Welcome to my channel. Well, iflight has made a naked gopro. They call it the gocam pm g3, all right it’s, not a gopro it’s, an insta 360 smo 4k or an insta360 4k r, camera that’s pretty much what it is, and this is it right here. So before this camera we had naked gopros after naked gopros, then insta360 came out with a better camera called the smo 4k right here. I stick it on a lot of my drones because it weighs next to nothing and now iflight has made their own and i think, even get bar c has their own version as well of the naked gopro. But today we’re going to take a look at this one by iflight and i’m, going to tell you all the specs and everything else, but super quick here we go now if you’re in the rc hobby and you fly drones or you fly rc planes you’re going To want one of these because they don’t weigh anything or if you’re, moving around a small object, and you want to put a camera on it. You’Re going to want something like this, because once again, there’s no weight and the form factor is pretty well tiny. So check this out. This is the insta 360. that’s, what it is from the front and then when we go to the side, there’s the skinny side and there’s the rear and that’s pretty much it. Now, if i show you the new one by iflight, the gocam whoa, it looks thicker all around.
It almost looks like a gopro, but it has a trick up its sleeve watch this. It has a fake piece right here. So if i do this, i can pull that off and it turns into a skinny cam, like the insta 360 sort of right here, and the reason it changes to the skinny format is because of your mount on whatever you’re doing so. If you want a little bit less weight or you have a mount that’s very skinny like on this drone, you might want to make it skinny, so it fits inside. But if the mount is old style and it’s made for like a gopro and you want a fat mount, then you put the back back on and then it’s fat and it fits inside so quickly. Let’S see how much these action cameras weigh so put down the smo 4k and we are at 31 grams, so that’s all you’re, adding is 31 grams. And if i take the new one by iflight, the gocam i’ve taken the back off uh let’s see what it comes up to 37 grams yeah very light. Now, on the side of the gocam check this camera, you can put a micro sd card, so you pull that little slot down. Pull this off and a micro sd card goes in there and you can put a 256 gigabyte card. It is recording 4k, so make sure you put a good micro sd card now. Both of these cameras have no external battery and you must provide an external power source so usually on the drones.
I fly there’s a little cable coming off the flight controller and it provides power to the cameras and, if you’re flying planes, the same idea but say you don’t have that little cable and you don’t want to really solder that little cable to the battery connectors well, There’S a solution so at least with my camera here, the one by iflight, this uh gocam came with this device and i think this is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Let me just bring it close and show you what it is. So you have your gocam and on the side, there’s a spot right here to plug this cable in and on the other end, you plug this into the balance connector on your lipo batteries. So i have two lipo batteries here. So there we go there’s a balanced connector right there and when you plug the yellow end into your drone or your rc plane, you always have this balance. Connector flopping around well you’ve plugged that into here this into your camera, and you have power so watch i’ll show you right here on the camera, so to connect these up it’s! Pretty simple! If you take a look at this here, little connector right here, you have a notch and a notch and that matches up with your balance, connector a notch and a notch. So you match up these two notches and when you put the notches together, you’re going to provide power and you’ll know you’ve done it correctly, because a blue light will go on there.
We go plug this in give it power, so there we go now we have power and if i hit the power button on the camera right here, i’ll get another blue light. So look to the side. There we go and if i get a solid blue light, it’s going to change. That means the micro sd card inside is good. If this blue light flashes. That means your micro sd card is not formatted correctly and there we go and there’s a second button up here that i can press and this light will turn red and start recording it’s that simple so other than the power button and the record button there’s. No other buttons on this here, little camera, so you’re wondering hey. Then how do i change the settings and do all sorts of stuff? Well, it’s, pretty simple! You do with your phone so on your phone you’re going to want to download the insta360 app. You see why i say this camera is made by insta360 and after you do, that you just connect the wi fi from your phone to the camera and then you’ll get a live feed. Let me show you really quick, so i just go on my phone i’m. Going to start up the insta360 1r app i’ve already connected this before so it should hopefully remember this here – camera i’m, going to click on camera at the bottom and get rid of this ad and it should say, connect now.
Please choose your camera i’m going to pick the top one makes a little sound, join the network. It’S coming turn the camera around and there there’s my big head. So you can see it on my little phone that it’s working so here. Let me just put this camera sort of facing this way, so there we go. I have a live feed and i can start and stop video, but if you want to change settings where is it over here you can see you have a little settings button and you click on that and you can go to standard hdr time lapse and all These other things uh, 4k, 60, i’m in right now, at 30 frames per second, you go up to 60 frames per second, you see how it is it’s, pretty simple: anyways all the settings are there and you can take photos too. If i go into photo mode, why am i getting another ad? I don’t want to do that so i’m in photo mode, and you can see all the features you have there i’m going to go back to video mode so with your phone. You can also put this here camera remotely like say you want to film something remotely and you see something moving. You want to start filming. You can hit the little record at the bottom. It goes into record mode. This here should start flashing red on the side. Here, i’ll show it on this: camera see the red flashing.
That means it’s, recording video that’s, basically, what you’re getting on the screen, pretty cool eh now the greatest thing about this app is: it has an editing suite in it. So if i go over here to review stuff it’s going to go and load up the image, i just recorded and it’s playing it back i’m going to tap on it and you can see at the bottom. I can scrub through it and i can also trim it. I can do ultra wide. I can change things at the bottom. Add music snapshot filters adjust all these other things, pretty darn sweet so quickly. Let me show you what came in my box i’ll. Take it over to this camera so here’s, the box, i open it up. You do get that cool little power thing that i showed you at least that was in my box uh next thing over here. You have three nd filters. So, on the front of the camera, there is a piece of plastic that’s just protect the actual lens, so you don’t scratch up the lens itself. You twist this and there we go pull that straight off and then you can replace it with an nd filter. So i’m gon na pull out an nd32. So here we have an nd32 and you just plop it on and then twist it locks in place and there we go. We have an nd32, so you would use the nd8 on days that are like sun cloud.
If it’s normal sunshine, you’d use an nd16 and of course, if it is like snow outside or bright sand, use an nd32. What the nd filter does is it’s going to slow down the shutter inside this camera. It does it with all cameras and if you slow down the shutter, your image is smoother so that’s. Why you get super smooth image off of this other item that came with my camera. Was this here, camera holder right here for a drone, so i’ve already stuck it on this drone here and final item very important after you, film, with this camera and take your micro sd card out and stick it in your computer? Certainly, you can re watch your image and it’s going to look pretty darn smooth, but if you want it to look like so amazingly smooth, you have to download on your pc or your mac, the insta360 studio. When you put the studio on your mac, then you just click on the load button. You know like find the files so you’ll find the files on here load them into the studio and then be amazed at how super smooth and flowy everything is so like you’re, watching footage here, that’s done in the studio that’s why it looks so smooth and flowy. Now i did say it was going to be a quick review, and that was a quick review so i’m going to put links below to where you can find this baby.
If there’s a discount code, it will be included below. I don’t know where this is sold. So i’m going to put websites where i can find it and yeah check it out, see if it’s the camera for you, if you’re in the rc hobby and you fly drones like i do: fpv drones, camera drones, rc cars, boats, uh, no it’s, not waterproof, for Boats, uh you’re gon na have to keep it out of the water for that, but rc planes, especially it’s perfect, for that so check it out, maybe it’s for you, alright guys.