Insta360 is finally onto something with its next tiny action camera.
At 26.5 grams and the size of my thumb, Insta360’s latest action camera, the Go 2, looks like an oversized Tic Tac with an eyeball. It’s the second generation in the Go lineup.
Where the first-generation Go left a lot to be desired, particularly in the image quality department.
The most noticeable changes to this tiny camera come in the hardware department. The Go 2’s camera component has a new removable lens cover and less slippery matte plastic housing. It is slightly larger than the AirPods Pro case and has a 1/4-inch thread for support mounting and a USB-C port for charging. The standalone cameras can run for 30 minutes on a single charge or 150 minutes while in the case.
While the case is not waterproof, the Go 2’s cameras is IPX8 UFABET water resistant for use up to 13 feet underwater. In the box, Insta360 also includes three camera mounts: a pivot stand, a hat brim clip, and a pendant for wearing around your neck. All of these mounts utilize a magnet to keep the Go 2 attached to them.
The use of the case as more than just a place to store the camera is one of my favorite innovations in the Go 2. All of the mounts, remotes, and other accessories you have to end up buying for an action camera really add up.
On a phone, the camera’s 9-megapixel photos are crisp, full of contrast, and highly saturated without looking unrealistic.