Insta360 has released the Insta360 Go 2! I’ve actually been beta testing it since November 2020, and here is a hands-on review that identifies all its features as well as 10 weaknesses.*
*Insta360 has resolved the 10th weakness (keyframing). The new app now has keyframing.
Like its predecessor, the Insta360 Go 2 is a thumb-sized stabilized camera. However, the Go 2 addresses all of the issues with the first generation Go with a very long list of improvements: longer recording time, longer battery life, higher image quality, easier control, remote control, remote live view and other features.
As for the weaknesses, they are mostly from the original Insta360 Go: limited nonremovable storage and battery, although both have been improved significantly. Again, in the video review, I mentioned there is no keyframing but the app has been updated and now includes keyframing.
WHERE TO BUY
Insta360 Go 2 is now available for $299, direct from Insta360 only. The kit includes:
– the Insta360 Go 2,
– the multipurpose charging case,
– one lens guard, a magnetic pendant,
– a multipurpose pivot stand that can be used to stick the Go 2 to smooth surfaces such as walls or windows
– Easy Clip for clipping the Insta360 Go 2 to a cap or shirt
– USB Type C cable.
I strongly recommend getting extra lens guards, which I believe will be sold out.
There are two versions: 32GB ($299) and 64GB ($330). Here are the differences in storage capacity:
|32GB (28GB usable)||64GB (57GB usable)|
|Pro Video mode (1440p 30fps)||51 mins.||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Standard Video mode|
|2 hours||4 hours 9 minutes|
For reference, this was the teaser trailer with 8 insider facts: