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Insta360 launches its 360 GO 2 micro-camera for action, blogging or perhaps more

The new Insta360 GO 2. (Source:Insta360 )
The new Insta360 GO 2. (Source:Insta360 )
Insta360's freshly-debuted GO 2 miniature camera is a considerable upgrade over its first generation, not the least in its design and function. Its case still doubles as a battery-pack, but can now also act as a remote control and a tripod. It also has more field-of-view options and storage, as well as a new FlowState stabilization clip mode.

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Insta360 has now released its new GO 2 mini-camera, which might be good news for those who prefer a dedicated device for their vlogging, outdoor antics or general photographical lifestyle. Like its predecessor, the first GO, it comes in a TWS earbud-like charging case. However, this version represents a considerable, sincere re-think in terms of its design.

The GO 2 snaps into its case with its magnetic backing, as before; however, once in there, it can still be used thanks to the new buttons found in the other half of the hinged accessory. A tiny status display is also now found above these controls, which still work when the GO 2 is removed as it is also wireless. The case also now integrates tripod legs.

The camera also comes with a Magnet Pendant, as before, so that it can stick to the user through their clothing as well as to the metallic things around them. However, when worn, it can offer highly convincing first--person-view footage of up to 1440p/50fps in resolution.

Insta360 has also augmented the FlowState stabilization found in the original GO with basic in-device stablization for its latest device. Both modes can also be used for video clips, of up to 10 and 15 minutes in length respectively.

GO-series fans might notice that both limits have been pushed way back compared to the first version: this is because its successor now has 32GB of internal storage as opposed to 8GB in the original. The 2 also has elongated standalone and in-case recording limits, of 30 and 150 minutes respectively. It also now has more field-of-view options: Ultra Wide; Action View; Linear and Narrow.

It also now ships with a Lens Guard in the box (apparently in response to customer feedback), as well as a Pivot Stand with a sticky base; an Easy Clip that might be handy in a car, and its USB type C charging cable. The Insta260 GO 2 can be purchased from now from its OEM's first-party store, and starts at US$300, or more for bundles with additional things such as selfie sticks or pet mounts.

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Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell - Senior Tech Writer - 4233 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-03-10 (Update: 2021-03-10)