Insta360 just announced the GO 2, a stabilized action camera that weighs in at just 27 grams. Billed as the world’s smallest action cam, the newcomer has an ultra-light body design that enables high-res, hands-free recording and lets creators effortlessly capture their perspectives with none of the bulky, inconvenient accessories of a traditional action cam.
Waterproofing and a replaceable protective lens ensure that the Insta360 GO 2 is ready for every type of action. Its powerful built-in magnet pairs with the Magnet Pendant so you can pop the unit right on your shirt. The Easy Clip, on the other hand, attaches GO 2 to your hat or headband so you can get an effortless POV shot. Once GO 2 is in position, shooting a video is as easy as pressing the front of the camera once.
The GO2 features a 1/2.3” image sensor capable of shooting 2560 x 1440 video up to 50fps while using H.264 encoding topping at 80Mbps. No matter where you mount GO 2, Insta360’s signature FlowState stabilization and horizon leveling algorithms eliminate every shake, bump and roll.
Despite its size, Insta360 GO 2 doesn’t skimp on power too. GO 2 packs in the same high-performance hardware as other flagship action cams, while weighing 6x lighter.
GO 2’s Charge Case allows to charge the camera up in half an hour. With this accessory, GO 2 can keep going for up to 150 minutes before needing a recharge. That’s double the length of most action cams, at a fraction of the size.
Far more than a charger, GO 2’s case doubles as a remote, a tripod, and a handheld grip for shooting selfies. It even has a ¼” mounting point ready to attach to a selfie stick.
Using the Charge Case’s onboard Bluetooth connection, you can control GO 2 from up to 10 meters (33ft) away. Just mount the camera wherever you like and then use the case to capture from a distance.
Meanwhile, the scratch-proof, hardened-glass Lens Guard keeps GO 2’s lens protected from wipeouts. Pop it off and screw on a replacement at any time. Or swap it out for an ND filter to get balanced colors and contrast even on the brightest days.
GO 2’s companion app lets you preview your shot in real-time over WiFi and adjust settings on the fly. Once you’re done shooting, the app offers a full-featured editor to perfect your clips.
If you’re in a rush, you don’t even need to download your footage to your phone before starting your edit. Just connect and edit directly over WiFi. No cables needed.
Not up for a manual edit? Let AI edit for you with FlashCut 2.0. The app auto-edits your clips into a story, highlighting the best moments and edits them together on beat to music.
Choose from preset editing templates for themes like sports, travel, or pets, or just select your favorite shots and let FlashCut take care of the rest. Either way, you get a slick edit that’s ready to share instantly.
Furthermore, GO2 allows users to choose from four fields of view to get the perfect framing. Shooting an expansive landscape? Try the 120-degree “Ultra Wide” field of view. Hitting the trails on your bike? Try the 110-degree “ActionView” field of view, perfect for first-person perspectives.
Condense the action with a dynamic hyperlapse or highlight key moments in super slow-mo. It’s all as easy as a tap with GO 2. Shoot hyperlapses at up to 6x speed or slow things down to 4x slow-mo when you shoot at 120fps.
Setting up a stationary timelapse shot can be done in seconds too. Pop GO 2 into the Charge Case, fold out the tripod legs and record from any angle. Shooting at night? Use Nightlapse mode to get the interval and exposure time just right.
Insta360 GO 2 Highlights
- Miniature 3K Action Camera
- 1/2.3” sensor
- Up to 2560 x 1440 Video and 9MP Photos
- Up to 1080p120 Slow-Motion Video
- FlowState 6-Axis Gyro Stabilization
- iOS/Android App with Auto-Editing
- Waterproof to 13′, 32GB Internal Drive
- One-Tap Time-Lapse/Hyperlapse Videos
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Charge Case
- Auto-Edit Feature, Easy POV Capture
- Lens Protection, Mounting Options
- ISO: Auto, 100-3200
- White Balance: Auto, 2700K, 4000K, 5000K, 6500K, 7500K
- Waterproofing: IPX8 to 4 meters (13ft)
- Basic stabilization, FlowState stabilization, HDR, Timelapse, TimeShift (Hyperlapse), Slow Motion
- Several Mounting Accessories Included
- Magnetic Pendant, Easy Clip & More
- Bluetooth: BLE 5.0
- Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Dimensions: 52.9 x 23.6 x 20.7mm (2.08 x 0.93 x 0.81in)
- Weight: 26.5g (0.93oz)
Insta360 GO 2 is available to order retailing for $299.99. You can also customize your GO 2 by designing a one-of-a-kind “skin” exclusively at Insta360’s website.
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