- - Insta360's New GO3S Action Camera Offers 4K POV in a Thumb-Size Device

Insta360’s New GO3S Action Camera Offers 4K POV in a Thumb-Size Device

Insta360 has announced a major addition to its GO camera series called the Insta360 GO 3S. The thumb-sized camera retains GO 3’s form factor while packing in several key upgrades–most notably–stunning 4K video resolution. Other improvements include a new Interval Video mode for fully automatic hands-free shooting, compatibility with the Apple Find My network to locate GO 3S if it gets lost, native waterproofing to 33ft, improved accessories, and much more.

With a rugged, magnetic body that weighs just 1.4oz (39g), wear it to shoot first-person POVs completely hands-free, or mount it anywhere with in-the-box accessories for endless creative angles that are impossible with bigger, bulkier cameras. 

4K video and major image quality enhancements.

The GO 3S’s 4K30fps capture transforms its image quality, producing videos that are noticeably sharper, clearer, and crisper. Powered by an enhanced chip with 50% more CPU computing power and a new wide-angle lens, it offers double the amount of pixels compared to 2.7K.  

The image quality out of GO 3S has gone up a level in other areas also:

  • New MegaView FOV – Gives a more realistic look with less distortion and straighter, cleaner edges. 
  • Dolby Vision-Ready – Greater dynamic range and enhanced details thanks to this new HDR technology.
  • Slow Motion Upgrades – Make those highlights ultra smooth with up to 200fps at 1080p or 100fps at 2.7K.

Automatic shooting and AI editing for effortless content creation.

The GO3S can capture moments without touching the camera thanks to its new Interval Video mode, which can be programmed to automatically power on and shoot a series of clips.  

Elsewhere, users can turn on the GO 3S’s new Instant App Preview (iOS only) and receive a notification sent to their phone when they finish shooting. Also, the Auto Edit function in the Insta360 app allows AI to combine clips into one epic video with music.  

Hands-free POV, creative angles, and more.

Just like GO 3, capturing life with GO 3S  is effortless. The super lightweight camera makes hands-free POVs incredibly easy, simply wear it on your shirt or hat and forget it’s even there. This discreet filming setup is also great if the user doesn’t feel comfortable using a bigger camera in public or doesn’t want to carry one around all day.

Additionally, mounting in classic spots like a helmet, handlebars, or on a backpack is far easier with a camera this size via the camera’s magnetic body. Also, the Action Pod is unchanged from GO 3 and acts as an all-in-one housing, remote control, and charger for GO 3S. Whether shooting with the camera inside the Action Pod or mounted separately, users can preview their shots on the 2.2″ flip touchscreen, while the magnetic mounting mechanism fits both the camera and Action Pod, so the same accessories can be used no matter how the user shoots.

So what else is new?

With a series of useful upgrades, GO 3S offers an even smoother user experience:

  • Compatible with Apple Find My – Misplaced your camera? Don’t sweat it. Track it down using the Apple Find My app so you never lose your awesome footage (or camera!).
  • Easy Switch – Change the aspect ratio on the fly. Simply twist the camera to go from horizontal to vertical shooting in seconds.
  • Waterproofing to 33ft – Your tiny diving companion now goes deeper, all the way to 33ft (10m), compared to 16ft with GO 3.
  • AI Gesture Control – If the camera’s mounted out of reach, use hand gestures to start/stop shooting or take a photo for true convenience.

Included accessories and an all-new Quick Reader.

For truly effortless mounting, GO 3S comes with several free accessories to help you get the most from your camera, with some handy upgrades from the GO 3 versions:

  • Magnet Pendant – Snap on for easy first-person views. Perfect for kids to wear! Now with improved heat dissipation for a more comfortable experience.
  • Easy Clip – Clip on your cap or your pet’s collar for awesome angles and fresh perspectives. Here, we’ve improved the magnetic strength and even made it compatible to attach to the Magnet Pendant for customized angles.
  • Pivot Stand – Stick it anywhere and capture unique angles. It now works on slightly curved surfaces, with an attachment to keep the cover and base together so they don’t get lost.
  • Lens Guard – New curved design for better image quality.

The new multi-purpose Quick Reader allows users to rapidly back up their footage to a microSD card while charging the camera, allowing them to free up camera memory and a boosted battery to carry on shooting. It also enables direct editing on your phone without downloading the files.

Easy editing.

Time to check out your GO 3S footage? With App Background Downloading, keep using your other phone apps as normal, and you’ll get a notification when the files are ready.

From there, access the Insta360 app’s powerful AI editing features to automatically edit your best clips into ready-to-share reels, or go manual with a full editing suite.

For runners and riders, try overlaying data like GPS, speed, and power from your Garmin device or Apple Watch in your video, with a choice of interactive stats dashboards.

Available now.

Insta360 GO 3S is available for purchase globally from June 13. The Standard Bundle includes the camera and Action Pod, plus a Magnet Pendant, Easy Clip, Pivot Stand, and Lens Guard. Two storage options are available with a 64GB and 128GB model, priced at US$399.99 and US$429.99 respectively, in a choice of Arctic White and Midnight Black colors. 

For GO 3 users looking to upgrade, GO 3S is compatible with the GO 3 Action Pod, and there’s the option to purchase GO 3S as a standalone camera (no Action Pod or accessories) for just US$239.99 or US$269.99 (64GB or 128GB versions).

You can secure your GO 3S directly from Insta360’s official website or via platforms such as Amazon and select authorized retailers.


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