Meet the Insta360 X3, the third generation of Insta360’s pocket-sized 360 camera

Insta360 X3
(Image credit: Insta360)

Insta360 has dropped the ‘ONE’ from this camera’s name for the sake of simplicity, but otherwise this is an update of the pocket-sized Insta360 ONE X2, already one of the best 360 cameras.

The Insta360 X3 keeps the familiar ‘candy bar’ shape, which means it can easily slip into a shirt or trouser pocket, but comes with upgraded 1/2-inch sensors for a step forward in image quality and features. The 360 video resolution stays at 5.7K, but the resolution for still images has been boosted to a massive 72MP.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at