Best known for its affordable 360-degree cameras, Insta360 has taken its excellent FlowState image stabilization technology and used it to build a unique and remarkable new class of action camera. The new Insta360 Go is tiny, looking like a flash drive with a dome lens on it. It weighs next to nothing, and attaches to your clothing with magnets to capture beautifully stabilized 1080p footage from an oversized sensor.
The secret sauce is in the Go’s 3,040 x 3,040-pixel camera sensor, and six-axis gyro and accelerometer package. The former captures vision much wider than you’ll need to show, and the latter tracks the camera’s movement as it shoots, and uses that data to move a 1080p frame around within the much larger image to compensate. As a result, you can run around, ride a bike down a bumpy road, or attach the Go to your crazy dog’s collar, and it’ll still bring back lovely stabilized vision from a super-personal perspective. Prepare for a ton more of those “girlfriend pulling me along by my hand” shots.
The Insta360 Go weighs 18.3 g (0.65 oz), it’s water resistant enough to go under for a few seconds at a time, and at just under 50 mm (2 in) long, it’s considerably smaller than anything you’d call “pocket size.” It’s tiny. You’ll need to keep it in the charge case if you don’t want to lose it. It mounts magnetically onto a clip, a pendant you can wear under your clothing, a sticker mount, or a pivoting stand with a base unit.