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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Insta360, the company that makes the Insta360 ONE 360-degree camera attachment sold at Apple retail stores, is today debuting its next-generation product, the upgraded and refined Insta360 ONE X.

Compared to the previous-generation Insta360 ONE, the new Insta360 ONE X has a redesigned body, an upgraded camera that can record in 360 degrees at up to 5.7K resolution with impressive stabilization, and new photo and video capabilities.


I was able to spend some time with the Insta360 ONE X ahead of its launch, and found it to be great little action camera capable of some fun photo and video effects perfect for sharing on social media.


The Insta360 ONE X is rectangular in shape and about the size of a candy bar, making it portable and easy to carry in a bag or in a pocket. It measures in at 4.5 inches by 1.8 inches, and a little under a half an inch thick.

There are cameras on both the front and the back of the Insta360 ONE X, allowing it to capture 360 degree photos and videos all the time. As with the previous version, you can't capture non 360-degree photos, but standard photos and videos are available through post processing and cropping within the Insta360 app.


At the side of the Insta360 ONE X, there's a battery compartment that houses a removable 1200 mAh battery, which lets you swap in another battery for longer on-the-go battery life.

At the bottom, there's a microSD card slot (with a microSD card required for recording photos and videos), and at the other side, there's a microUSB port used for charging purposes.


Below the camera on the front, there's a small display and a set of buttons that let you access settings and swap between photo and video modes.

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Article Link: Review: The Newly Launched Insta360 ONE X Captures 5.7K 360-Degree Video With Impressive Stabilization and Fun Photographic Effects


macrumors 68020
Jun 12, 2014
Terrible product name.

Agreed. How does one compare the ONE X to the ONE, and where can they go from here? You know it won't be ONE XI, so...then what? Same question for iPhones.

Soon as I start to be amazed that good companies can come up with the very worst product names (Apple being one of the very worst, even back from the iPod days), I think about Lincoln/Mercury and Acura...two automakers with (still) the very worst line-up naming scheme that permits zero ability to differentiate between models before investigating and even after. To this day I still don't know if Xr is a step up or down from the Xs unless I look it up. Or, the difference between "max" and "plus" for iPhones. Dumb.


macrumors regular
Aug 2, 2005
Cary, NC
Anyone else having trouble with the Insta360 website? When I go to the options under "BUY NOW," I'm getting a blank page for Insta 360 store and no reaction when clicking "Third-party retailer."

UPDATE: It's working now. Thanks, jclo.
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Moderator emeritus
Mar 16, 2004
Andover, MA
Excellent review, Juli - I really appreciate your perspective as a non-avid user of such cameras. Spec-wise and feature-wise, this is a killer 360 camera for the price, and you need to spend almost twice as much to get something that's arguably (but not definitively) better - the GoPro Fusion. Others in this price range can't really hold a candle to it, and the only other new one that's interesting and in this price range, the Vuze XR, won't be out for a month.
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