Are you wondering if there will be an Insta360 X4 (or a successor to the popular Insta360 X3) in 2023? A reliable insider source has informed me that there won’t be an X4 in 2023. Although some Insta360 fans may be disappointed, that’s good news.
Insta360 X3 (reviewed here) is the most popular 360 camera in the market (quite possibly the most popular 360 camera ever made). Not only is it easy to use, but it has a lot of features including having the first totally invisible underwater dive case for consumers.
INSTA360 X4 RELEASE DATE
With the X3’s popularity, many are wondering when the X3’s successor will be available. After all, GoPro releases a new Hero model every year, and a Hero 12 is expected in September 2023.
In the past, Insta360’s X-series cameras have been roughly on a two-year release date cycle:
- Insta360 One (August 2017)
- Insta360 One X (October 2018)
- Insta360 One X2 (October 2020)
- Insta360 X3 (September 2022)
Based on this release schedule, X4 is expected in 2024. This has been further confirmed by a reliable insider source, who said that there will be no X4 in 2023 (although the source could not say whether X4 would be released in 2024).
WHY THIS IS GOOD NEWS
Although many Insta360 fans are eager to see what X4 would be like, I think it’s good news that X4 isn’t being released in 2023 for several reasons.
First, the X3 was released in 2022. If and when the X4 in released, the perception of the X3’s value would decrease even though there would be no change in the actual performance of the X3. For those who invested in the X3, their investment would depreciate too rapidly.
Second, having a longer gap between the X3 and the X4 gives Insta360 more time to add features and to test them. Instead of seeing an incremental gap, there is a higher likelihood that X4 would be a more significant improvement over the X3.
What do you think? Do you agree? Let me know in the comments.