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There’s a New Action Camera in Town

Looking for a GoPro alternative? Colorado Parent tech expert and father of three Kirk Yuhnke shares his experience with the small but mighty Insta360 GO camera.

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We all know GoPro is king when it comes to action cameras. It was among the first to cram an HD camera into a small package. Thing is, there are some awesome alternative options that have more features and are even smaller than a GoPro. The new Insta360 GO may be the perfect family action camera for just $200. I took it for a test with my family.

First and foremost, the Insta360 GO is tiny. Weighing just 18.3 grams, it’s hard to imagine they could pack all of these camera smarts into such a tiny package, but they did. You can mount this camera almost anywhere. A magnetic necklace puts the camera right on your chest so it’s ready to shoot with the push of a button. You can also buy mounts for your car, your helmet, or your child’s bike.

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What’s most impressive about the GO is the artificial intelligence and stabilization. Even running at full stride or skiing down the mountain results in perfectly smooth video. The GO’s built-in stabilization is among the best I’ve seen in an action camera. It also detects the best moments to help you quickly and easily edit together a cool highlight video.

The Insta360 GO is designed to shoot better video and make editing that video on your phone an easy and painless process. It’s a great way to create epic videos of your next family vacation or adventure, and it’s the smallest high-end action camera yet. For the price, I think the Insta360 GO is worth consideration before you automatically grab the GoPro.

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