Insta360 One RS Assessment: Arms on


  • UKRRP: £279.99
  • USARRP: $299.99

  • Modular design:Swap between flat and 360-degree filming on the go

  • 6K filming:Widescreen cinematic footage at 24/25fps

  • 48MP sensor:Improved functionality for stills images


Insta360 returns to the modular motion digicam idea with its newest gadget, the Insta360 One RS, however this time there are a number of key enhancements underneath the hood.

Modular motion cameras usually are not a brand new idea, Insta360 has utilised the design earlier than for the Insta360 One R, and it was extra just lately seen within the magnetic DJI Motion 2 – marking an enormous departure from the unique DJI Osmo Motion.

Insta360 clearly has simply as a lot religion in modular filming as DJI does, sticking with the identical design for the One RS, however there are many different adjustments elsewhere.

The 360 Lens on the Insta360 One RS


  • Modular idea makes a return
  • Design is nearly unchanged from the One R
  • Modules are backwards suitable

From a design perspective, the Insta360 One RS is indistinguishable from its predecessor, and that is intentional. By conserving the look the identical, it’s potential for One R customers to make use of the RS’s new and improved lenses and modules with their current package, supplying you with the liberty to improve on a component by half foundation.

After all, by conserving the One R’s design, a number of current points are nonetheless alongside for the experience similar to the truth that swapping the orientation of the display screen simply isn’t as seamless when in comparison with motion cameras, just like the GoPro Hero 10, which have rear and front-facing shows built-in from the get-go.

The Insta360 One RS in front of the GoPro Hero 10

Video and pictures

  • 4K Increase Lens jumps to 48MP
  • 6K Widescreen Mode added for cinematic footage
  • Energetic HDR mode for improved motion pictures

The default 4K lens on the One RS (now referred to as the 4K Increase Lens) has been given a severe improve, bumping the decision from 12MP to an enormous 48MP. With the elevated decision, the One RS now has a 6K Widescreen Mode for extra cinematic footage at a facet ratio of two.35:1. It’s price mentioning nevertheless that this mode solely shoots at 24/25fps, so for extra quick paced footage you may drop all the way down to 4K 60fps.

There’s additionally a brand new Energetic HDR mode which brings HDR into video recording itself, promising so as to add extra spectacular ranges of color distinction to your fast-paced motion pictures. FlowState stabilisation (Insta360’s various to GoPro HyperSmooth software program) is now activated throughout filming, whereas beforehand this was executed in put up, which ought to permit for extra secure footage this time round.

After all, if in case you have the 360 lens at hand then you may nonetheless get pleasure from the identical 5.7K 360-degree filming that was obtainable on the One R, and you should utilize the accompanying Insta360 app to reframe your 360 footage thereafter for extra stylised pictures.

The Insta360 One RS with the 4K Boost Lens

Efficiency and equipment

  • New fast launch on the Mounting Bracket
  • Wi-Fi speeds are 50% sooner
  • Further mic for higher sound

The 4K lens isn’t the one factor that’s been upgraded, the One RS core – which serves because the brains of the digicam – has additionally been decked out with new options. For starters, there’s now an extra mic on the gadget, bringing the full to a few and promising higher audio high quality together with it. Insta360 claims that the Wi-Fi connection from the One RS is now 50% sooner than earlier than, permitting customers to extra shortly share footage from the digicam to their smartphone.

Listening to suggestions in regards to the clunkiness of the One R’s mounting bracket (important for including equipment just like the Invisible Selfie Stick), Insta360 has added a much-needed fast launch to the brand new mounting bracket on the One RS. This implies you could extra shortly take away the digicam from the case and hopefully spend much less time swapping out lenses.

First Impressions

Whereas it won’t appear to be an enormous improve from face-value alone, the Insta360 One RS does carry some a lot wanted upgrades to the desk, like a fast launch for the Mounting Bracket to make swapping out lenses a neater course of than earlier than.

The introduction of a 6K Widescreen Mode, in addition to Energetic HDR, is bound to be tempting to any homeowners of the One R, however the truth that all that is backwards suitable with the present package makes it really feel like a win-win for customers.

Insta360 One RS Specs




Video Recording

IP ranking

Launch Date

Display screen

Picture stabilisation


Variety of Reminiscence card slots

USB charging

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