Best Cinewhoop Camera: Insta360 GO 2 Weighs Just 26.5 Grams

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When it comes to building your cinewhoop, you need a tiny camera. Meet Insta360 GO 2, the world’s smallest action camera. 

insta360 go 2 best cinewhoop camera

GO 2’s 26.5g body makes it the best cinewhoop camera in 2021. Insta360 GO 2 is the successor to the GO camera released back in 2019. While GO 2 is just a few grams heavier than the first generation, it packs a ton of improvements in terms of image quality, stabilization and durability.

Check out some super smooth FPV drone footage shot on Insta360 GO 2 below:

What is a Cinewhoop?

For the uninitiated, cinewhoop drones are a relatively new type of drone. They are a form of “FPV drone”, with a super agile form factor that allows you wear a headset to see what your drone sees. Cinewhoops are smaller, more stable and typically safer than other FPV drones due to the guards around the blades. 

Cinewhoops are also much more agile than your standard consumer drone. If you opt for a “Tiny Whoop” (the even smaller variety), you can fly places you’d never be able to with even some of the larger FPV drones. 

4 reasons why Insta360 GO 2 is the best cinewhoop camera

1. It’s got world-class stabilization.

GO 2 comes packing FlowState Stabilization and horizon lock. So that no matter how shaky your flight is, GO 2 will smooth out the footage. Usually you’d be stuck with shaky or low-res footage on tiny whoop drones. 

Insta360 go 2 fpv drone footage

Worried about the jello effect making your videos jittery? You can also grab the ND Filter Set for more control over your shutter speed. They screw right on GO 2’s lens. 

Insta360 go 2 nd filter set

2. It’s the size of your thumb.

Size is a super important consideration when it comes to selecting the best cinewhoop camera. GO 2 weighs just 26.5g and measures just 5 cm (about 2 inches).

You can even fix it onto the tiny so-called “Toothpick” FPV micro drones to record incredibly stable, quad HD quality footage. That’d be impossible with an ordinary action camera, or even a Session, which weights four times as much.

Insta360 go 2 tiny whoop camera

3. It’s got flagship-level image quality.

GO 2 shoots 1440p video with a 1/2.3” image sensor. That’s the same sized image sensor used in regular-sized action cams, but without the bulk. Get high quality cinewhoop content without compromise on weight, size or stabilization. 

To see GO 2 in action, check out Potato Jet’s footage:

4. It’s got rugged lens protection.

The best cinewhoop camera is one that can handle a crash or two, right? Insta360 GO 2 comes pre-equipped with a Lens Guard screwed onto its ultra-wide lens right out of the box. Break it? Grab a new one for just 10 bucks. 

GO 2 is also IPX8 waterproof to 4 meters, so you don’t need to worry if it starts to rain either. 

How to Shoot FPV drone videos with Insta360 GO 2

With Insta360 GO 2 mounted an FPV drone, you can shoot up to 30-minute clips, plenty for the flight time limit most FPV drones have. 

When it comes to a tiny whoop camera mount, you can use the Action Mount Adapter or make your own mount with the 3D models for GO 2.

Once you’re mounted up, there’s multiple ways to control your shot:

  • Press the Action Button on the front of GO 2 to start and stop recording
  • Use the included Charge Case which doubles as a remote control
  • Use the Insta360 app to live preview your shot in real time 
Insta360 GO 2 charge case

Once you’re done shooting, simply import your footage into the Insta360 app or Studio desktop software to edit.

Head over to our website for more info on Insta360 GO 2.


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