Insta360 is debuting its latest models dubbed the Insta360 Ace and Insta360 Ace Pro, a new pair of groundbreaking, wide-angle action cameras that deliver smarter action capture courtesy of AI.
The flagship version is Insta360 Ace Pro. Co-engineered with Leica, the camera boasts truly superior imaging performance thanks to an elite 1/1.3″ sensor, 5nm AI chip and a Leica SUMMARIT lens. Creators can now enjoy stunning 4K120fps video, 48MP photos, PureVideo for low light shooting, PD fast charging to 80% in just 22 minutes and more, while Insta360 Ace is the budget-friendly option, with the key differences being a smaller 1/2″ 48MP sensor, regular lens and standard charging.
Both cameras are also packed full of unique, smart shooting features that utilize the latest in AI developments. Practical elements like a vlogging-friendly 2.4″ flip touchscreen provides excellent creative flexibility. Meanwhile, innovative functions such as the option to pause or cancel a recording, gesture and voice control, plus the brand new AI Highlights Assistant and custom-keyword based AI Warp feature transform the shooting and editing experience.
“With Insta360 Ace and Ace Pro, we’re bringing smarter action capture to thrillseekers around the world,” shares JK Liu, founder of Insta360. “We’re making significant steps in AI, which has allowed us to bring in new features that we think not only make the video creation process easier for users, but unlocks completely new ways to make shots truly stand out.”
As a major feature of the Ace Pro’s image quality, is its premium 1/1.3″ sensor that captures more light and offers superior dynamic range, making it capable of high-level performance even in fast-moving action scenarios or with challenging lighting.
Ace and Ace Pro also have a unique, dedicated shooting mode for low light called PureVideo. Powered by a 5nm AI chip, the cameras use a custom-trained AI neural network to denoise the footage for a clearer image in real time. Meanwhile, that big, beautiful sensor on Ace Pro captures huge levels of detail with impressive stabilization, even at night.
Additionally, the Ace Pro comes with built-in Active HDR (High Dynamic Range). This is especially helpful for shooting scenes with both bright and dark areas, with more details in the highlights and shadows and more vibrant footage.
AI is a key element in the overall image quality too. Insta360’s dedicated R&D teams have specifically trained computational photography models, based on the cameras’ unique lens and sensor data. These models underpin the 48MP Photo Mode and 4K30fps PureVideo, enhancing both the signal-to-noise ratio and dynamic range in low light, surpassing all other action cameras on the market in the process.
Ace Pro’s robust 2.4″ flip touchscreen lets users see exactly what they’re shooting at all times, making framing shots a breeze. This flexibility makes the camera incredibly useful for vlogging, selfies, hard-to-capture angles and various action scenarios for optimal preview. What’s more, a magnetic mounting system lets users quickly mount they cameras and seamlessly switch between accessories.
Internally, a series of new features solve problems that have plagued action enthusiasts for years:
“We like to make shooting as easy as possible, but every creator knows that feeling of looking at an intimidating number of files and not knowing where to start. Enter the revolutionary new tool, AI Highlights Assistant. First, it automatically detects the peak moments in a video, and delivers ‘clip highlights’ for in-camera review. Creators can merge every thrilling moment into one incredible recap, or choose the ones they like, and quickly delete any unwanted clips to save storage. And like magic, the Assistant will also edit your latest adventures into one epic video and push it directly to your phone or mobile device via the Insta360 app. Look back on all your Moments and relive unforgettable memories, just like the first time,” boasts the brand.
The Insta360 app is also packed full of advanced AI editing tools, allowing users to take advantage of slick auto-editing tools to have their clips ready in moments, or go manual with our full editing suite.
Unlock your creativity
The Ace series comes equipped with a unique Stats Dashboard and is the first action camera to integrate seamlessly with your Garmin device or Apple Watch, allowing users to overlay their videos with GPS, speed and other data.
AI Warp is another new creative tool, the latest addition to Insta360’s expanding Shot Lab lineup. Through preset or custom keywords, users can add dynamic effects to their videos. This premium AI feature is highly customizable, giving the shooter’s footage an incredibly unique twist based off of any prompt the user can think of.
The Ace series also features Insta360’s signature eye-popping shooting modes, including the ability to shoot timelapses, hyperlapses (in TimeShift mode) and so much more. The infamous Invisible Selfie Stick effect is also possible with the Ace series via the new AI Selfie Stick Eraser, rendering the selfie stick invisible in shots for an immersive third-person experience.
With their waterproof design, the Ace series can handle depths of up to 33 feet (10 meters). Plus, the Dive Case allows you to take your camera even deeper, down to 196 feet (60 meters).
It isn’t just water where these cameras shine. They can operate smoothly in temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F), making them ideal for winter sports shooting. Also, the cameras utilize Insta360’s cutting-edge FlowState Stabilization technology, ensuring the user’s videos remain incredibly smooth, no matter how intense the action gets, while 360° Horizon Lock takes things to the next level by keeping videos perfectly level, even when the user is on the move.
Ace Pro also prioritizes convenience with fast charging. The battery charges to 80% in just 22 minutes (full charge in 46 minutes), ensuring more time is spent capturing the action and less time waiting
The Ace Pro sells $449.99, while the Ace fetches $379.99.
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