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Say hello to the Insta360 ONE RS

Capture adrenaline-fuelled adventures with this next-generation modular action camera…

Insta360 has been one of the leading brands in the world of action and 360 cameras for a few years now and its latest model has just been unveiled. The ONE RS builds on the success of the ONE R and is a modular action camera that uses a three-part design—one battery, one processor and three quick-swapping lenses to switch from a 360 camera to a more typical action camera.

So what’s new? Well, the ONE RS has been beefed up and features a 1/2″ 48MP high performance sensor, while the core is more powerful and there’s also improvements to in-camera stabilisation and audio, too.

Check out what the ONE RS can capture…

Insta360 points out that the new lens and Core are cross-compatible with the preceding ONE R generation as well, enabling creators to upgrade their camera at their own pace and the system is impressively robust, with a tough build and waterproof down to 5 metres (16 feet).

Also new is the 4K Boost Lens modular, which offers videographers the ability to capture the action in high resolution 4K 60fps resolution. Two new modes are also available on the 4K Boost Lens. Insta360 explains that the Active HDR mode is a ‘game-changer for action sports. While HDR modes on other action cameras are limited to stationary use due to ghosting challenges, Active HDR keeps your video stabilized as you move, minimizing ghosting and revealing details in the highlights and shadows that other action cameras miss.’

The second new option on offer is 6K Widescreen mode, which as the name suggests takes advantage of that high-resolution 48-megapixel sensor to deliver 2.35:1 ratio footage for a cinematic widescreen look.As mentioned, the Core modular sees plenty of upgrades, including an additional microphone for enhanced audio, 50% faster Wi-Fi for quicker file transfer and an Instant Zoom function for digitally zooming in up to 2.7x while recording videos.

Lastly, the Mounting Bracket has also been redesigned, with a quick release mechanism for switching lenses on the fly, while there’s also a windproof mic cover, and a heat dissipating panel to help the camera stay cool while recording.