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Test: Insta360 One R 4K in the test

Insta 360 One R im Test

Conclusion from 09. 03. 2020

The Insta 360 One R turns out to be a good action camera with an interesting module concept. Who is an action cam and 360 -Grad-Cam in a search, will find it here – but still has to 360 – Buy degree cam module. The video quality still performs very well in our laboratory test, but the GoPro Hero8 offers better quality at a similar price.

Benefits
Modular camera system with many modules
360 – Degree camera and action cam in one
Overall strong video quality
Disadvantage
battery life could be better
Picture noise in low light
Battery module can only be charged on the module
Integrated image stabilizer can be improved

From 339, 90 €: Best Find price for Insta 360 One R 4K wide angle

The values ​​in the article refer to the test time of the product ( 09. 03. 2020 ) .

The ratings below show how it compares to the other products in the leaderboard .

test ratings (compared to all tested products in this category)

Insta 360 One R 4K in the test : Module system for action cameras

The Insta 360 One R including the optional 360 -Grad-Cam consists of three modules: the control panel, a plug-on battery and an exchangeable camera unit. Depending on the essay, you can use high-resolution 4K videos with 60 frames per second including image stabilization or 360 – Record degree videos through the optional module. The exchange of the modules worked quickly and without problems in the test. GoPro accessories can also be used well thanks to the GoPro-compatible holder.

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Insta 360 One R: 4K- Module and optional 360-Degree- Module with battery part. CHIP

Insta 360 Video quality in the test: GoPro is ahead

As far as video quality is concerned, the Insta 360 a good result, but the GoPro Hero8 offers a much better quality. The videos of the 4K module look good and sharp in daylight, but somewhat matt compared to the Hero8 in terms of colors. Even in normally lit interiors, the videos appear noisy and low in contrast. Insta 360 still with rework new firmware updates. The integrated electronic image stabilizer can also be improved. You can clearly see the vibrations. Here you can find the GoPro Hero 8 Black with butter-soft stabilization better convince.

In addition, the One R stores Recordings in a special file format (insv format), so that you can do them again in the software “Insta 360 Studio “need to convert to MOV files. A plus point: With the 4K module, you can point the touchscreen forward and use it as a selfie display.

The battery life is clearly in need of improvement: In the test, the Insta 360 One R – depending on the scenario – 50 to 70 minutes through. That is only satisfactory. The Hero8 comes on 40 to 100 minutes – top battery models like the GoPro Hero7 run smoothly 120 to 180 minutes.

The GoPro Hero 8 Black in comparison test with the Insta 360 One R. CHIP

360 – Degree and app with AI Features

The separately available 360 – Degree module resolves with 5.7K and delivers relatively well stabilized all-round videos. However, the cut edge in the finished videos is clearly visible. The video quality is good in daylight, but strong image noise is visible in low light.

The smartphone app of Insta 360 One R offers some AI features. Highlights are picked out and suggested to the user in the app. These can then be cut as required and then exported and shared.

The photo quality is ok. Images are saved on a microSD card as a JPG or RAW file.

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Marcus  Kämpf

Marcus Kämpf

Marcus has been shooting and cutting videos for chip.de for many years. In addition to video production, the communication designer repeatedly tests cameras, action cameras and drones. He is a passionate photographer and film and series fan, especially he likes Star Trek.

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