OK. So what I have in this box is a game changer. This is really going to change the way we do action cameras and just really portable cameras in themselves. And it is modular. It allows you to build it up to make it to do whatever you wanted to do, whether you want to attach it to a drone. You want to wear it on your head.
You want to put it on a selfie stick. You want to attach it to a car no matter what you want to do.
This can do it for you. And this is the insta 360 1R.
OK. So there is a lot to talk about with this camera, so let’s jump right into it. So first, Instant 360 is trying to make a camera that you can grow with something that you can attach things to and you can adjust it to what you need for your particular type of shooting situation. And right now, they have basically three different cameras that you can use with this system.
So you have a choice between a dual lens 360 camera, a single lens, four K wide angle camera, and then you have a crazy one inch wide angle camera that they actually co engineered with like.
And according to the 360, they say that this is going to give you the best performance out of any action camera ever.
So you’ll be able to record a video at five point three K resolution and also take a 19 megapixel photos. And this should work well in any type of lighting conditions.
But unfortunately, I don’t have this camera just yet.
But trust me, have we’ll be getting it when it comes out. But let’s talk about the two cameras that I do have, the 360 camera and the four K wide angle camera.
But first, let’s talk about how this system works. So basically, you have this one module, which is going to be like the brain of the operation is going to have this software is going to have a display on the back of it and it’s going to be what you’re going to be connecting the other cameras to.
And so this module has two connecting points.
So when you’re using the 360 camera, it’s going to take a both of those. And when you’re using the four K wide angle camera, it just will take up one of those.
But if you want to take some selfie video and use the screen to see what you’re recording, you can flip that camera around. And then now it will occupy the other slot. And now you can take some really good selfie video and see what you’re doing.
And at the top, on the main module, you will find the power button.
And next to that, you’ll find a button to stop and start recording. And then on the side, you have this little flap that you opened up to access the USP sea port that will be used for charging and also sinking over your files.
And then also you find the micro SD card slot.
Now, to give some power to this bad boy, you have to attach the battery module, this little red thing here.
And so this attaches on the bottom and then latches in it. Then if you need to take it off, it has a little slider there and you can pop that off and you get the battery module on.
This setup right here is ready to go and start filming. But they also include this bracket inside of the box, which is like a little cage.
And this will give you some added protection. So if you drop it, it will help it a little bit. But it also will allow this to be submerged in water up to five meters. And then if you want to go deeper, they do sell an additional dove case and that will allow you to take this up to 60 meters under water.
And at the bottom of this bracket, you will find this very common connecting point.
So if you do have the right attachment now, you can attach this to a tripod or to a selfie stick. All right. So enough with the setup talk. Let’s see what these cameras can do.
And let’s start with the four K wide angle camera. So this is going to be more like your traditional action camera. And so you can mount this and now get a straight on shot of what you’re trying to capture.
And it has three different angles. So you can do an ultra wide, you can do a wide and also a linear.
And then also this will be supporting four K up to 60 frames per second. But if you also want to get some really good slow motion footage, a camera caught ATP up to two engine frames per second.
With this and the 360 camera. Then about to show you, it can record an HDR.
So you can see this side by side comparison where this is really going to help out when you have a lot of bright sun and just different type of lighting conditions.
And this is going to be able to make sure your entire article can look better. So in the right situation, you can turn that HDR on. You can really just get a better image overall. And then we also have access to insta 360 flow state stabilization, which is some of the best in the game.
So this is going to keep your videos as super, super smooth and steady, even if you’re going over really rough terrain. OK, so now let’s look at the 360 module.
And this has dual lenses and it’s going to be sharing five point seven K video that it’s going to be able to record. And so I would say that the video looks pretty good for 360 camera of this size. And this also has access to ACOR video like the regular four K wide angle camera.
And this also does have access to that flow stay stabilization, as I showed you with the other camera.
And for a 360 camera. And so 360 says that this is going to get you some really good results and low light.
And I have to agree with that and haven’t used all 360 cameras out there.
But from the ones that I’ve used on the video from, this is pretty good for again, for the size. And what is trying to do as a stitches that video together? I think it does a pretty good job at keeping that noise down. So I really like this system. And this isn’t a full review because this version isn’t final.
There may be some software days and some different things in the final version of this camera. So I’ll say the things that I think could be better with this camera for my review after I give it a fair shot with the final version.
But right now, as it is, I have to say that instantly 60 is going in the right direction with this modulo type of system.
So, say next year, you still have this brain module here and they release a better camera mod or multiple camera mods. If you don’t need to buy this and you need to buy one of those additional mods, that should save you some money. And again, we’ll see how long Insta 360 supports this particular module right here.
But if they can support it for like two or three years, that is a win for us consumers because we don’t have to keep paying for price for something.
We can just buy the module that we want. For that particular time.
So right now, if you’re really into 360 for this, you can just buy the 360 camera setup and then later on by one of these single lenses if you want to.
And so I’m throwing out the pricing for the different packages that you can get. And the one I showed you today is the twin edition that comes with the four K Wide-angle module and also the 360 module. So I think that one is a really good deal. But again, you can choose which one you want.
But right now, let me go play with this camera a little bit more and get some more footage for my review.
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