Insta360 has released a new hand-held action camera that was ‘co-engineered with Leica’ and features dual 1-inch CMOS sensors and 6K video resolution.

The new Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition shown beside an ‘exploded’ view showing its key components. (Source: Insta360.)

The new model is the first 360 camera to be ‘co-engineered with Leica’, which brings Leica’s optical and digital imaging expertise into product development. It has been designed to eliminate the restrictions of bulky shooting rigs and provide maximum flexibility for professional filmmaking, VR content production, outdoor exploration and enterprise applications. The camera’s IPX3 water resistance keeps it protected against rain or snow when shooting

outdoors, while the 1-inch sensors deliver great dynamic range and sharpness indoors. It can easily be mounted on a car or backpack for Google Street View photography, on a tripod for virtual tours or even on a hardhat for construction site monitoring. Two lenses allow recording in full panoramic 360, enabling users to capture all the action in one take, making it easy to record third-person views and eliminating the need for selfie sticks. Insta360’s FlowState Stabilisation and horizon levelling algorithms also eliminate the need for gimbals.

The 1-Inch 360 Edition camera is designed for automatic exposures and uses AI to minimise the need for post-capture editing. The new PureShot HDR photo mode uses AI and auto exposure bracketing to increase the dynamic range of stills shots while Shot Lab uses AI to automate editing techniques like cloning, dolly zooms and star trails. Creators can also utilise the Insta360 Studio desktop software or Adobe Premiere Pro plugin for full manual controls. The Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition ‘co-engineered with Leica’ is available to purchase

worldwide via and select retailers worldwide. It retails for AU$1,299 RRP. An upgrade bundle for ONE R and ONE RS users is available for AU$1,099, which includes the 1-Inch 360 Lens, Battery and Mounting Bracket (Core excluded).