Insta360 Launches New 'Go' Tiny Stabilized Camera

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Insta360, known for its ONE and ONE X 360-degree cameras, today launched its newest product, the Insta360 GO. The GO is described as the "world's smallest stabilized camera" that can be mounted anywhere.

The GO weighs in at 18.3 grams and measures in at just about two inches long. Insta360 says the low weight and small size of the GO allow it to be used in places where other cameras can't be used and let it capture unique angles not possible with other cameras.


The GO can be clipped, tagged, or hung on "just about anything" with its magnetic body and series of accessories that go with it.

Recording a video with the camera requires a button press, which captures up to 30 seconds of video at a time (though it can also take photos). Pressing the button a second time stops the recording. The GO comes with a charge case that allows for 200 clips per day.


There's a built-in hyperlapse feature for capturing up to 30 minutes of footage at 6x speed, and a Barrel Roll mode for twisting your shots "like a turntable, as many times as you like." The GO is also capable of shooting at up to 100 frames per second for slo-mo video.


Insta360 says that the GO uses its FlowState stabilization, which does work well in its 360-degree cameras. The GO is designed to remain stable regardless of where it is mounted.


The GO camera includes a FlashCut audio editing feature that uses AI to find the best video shots and combine them into a stylized edit. The camera can sort content based on theme (like food or cities) and the feature is designed to let users capture, edit, and share their day in a few taps.

There's also a full-featured editing tool for tweaking all aspects of the video, and the app lets footage from the GO and the iPhone be combined together. It supports Bluetooth, so your GO footage can be offloaded to the iPhone app for editing purposes.


Design wise, the Insta360 GO is IPX4 water resistant, which means it's able to hold up to splashes, rain, and submersion in shallow water for up to 10 seconds.

The GO can be purchased from the Insta360 website for $199.99 starting today. It comes with a Charge Case, Magnet Pendant, Pivot Stand, Easy Clip, and Sticky Base, providing a variety of mounting options.

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danpass

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I'll reserve judgement until I see the image quality.

No need to reserve judgement on that guy's haircut though.
I had a similar thought ...... but then it was amended when I noticed his inspired choice of location for mounting the camera in that first photo :D
 

oneMadRssn

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Just wondering why o why I’d need this product because? I mean a GoPro works fine and works wirelessly. Help me out here. What am I missing?
It's much smaller and lighter than a GoPro. Instead of continuous recording, this records short 20-second bursts of video anytime you click it. The 360 in the name is a bit of a lie, it's actually a 180 camera. So you don't need to have it pointed exactly at the thing you want captured. Instead, since it sees in 180 degrees, you can select what the subject of the video is afterwards and it will focus on that. It's also much less expensive than any GoPro with built-in stabilization.

It's pretty appealing to me. My issue with GoPro is (1) I always end up with 98% pointless boring video, (2) the auto editing app sucks, (3) they're a bit big and bulky.

For example after a day of skiing, even if I remember to turn off the camera for every lift ride, I have to go through 3 hours of video to find a few 20-second clips of actual skiing action worthy of saving/sharing.

With this, if something cool is about to happen, you just click it once and do the cool thing. You end up with less pointless boring video and the thing itself is small and light. If their app is as good at auto-editing the videos as they claim, it could be an awesome product.
 
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tripleburst

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The size and portability is outstanding. The resolution is what's holding it back for me. Maybe the next version.