Insta360 has rolled out a duo of fresh wide-angle action cams made in collaboration with Leica – the Insta360 Ace and the Insta360 Ace Pro. The Ace Pro takes the lead in this new lineup, standing out 'cause it's got a different sensor size.
The top-tier model packs a Leica Summarit lens and a big 1/1.3-inch image sensor, making it a champ in low-light situations and allowing for shooting in 8K at 24 fps. On the other hand, the standard Ace camera rocks a slightly smaller 1/2-inch image sensor and records up to 6K at 30 fps. Both these models can snap 4K footage at 120 fps and click 48MP photos.
Both the cams also feature a 2.4-inch rear touchscreen that flips up, making vlogging convenient and easy. This flip-screen feature on the Insta360 Aces helps with better framing. Plus, when you're in front of the camera, you can simply wave your hand to kick start recording from a distance.
The Insta360 Ace and the Insta360 Ace Pro pack a new 5nm AI chip that powers up features like PureVideo that boost low-light performance by denoising footage in real time. However, only the Pro model can grab extra nighttime details and boasts support for Active HDR when shooting during the day.
Insta360 also went the extra mile by adding features that'll save you some precious SD card space. You can now pause a video recording without making a new clip and even cancel an ongoing recording by holding the shutter button. That means no more dealing with unnecessary video files! Plus, the Ace cameras give you the power to switch up clip aspect ratios after shooting. Whether you're into landscape, portrait, or square frames, they've got you covered for ultimate video flexibility!
Furthermore, the AI highlights assistant feature hunts down and clips out those action-packed moments from lengthy video recordings, saving you the hassle of transferring the whole file. Once the footage lands on your smartphone, you can start editing or let it whip up some AI-generated memories for you. There’s also an AI Warp feature with which you can spice up your clips by throwing in custom or preset prompts to churn out different effects.
One of the Ace cameras' useful features is their compatibility with Apple Watches and Garmin devices. The cameras are built tough with a waterproof design that can handle depths up to 33 feet underwater. And with an optional Dive Case, they can even plunge to 196 feet.
Insta360 says the batteries on these cams are no slouches either, lasting a solid 100 minutes while recording in 4K@30fps with Active HDR. The cameras can juice up to 80 percent in 22 minutes using a power delivery charger, as per Insta360. As for the price tags, the Insta360 Ace comes in for $379 (approx ₹31,587), while its big sibling, the Insta360 Ace Pro is priced for $449 (approx ₹37,400.)