I bought the Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition Camera as soon as it came out.
I had seen some previews and sample videos and could immediately see the potential for it to produce videos for my clients.
After having used the camera for a few months, I am still happy with my decision but I have also realised a few faults in elements of it’s physical design.
The power and record buttons protrude from the body of the camera such that I have found the camera on and recording in my case from having pressed against something while being transported.
The touch screen is very delicate and not protected by any raised edge or door or cover. I discovered my screen cracked one day. Not sure when, where or how it happened but I have been very careful with the camera and always transport it in its own partition in my camera bag.
The supplied lens protector is a silicon clamshell that when in place presses against the lenses of the camera. I believe this is a recipe for disaster. I am paranoid about the lenses getting scratched but the sheath seems designed to do exactly that. Silicon is sticky. You take the sheath off the camera and it has to go somewhere. In your pocket it could easily pick up a bit of grit that will then be pressed against the lens as the sheath is redeployed.
I decided to design and build a custom case to protect my Insta360 ONE RS 1-inch 360 Edition Camera while not in use.
It is a two piece, 3D printed box with a hinged top. The Camera fits snuggly inside but the lenses are spaced well away from the interior. The touch screen and buttons are protected from contact with the outside world.
The camera can still be charged while in the case through a recess in the base which also acts as push release to help remove the camera from the case.
As it comes. Stupid Sticky Silicon lens "protector", Protruding buttons, and zero protection for the touch screen. (Notice the crack)
This is what I ended up with after a couple of days in Fusion 360 CAD software.
Printed in white PLA on my Prusa Mk3 3D printer.
The camera can be charged while in the case.
It took a while to get there but the result is worth the effort I think.
STL files to print your own case are available in my store here...