GoPro Hero 11 vs Insta360 GO 3 – What You Need To Know BEFORE YOU BUY

Comparing the GoPro Hero 11 to the Insta360 GO 3 highlighting the features that in fact matter to an end user. Video footage contrast, size and weight, audio contrast, and installing options.

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00:00 – Intro.
02:00 – Image Quality.
02:45 – Size and Weight.
03:10 – POV Mount Comparison.
06:00 – Installing Solution.
08:22 – Screen Contrast.
09:17 – Audio Quality Comparison.
10:07 – GO 3 Killer Function.
11:14 – My Last Thoughts.

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GoPro Hero 11 vs Insta360 GO 3 – What You Need To Know BEFORE YOU BUY

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    1. Probably not for mobile devices. But I do care for 4K since I upgraded to 32“ screens on my desktop.

    2. @Space Cadet 4K is pretty standard on household tv’s. I don’t watch youtube from my phone all of the time.

  1. i’m using my insta360 GO 3 everyday and never touch my GoPro 11 anymore

  2. The GO3 is kinda on its own niche in my opinion that I’d buy it to compliment my action cam.

    My wish list this year just gets bigger and bigger 😢Sony A6700, DJI OA4 and the GO3, this 3 is such a great load out that you’ve got all bases covered to cover all situations.

  3. How would the GO3 Stand up to Skydiving, would you lose it because the Magnetic part would drop from the Force of the Wind?

  4. Looks to me the use case is similar based on this video. However, other factors may enter that differentiate them, such as battery life, recording length, overheating (I’m looking you GoPro), attachment ubiquity, focal length, waterproofing, salt water resistance, etc.

    1. Storage is also very limited on GO3. In some cases my 64GB GO3 could record only around 1.5 hours of footage which wasn’t enough for the whole day and there is no way to backup your footage quickly or easily. Exporting/backing up in general was such a pain in the *ss.

    2. @Mike I noted that Go3 accepts twice the storage memory you had. Do you think you’d get nearly 3 hours if you had 128GB or would the battery wear out first?

  5. Great comparison David. just ordered the GoPro 11 (I know, I know the 12 is due and the DJI Action 4 is out), but you’ve offered some good guidance on these. If the Hero 12 is released and is has a quick release and a more convenient mic portal, then I will probably upgrade.

  6. I’m sending back my 2nd hero 11 mini. First one bricked and now this one died because it has an sd card error and doesn’t see the sd card. Hero 11 is better image quality but I have had no issues whatsoever with the go 3

  7. For sure. Different cameras. I’m using both, but the Go3 is definitely more of a b-roll camera. Surprisingly good mic on the Go3. But the non replaceable battery and SD card doesn’t really allow the Go3 to be a main camera.

  8. I just bought the Dji action 2 yesterday but don’t really like it. And it over heats quick 🤦🏻

  9. My concern is battery life. With the GoPros I can bring a lot of batteries, with the GO 3 i have to charge and wait.

  10. I had a Go3 and decided to return it after my vacation. It is super nice and convenient, but I found the connection between pod and the camera itself is a bit janky.
    Also, I had issues a couple of times where I could not connect my camera to the pod at all. Or another case where I couldn’t backup my videos from the camera because the connection broke after a minute of copying (not sure whether it was due to overheating or something else).

    All in all, I decided I will never ever buy an action camera without a removable storage and ideally removable batteries cause remember if the camera dies – you can’t restore your footage. If the battery dies – you can’t replace it and this will definitely happen quite soon considering the battery is tiny and it will be degrading fast.

    Also, the quality is not the same as GPH11/DJI OA4, not really close. I think 4k is the minimum requirement if you want to use your footage somewhere and it isn’t just for easy to record memories (which I think is the best and probably the only real use case for the GO3).

  11. Totally agree it’s a weird comparison but good job nonetheless.

    I think a better comparison is between the Go3 and DJI Action 2. Not just video quality but usability as well. I’m curious when you would use the Go3 vs Action 2…like you pointed out in your conclusion between the Go3 and Hero11.

  12. Dave I watched all your vlogs about action cameras especially the comparison ones but recently ( through no fault of your own ) it doesn’t really matter because the cost keeps going up and up and us normal vloggers can’t buy these cameras every year ….cheers fae Scotland mate 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  13. Good review and comparison. Agree 100% that both the GoPro and Insta360 action cameras are excellent, but are built for different use cases. My partner and I use them both, but we turn to the Insta360 for everyday action recording (parks, road trips, etc) and the GoPro 11 when we venture into the waves, onto the ski slopes or anything else that is more rugged.

  14. Doesn’t the GoPro have a quick snap-in mount thing? Not magnetic and not as nifty, of course.

  15. David, can you tell me on the 360 Go 3, how far you can separate the camera from the mount controller and it still stays connected and operable? Example: Could it work like a for a back up camera on a truck hooking up a trailer?

  16. Couldn’t agree more in the comparisons. I think carry three ‘non-main’ cameras in my bag all the time. The X3, the Go3, and GoPro Hero 11. What I’m doing will drive me to pick the right action cam. Timelapses? GoPro. Day to day? Go3. Shoot and edit/compose later? the X3. None of them will replace my R5 and none of them can/will replace each other. We’ll see what happens when the GoPro ‘whatever’ 12 comes out.

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