Why buy an action cam when there are smartphones that easily rival (and sometimes beat) their camera quality? Because action cams are way more compact, making them easier to mount on a variety of places to get your desired action footage. That’s why with the Insta360 Go 2, the outfit focused on building the smallest action cam they can muster.
Is it the world’s smallest action cam? Insta360 certainly thinks so and proudly declares it. While we can’t attest to that, it’s definitely one of the most compact ones we’ve seen so far, making it incredibly easy to mount on helmets, handlebars, and practically anything you want for convenient and versatile function.
The Insta360 Go 2 uses the same 1/2.3-inch sensor as most action cams and smartphones in the market, all while coming in a size that’s considerably smaller at just 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.8 inches (length x width x thickness). It shoots 1440p videos at 50 fps, too, so you get crisp, detailed footage comparable to bigger action cameras, with the option for 1080p at 120 fps slow-motion, so you can capture every single bit of action during fast-paced moments. Like all of the outfit’s cameras, it uses FlowState Stabilization to eliminate shakes, bumps, and rolls to keep the most action-packed shots looking stable, while HDR support allows you to inject your footage with even more vibrant colors.
There’s video modes for both hyperlapse and timelapse, in case you like shooting those kinds of footage, with support for 16:9, 9:16, and 1:1 aspect ratios, so you can shoot videos for any platform of your choosing. It’s IPX8 waterproof, so it can survive immersion in water at depths of up to 13 feet, allowing you to use it during watersports without any worry, complete with a new “Aquavision” feature feature that color-corrects any underwater footage.
The Insta360 Go 2 has 28GB of available storage, which should be enough to store any footage you record before the battery drains out. According to the outfit, the battery is rated for 30 minutes of video recording without stabilization and 20 minutes with stabilization enabled, with the charging case able to hold enough power to recharge it five times over. Do note, recharging the action cam to full power takes 35 minutes. It uses the same app as the outfit’s previous action cams, by the way, which should have all sorts of smart features that make editing videos a whole lot easier.
Multiple mounts are included out of the box, including a flat stand with a pivoting mount, a pendant with magnets, and a clip, so you get a decent amount of mounting options even with just the basic kit. The charging case, by the way, also doubles as a handheld selfie grip (for those times you want to shoot more conventional selfie videos) and even a tripod (it has a kickstand). Other accessories included in the box are a lens guard (for underwater videos) and an ND filter set.
The Insta360 Go 2 is available now, priced starting at $369.99.