Insta360 One X2 360º camera review

With this many creative options why wouldn’t you capture everything in 360º with the Insta360 One X2?

5 Star Rating
Insta360 One X2
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A seriously impressive action camera that uses its 360º lenses not only for virtual reality, but for a plethora of creative editing modes for widescreen videos, the One X2 consistently produces exquisite videos and photos. It takes time and patience to master, and its processing-intensive app demands the latest phones, but for filmmakers wanting to try something different the One X2 cannot be ignored.


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    Endless creativity

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    Excellent colour and detail

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    Easy AI editing modes

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    ‘SteadyCam’ mode works like an action camera

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    ‘MultiView’ mode for vloggers


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    Requires the latest phones

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    Editing takes time

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    Overkill for most users

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For some, 360º is a fun format for novelty vlogging. For Insta360, it’s deadly serious. While some 360º cameras like the Kandao QooCam Fun are all about trying something new, the Insta360 One X2 is about mastering a whole new way to shoot video.

A follow-up to the Insta360 One X, this second version is physically little more than a makeover, though don’t underestimate how much difference a little more processing power – and much improved app – can make to the creative options possible. 

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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.