The season of giving is upon us – which becomes immediately obvious whenever you walk into a store and you’re overwhelmed by Whamageddon. If you want to avoid the Christmas music and prefer to do your shopping online, then have no fear, DIYP’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guides are here to rescue you with some of our favourite new releases of the year, as well as a few old favourites that always seem to find a place in our gear bags.
Insta360 has announced a big update to the Insta360 ONE R and Insta360 ONE X2 cameras with new firmware that implements their new Quick FlowState in-camera stabilisation, replacing the “Basic” stabilisation and rivalling the FlowState feature in their apps. The announcement also brings new features to the Insta360 mobile app and a new Quick Reader that provides easy backup and faster transfers between your camera and your smartphone.
It’s the fourth big update for Insta360 this year adding new features to both their cameras and software, which Insta360 says shows its commitment to supporting and “improving [their] cameras long after you unbox it for the first time”. And the updates certainly seem to breathe a little new life into both the ONE R and ONE X2.
Video sequences with a camera seeming to fly through tiny spaces isn’t a new idea. Certainly not when Laowa’s been using them to market its 24mm f/14 probe lens for the last several years. But do you really need to buy a $1,500 lens to get this type of shot? Well, it turns out that no, you don’t, not if you can shrink the camera itself down to the size you need, as Luke Edwin proves in this video.
Luke takes the recently released Insta360 GO 2 (review here) and attaches it to a 10ft long selfie stick, making a form of DIY slider, powered by a cordless drill (don’t worry, it all makes sense when you watch the video). The whole setup works simply because of the GO 2’s tiny size and the fact that it contains the same image sensor found in many flagship action cameras.
The more I’ve travelled to shoot photos and video over the last few years, the more I’ve come to appreciate the benefits of smaller and lighter kit. Ok, so I haven’t done much travelling in the last year… Ok, I haven’t done any at all, really, but the point still remains that smaller is often better suited to the task when you’re out exploring.
And today, Insta360 has announced something very small to help document your exploration adventures. It’s the update to their popular Insta360 GO wearable FPV camera, the Insta360 GO 2. I’ve been testing one for a few weeks now, and I’ve really come to like it. Oh, and they’re releasing a Minions version, too. Yup, a Minions version.
Insta360 has posted a new teaser image and video to social media for a new Insta360 camera to be released on March 9th. There isn’t really much information in the teaser about exactly what may be coming, except that whatever it is is really small and seems to be able to fit into some really tight spaces.
As you probably know by now, NASA’s Perseverance rover made a successful landing on Mars yesterday. And if you wish you could have been in the Mission Control and share the joy – Insta360 takes you there. Virtually, of course. NASA used Insta360 Pro 2 to live stream the entire event and bring it closer to you than ever.
‘Tis the season to give gifts to the photographers and filmmakers in your life. Or, if you’re the photographer or filmmaker in your life, to treat yourself to something special. But what to do get? Well, in 2020’s DIYP Gift Guides, we’re going to show you some of our favourite new releases over the last year that could make for ideal gifts, as well as a few old favourites that still make the cut as classic holiday gift recommendations.
In this post, we’re going to be taking a look at cameras, but keep an eye out for upcoming guides featuring Lenses, Lighting, Tripods, Sliders & Gimbals, and other accessories and gadgets!
When Insta360 released the original Insta360 ONE X in 2018 (review here), it kind of shook things up for the pocket-sized 360 camera market. It shot 5.7K footage with pretty revolutionary, almost gimbal-like stabilisation with better dynamic range and more features through its smartphone app than just about any of its contemporaries at the time.
Well, today, Inta360 has announced an update with the launch of the new Insta360 ONE X2. I’ve been having a bit of play with one for the last couple of weeks, so let’s take a look at some of the changes, see how it differs from its predecessor and what I love about the new ONE X2.
Insta360 has posted a massive feature update today for the Insta360 ONE R. It expands the camera’s capabilities with several new features to offer new shooting modes, speed up your workflow and improve image quality and colour. Today’s update also comes with two very big (constantly asked for) features, too. You can now use the Insta360 ONE R as a USB webcam, and you can also live stream 360° video to YouTube and Facebook.