Insta360 X3 Firmware Update Brings New Features for Enhanced Functionality

Insta360 X3 Firmware Update Brings New Features for Enhanced Functionality


Insta360, the company know for its 360 cameras, has announced a new firmware release for its flagship 360 action cam, the Insta360 X3. The new firmware brings enhanced functionality to the X3 with new features such as Webcam Mode as well as improvements to its AI-powered PureShot.

Webcam Mode is one of the significant additions to the Insta360 X3 in this update. This feature allows users to use their X3 camera as a webcam, making it perfect for online tutorials or meetings. Webcam Mode offers three different camera angles, including either side of the X3 or a full 360-degree image split in half horizontally on the screen.

Another exciting new feature in this update is improvements to the AI-powered PureShot mode. The software optimizations allow for crisper photos with less noise and better colours. Paired with X3’s dual 1/2-inch sensors, you can now capture higher quality landscapes, city scenes or even selfies in stunning 72 megapixels. This improvement is noticeable in shooting conditions but particularly beneficial in low-light photography situations.

The update also makes it possible to import reframing edits from Insta360’s mobile app to Insta360 Studio, the desktop editing software for Mac and Windows. This feature is a long-awaited addition, allowing users who want the ease of mobile reframing and the higher quality exports provided through the Studio PC software suite.

The new feature works currently in the album editor, allowing users to easily transfer projects to a desktop computer, giving you the power to export in a higher quality via PC. To edit, make sure your X3 stays connected to the app (rather than downloading the footage), so that the files can be transferred back to your camera’s storage when you’re done. Once you’re happy with your mobile edits, under the “Edit” tab, click the three-dot menu, then “Edit data,” finally hitting “Export to camera storage.” Once your X3 is connected to your PC, simply open the newly-made .insdata file, and continue editing in Studio.

Overall, the Insta360 X3 firmware update significantly improves the camera’s functionality. The new Webcam Mode and PureShot improvements allow for enhanced shooting capabilities, while the ability to import reframing edits from mobile to desktop editing provides greater flexibility for content creators.

The new firmware update is available to download via Insta360’s website, app (iOS and Android), and Studio (Mac and Windows). To download the firmware update, visit the Insta360 X3 download page at