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TL; DR: As of March 26, you can get the Insta360 GO 2 for $299.99, more than $100 less than the price of a GoPro.
The past decade may have been commemorated with unique moments perfectly captured via Instagram and Facebook, but the 2020s are all about video. Today, we document every moment in motion pictures and showcase our epic experiences via TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram Reels. But our phones can’t hold up in many cases, especially if you’re the adventurous type. This is where an action camera really shines.
Although the GoPro is practically synonymous with the term action camera, it’s not the only brand that makes solid products. The Insta360 GO 2 offers a worthy competitor, at a fraction of the size and at a lower price.
Tiny, but mighty, the Insta360 GO 2 is about the size of a thumb at just 2 inches long and less than an inch wide. Its charging case resembles that of Bluetooth headphones and also serves as a remote control. When you take the camera out, you can choose from the included accessories – a magnetic pendant, swivel mount or easy clip – for various mounting options. It was presented at CES 2022 (Consumer Electronics Show) where the main innovations and trends are presented.
Despite its small build, the GO 2 is designed to capture some pretty epic video footage at 1440p 50fps, stabilized directly in-camera or with software after the fact for even better stabilization. Since there’s no screen to view your compositions in real time, there’s built-in horizon leveling and FlowState stabilization to help you produce better footage. There are also fun modes on board like hyperlapse, timelapse, slow motion, and nightlapse.
The micro camera is ideal for capturing video during adventures – such as hiking, biking, running, snowboarding, etc. – given its portability and flexibility. But it’s also capable of taking steady photos and filming vlogs at home. Although you might be better off using your phone for that.
It’s by no means cheap at $299.99. But considering the GoPro Hero models are over $400, that’s a pretty solid deal.
Prices subject to change.