July 4, 2020

Insta360 Go Close Focus Test.

View this post on Instagram

#Closeup #focus test of the #insta360go #actioncam

A post shared by J. Kevin Wolfe (@wolfewithane) on

How close can you get?

Like most action cams, the Insta360 Go has a fixed-hyperfocal fisheye lens. This means that though the view is warped pretty much everything is in acceptable focus all the time. For the Insta360 Go, the range is from infinity down to a few inches, with things at their sharpest a foot and a half from the lens. The advantage of this design in an action cam is that is that the lens is not constantly refocusing and putting putting parts of the scene out of focus.

In the focus test video, you see sharpness evaluated at different distances. The result? The Insta360 Go is acceptably sharp down to about 3 inches. This differs from the GoPro that has a minimum focusing distance of about a foot.

My take.

Because of the small size of the Insta360 Go, you can put the camera really close to the action without having to worry about focus.

Read more Insta360 Go articles

Why buy me a coffee? No third-party ads, no affiliate links, no tracking cookies. Just honest content. Thanks.

video insta360go

Previous post
What your Insta360 Go video actually looks like. The video you see in the Insta360 Go app is not the video the Insta360 Go actually shoots. Wanna see what the video really looks like? This article
Next post
Shift Line Everest M: THE reverb/delay for tongue drum. Though a tongue drum is a very ambient instrument, reverb, delay and chorus are probably the most useful effects you can add to extend that
All content ©J. Kevin Wolfe