Insta360 announces its 4K One R adaptive action camera co-engineered with Leica

Insta360's One R action camera is like no other

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The Insta360 One R is an adaptive action camera with an interchangeable-lens design. This enables 360-degree capture, standard 4K capture and the use of a groundbreaking 5.3K 1-inch sensor all on a single device.

Best quality on an action camera

The One R redefines what is possible with its mods. The dual-lens 360 mod supports 5.7K capture on two lenses that cover every direction simultaneously. This enables a real-time 360-degree preview with innovations such as HDR video and night shot for the best color accuracy and low-light performance on any consumer 360 camera.

The Insta360 One R twin and 1-inch edition (via Insta360)

There is a 4K wide-angle mod which captures stabilised action at 60 frames per second and up to 8x slow-motion. The mod’s reversible design lets you flip the touchscreen in a snap making it perfect for getting real-time feedback when filming yourself.

A special edition One R co-engineering with Leica (via Insta360)

Lastly, there is the 1-inch wide-angle mod which is co-engineered with Leica. It achieves a level of quality that has never been seen on any other action camera using a best-in-class 1-inch sensor. You can capture brilliant 5.3K video and 19MP photos even in complex lighting conditions.

A number of algorithms on-board

Insta360 has implemented a fully upgraded FlowState stabilisation algorithm on the One R. With this, you can achieve gimbal-like stability whether you are shooting in 360 or with a standard wide-angle. Using a smart scene-detection algorithm, it outclasses the competition even in low-light scenes.

With AI-powered computer vision, the action camera is also capable of tracking. When editing 360 video, you can simply select a subject to follow. The One R companion application will keep the subject locked in centre-frame. While this is helpful in post production, you can even do this in real time through voice control. Using the camera’s ‘Point to Track’ feature, you can conveniently say ‘Mark that!’ which will automatically re-frame a shot to follow your chosen subject.

The different configurations possible with the One R (via Insta360)

Aside from these, there is also a computer vision algorithm that Insta360 has developed on its own. Dubbed Auto Frame, it identifies the best parts of any 360 video and recommends them to creators. By using this, you can quickly narrow down your shots.

Take it underwater and customise it further

The One R is IPX8 waterproof to depths of 5 meters straight out of the box. For deeper dives, a dive case enables usage up to 60 meters underwater.

Recording your next sporting activity just got a lot easier (via Insta360)

You will also be able to take advantage of other add-ons down the line. The One R supports a boosted battery base for extended shooting. And for more specialised applications, you get the One R Aerial Edition which makes supported drones completely invisible and captures an unobstructed 360-degree view.

A version for everyone

Insta360’s One R is all about choice. The One R Twin Edition brings the dual-lens 360 mod and the 4K wide-angle mod for $479.99 (Dh 1,763.10). If you want to opt for the variant with the 1-inch wide-angle mod co-engineered with Leica, it will run you $549.99 (Dh2020.22). Just the One R 4K Edition will cost $299.99 (Dh1101.92). You can order the One R today online but we are not yet sure on pricing and availability in the UAE.