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Switch modules more quickly on Insta360 One R with this “quick swap” frame

Quick swap frame for Insta360 One R
Quick swap frame for Insta360 One R

There’s a new third party frame for the Insta360 One R that enables much faster swapping of the One R’s modules.

Insta360 One R (reviewed here) is a unique modular 360 camera that can convert to a 4K action camera, a 5K 1-inch sensor camera, invisible drone camera, or other cameras by exchanging modules.  One issue however, is that the bracket that is included with the One R is similar to a GoPro case.  It has a clasp that you have to unfasten, and a door that you’ll need to open before you can take out the camera to swap modules.  Moreover, the 5K 1-inch sensor has a large front element that needs to be unscrewed before you can remove the camera from the bracket.

This new frame is much simpler and you simply slide the One R into the frame.  The frame can be used regardless of whether you face the lens to the front or to the back.  And for the 1-inch sensor, you don’t even have to remove the front element.

The quick swap frame can be used with the camera facing in either direction.
The quick swap frame can be used with the camera facing in either direction.

The frame does have a disadvantage.  Compared to the standard bracket, it is less secure because it relies only on friction to hold the camera.  Second, it does not include a cold shoe, unlike the new bracket from Insta360.  Nonetheless, if you want to swap modules more quickly, and you are not using your One R as an action cam, the quick swap frame may work well.

You can purchase the frame on eBay and other places.

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