As someone who is a video content creator and always on the lookout for the next big thing to hit the market, the release of the Insta360 X4 would have had my attention from day one. It promises not just an upgrade in resolution and features but a complete overhaul of what a 360° camera can do. This latest flagship camera from Insta360 has 8K resolution for video, meaning this is a camera meant for those of us ready to push through the ceiling of what’s possible in video production.

Cutting-Edge Capabilities for Superior Content Creation

Perhaps most exciting about the X4, though, is the video: 8K 30fps. This will be fit for professionals who want their ultra-high resolution maintained even after doing pretty much reframing in post, all this while taking advantage of sufficient megapixels that will make them deliver crispy and detailed content.

Being able to shoot first and frame later without quality loss is a real game-changer, making X4 a fierce tool in both spontaneous and pre-planned shoots.

Further, Insta360 X4 isn’t only about its 8K video. With other modes offering 5.7K at 60fps and 4K at 100fps, creators are able to obtain smooth, cinematic slow-motion effects that are perfect for everything, from fast action to getting a little dramatic with more somber scenes.

Versatility Meets Durability: Dual Modes and Rugged Design

What sets the X4 apart in the crowded action cam market is its dual functionality. It can switch to Single-Lens Mode, converting the X4 from a 360° camera into a regular, wide-angle action cam; hence, flexible according to the context of shooting.

With 4K60fps upgraded for this mode, it ideally provides a reliable, high-quality perspective on an action cam with 170 degrees.

Vlogging with Insta360 X4

The X4’s build quality also impresses.

That said, the X4 camera is designed with removable lens guards, a 2.5″ Corning® Gorilla Glass® touchscreen, and waterproofing to 33ft without a case, because, you know, conditions in the field are never pretty. Really, it doesn’t matter what you’re at—shooting in the rain, under the water, or in freezing temperatures—the X4 is ready to rock and roll.

Smart Technology for Effortless Operation

Advanced technology integration sets the Insta360 X4 apart, making it a smart choice for creators who value both functionality and ease of use. The camera features a powerful 5nm AI chip that enhances image processing and battery performance—essential for long shooting days.

Voice and Gesture Control are standout features for solo operators. Being able to start and stop recording or snap a photo without touching the camera is incredibly useful when you’re in the middle of the action. The extended 135-minute battery life means fewer interruptions, which is crucial for capturing events or long-form content.

Creative Freedom with Sophisticated Editing Features

Insta360 X4 accessories

Insta360 has significantly upgraded its editing suite, making the post-production process as intuitive as shooting. The new reframing options in the Insta360 app allow for easy manipulation of footage, akin to playing a video game, while AI Edit handles the reframing automatically, saving valuable editing time.

For professional editors, the Insta360 Studio offers enhanced capabilities for detailed editing on desktop setups. Plus, the newly launched Insta360 Reframe plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro streamlines the workflow for Adobe users, emphasizing the X4’s utility in professional settings.

My Final Thoughts: A Must-Have for Innovative Creators

Priced at $499.99, the Insta360 X4 is a compelling investment for content creators focused on producing top-tier video content. Its versatility, coupled with cutting-edge features, provides everything needed to explore creative visions and expand storytelling techniques.

I’m eager to integrate the X4 into my production kit and experiment with its vast capabilities. For fellow creators, this could be the tool that transforms your approach to content creation. The Insta360 X4 is not just a new camera—it’s a new opportunity to innovate and captivate your audience.

Insta360 X4 Key Specs:

Sensor Size 1/2”
Aperture F1.9
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 6.7mm
Video Resolution 360°:

8K: 7680×3840@30/25/24fps

5.7K+: 5760×2880@30/25/24fps

5.7K: 5760×2880@60/50/30/25/24fps

4K: 3840×1920@100/60/50/30/25/24fps

Single-Lens Mode:

4K: 3840×2160@60/50/30/25/24fps

2.7K: 2720×1536@60/50/30/25/24fps

1080p: 1920×1080@60/50/30/25/24fps

Me Mode:  

4K: 3840×2160@30/25/24fps

2.7K: 2720×1536@120/100/60/50fps

1080p: 1920×1080@120/100/60/50fps

Photo Resolution 72MP (11904×5952)

18MP (5888×2944)

Video Format Single-Lens Mode: MP4

360: INSV

Photo Format INSP (can export via mobile app or Studio desktop software)


Video Modes Video, Active HDR, Timelapse, TimeShift, Bullet Time, Loop Recording, Pre-recording
Photo Modes Photo, HDR Photo, Interval, Starlapse, Burst
Color Profiles Vivid, Standard, LOG
Video Coding H.264, H.265
Max. Video Bitrate 200Mbps
Exposure Value ±4EV
ISO Range 100-6400
Shutter Speed Photo: 1/8000 – 120s

Video: 1/8000 – to the limit of frames per second

White Balance 2000K-10000K
Audio Modes · Auto Wind Reduction

· Active Wind Reduction

· Stereo

· Direction Focus

Audio Format 48 kHz, 16bits, AAC
Weight 203g
Dimensions (W x H x D) 46×123.6×37.6mm
MicroSD Card UHS-I V30 speed class, exFAT format SD cards with a max storage of 1TB are recommended.
Mics 4
Battery Capacity 2290mAh
Charging Time Charge to 80% in 38 minutes (9V 2A)

Charge to 100% 55 minutes (9V 2A)

Run Time 135 minutes

Tested 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℃)
Waterproof 10m
Bluetooth BLE 5.2
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, 5GHz


USB Type-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.

Gyroscope 6-axis gyroscope
Color Black
Mobile Phones/Tablets iOS Devices:

Compatible with iOS mobile devices with chips A12 or above and iOS version 12.0 or above, including iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax, iPhone11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone12 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPad Air(2020), iPad Pro and newer iPad models.

Android Devices:

Compatible with Android mobile devices that meet the following capabilities, including:

• Android devices with Kirin 990 and above chips, including Huawei Mate 30, P40 or newer models.

• Android devices with Snapdragon 855 and above chips, including Samsung Galaxy S10, Xiaomi Mi 9 or newer models.

• Android devices with Exynos 2200 and above chips, including Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Ultra and newer models.

(system should be Android 10.0 or above, or HarmonyOS 2.0.0 or above)


1. Devices that do not meet the above requirements may still be able to use the app to control the camera, however, performance of some processor-intensive and AI-powered features may be sub-optimal.

2. After testing, phones equipped with Qualcomm SDM765 5G chips have poor hardware decoding capabilities and are not supported for use, such as OPPO Reno 3 5G.

3. App installation requires a mobile phone with a 64-bit system. A 32-bit system does not support app installation.

Bluetooth Devices Motorcycle Bluetooth Headsets:

SENA: 50S, ST1, 10S


Airide: G7+


Lexinmoto: G4

Vimoto: V9S+, V9X

Other Bluetooth Headsets:

AirPods Pro (2nd generation), AirPods (3rd and 2nd generation)

Samsung Galaxy Buds2