Insta360 X3 vs RS 1-Inch 360: Which 360 Camera is the Best for You?

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Insta360 X3 and RS 1-Inch 360 are both 360 cameras, but they also have some key differences, so you might be wondering which one is right for you. Insta360 RS 1-Inch 360 specializes in capturing super detailed 360 content and is part of the most comprehensive and versatile camera system on the market with backward compatibility, while Insta360 X3 specializes in 360 capture for action sports. Of course, let’s first compare the specs!

X3 vs RS 1-Inch 360 Comparison Table


Insta360 X3

360 Action Camera

Insta360 RS 1-Inch 360 Edition

Premium 6K 360 Camera

Image SensorDual 1/2″ SensorsDual 1-Inch Sensors
360 Video Resolution

5.7K: 5760×2880@24/25/30fps

4K: 3840×1920@30/60fps

6K: 5888×2944@30fps

6K: 6144×3072@25/24fps

4K: 3840×1920@30/25/24fps

3K: 3040×1520@50fps

Wide Angle Video Resolution

Single Lens Mode:

4K: 3840×2160@24/25/30fps

3.6K: 3584×2016@24/25/30/50/60fps

2.7K: 2720×1530@24/25/30/50/60fps

1080p: 1920×1088@24/25/30/50/60fps

Max. Video Bitrate120 Mbps120 Mbps
Weight (Camera + Battery)180g (6.4oz)239g (8.4oz)
Rugged + Waterproof33ft (10m)IPX3 water-resistant (Protected against light rain or snow. Should not be submerged in water.)
Invisible Selfie Stick
Active HDR Video

Insta360 X3 vs RS 1-Inch 360: How to choose

Both X3 and RS 1-Inch 360 are 360 cameras, so you can shoot in every direction, you’ll never miss a shot and don’t even need a cameraman or drone to get epic third-person views. Simply mount X3 or the RS 1-Inch 360 Edition on the Invisible Selfie Stick and it will disappear automatically in your video.

When choosing between Insta360 X3 vs RS 1-Inch 360, ultimately your decision will depend on what you’re looking for and how you plan to use your camera.

Insta360 X3 is a better choice for action creators. Here’s the a look at some of the content you could shoot with this 360 action camera:

Insta360 Studio Deep Track
Insta360 Studio – Deep Track

Insta360 X3 vs RS 1-Inch 360: The price point 

Of course the decision for some between Insta360 X3 vs RS 1-Inch 360 might come down to budget. Insta360 X3 retails for $449.99, while Insta360 RS 1-Inch 360 retails for $799.99.

X3 is the 360 action camera powerhouse. With just one device, you can capture every angle at once. Unlock cinematic perspectives that used to require a cameraman or drone. The AI-powered features in the Insta360 app and desktop software can help you find and edit your best shots in just a few taps.

With its interchangeable lens design, the 1-Inch 360 Lens is compatible with both the R and RS Cores. This gives creators the ability to transform their action camera into a premium 360 camera, or vice versa. An upgrade bundle for R and RS users is available for US$649.99, which includes the 1-Inch 360 Lens, Battery, and Mounting Bracket. The modular design of Insta360 RS offers a huge potential for hardware upgrades in the future. You can view RS as a system—a collection of lenses, processors, and batteries—which can be switched out or replaced at any time. 


  1. AK 2023/02/16 at 4:20 pm

    Just a minor note: The 1/2″, X3 sensor is 1/4 the size of the 1″ sensor not 1/2 the size.. 0.5″ x 0.5″ = .25 square inches. 1″ x 1″ = 1 square inch

  2. Julian Kolodzei 2023/05/20 at 4:57 am

    The RS 1-Inch 360 can be taken apart into 4 main parts, the 1-Inch 360 Lens, the RS Core, the Vertical Battery, and the RS 1-Inch 360 Mounting Bracket.


    1. Insta360 2023/05/24 at 6:33 pm

      Hey Julian, the modularity means that it is compatible with the rest of the ONE RS ecosystem. So, owners would be able to use the same RS Core with any of the other lenses.

  3. Peter O'Regan 2023/08/18 at 4:37 pm

    Hi. What temperature is the 1Inch camera rated for? I work in Doha, Qatar and outdoor air temperature can easily reach 50 deg C. CAn the 1 inch camera handle that? Also, can it be powered using an external powerbank? Thanks

    1. Insta360 2023/08/21 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Peter, it is rated for -4°F to 104°F (-20℃ to 40℃) and yes, you can use a power bank to power it. If used in 50℃ the camera may overheat more quickly.

  4. Patrice 2023/09/27 at 3:26 am

    Hi, If I get the RS 1inch system and use the lense with the R One core – is the 1inch lens + R One core waterproof?

    1. Insta360 2023/09/27 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Patrice, sorry to say it would not be waterproof. It would be water resistant, since the RS 1-Inch lens is IPX3 water resistant. This means, for example, it can stand up to rainy weather but should not be used underwater.


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