When you look at the Insta360 GO 2, what does it reminds you of? For me, it reminds me of Stuart the Minion or just about any one-eyed short Minion from Despicable Me. It didn’t take long for Insta360 and Illumination and Universal to realize the resemblance too because there is now the Insta360 GO 2 Minions Edition Action Camera.
A collaboration that couldn’t be more appropriate because Insta360 is fun just like the Minions and because of the obvious: the form. Give it a coat of Minion-appropriate colors, i.e. yellow and blue, and slap on graphics of a black back and a smile and the Insta360 instantly becomes fun even when not being used.
Completing the package is a bunch of accessories, including a Minions-specific lens guard which is silver instead of black (preinstalled on the lens by default), a magnet pendant, pivot stand, easy clip, a Type-C charging cable, and a Minions-themed charging case that also doubles a tripod like the non-Minions version.
Beyond the cosmetic, the Insta360 GO 2 is exactly the same as the standard issue. Meaning it is no bigger than a grown person’s thumb, rocks a 1/2.3-inch sensor capable of capturing up to 1440p at 50fps and it is outfitted with a battery good for up to 150 minutes of operation when used with the included Charge Case.
The capabilities are pretty much the same, featuring a 6-axis stabilization, Horizon Lock function, 15-minute clip length (or 30 minutes for FPV), rugged construction that is waterproof to 4 meters (13 feet), WiFi preview, remote control, hyperlapse, and in-built auto-editing.
But before you jump on it, the fun look commands a premium. The Insta360 GO 2 Minions Edition Action Camera costs US$329.99 a pop, which is a good 30 bucks more than the standard issue.
All images courtesy of Insta360.