A first look at the Insta360 X4

April 16, 2024

Meet the Insta360 X4, the latest iteration in the line of 360 action cameras from Insta360. 

In this blog, we’ll take a close look at the latest changes that make the X4 a notable addition to your reality capture toolset. DroneDeploy’s support of this camera is coming very soon.

While retaining the user-friendliness of the X line from Insta360, the X4 promises to enhance your ground captures with improvements that build on everything other Insta360 cameras have  delivered to bring deeper context to your site documentation. 

Let’s get into it.

Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Key features of the Insta360 X4
  • The Insta360 X4 in action: industry use cases

Key features of the Insta360 X4

The Insta360 X4 is packed with improvements that can amplify the way you capture your projects. 

For starters, the X4 allows users to shoot in 2fs to create impressive 11K timelapses. These timelapses provide clarity and detail you need for comprehensive site documentation in the DroneDeploy Ground app.

The X4 boasts a 72MP resolution for 360° photos, paired with an improved dynamic range that captures scenes in vivid detail and color. Stabilization gets an upgrade too, with the enhanced FlowState technology guaranteeing steady shots even in the most dynamic environments.

The updated FlowState stabilization technology ensures that the footage remains stable, allowing you to capture Walks even in the most challenging environments. And partnered with DroneDeploy, stability control in the X4 ensures clearer Walks of your project.

The X4's battery life also gets an upgrade, thanks to a 2290 mAh battery, offering 67% longer shooting sessions, reducing the constant need for recharging. 

Additions like Timed Capture, Gesture Control and Removable Lens Guards make the X4 a versatile tool tailored for users who demand both quality and convenience.

Learn more about getting the most out of 360-degree photo documentation with DroneDeploy Ground here.

Camera specs:

  • 8K 30fps + 5.7K 60fps 360° video
  • 72MP 360° photo
  • 67% longer run time with a massive 2290 mAh battery

New features of the Insta X4: 

  • 72MP 360 photos -> the Insta360 X4 uses AI (PureShot) to process 72MP photos in camera, delivering high quality images every time you capture. 
  • 11K timelapse -> shoots rapid walk-throughs of any areas.
  • Improved dynamic range ->The X4 now offers clarity and depth to capture scenes in greater detail, even in challenging lighting conditions
  • Longer battery life -> The 67% longer run time with the massive 2290 mAh battery allows you to get the captures you need, without having to frequently recharge.

The Insta360 X4 in action: industry applications

Improved documentation across the lifecycle of your project

Much like other Insta360 cameras that are supported by DroneDeploy, the Insta360 X4 will serve as a crucial tool for jobsite and asset documentation. 

The camera's high-resolution video and photo capabilities, coupled with its improved dynamic range, make capturing comprehensive and clear images of complex sites effortless. When the X4, or any other 360 camera, is partnered with a photo documentation software, like DroneDeploy, you can create digital replicas that help you track work throughout your entire project lifecycle. 

Better inspections. Fewer mistakes. 

With the Insta X4’s improved sensors, you can make more immersive 360 Walk sof your projects in DroneDeploy. These Walks enable thorough inspections of structures and spaces, helping you avoid crucial mistakes that could cost your teams a lot of time, effort and money. This is especially beneficial in industries where detailed visual documentation is crucial, such as in oil and gas and construction. 

Whether you’re documenting a construction site, surveying land or inspecting your facility assets the X4 is engineered to deliver a complete view of whatever you’re trying to capture.

Ready to explore the advanced capabilities of the Insta360 X4 for your DroneDeploy projects? Contact us today or connect with your Customer Success Manager to start capturing with the Insta360 X4.

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