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Insta360 One RS 1-inch 360 Edition vs One X2: A Huge 360 Upgrade?

Insta360 started betting on modular cameras in early 2020 with its One R model. And recently, Insta360 released its most expensive and powerful 360 camera, the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition, which is co-engineered with Leica. But why this complicated name? Because the core of this camera is the same as the core in Insta360 One RS. But they are not the same, this camera features a larger battery module and an improved camera sensor. All of this becomes one by a mounting bracket to create a far more capable 360 camera. The question is, how powerful is this camera? To know, we will compare it with the Insta360 One X2.

Insta360 One RS 1-inch 360 Edition vs Insta360 One X2

Insta360 One RS 1-inch 360 Edition vs. Insta360 One X2, what are the things that set them apart? Let’s find out. 

Build Quality

The One RS 1-inch 360 Edition is made up as an ultimate tool for content creators, which is compact and easy to use. With its feature, it can take your creativity to the next level. This camera has four parts, a plastic mounting bracket, a battery brick, a 1.3-inch touchscreen, and a dual 1-inch CMOS sensor. By stacking all of this, you can create the ultimate 360 camera. 

Whereas, the One X2 is also an impressive action camera that uses its 360 lenses to produce exquisite photos and videos. This camera comes as a single device and there is no module. Plus, its shape makes it way easier to slip into your pocket. The One X2 boasts dual wide-angle fisheye lenses along with a colorful LCD display on the front, which is circular. The display is touch-sensitive, and you can see what you are shooting.

Waterproof

The One RS 1-inch 360 Edition is disappointing in terms of the waterproof design. It has IPX3 water resistance, which suggests that you must keep it away from water. Another side, the One X2 has IPX8 waterproof rating so that you can dive under the water without any kind of worry.

Camera Quality

Let’s talk about the camera quality, with dual 1-inch CMOS sensors, the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition is capable of filming 6K 360-degree videos at 30fps. On the other hand, the One X2 can record 5.7K 360-degree videos at 30fps, which is not bad. But the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition has the advantage of having a larger sensor, meaning it can capture more detail in low light conditions.

Furthermore, by featuring a 21 Megapixel camera, the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition provides more dynamic range than the previous 360 cameras. At the same time, the One X2 comes with an 18 Megapixel camera to ensure vivid and detailed images.

Performance and Features

First, starting with stability, both camera uses the FlowState Stabilization to deliver incredibly smooth videos. No gimbal? No problem, because both cameras come with the 360 horizon lock, meaning no matter what angle your camera is at, your horizon will stay level. Both cameras can also give drone-like footage with the help of an invisible selfie stick. Also, both cameras have AI editing, which ensures less noise, more detail, and a higher dynamic range. But the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition does it better. You can even reframe your videos to make your content way more creative with both cameras. So overall, it seems both cameras have almost the same feature, but One RS 1-inch 360 Edition has an improved version.

Battery 

So, what about the battery life? Does the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition boast a better battery capacity than the One X2? Answer is no, the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition is equipped with a 1350 mAh battery. The One X2 comes with a 1630mAh battery and can give you up to 80 minutes of run time. In short, the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition will give you less run time.

Should You Upgrade to the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition? 

For the most part, by comparing the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition with the Insta360 One X2, we can say that the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition has a better camera quality with low light performance. But, in terms of features, both are almost similar. However, the One RS 1-inch 360 Edition is a bit pricy, compared to the One X2. So, what do you think? 

Joe Pfeffer
Joe Pfeffer
What started off as just a dream for Joe Pfeffer, turned into his passion and livelihood. He started his career as a wildlife photographer and then transitioned into becoming a cinematographer. With a decade of raw on-the-field experience, Joe Pfeffer has all the technical knowledge about the ins and outs of cameras. Now, he uses his vast experience to educate others about photography.

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