The Insta360 EVO bends over backwards for 360 capture or 180-degree 3D

Insta360 isn’t content with capturing the whole world with 360-degree video and photos, it wants to capture its full three-dimensional depth too. So normally you’d think this would take two cameras, but the Insta360 EVO’s clever folding body gives you two cameras in one.

It uses two 180-degree camera units joined by a hinge. You can fold them back to back to capture 360-degree images joined seamlessly in-camera, just like any other 360 camera, or you can unfold the camera and snap both units into a side-by-side horizontal configuration for capturing 180-degree 3D VR.

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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