WinFuture appears to have the information before Insta360, which is now teasering the September 8th announcement of their “next camera.” Images and specifications for the company’s new X3 360-degree action camera, which ditches the “One” moniker from its branding and has a bigger display than its predecessor, the Insta360 One X2, are available on the German-language website.
WinFuture predicts that the Insta360 X3 will have the same 5.7K resolution as the camera’s two predecessors, but new image sensors should provide 4K resolution in single-lens mode, an improvement over the One X2’s 1440p resolution. Timelapse films may be created in 8K, while still images can be captured at 72 megapixels or higher.
Framerates and water resistance have not yet been included in the full specifications, however product photos indicate that the One X2’s circular touchscreen panel has been replaced with a considerably bigger 2.29-inch rectangular one. The One X2’s oddly shaped circular touchscreen, according to our own Senior Video Producer Becca Farsace, is “one of the most responsive screens I have experienced on an action camera.” We can only hope that this bigger offering will be equally amazing.
According to reports, improvements to camera functionality will also include more buttons, better voice control, and a 50% speed increase for data transfers over WLAN. Additionally, a new “pre-recorder” option is described that appears to be comparable to GoPro’s own HindSight feature. This feature continually records audio and video so that you may save 15 or 30 seconds of film to an SD card after pressing the shutter button. You won’t miss any shots this way.
Pricing for the European market is reportedly set at €539.99 (about $540), tax included. Retail prices for the Insta360 One X and One X2 were $399.99 and $429.99, respectively. I suppose we’ll need to wait until September 8th to be certain.