When active cameras launched over a decade ago, they were snapped up by the market. Motorcyclists, extreme sportsmen and filmmakers alike saw new opportunities to capture their lives on camera, and jumped at the chance.
An emerging market now, is the 360 camera. With VR taking off, we can be immersed in our memories like never before, literally reliving experiences past thanks to these nifty innovations. Here’s our pick of the best 360 cameras, so you can document your travels and exploits like never before.
Samsung Gear 360
Part of Samsung’s top notch wearable tech range, the 360 has a front and rear camera which keep you covered wherever you go. With the ability to pair with your smartphone via Bluetooth, the 360 boasts time-lapse recording, loop recording and remote live view.
Nikon KeyMission 360
Boasting 4K UHD video recording, Nikon’s waterproof, shockproof and rustproof 360 Action camera marries the durability of a portable extreme camera with the unrivalled visuals of a 360 camera. ‘Made for missions’ reads Nikons tagline – and this camera’ll make you want to set out on an adventure right away.
LG 360 CAM
With dual wide-angled 13 MP lenses and 2K video capture, the LG 360 CAM is a surprisingly affordable but brilliantly reliable addition to the 360 camera family. Ergonomic and sleekly designed, unlike the Samsung 360, this is compatible with both iOS and Android.
The 360fly 4K combines a powerful 16-megapixel image sensor with innovative smart camera features: First-Person POV, Motion/Audio Active, and Time-Lapse Mode that redefine what a camera is and does. Water resistant to 10 metres, dustproof and shockproof, the 360fly 4K features 64 GB of internal memory and built-in telemetry sensors, including an e-compass and non-assisted GPS.
Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K
Designed to take your 360 VR videos, creative vision and passions to ‘new heights’, this Action Cam from renowned camera makers Kodak may not look too glamorous, but it does the job. The clarity is unbelievable, and with easy share and upload to Youtube, you can make friends’ jaws drop and the touch of a button.