Insta360 GO is the ‘Twenty-Gram Steady Cam’
Insta360 has created the world’s smallest stabilized camera to capture action shots at the click of a button. The $199 Insta360 Go uses FlowState stabilization for incredibly smooth footage, and with the included accessories, users go completely hands-free.
Each Insta360 GO comes packaged with a magnetic lanyard, a tripod mount, a magnetic sticky mount, and a magnetic clip mount. Insta360 demonstrates the camera’s usage on a surfboard, a baby stroller, a cup of beer, and a sweatband during a basketball game. The GO’s IPX4 water resistance rating means it can handle rain, splashes, and a brief immersion under water.
With the a click of the sole button on the device, users can capture up to 30 seconds of footage to create a highlight reel-style video. Standard 15 or 30 second-video clips are captured at a resolution of up to 2720 x 2720, and are cropped to 1080p at 25 fps for exporting. There’s also a hyper lapse setting, which can record up to 30 minutes of footage for a 5-minute video, static time-lapse to record up to eight hours for a nine-second video, and interval shooting that can record up to 7 days. The GO can also capture 5-megapixel photos that export as square images at 2560 x 2560 resolution with additional landscape options to boot. Users can shoot around 200 clips a day, based on an 20-second clip average.
To access the footage, simply place the camera in its charging case and plug it into an iOS or Android device. The AI-powered FlashCut app will automatically find the best shots by theme and quality and edit them together to create a cohesive video montage. You can also go in and make your own edits like adding a barrel roll to create a rotating effect. In the GO app, users can tweak the colors, playback speed, and even add footage from their smartphone.
The charging case can power up the camera in approximately 20 minutes while charging the case itself will take about one hour to charge. The Go provides 8GB of onboard storage and is currently on available in white.
The Insta360 GO is available now at store.insta360.com.