"Fire!" — Insta360 AcePro faces extreme violence (and gets some firmware too)!

Insta360 Ace Pro having rocket fired at it
(Image credit: Insta360)

Not long ago, I reviewed the Insta360 Ace Pro, an 8K action camera which this week has been the subject of not one but two interesting pieces of news to owners or potential customers. The first is a boost to the HDR functionality and GPS compatibility thanks to a firmware update, and the second is the release of a very enjoyable video testing the device in a way I have to admit I didn't quite dare with my borrowed camera!

Creatives will appreciate the ability to switch 'Active HDR' on and off in Video, FreeFrame and Loop recording modes. The camera can also now deliver ClarityZoom in more shooting scenarios, taking advantage of the high-resolution imaging chip to offer lossless 2x zoom when recording at 4K and taking photos at 12MP. 

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook