Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition review

A combo of 4K and 360º, the vlogger-friendly Insta360 ONE R action camera is impressively small and impressively made

Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

An impressively small and compact package, it’s easy to swap between 4K and 360º on this uniquely modular action camera. It’s loaded with smooth FlowState stabilization and plenty of advanced AI-powered features for auto-follow, auto-frame and auto-edit. For videographers looking for an all-in-one option that straddles regular action camera-style footage and virtual reality-ready 360º, the Insta 360 ONE R Twin Edition is a one of a kind.


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    + 4K and 360º lens options

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    + Easy set-up and lens swap

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    + RAW (dng) photos and 100 mbps video

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    + Outputs H.265 and ProRes422 video

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    + On-screen histogram


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    Editing app requires latest smartphones

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    Stitching lines sometimes visible

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    Lens could be easy to lose

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Can’t choose between a 4K action camera and a 360º shooter? So why not have both? That’s the thinking behind the Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition, a modular action camera that combines the two biggest trends in consumer videography.

The ONE R is a neat idea in every sense. It’s lightweight and pocket-sized, and yet has a unique look and feel to it. It comes in four parts that neatly interlock; a processor module complete with touchscreen (44g), a dual-lens module for 360º (51g), a 4K-capable module (43g) and a 1190mAh battery base (34g) that joins them all together. Do that and you can have a 4K set-up weighing just 121g with a few extra grams in your pocket if you want to swap quickly to 360º. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.