2021-07-01

Why use lens guards?#

If you expect situation with flying dirt, an instable stand, an accidental turn over of your OneX2 it's a good idea to protect the sensible lens glasses of the camera.

A typical usage would be to use lens guard while your OneX2


Which type of lens guards exists for the OneX2#

Currently Insta360 sells two versions of lens guards:

The "Premium Lens Guards" are also referred as ProGuards on this site.


Sticky Guards vs Premium Lens Guards#

Each lens guard type has its Pros and Cons even they join in protecting your OneX2s lens glasses. The following table gives an overview.

Sticky Lens Guards Premium Lens Guards
Material(s)
-- Lens Cover Plastic (PC-1250Y) Glass
-- Bracket Plastic
-- Shaft Metal
Easy On/Off
Type of mount adhesive tape mechanical fastening,
clamp mechanism
Weight 1.5g 36g
Dimensions ∅ = 33.5mm, h = 7.66mm 59.6mm x 53mm x 35.7mm
Splash Proofed
Underwater Usage
-- Waterproofed
-- Sealing Ring
-- max. Depth 10m
-- 360° mode
-- SteadyCam mode
Degrading Effects small none1
Special Stitching Option
-- Insta360app
>= ~v.1.3.6

>= v.1.5.3
-- Studio2021
>= v3.6.6
OneX2 Side Effects
-- USB-C Port
(usable)

(partly blocked)
---- Charging
(Yes)

(Yes)
---- USB-C Mic Adapter
(usable)

(not usable)
-- Microphones 4
2 through holes in sticky lenses
2 + 2 with sound limitations
2 (both sides) uncovered
2 (front/back) covered by ProGuards
-- Display Menu as intended top 2mm covered by ProGuards
---- Usage as intended firmware v1.0.23 and later:
as intended
before firmware v1.0.23:
OneX2 needs to be rotated
to access top-down-slide
settings menu
-- Utility Frame Compatible
(Yes)

(No)
Scope Of Application2</sup - record 360° audio
- always-on usage
- all types of dirt-raising sports
- fast moving action recordings where little quality degrading isn't noticeable
- if 1/4" screw mount has to be relieved
- offer a situation aware preparedness through a quick, easy to assemble solution
- in oversighted and mostly controlled situations
- on poles / sticks / 1/4" screw mounts
- temporary usage
Costs (Insta360 Store) ~ $19.99 ~ $49
1while lenses are clean