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Insta360 Ace Pro action camera officially launched

Insta360 Ace Pro action camera officially launched
Insta360 Ace Pro action camera officially launched

As promised earlier, Insta360 has released the Ace Pro action camera , which was developed jointly with Leica and is equipped with a 1/1.3-inch matrix capable of shooting video up to 8K 24 fps and 4K 120 fps, as well as photos 48 MP. A special feature of the camera is a 2.4-inch flip-up touch screen. It can be submerged in water to a depth of 10 m. There are many functions on board using artificial intelligence. The camera is available in two versions – the simplified Ace for $380 and the upgraded Ace Pro for $450.

Action camera Insta360 Ace Pro

Main characteristics

  • Matrix 1/1.3 inches
  • Developed in collaboration with Leica
  • Video 8K 24 fps, 4K 120 fps
  • F2.6 aperture, 16mm equivalent focal length, 151° angle of view
  • PureVideo mode for low-light shooting
  • AI Highlights assistant function
  • Digital zoom 2x for video and 2.5x for photos
  • 2.4″ flip screen with touch function
  • Gesture control and voice control
  • Running time 90 minutes, fast charging
  • Immersion in water up to 10 m without case
  • FlowState stabilization and horizon locking
  • AI Warp

Action camera Insta360 Ace Pro

Video shooting modes:

  • 8K (16:9): 7680 x 4320 at 24 fps
  • 8K (2.35:1): 7680 x 3272 at 24 fps
  • 4K (4:3): 4032 x 3024 at 60/50/48/30/25/24 fps
  • 4K (16:9): 3840 x 2160 at 120/100/60/50/48/30/25/24 fps
  • 2.7K (4:3): 2688 x 2016 at 60/50/48/30/25/24 fps
  • 2.7K (16:9): 2688 x 1520 at 120/100/60/50/48/30/25/24 fps
  • 1440P (4:3): 1920 x 1440 at 60/50/48/30/25/24 fps
  • 1080P (16:9): 1920 x 1080 at 240/200/120/100/60/50/48/30/25/24 fps

Ace Pro works with H.265 and H.264 codecs, but only in 8-bit format. There is no log entry, but it is possible to use a “flat” profile. The maximum bitrate is 170 Mbit/s.

The manufacturer calls a special feature of the Ace Pro a special low-light shooting mode, PureVideo, which uses AI to reduce noise. There is a function for expanding the dynamic range Active HDR. It is claimed that even under water the colors will be bright.

Action camera Insta360 Ace Pro

Bloggers will undoubtedly appreciate the 2.4-inch flip-out touchscreen, which should have been included in devices like this from the very beginning. Anyone who has shot “blindly” with action cameras will understand, but you can only envy newcomers – they will immediately shoot their blogs comfortably. There is a magnetic mount for attaching the camera and accessories. Also, in theory, gesture control will be convenient for bloggers; Personally, this option never seemed to work for me, no matter how many different devices I tested that support this function. Still, it’s much more convenient to press a button with your finger than to wave your hands at the camera in any way, even a camera with such smart AI.

For beginners and those who don’t like to bother with editing footage, the AI ​​Highlights Assistant function will be useful, which will automatically edit the video and send it to your smartphone. It’s good that it’s at least on a smartphone, and not immediately on a social network, otherwise you never know what might end up there inadvertently in the video sequence. There is integration of some functions for owners of Apple smartwatches. Users will also enjoy a large number of other automatic functions, such as time lapses, panoramas, hyperlapses, an invisible selfie stick and others.

What is very important for an action camera is image stabilization. FlowState Insta360 technology and 360° Horizon Lock function work here, which will help level the horizon in dynamic shots. To dive into water up to 10 m, a case is not needed, but this very case is available, with it you can dive up to 60 m. Speaking of frosts, it’s better not to go to Siberia with a camera in winter, but they promise to work at temperatures down to -20 ° C.

The camera charges up to 80% in just 22 minutes; a full charge will take 46 minutes. The maximum operating time is stated to be 100 minutes in laboratory conditions – when the birds outside the window are singing warmly, lightly and cheerfully. I wonder how long the camera will withstand at -20°C.

Simplified model of Ace

What is the difference between the simplified Ace model

Insta360 offers a simpler and more affordable option called Ace. The difference is in the matrix – the Ace camera has a 1/2-inch sensor with a resolution of 48 megapixels, and video resolution is limited to 6K. There is no Leica inscription on the lens. Otherwise, everything is almost the same, with the exception of the appearance of the case.

What about the prices?

The Insta360 Ace is priced at $380, and the Insta360 Ace Pro is priced at $450. For comparison, the GoPro HERO 12 Black costs $349.


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