Insta360 One R
Best for: Cinematic thrill-seekers
The modular design of the One R ( 8/10, WIRED Recommends) allows it to transform into whatever camera works best for your adventure. The three lens modules, including a 4K action cam and a 5K wide-angle camera codesigned by Leica, snap onto the red battery plate. The dual-lens 360 attachment, however, uses two fish-eyes to capture an image-stabilized, all-encompassing view of your stupid human tricks. Once you load the footage into the Insta360 mobile app, its AI-powered object tracking recognizes your main subject and keeps it centered in the frame. The app also has the ability to render the company’s $20 selfie stick accessory invisible; the result looks like the camera is just floating a few feet in front of an outstretched arm.
Best for: Gen Z creators
This slim camera is advantageously simple, both in looks and in function. There are just three buttons: one to turn the camera on and two to control it. The unique design uses four lenses—three that look sideways and one that points straight up—to capture a spherical view of everything happening around you. Sync the camera to a phone to use the mobile app, which lets you see what you’re recording and do some basic editing, including centering the field of view on one slice of the panorama. Then, share videos and photos directly to social platforms like TikTok and Instagram. When the camera arrives this summer, we expect the video to be high quality—the Japanese startup that makes the device is the same team behind Ricoh’s best-selling Theta 360 cameras.
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