Insta360 Go 2 vs. GoPro Hero 8 Black: Style, substance and everything else

Not way back, GoPro made motion cameras a factor. Nevertheless, lately, a newcomer has entered the sector: Insta360. Whereas GoPro has established itself as making dependable instruments that may be discovered in lots of a video-maker’s gear bag, Insta360 has leaned into the quirky facet of issues. 

The brand new Insta360 Go 2 is small… like actually small. It makes use of magnets and comes with a charging case that triples as a tripod and distant management. Within the field, there are three extra distinctive mounting equipment, together with a magnetic necklace you put on beneath your shirt for chest-mounted, POV taking pictures.

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The Go 2’s value ($300) strains up with 2019’s GoPro, the GoPro Hero eight Black, that I additionally occur to have in my very own private gear bag. Now, by way of specs, the Hero eight just about destroys the tiny Go 2 in nearly each class. That being mentioned, folks appear to be actually excited in regards to the Go 2. My dad even, who’s an avid bicycle owner, mentioned he by no means makes use of his GoPro and was trying into the Go 2. 

My favourite of the 4 equipment that come within the Go 2’s field. 


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So we needed to ask: Can type beat substance with regards to a $300 motion digicam? With each cameras, a number of skate parks and a soccer subject, I put the 2 to work. After all, a battle like that is finest skilled visually. Please watch the video above (or maybe in your backside proper nook) to see if the newcomer can unseat the O.G.