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CES 2020 Interview: Covering all Angles With the new Insta360 ONE R

During CES 2020, camera company Insta360 announced its new flagship action camera called the Insta360 ONE R. Modular in design with three lens variations as well as other additions, the camera aims to cover all aspects of prosumer requirements. Showcasing the camera at the expo, VRFocus sat down with Director of Communications Eli Mackinnon to find out more about this diminutive device. 

Insta360 One R

The Insta360 ONE R is all about flexibility, so users can swap and change its functionality depending upon requirements. There’s a core processing unit which houses the touch screen display as well as SD card slot. You can then attach the Dual-Lens 360 Mod to capture 360 pictures and video, the single-lens 4K Wide Angle Mod for general recording, or the 1-inch Wide Angle Mod which was co-engineered with Leica for the best quality footage.

Whichever mod you choose to attach to the core these all sit on the standard battery base for an hours worth of footage, or upgrade to the Boosted Battery Base to double that time.

Just like the company’s other models, the Insta360 ONE R comes with the latest FlowState stabilization algorithm providing super smooth, judder-free recording for all those fans of extreme sports. Other nifty features include Bullet Time, AI-powered subject tracking, cinematic slow-mo, stabilized hyperlapse and much more. It also has IPX8 waterproofing to depths of 5 meters (16.4 feet) – plus a Dive Case is available achieving up to 60 meters (197 feet).

Insta360 One R

During the interview, Mackinnon details the idea behind the new camera and how the collaboration with Leica came about. He demonstrates how the modular functionality works and the ease at which users can attach and detach the various components.

The Insta360 ONE R is available in a range of combinations from the company’s website:

  • Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition – Dual-Lens 360 Mod and 4K Wide Angle Mod – $479.99 USD
  • Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Edition – 1-Inch Wide Angle Mod co-engineered with Leica – $549.99
  • Insta360 ONE R 4K Edition – 4K Wide Angle Mod – $299.99

Check out the full interview with Mackinnon below and for further updates from Insta360 keep reading VRFocus. Or for more CES 2020 coverage why not take a look at VRFocus‘ interview with HaptX, our chat with Teslasuit about its new glove or with Spatial regarding its AR collaboration tool.