The previous generation of the Insta360 spherical webcam was one of the most popular solutions of this type on the market. The Insta360 One X2 does everything even better.


"The Pocket Camera Crew" - this is the slogan advertised by the newest Insta360 One X2 spherical webcam - How much does it have to do with reality? Unexpectedly a lot.
This time, instead of the spherical video itself, the producer aptly put emphasis on the incredible editing possibilities offered by 360-degree recording. And it must be admitted that in this respect, the Insta360 offer far exceeds what ordinary sports cameras have to offer.


Compared to its predecessor, in terms of image quality and recording capabilities - nothing changes . We will record the video at a maximum resolution of 5.7K, but only at 30 fps (25 and 24 fps are also available), but to enjoy more smooth material, which is rather necessary for comfortable viewing in VR sets, we will have to go down to 4K (max. 50 fps) or 3K (max. 100 fps) resolution. In the case of single-lens video recording, we will save the maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 at a speed of 30 fps.


The strength of the One X model , on the other hand, lies in software improvements and greater efficiency . The webcam offers an almost twice as large battery (for about 80 minutes of continuous operation), an improved FlowState stabilization system, which has already made a stunning impression before, an even better Deep Track object tracking system, as well as more extensive possibilities of editing the recorded material and creating original shots.


When it comes to effects, we get a whole lot of creative possibilities, from creating bullet time shots, through the dolly zoom effect and the possibility of dynamic framing of recorded materials in post-production, to materials imitating shots recorded with a drone - the new webcam function allows you to easily, unnoticeable video editing recorded in several shots. In addition, a number of other functions already known to us. To understand what the One X2 has to offer, it's best to simply watch the promotional video below.


Insta360 One X2 is, above all, a wealth of means of expression. Social media fans will love it.




In addition, we also get the possibility of spherical streaming of material and webcam functions . Photo modes have also been improved to offer even better HDR or night photos. There is also a special mode that corrects the colors of underwater shots . By the way:


Now you can also take your webcam underwater!


The Insta360 One X2 camera is also waterproof to a depth of 10 m (IPX8), and with a dedicated housing we will be able to take it up to a depth of 45 m (it looks like spherical video will conquer the world of diving soon). There are also 4 microphones on board, recording spatial sound and suppressing wind noise better than before. We also get a color OLED screen and finally a metal tripod thread. All this, of course, in a compact housing that we can fit in our pocket.


Like its predecessor, the camera captures this 360-degree footage from opposing twin lenses and sensors with a resolution of up to 5.7k. And 30 frames per second and has a similar strip-shaped shape. The new camera has a number of new functions, collecting them all together we get:


  • A new color touchscreen that allows you to view 360 ° footage and frame your shots more effectively
  • Video is recorded at a higher effective bit rate, from 100 Mbps in H.264 to 100 Mbps in H.265
  • Improved "ambisonic" audio recording from the camera
  • The camera is now IPX8 rated and waterproof to a depth of 10m without the need for a case
  • Improved image stabilization
  • Larger battery than before, from 1,050mAh to 1,630mAh
  • Improved application with more modes than before


Like other 360-degree action cameras, the Insta360 One X2 can also be used as a regular wide-angle camera, allowing you to record hyper-stabilized 1080p or 1440p footage at up to 50fps. The camera also allows you to capture time-lapse clips and slow-motion videos in resolutions from 1080p to 120fps


Summary!
Insta360 One X2 is primarily a great webcam for fun and recording videos for the needs of social platforms, where it will be a very interesting tool to diversify the published content. Thanks to the interesting possibilities of dynamic framing, it can also turn out to be an attractive alternative to ordinary sports cameras, and even to a drone at a wedding. There are many possibilities, thanks to the device we are able to pour our imagination into a ready recording. You don't believe? See for yourself: