Insta360 has announced the Insta360 X3 Invisible Dive Kit, a new accessory that enables diving enthusiasts and action sports creators to explore the full range of the X3’s capabilities underwater, including its Invisible Selfie Stick effect, 360 filming, reframing and more.
The key feature of the X3’s transformation is the new Invisible Dive Case accessory. With its design, this case vanishes in footage, allowing for unobstructed, clear underwater 360 filming. It also ensures seamless underwater stitching, courtesy of its IPX8 waterproof rating, which is effective down to 50 metres (164 feet).
360 cameras have gained popularity among action sports enthusiasts for their creative possibilities, and the Insta360 X3 has become a favourite. However, filming seamlessly underwater has been a pervasive challenge in the industry. Traditionally, dive cases have been required to ensure seamless stitching due to light refraction underwater. Previous designs suffered from an issue where the case was visible in the nadir (the bottom area) of the shot, thus limiting the footage’s usability.
The X3 Invisible Dive Case claims to solve this issue, offering a design for improved light transmission that eliminates obstruction in the nadir and automatically removes the selfie stick from the footage, mirroring its performance on land.
The Insta360 X3 Invisible Dive Kit also incorporates the camera’s FlowState Stabilisation and 360° Horizon Lock to maintain stability, even in rough conditions. For those filming underwater, the camera’s accompanying software includes AquaVision 2.0, a tool that auto-corrects underwater colouring for more natural-looking imagery.
The kit is designed with user convenience and safety in mind, featuring a slim, portable design for easy mounting and storage. The structure of the case has undergone testing to ensure its IPX8 waterproofing. Among other features, it includes a new Dive Case mode that allows easy operation of the camera using just two buttons, even while it is encased. Additionally, the kit is designed to combat foggy lenses and includes anti-fog inserts.
With dual 48MP 1/2″ sensors, the Insta360 X3 is capable of shooting 5.7K 360 videos and capturing 72MP photos, maintaining image quality even under water. One of the camera’s features is its ability to shoot a full 360-degree video, which creators can then reframe during the editing process, choosing the desired camera direction after filming.
Price and Availability
Turning X3’s footage into a shareable post is simple with the free Insta360 mobile app, ideal for on-the-go editing and social media sharing. For creators who prefer a desktop workflow, Insta360 Studio is also available.
The Insta360 X3 Invisible Dive Kit is available via the Insta360 Official Store worldwide and Amazon US The entire package, which includes the Insta360 X3 camera, Invisible Dive Case, 114cm Invisible Selfie Stick, Floating Hand Grip, and Lens Cap, is priced at £569.99. For those who already own the camera, the Insta360 X3 Invisible Dive Case is available as a separate accessory for £99.99.