Insta360 One R Expert Edition Ultimate Kit action camera review

It sounds good on paper but is it as good as the competition in use?

Insta360 One R with 1-inch mod with boosted battery base
Cycling Weekly Verdict

When it comes to digital cameras a bigger sensor means better quality. No one else is offering a larger sensor in an action camera, and if that appeals to you then the Insta360 with the 1-inch module is your only choice. The modular features that the Insta360 One R has mean easier upgrades and more options for one camera, but the cost is that switching batteries is more difficult. Insta360 isn't offering a perfect camera, but it is well built and comes with a great collection of features.

Reasons to buy
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    Modular design could make it future proof

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    Smartphone app makes quick work of editing and sharing

Reasons to avoid
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    Swapping batteries is difficult

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When it comes to filming your rides via one of the best bike and helmet cameras there's a lot of options on the market. Start narrowing it down to the serious contenders though and the field actually gets pretty small.

Nowadays, getting good quality out of an action camera is an expectation, and thus it is its other features that make a camera stand out or lag behind.

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