The Leica model is synonymous with optical and engineering excellence, so slapping it on an motion cam designed to seize your sweaty exploits as you jog/climb/cycle/white water raft feels considerably incongruous.
360 motion cams have prioritised usability and toughness forward of efficiency till now – however Insta360’s One RS 1-Inch 360 Version (strive saying that with a mouthful of microSD playing cards) needs to buck that pattern. Therefore the Chinese language firm’s partnership with Leica and using twin 1-inch sensors to spice up picture high quality past what we’ve seen from small 360 cameras to date.
The cam can shoot 6K 360 footage (which may also be reframed after taking pictures to create a decrease decision video ‘pointed’ within the instructions you need) and 21MP 360 pictures, with its bigger sensors boosting dynamic vary and low mild efficiency in comparison with Insta360’s earlier efforts the One X, One X2 and the 360 lens module on the One RS launched earlier this yr. Apparently, the brand new 1-Inch 360 lens module could be mounted on the One RS and One R core models, so if you happen to already personal a kind of you’ll be able to match it straight in your present digital camera.
It’s IPX3 waterproof and light-weight at simply 239g, however the One RS 1-Inch 360 Version isn’t designed only for taking pictures outside actions. Insta360 envisions it as a compact, user-friendly different to a big 360 taking pictures rig in skilled settings: monitoring development websites, or for the creation of digital property excursions (two settings the place its ruggedness and skill to shoot clear indoor footage can be as beneficial as its dimension and straightforward operation).
The Insta360 One RS 1-Inch 360 Version is on the market to order right now from the Insta360 web site. The complete package deal prices £870 and the improve bundle for current One R and One RS homeowners prices £660. We have already got our arms on a overview pattern, so look out for our full overview quickly.