Insta360 GO review

An 18g miniature action camera that ought to have a magnetic appeal for hyperlapse-addicts

Insta360 GO review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A curious product that taps into the hunger for first-person video and correctly sets human attention spans to between 15 and 30 seconds, the Insta360 GO is an intriguing and easy-to-use action camera with just enough advanced features.


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    + Punchy video and photos

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    + Hyperlapse & slow-mo

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    + Excellent auto-editing tools

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    + IPX4 water-resistant

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    + Charge case for 2.5 charges on the go


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    No ‘live view’

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    Easy to drop/lose

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    No expandable storage

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    Placing on on/off switch

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How long is your attention span for other people’s first-person videos of their ‘extreme sports’ adventures? Sure, the best GoPro can record for a few hours, but most such footage is trash. Cue the Insta360 GO, a tiny stick-on camera that’s based on an understanding that our collective attention span is between 15 and 30 seconds (sounds about right) and that full HD quality is fine for sharing. 

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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.