Hands on: Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition review

The Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition raises the bar for 360 video and photography quality, at a reasonable price, too

Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition
(Image: © Rod Lawton)

Early Verdict

The Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition feels like a ‘grown up’ 360 camera designed for solid image quality and serious filmmaking. You can use it for regular manual 360 stills and video editing, or use the mobile app for clever ShotLab video effects (with instructions on how to shoot them or FlashCut multi-clip movies. There’s a lot to see and try (and learn!). First impressions are of a well-made camera that’s super-easy to use and delivers high-quality results.


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    Build quality

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    Really easy to film with

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    Image quality

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    Mobile app’s ShotLab and FlashCut


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    Screen a bit small for touch control

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    Those 1-inch sensors hike the cost

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The Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition really raises the bar for 360 camera image quality, without pushing straight into expensive, high-end multi-camera hardware used by pros. It’s roughly twice the price of the regular ONE X2, but for the extra low-light capability, dynamic range and all-round clarity, that seems pretty fair.

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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 fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com