camera comparison shootout all links will be down below and don’t forget to
ring the bell so you don’t miss all my future camera videos until next time
let’s live authentic

100 thoughts on “Insta360 ONE X 360º Action Camera | REVIEW (4K)

  1. Ben: great video. Do you happen to know the recording bitrate for the One X? I'm looking to buy my first 360 cam and was excited for this announcement but I shoot with camera bodies (Sony A7III & A6300) and action cams (Sony X3000) that allow me to get up to 100mbps which produces some great video and one reviewer has already said the One X shoots at only 17mbps. I'm trying to figure out if that was at a lower resolution (like 3K or 1080) or if it applied to 4 and 5k as well? …also, from your experience is this okay for a 360 cam? I have heard that the GoPro Fusion shoots higher but it takes forever to edit and stitch due to the higher file sizes? Any help would be appreciated on this question! Thanks!

  2. The quality of vid and audio doesn't impress in these samples. At least the interface looks better than the one and the shoot button is not on the edge anymore

  3. Nice, Ben. I think this one has significantly more promise than gopro, with GP eeking out just a tad better (still) resolution. And of course there's that waterproof housing. But that flexibility! Yummy! 😁

    For equal price, I wouldn't even consider GP for my needs. Hovering over the buy button… Nah, better take this one to the chief cook…

  4. Sucky audio with no jack, no HDR on still images, inconsistent stitching and stabilization, stills not up to Theta quality and no in-camera stitching…

  5. It's just crazy I really want buy both of these things
    Hero 7 and insta 360x
    I want see that vs video

  6. You present this camera very well , But This camera is very bad, You are shooting yourself with a good camera with a good resolution, it's not fair , i have tried all camera 360 4 K or 5.7 K .As soon as you take off the 360 video ?? the quality is becomes very bad as 480 blurred video. You can not do video with a front lens 180 ?? only 360. This is bullshit. You can not shoot a video in the evening in the light of the day only in daylight only. You can take a Sony FDR-X3000 camera using a stabilizer to turn 360 and there will be a good resolution 4K and you can see perfectly. Plus , these are all cameras. Who makes it impossible to call them?? They don't have telephones. I'm sorry but it;s all true.

  7. It's cool that it has a removable battery. Gutted it's not waterproof and I was quite surprised at the size of it, bigger than I thought! I have the insta one and like the features, this is definitely a step up but I'd still like it to be waterproof 🤷‍♂️

  8. looks blur.and anyone can show a camera in good light try showing some real footage with low light and in all weather

  9. Can you recommend that as a good replacement for my old dslr, For point and shoot only (auto). My camera Is too big and heavy.

  10. 360 vs hero 7
    That was exactly why I was looking up for this video.
    Have to purchase any of the two at this weekend only.
    Kindly do suggest one.
    My usage : Cover Events , Festivals , real estate and interior shoot , Go LIVE

  11. Hello .. ThanX for this interesting video .. I am very interested in this product .. My situation is as follows .. I travel on cycling trips .. I am responsible for making videos montage by using capture on cellular phone and a sports camera .. Then using and application for rendering a video that is short (4 to 5 minutes) a fun to watch … I want to step up my game so I am looking either at this 360 camera or the GoPro hero 7 .. Currently my settings for my montage are 1080/60 (fps) .. I do all my editing on my cellular phone .. what do you recommend sir ? .. Regards 😎

  12. THUMB UP FOR THIS REVIEW…For the very good quality of objectivity + "intellectuality" (whatever it means lol). 3 times done LIKE+SUBSCRIBE+NOTIFICATION. (This guy is incredible, he no onetime speak out the smartphone brand name like so many other Youtubers done it constantly and permanently. Or they put a big screen/or laptop with that big fruit logo in front of viewer´s nose, like if those products an object of review.) This guy is in the same league like Marques Brownlee, Daniel "ZoneOfTech", Linus TechTips and so on…

  13. Probably a stupid questions how is the camera moving with him like he has a drone not the shots with the selfie stick

  14. Great review! Can you charge the batter and use the camera at the same time? I'm looking for a dash camera that can record for hours at a time.

  15. Yiu dont test with low light.
    INSTA360 ONE X or THETA V?
    Which one has a better image? Which works best during the night (low Light)

  16. is the app available for mac? when i do some changes and i export the video at my phone, the quality stays high? i need to edit at phone but final edit + colour correction do to the final cut.. is this available at maximum quality?

  17. In a dilemma whether to get GoPro Hero 7 Black or Insta360 One X. Can you make a comparison between this 2?

  18. Hey Ben, it has been a while, I hope all is well. Kelly and I regularly still watch your videos. Awesome job. We would be very interested in seeing the Insta360 vs The Gopro7. I know the insta 360 boasts of the 360 but I would be interested in images quality, stabilization, etc.

  19. Hey Ben, nice video really, i'm so tempted to buy this camera, i've a couple of questions: 1) what's the video file format(extension) 2) if i wish to use premiere pro to edit raw video from the cam , will it be possible? (plugins or ?..) thanks !

  20. any chance you can confirm if there is a setting in manual mode to change the shutter speed? if so what is the range …

  21. Ben, I don't have a smart phone- too cheap- so, is the desktop software (for a PC) as good as the app for the smartphones?

  22. Would be a great buy if it wasn't for the beyond bad audio lol seriously makes this camera is useless for anything where you needed sound

  23. The audio source is far from the source. The levels are also low from my experience with the insta360 ONE. You need to use external audio with the selfie stick in full extension. Even when close to the internal mic the level is low. I like what the cameras do, it is not an easy device to use if you want to vlog. External audio sources are always better if you want to vlog anyways. I love these cameras, they are fun.

  24. 3 1/2 mos later and they still don't have full fledged desk top editing. PC is is still Beta. I posted 2 YT videos so far, and used 360 PowerDirector for editing, real color correction and titling. I like the app they have for my Ipad and it has some nice features, but still is too limiting. I refuse to pay Prem Pro prices.

  25. Great review, thanks for being comprehensive and straightforward! Most on YouTube aren't professional and way longer than they should be.

  26. i cannot get the hyperlapse to work it goes fast but nothing like yours mine looks like a turtle jogging(well what id imagine a turtle jogging looks like) lol idk what im doing wrong

  27. What's anyone's experience on using this camera for real estate purposes and using the software to do a virtual walk through of a property?

  28. The camera is great fun for video but the still image quality is poor at best even using raw and hdr. If you dont need quality stills this camera is a good choice but the Ricoh theta z1 would be a better choice for 360 photos but ultimately the best way to get the best quality 360 photos is with a pano head and dslr.

  29. Does this mobile app needs some specification for the phone? or any smartphone can do the post production editing??

  30. hi .. i have always loved your reviews – the only thing is, i did not realise the existance of these 360cams and i bought a GoPro_7 in January – i strongly believe that these 360cams, especially the Insta360 1x suits my style or thoughts of how videos should be made… gotta save some money for the Insta360 1X ..

  31. Great coverage of all the features. If i wish to create hyperlapse or slow motion footage, what resolution plus frame rate combination on the ONE X would cater to this best, for smoothest video?

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