Insta360 debuts Insta360 Ace and Ace Pro action cams

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Insta360 announced the Insta360 Ace and Insta360 Ace Pro wide-angle action cameras. The flagship version of the camera is Insta360 Ace Pro,  which was co-engineered with Leica. The camera has an 1/1.3-inch sensor, 5nm AI chip, and Leica SUMMARIT lens, which create  4K120fps video, 48MP photos, and PureVideo for low light shooting. The unit can fast-charge to 80% in just 22 minutes, and more. Insta360 Ace is the budget-friendly option, with the key differences being a smaller 1/2″ 48MP sensor, regular lens, and standard charging. Insta360 Ace retails for US$379.99, while the flagship option, Insta360 Ace Pro, is priced at US$449.99.

Insta360 Ace Pro

Both cameras have smart shooting features that utilize the latest in AI developments, a vlogging-friendly 2.4-inch flip touchscreen and 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, the company claims.

“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.”

The company claims Ace Pro’s premium 1/1.3-inch sensor immediately sets it apart from many of its competitors. It captures more light and offers far better dynamic range, making it capable of high-level performance even in fast-moving action scenarios or with challenging lighting. Not only that, but Ace Pro was co-engineered with Leica, bringing all their expertise in optical design and imaging to the camera.

Ace and Ace Pro also have a dedicated shooting mode for low light: 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, the company says.

Ace Pro has a  2.4-inch flip touchscreen for vlogging, selfies, hard-to-capture angles, and various action scenarios for optimal preview. A magnetic mounting system lets the user quickly mount the camera and seamlessly switch between accessories.

Other new features include:

  • Clarity Zoom – Ace Pro can zoom in and out 2x without any loss in quality.
  • Gesture Control – Use hand signals  or voice control to start/stop recording or take a photo
  • Cancel Recording – Instantly cancel the recording and go again, saving space on the SD card and fewer files to sort through.
  • Pause/Resume Recording – Pause and record to keep everything you want to film in one continuous file for easier file management and editing.
  • Photo Grab – While filming, the user can take a photo at the same time, but in higher resolution than a screen grab.