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Insta360 Ace Pro World First 8K Action Camera

In the midst of November 2023 the Insta360 Ace Pro arrives as the world's first 8K action camera, presenting a huge leap forward in image quality for action sports creators. This is not only the first action camera to offer 8K video recording, but also features slow-mo 4K 120fps and 48 megapixel images in RAW, with a host of intuitive features making it easy to capture great content.

the Insta360 Ace Pro arrives as the world's first 8K action camera

Image quality is superb thanks to being co-engineered with Leica, with a large 1/1.3’' image sensor and fantastic low light performance. The partnership between Leica and Insta360 has spawned a revolutionary all-in-one action camera, which fits in your pocket, on your helmet, handlebars or a snowboard.

Our first look review has everything you need to know about this amazing new device, including specs comparison with the world’s lightest action camera, video quality and formats, and what to expect for your content creation.

Chest mounted action recording

What is the Insta360 Ace Pro action camera?

The Insta360 Ace Pro is one of the most advanced and intuitive action cameras, which is perfect for anyone from a casual creator who enjoys recording cycle rides, to adrenaline sports enthusiasts with a Youtube channel. It weighs just 179.8g, records 8K video, and has a flip screen for vlogging.

Racing on a bike with the Insta360 Ace Pro camera

Insta360 Ace Pro key features

Insta360 has created an entirely new compact format, with the Ace Pro offering a series of innovative features for adrenaline sports enthusiasts, with key features including:

  • 1/1.3-inch image sensor
  • Video formats include 8K at 24fps, 4K 120fps and Full HD at 240fps
  • Photos up to 48 megapixels in JPEG and RAW
  • Vlogging-friendly 2.4” flip screen
  • Gesture and Voice Control for hands free operation
  • Waterproof to 10m (without a case)
  • ISO 100-6400 range
  • Records to MicroSD memory cards (max. 1TB)

the Insta360 Ace Pro 8K Action Camera is waterproof to 10m

Is the Insta360 Ace Pro 8K Action Camera waterproof?

Yes, the Insta360 Ace Pro 8K Action Camera is waterproof and you can dive down to 10 metres without any additional accessories or a special case. It’s also incredibly rugged, able to withstand temperatures as low as-20°C, so you can bring it to adventures on, and off piste.

Vlogging in the air!

Battery performance

Reliable battery life is crucial for an action camera, ensuring you don't run out of power midway through an adventure. The Insta360 Ace Pro stands out with impressive performance, delivering up to 100 minutes, even when capturing Active HDR video at 4K30fps. It also charges to 80% in just 22 minutes, or full in 46.

Motorbike action with Ace Pro

Insta360 Ace Pro Vs Insta360 GO 3

The Insta360 Ace Pro follows the Insta360 GO 3, inevitably prompting a specifications comparison. Our table below outlines the crucial differences between these two action cameras, so you can make a more informed choice as top which is best, based on your specific requirements.


Insta360 Ace Pro

Insta360 GO 3




Sensor Size:






35mm Equivalent Focal Length:



Video Format:



Key video formats

8K 24fps / 4K 120fps

2.7K 30fps / 1080P 50fps

Photo Format:

JPG + DNG RAW (can be exported via app or Studio)

INSP + DNG RAW (can be exported via app or Studio)

Video Modes:

Video (with built-in Active HDR), FreeFrame Video, PureVideo, Slow Motion, Starlapse, Timelapse, TimeShift, Pre-Recording, Loop Recording

Video, FreeFrame Video, Timelapse, TimeShift, Slow Motion, Pre-Recording, Loop Recording

Photo Modes:

Photo, HDR Photo, Interval, Burst Photo, Starlapse

Photo, HDR Photo, Interval, Starlapse

Colour Profiles:

Standard, Vivid, Flat

Standard, Vivid, Flat

Video Coding:

H.265 and H.264


Max. Video Bitrate:



Exposure Value:



ISO Range:



Shutter Speed Photo

1/8000 - 120s

1/8000 - 120s

Shutter Speed Video

1/8000 - to the limit of frames per second

1/8000 - to the limit of frames per second

White Balance:

Auto, 2000-10000K

Auto, 2000-10000K

Audio Modes:

Wind Reduction, Stereo, Direction Focus

Wind Reduction, Stereo, Direction Focus

Audio Format:

48 kHz, 16-bit, AAC 

48Khz, 24bits, AAC


No built-in storage. Supports microSD cards up to 1 TB.

Built-in either 32GB, 64GB, 128GB

Use Environment:

-20°C to 40°C

-20°C to 40°C

Waterproof Without Dive Case:




BLE 5.2

BLE 5.0


2.4GHz, 5GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

5GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Battery capacity


GO 3: 310mAh Action Pod: 1270mAh

Fast charging

46min (30W fast charging adapter)

GO 3: 23 mins to 80% | 35 mins to 100% Action Pod: 47 mins to 80% | 65 mins to 100%


71.9 x 52.15 x 38.5mm

GO 3: 25.6 x 54.4 x23.2mm

Action Pod: 63.5 x 47.6 x 29.5mm



GO 3: 35.5g + Action Pod: 96.3g = 131.8 total

Where Go 3 is the smallest and lightest action camera in its class, the Ace Pro offers the best video performance. The Go 3 also sports a wider lens, while the Ace Pro has a broader variety of photo and video features.

Low light vlogging

Which video recording formats are available on Ace Pro?

Insta360's latest action camera brings the worlds first 8K video recording, and also introduces new compression modes with H.265 and H.264, providing enhanced control over the final output. It delivers exceptional performance, offering various video qualities and speeds depending on the selected mode, as detailed in the table below.

Video mode

8K (16:9) : 7680x4320@24fps


8K (2.35:1) : 7680x3272@24fps


4K (4:3) : 4032x3024@60/50/48/30/25/24fps


4K(16:9): 3840x2160@120/100/60/50/48/30/25/24fps


2.7K (4:3): 2688x2016@60/50/48/30/25/24fps


2.7K(16:9): 2688x1520@120/100/60/50/48/30/25/24fps


1440P (4:3): 1920x1440@60/50/48/30/25/24fps


1080P(16:9): 1920x1080@240/200/120/100/60/50/48/30/25/24fps

FreeFrame Mode

4K (4:3) : 4032x3024@60/50/48/30/25/24fps

PureVideo Mode

4K(16:9): 3840x2160@30/25/24fps


2.7K(16:9): 2688x1520@30/25/24fps


1080P(16:9): 1920x1080@30/25/24fps

Slow Motion Mode

4K(16:9): 3840x2160@120/100fps


2.7K(16:9): 2688x1520@120/100fps


1080P(16:9): 1920x1080@240/200/120/100fps

These versatile options empower users to capture movies in various qualities, allowing for precise control according to each scene's specific requirements. All of this is achieved with impressive finesse from such a lightweight device.

Mounted to the handlebars of a bike

Photo modes and image quality

Where the Insta360 GO 3 captures insta360’s proprietary INSP image format, the newer Ace Pro adopts more widespread JPEG format, as well as RAW for editing after the event. If you wonder why shoot in RAW Vs JPEG, it’s because it gives you far greater control if you do ever edit your images.

The larger sensor in the Ace Pro also gathers more light than previous cameras, with a wide ISO range of 100-6400, which is more than enough for great results during sunsets and even blue hour shots.

The variety of photo modes allow you to capture compelling content, B-roll and simply beautiful photos to share, with interval, burst and starlapse giving you the edge over some comparable models.

Similarly the range of video modes provide an excellent starting point to capture great content in video formats, which also has built-in Active HDR to capture more highlight and shadow detail in your movies.

Pro camera quality on and off piste!

Photo resolution is impressive, with a choice between four sizes catering to any needs:

  • 48MP (8064x6048)
  • 36MP (8064x4536)
  • 12MP (4032x3024)
  • 9MP (4032x2264)

Insta360 app

Insta360 on Google Play and Apple supports the Insta360 Ace Pro camera, with background downloading, integration for Garmin devices and Apple Watch. It also captures data like GPS, speed, and other stats, which can be displayed in the video and is highly rated by 1000s of users.

Insta360 has stopped us in our tracks with the launch of the Ace Pro, which is lightweight, versatile, offers 8K recording for the first time in an action camera, as well as being incredibly durable and tough. You can vlog easily with the 2.4-inch flip screen, capture video in numerous formats, record compelling timelapse and other content, and image quality is amazing, thanks to a partnership with legendary Leica.

The Insta360 Ace Pro 8K Action Camera is now available, promising to elevate your adventure content to completely new heights. You can also explore our extensive range of action cameras to find the perfect one that will truly impress your audience.

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By Nick Dautlich on 23/11/2023

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