Insta360 Evo review

360 imaging and 3D, both in a single camera

Insta360 Evo

Digital Camera World Verdict

Both the Insta360 Evo and the other new 180/360 camera on the block, the Vuze XR, have impressed us: the Vuze XR is maybe a little easier to use and packaged in a way that's more appealing to the casual first-timer, but the Insta360 Evo wins in terms of the accompanying apps and the compact size (which means it can fit more places).


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    Compact and versatile size

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    High quality photos and videos

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    Excellent mobile software


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    Only an hour of battery

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    Mode lock isn't the best

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    Occasional stitching problems

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Insta360 is no stranger to VR cams, making some of the best 360 cameras around, but the Evo is its most ambitious yet, combining both 3D 180-degree and 2D 360-degree filming for an all-in-one package – it can take stills and shoot video, and comes with a short tripod and grip too. Along with the Vuze XR, it's one of a new breed of portable cams that can do both 180-degree and 360-degree shooting.

When 'closed', the Insta360 Evo has its two cameras pointing in different directions, which means its able to catch entire photo or video spheres. Open it out, and the dual cameras face the same way, allowing you to take photos and videos with a 180-degree half sphere perspective – which should look vaguely 3D when viewed in a VR headset or with an optional iPhone X 3D display cover.

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David Nield

Dave is a freelance journalist who has been writing about all kinds of tech for more than two decades, covering everything from laptop reviews to data security news to guides to how to use the latest apps. When he's not busy trying to hit a specific word count and deadline, he enjoys long walks in the countryside, movies, and the occasional football match. He's based in Manchester, UK.