Insta360 is currently teasing its “next camera” announcement on September 8, however WinFuture It seems that there are details first. The German-language site features images and specs for the company’s new X3 360-degree action camera, which drops the “One” name from its branding and features a larger display than its predecessor, the Insta360 One X2.
WinFuture The Insta360 X3 indicates that it will rock the same 5.7k resolution found in the two previous generations of the camera, but the updated image sensors should achieve 4K resolution in single-lens mode, up from the 1440p resolution featured on the One X2. Timelapse videos can be made in 8K and still photos can be taken at a resolution of up to 72 megapixels.
Full specifications are a little sparse so there’s no word yet on framerates or water resistance, but product images show that the circular touchscreen display featured on the One X2 has been scrapped in favor of a much larger 2.29-inch rectangular one. Our own Senior Video Producer Becca Farces describes the One X2’s quirky circular touchscreen as “one of the most responsive screens I’ve ever used on an action camera.” Here’s hoping this big offer is just as impressive.
Additional buttons and improved voice control are also reportedly coming to improve camera operation, as well as a 50 percent speed boost for data transfers over WLAN. Also mentioned is a new ‘pre-recorder’ feature, similar to GoPro’s own HindSight feature that continuously records audio and video, allowing you to save 15 or 30 seconds of footage to an SD card after pressing the shutter button. That way you won’t miss any shots.
Pricing in the European market is set at €539.99 including tax, which works out to around $540. The Insta360 One X and Insta360 One X2 retail for $399.99 and $429.99, respectively. We will have to wait till September 8 to know for sure.