It works under water, and also boasts an accelerometer, an electronic compass, its own GPS (great for geo-tagging your images) and a gyroscope to provide extra stability (that said, because of its spherical shape it would be best to invest in some sort of mount for it).It shoots video in 4K Ultra HD at 30fps, and at the same quality for still images (although the images are not stitched, the field of view is limited to 240 degrees, so there are small blindspots).The 14-megapixel resolution is sharp, and although it doesn’t shoot in 4K, the colours are still vivid, the stitching is impressive and the video is captured at 30fps.You can shoot either video or still images simply with the press of a single button, and then share it on social media thanks to the wifi connectivity. Buy now Another easy-to-use, cheaper alternative is offered by LG (it runs best with an LG phone, but you can also use an i Phone, for example).There is one button to start and stop shooting, which makes it super simple to use – to change the shooting mode, you have to go via the intuitive app, available on both i OS and Android.You can also use it share your images and videos of You Tube and Facebook thanks to wifi and Bluetooth capability. Buy now Firmly placed within the world of action cameras, this camera can be submerged to a depth of 30m, and is both freeze- and shock-proof, all while remaining relatively light at just 198g.The latter can achieve full 360-degree coverage, although with some cheaper models you can tell that the images have been stitched together.Once you’ve taken your 360-degree videos and pictures, the next question is how to view and share them.
Of course, as there is only one lens, you don’t have to worry about stitching.
There are five different shooting modes – stills, video, time-lapses, looping videos and panoramas – which are chosen either on the camera or on a smartphone.
The easy-to-use app, which you need to run the camera, is available for Android and i OS (the latter was missing previously).
There are two apps available, too – Snap Bridge and Utility – which allow you to easily review videos, shoot remotely and change your settings. If you’re looking for something rugged that excels at video, this is the one.
Buy now Somewhere between a sporty and urban-based camera, this is the second generation of the Kodak Pixpro 360 – and has significant improvements.
If you want your photography and videos to become even more immersive, then 360-degree cameras are for you.