Unleash Your Creativity: The Insta360 X4 in 8K 360°

By Iconic MNL
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Insta360 is excited to announce its new, groundbreaking flagship camera: Insta360 X4. Much-anticipated 8K 360° video, plus 5.7K60fps and 4K100fps, add unparalleled image quality to the endless creative possibilities of 360° capture, including the ability to “shoot first, point later” and the Invisible Selfie Stick effect. X4 also doubles as a traditional action cam, with its Single-Lens Mode now upgraded to smooth, ultra-wide 4K60fps.

This premium imaging arsenal is supported by a powerful 5nm AI chip, a smart control system with features such as Voice and Gesture Control, and vastly improved battery performance with a 135-minute run time. A host of AI-powered shooting and editing features make capturing and sharing unique, creative shots easy. New, removable lens guards for X4 will also be a welcome addition, providing convenient, robust protection and peace of mind.

All of this in a tough, pocket-sized device makes X4 the new, essential tool for action enthusiasts, casual creators, and professionals alike.

8K will be transformative for creators as reframed video now holds its own alongside footage shot on regular cameras. But X4 isn’t just about image quality, it’s designed to be the most robust, easy-to-use 360° camera ever, no matter your experience. This idea was at the heart of a lot of the changes we made,” JK Liu, founder of Insta360 explained.

The Insta360 X4, priced at US$499.99, will be available to order from April 16th, 2024, via the Insta360 Official Store, Amazon, and select retailers.

Incredible third-person views in 8K and high-res slow motion.

It’s finally here! 8K30fps is the highest resolution ever for a 360° action cam, and it looks incredible! With 360° video, creators can choose any angle after filming (known as reframing), like going back in time and pointing the camera! This makes X4’s 8K resolution a real game-changer because the footage remains incredibly detailed and sharp, even after reframing perfect as high-quality, standalone clips or for seamless integration into any edit.

And the upgrades don’t stop there. For action shots or slow motion, 60fps 360° video is now available at 5.7K for smoother, sharper images. There’s also a new 4K100fps setting for glorious, cinematic shots at 4x slow-mo.

Whatever the resolution or frame rate, 360° shooting with X4 offers unique benefits like the Invisible Selfie Stick effect, which creates impossible third-person views that look like they were shot on a drone or with a personal camera crew! That extends to photos too, with X4 capable of 72MP 360° photos, now with built-in AI denoising.

With Me Mode, X4 can even automatically frame the subject in the shot, while keeping the selfie stick invisible. Now at a whopping 4K30fps (up from 1080p with X3) or 2.7K120fps, that means ready-to-share flat video clips with zero reframing!

Get two cameras in one.

That’s right! X4 doubles as both a 360° camera and a regular wide-angle action cam. When you know exactly what you want to shoot, like a first-person POV from a chest-mounted position, switch to Single-Lens Mode for an immersive, wide-angle video.

This has been souped up for X4, with a super smooth 4K60fps and an ultra-wide 170° view with MaxView at an upgraded 4K30fps.

A true action specialist.

X4 doesn’t just withstand the rough and tumble of adventure, it embraces it! How’s this for some action credentials?

  • Removable Lens Guards are a key upgrade for X4. They are easy to apply and remove at a moment’s notice. Two options include Standard Lens Guards (free with the camera) or Premium Lens Guards, made with tough, scratch-resistant, tempered glass for action-ready ruggedness.
  • 2.5″ Corning® Gorilla Glass® Touchscreen – Bigger, tougher, and super responsive for on-the-go use.
  • FlowState Stabilization & 360° Horizon Lock – X4 delivers smooth, level shots, no matter how intense the action.
  • 135-Minute Run Time at 5.7K30fps – A huge new 2290 mAh battery offers genuinely impressive 67% longer run time than X3!
  • Seriously Waterproof – Take X4 down to 33ft right out of the box, or for seamless 360° underwater stitching, try the Invisible Dive Case for shooting to 164ft.
  • Cold-Weather Resistant – Handle temperatures as low as -4ºF (-20ºC) easily.

Creativity is made easy.

No matter what you’re into, X4 makes it simpler than ever to capture incredible footage!

Got the camera mounted out of reach? No problem! Use hand gestures to start/stop shooting or take a photo (known as Gesture Control), or use voice commands courtesy of Voice Control 2.0.

Timed Capture lets you schedule X4 to power on, record, and shut itself off automatically. This is perfect for capturing a sunrise without having to wake up!

X4’s creative shooting modes have also had some major upgrades:

  • Bullet Time – our signature Matrix-like slow-mo shot, now up to 5.7K120fps or 3K240fps.
  • 8K TimeShift – a mind-bending hyperlapse in sensational 8K resolution.
  • 11K Timelapse – watch time fly and capture the magic in-between moments.

Other fun tools to try with X4 include the Motion ND effect, which adds cinematic motion blur without an ND filter. For runners and riders, try overlaying data like GPS, speed, and power from your Garmin device or Apple Watch in your video, with a choice of interactive stats dashboards (applied in the Insta360 app).

Smart, AI-powered editing.

The Insta360 editing suite has options for creators of all levels, from one-tap, zero-effort AI edits, to fully customized manual editing.

Reframing in the Insta360 app has two upgraded options. With Quick Edit (formerly known as Snap Wizard), move your phone or use the virtual joystick to point the camera. Editing your 360° video is now easier than playing a video game and just as fun! The reframed clips are immediately saved and ready to share!

For a fully hands-off approach, try AI Edit. Insta360’s algorithm handles the entire reframing process faster with improved subject detection. The Insta360 app also has Shot Lab, where creators can find 30+ viral-worthy effects that can be edited in just a few taps.

For creators who prefer a desktop workflow, the recently updated Insta360 Studio is a highly flexible editing tool for seriously clean, ready-to-share edits at maximized resolution, compatible with both 360° footage and regular flat images.

Both the mobile app and desktop software are also free to use, no subscription required!

Insta360 has also just launched Insta360 Reframe, its own plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro! Creators can reframe 360° files shot on X4 directly in Premiere Pro for a smoother workflow with minimal exporting and maximum image quality.


Gear up for immersive adventures! The Insta360 X4, the latest action camera from Insta360, is finally here! Globally, this innovative camera goes for US$499.99. But the new Insta360 X4 is available here in the Philippines for only ₱30,990! For more information and to order, check out the Insta360 Official Store.

Key Specs

Sensor Size1/2”
35mm Equivalent Focal Length6.7mm
Video Resolution360°:8K: 7680×3840@30/25/24fps5.7K+: 5760×2880@30/25/24fps5.7K: 5760×2880@60/50/30/25/24fps4K: 3840×1920@100/60/50/30/25/24fps
Single-Lens Mode:4K: 3840×2160@60/50/30/25/24fps2.7K: 2720×1536@60/50/30/25/24fps1080p: 1920×1080@60/50/30/25/24fps
Me Mode:  4K: 3840×2160@30/25/24fps2.7K: 2720×1536@120/100/60/50fps1080p: 1920×1080@120/100/60/50fps
Photo Resolution72MP (11904×5952)18MP (5888×2944)
Video FormatSingle-Lens Mode: MP4360: INSV
Photo FormatINSP (can export via mobile app or Studio desktop software)DNG
Video ModesVideo, Active HDR, Timelapse, TimeShift, Bullet Time, Loop Recording, Pre-recording
Photo ModesPhoto, HDR Photo, Interval, Starlapse, Burst
Color ProfilesVivid, Standard, LOG
Video CodingH.264, H.265
Max. Video Bitrate200Mbps
Exposure Value±4EV
ISO Range100-6400
Shutter SpeedPhoto: 1/8000 – 120sVideo: 1/8000 – to the limit of frames per second
White Balance2000K-10000K
Audio Modes· Auto Wind Reduction· Active Wind Reduction· Stereo· Direction Focus
Audio Format48 kHz, 16bits, AAC
Dimensions (W x H x D)46×123.6×37.6mm
MicroSD CardUHS-I V30 speed class, exFAT format SD cards with a max storage of 1TB are recommended.
Battery Capacity2290mAh
Charging TimeCharge to 80% in 38 minutes (9V 2A)Charge to 100% in 55 minutes (9V 2A)
Run Time135 minutesTested in a lab environment in Video Mode at 5.7K30fps. Run time at 8K30fps is 75 minutes.
Operating Temperature-4°F to 104°F (-20℃ to 40℃)
BluetoothBLE 5.2
Wi-Fi2.4GHz, 5GHz802.11a/b/g/n/ac
USBType-C USB 3.0* Note: Only supports wired connection to Android devices (via Micro USB or Type-C). Does not support wired connection to iOS devices. Full wireless support is available for both iOS and Android.
Gyroscope6-axis gyroscope
Mobile Phones/Tablets135 minutes in a lab environment in Video Mode at 5.7K30fps. Run time at 8K30fps is 75 minutes.
Bluetooth DevicesMotorcycle Bluetooth Headsets:SENA: 50S, ST1, 10SCardo: PACKTALK EDGEAiride: G7+ASMAX: F1Lexinmoto: G4Vimoto: V9S+, V9X
Other Bluetooth Headsets:AirPods Pro (2nd generation), AirPods (3rd and 2nd generation), Samsung Galaxy Buds2

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