In the rapidly evolving world of action cameras, Insta360 is expected to launch its new 360-degree action camera soon. With the Insta360 X4 release dates just around the corner, should we anticipate significant changes in its features and improvements over its predecessors?

Neste artigo, você descobrirá o Insta360 X4 release dates, possible new features, price, and secret rumors surrounding it.

UPDATE: the latest Insta360 X4 has just arrived! 

Insta360 X4 - Waterproof 8K 360 Action Camera, 4K Wide-Angle Video, Invisible Selfie Stick Effect, Removable Lens Guards, 135 Min Battery Life, AI Editing, Stabilization, for Sports, Travel, Outdoor
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Insta360 Release Dates


Looking at the launch dates for previous models, such as the Insta360 ONE X2 and Insta360 X3, there’s a pattern of roughly two years between each release:

An overview of all Insta360 milestones can be found here: Insta360 Milestones.

insta360 x3 vs one x2 vs one x

If Insta360 continues with the two-year interval, we can expect the Insta360 X4 to be launched in the fall of 2024, probably around September or October.

Check out the overview I made for the previous X2 model:

Insta360 ONE X2: Uma revisão desta câmera INSANA!

 

Insta360 X4 Possible Specs


Since the Insta360 X3 introduced only minor improvements over the Insta360 ONE X2, it’s expected that the Insta360 X4 will feature more significant upgrades. This isn’t about wishful thinking but rather realistic expectations. Below is a summary of the anticipated improvements in the Insta360 X4 compared to the Insta360 X3.

Main Expected Specs for Insta360 X4:

  • Resolução de vídeo: The Insta360 X3 offers 5.7K at 30fps, whereas the Insta360 X4 is expected to jump to 8K at 30fps.
  • Resolução da foto: Both the Insta360 X3 and X4 are expected to have a 72MP photo resolution.
  • Tamanho do sensor: The X3 has a ½” sensor size, but the X4 is anticipated to have a larger 1″ sensor.
  • Abertura: The aperture on the X3 is f/1.9, while the X4 is expected to improve slightly to f/1.8.
  • Preço: The Insta360 X3 is priced at around $450, and the X4 is expected to be priced at about $550.

These are some of the key technical specifications expected to change with the Insta360 X4, from my perspective.

insta360 x4 release dates

Insta360 X4 RUMORS About Features


Here are some possible features the newest insta360 is going to have:

Design Innovations

Two design modifications that could significantly boost the X4’s appeal include making lenses easily replaceable and improving waterproofing.

Insta360 cameras are known for their fragility; even minor lens scratches can render footage unusable. Currently, lens repairs require sending the camera away, which is both costly and time-consuming. The availability of replaceable lenses would offer a much-needed solution.

Although the Insta360 X3 is officially waterproof without a case, it requires meticulous inspection of ports and doors by the user. Forgetting to secure these could lead to camera damage. A design tweak for better waterproofing would be a welcome improvement for the Insta360.

Better Video Clarity

The incredible footage achievable with Insta360 cameras stems from their ability to capture 360-degree video, which you can later reframe. Typically, this re-framed video outputs at a 1440p resolution.

To achieve the crisp 4K resolution familiar with other cameras through re-framing, the original 360 video would need to be recorded at a staggering Resolução 8K. Currently, consumer-grade 360 cameras face technological limitations preventing them from handling such large video files without overheating, and most SD cards wouldn’t be able to process the data efficiently. So, what improvements could the forthcoming X4 model bring to the quality of its re-framed video? One solution could be software-based upscaling, which adds more pixels to enhance video sharpness.

Advancements in Tecnologia da IA are paving the way for superior upscaling software, capable of transforming dull and blurry footage into sharp, eye-catching video without the need for additional hardware.

gopro hero 11 pixels de resolução

Sensor Upgrades

Improving a camera’s footage quality often involves upgrading its sensors. The X3 saw such an enhancement, incorporating dual 1/2-inch sensors with a 72MP resolution—a significant leap from its predecessor.

While adding larger sensors to the X4 could enhance dynamic range and low-light performance, size constraints may limit this possibility.

Higher Bitrate

When discussing 360-videos, bitrate refers to the amount of data recorded every second. 

A higher bitrate translates to better video quality. Thus, a 360-video shot in 6K at a lower bitrate might be outperformed in quality by a video shot in 5.7K at a higher bitrate. Therefore, the bitrate is a crucial factor that should not be overlooked.

This is particularly important when selecting a memory card for your 360° camera; the bitrate needs to be taken into account. An increase in bitrate on the Insta360 X4, for example, would lead to higher quality 360 videos.

Expanding Frame Rate Choices

An eagerly anticipated update would be an increase in the maximum frame rate at the highest resolution. The Insta360 X series has historically capped at 30fps at 5.7K across its last three iterations.

A jump to 60fps at 5.7K would significantly improve the quality of slow-motion footage, allowing for more dynamic effects when combined with 360-degree video. Additionally, offering 120fps at a lower resolution, such as 3.7K, would enable super slow-motion capabilities.

Achieving higher frame rates or a resolution boost in the Insta360 X4 would necessitate a more powerful processor. With the X3 featuring a modestly enhanced CPU from its predecessor, further advancements could lead to an even more robust processor in the X4.

 

 

Should You Wait For The Newest Insta360?


A common dilemma for those eyeing the Insta360 X4 right now is: “Do I hold out for the new Insta360 X4, or do I go ahead and purchase the Insta360 X3?”

My advice is straightforward: Don’t wait. The release date of the Insta360 X4 is uncertain, and the Insta360 X3 will continue to be an excellent 360 camera even after the X4’s launch, capable of delivering great joy.

By the way, GoPro is  the main competitor of insta360, and they are launching a new GoPro Hero 13 this year>>>

 

 

Obrigado por ler!

I hope this guide helped you learn about insta360 release dates 🙂

 

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