Insta360’s new action cameras borrow the blocky design of GoPro’s popular Hero series, but add the ability to flip up the large 2.4-inch rear touchscreen for easier vlogging. The company’s new “Ace” camera starts at $379.99 for the regular model, and a flagship “Pro” version is available for $449.99. The high-end is equipped with a Leica Summarit lens and a large 1/1.3-inch image sensor that delivers excellent performance in low light and recording up to 8K at 24 frames per second. Both versions are available now.
The standard Ace Camera model comes with a smaller 1/2-inch image sensor, but it supports recording up to 6K at 30 frames per second, and both models can shoot 4K at high-speed 120 frames per second and 48MP images. Can take. They also have new five-nanometer AI chips inside that enable features like PureVideo, which can enhance performance in low light by displaying footage in real-time. However, only the Pro is capable of capturing additional nighttime details and supports active HDR for daytime recording.
The flippy screen viewing option of the Insta360 Aces cameras, also seen on the company’s recent Go 3 camera action pod body, may add some durability risks, but it helps for better framing and compared to the smaller front screen on GoPros. It’s easy to see. While recording yourself, the camera can respond to hand gestures to start recording remotely so you can join in on your TikTok dance performance.
Insta360 has added several features that can save space on your SD card, such as the ability to pause video recording without breaking the clip and the ability to cancel active recording by pressing the shutter button, eliminating the need to deal with junk-tech videos. She goes. files. Ace cameras can also change the clip aspect ratio after recording, so you can go from landscape to portrait for social videos or use perfect square for greater framing flexibility.
The AI Highlights Assistant feature can save you time by quickly finding and clipping action shots from large video recordings so you don’t have to transfer the entire file. Once the footage is on your smartphone, you can enjoy editing it or allow it to create creative memories. It also has an AI Warp feature that can transform your clips by entering custom and preset signals to produce different effects. Insta360 will release more of these features “as we move toward 2024.”
One of the best sleeper features of the Ace cameras is the connectivity with Apple Watch and Garmin devices that can bring GPS and other data into your recordings. It can overlay things like altitude and speed on your video, and you can frame your shot from your wrist and control the camera as you descend your next snowy mountain.
The camera has a waterproof design, capable of being submerged up to 33 feet underwater and up to 196 feet with the Dive Case accessory. Their batteries are internally tested to last up to 100 minutes when recording in 4K30 with active HDR. The cameras can be fast charged up to 80 percent in 22 minutes via the Power Delivery charger.
The Insta360 Ace ($379.99) and Ace Pro ($449.99) are now available worldwide and can be purchased at Insta360.com and Amazon.