Insta360 GO 3 review: a uniquely versatile action camera with magnetic appeal

By being both a clip-on wearable camera and a full-on action camera, the chameleonic Insta360 GO 3 is all about unique first-person POV

Insta360 GO 3 action camera on a beach
(Image: © Jamie Carter / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A versatile wearable camera capable of unique perspectives, the Insta360 GO 3 comes with a battery case that doubles as a housing to effectively make it a regular action camera, too. It shoots impressive video and comes with plenty of top tech and an excellent app, but since it’s limited to 2.7K we’re not convinced it’s going to challenge to likes of GoPro.


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    Versatile design

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    Strong magnet

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    Easy to use

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    Excellent app


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    Maxes-out at 2.7K video

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    Average image stabilization

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    Lots of accessories

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Insta360 has been busy challenging GoPro on all fronts in recent years and the Insta360 GO 3 in some ways looks like the epitome of that effort. Although based upon the thumb-size secret shooter we’ve seen before (such as the Insta360 GO and Insta360 GO 2), this new iteration morphs into a regular-sized action camera akin to what GoPro and others produce. 

It comes with a host of accessories, but also as three separate variants according to built-in storage: 32GB ($379.99/£379.99/AU$661.99), 64GB ($399.99/£399.99/AU$701.99), and 128GB ($429.99/£429.99/AU$741.99). The new (as of December 2023) version is only offered in 64GB and 128GB variants).

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.