Capture ALL the action with a 360 degree camera! If you’re looking for the best 360 degree camera in Australia, we suggest you check out these 5 models.
Nikon KeyMission 360° 4K Video Action Camera
The dual lens Nikon KeyMission 360° 4K Video Action Camera is a high-end, versatile and highly durable 360° camera that captures and stitches two 180°+ images in UHD 4K resolution at 24 fps to give you a beautiful 360° spherical VR image.
Nikon have designed the KeyMission Action Camera so that it is waterproof to 30 meters, shockproof from 2 meters, freeze proof, and dust proof without any external housing which means that it will help you to capture all your adventures, however daring they might be. The KeyMission 360 uses glass Nikon Nikkor lenses and each lens features 7 lens elements in 7 groups and offers approximately a 12″ focusing distance to provide you with simply stunning VR images that can be shared on websites that support 360 degree content like YouTube360 and Facebook or viewed on smart devices or using VR goggles.
Additional features you’ll get when you invest in a Nikon KeyMission 360 include internal electronic Vibration Reduction (for 1080p capture), which will help you achieve better quality images by reducing the effects of shakes and jitters, a choice of video and image formats including UHD 4k and FHD at 1080p video and still images up to 29MP, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Micro-HDMI output, Micro-USB 2.0 interface and microSD card support.
This 360° action camera also comes complete with a free control and playback app for both iOS and Android although we should mention that, while initial user reviews of the KeyMission 360° 4K video action camera have been very positive, the same cannot be said of the accompanying software. This is presumably something that Nikon will address over time via app updates.
In summary, Nikon KeyMission 360° 4K Video Action Camera, at $560, is an extremely durable, versatile 360° camera that is packed with useful features and will enable you to capture all those beautiful or high-octane moments effortlessly.
Ricoh Theta S
The Ricoh Theta S with its premium and elegant design and impressive feature set is a 360° HD camera that makes the world of 360° photography easier, more beautiful and more fun than ever before.
This premium 14MP, dual sensor, 360° camera comes with an impressive exposure range of between 1/6400 to 1/60 which is supported by an ISO range between 100 and 1600, making it ideal for all lighting conditions.
You also get a huge 8GB onboard memory with the Theta S that enables you to capture about 1600 full-resolution stills or about 65 minutes of 1080p video, so you‘ll never miss that special moment again and when you need to transfer your media to your smartphone, the Theta S features a WiFi module that will get the job done quickly and efficiently.
With this impressive 360° camera you’ll be able to capture high-resolution images and video, stream live in full HD and even check your exposure and white balance whilst your shooting with the free complimentary app which means that sharing your world has never been easier or more fun – it’ll be like all your friends, family and followers are right there with you sharing all those exciting, beautiful and special moments.
The Ricoh Theta S, which costs $549, is a great, feature-packed 360° HD resolution camera that comes complete with a USB cable for charging and a soft case for convenient storage.
360fly 360° HD Video Action Camera
The 360fly 360° HD Video Action Camera is a compact 16MP action camera that is capable of capturing and streaming 360° content in ultra high definition (4k) but, unlike many of its competitors, it uses a single 240° fisheye lens so there is no need for it to ‘stitch’ files together. With this HD action camera you a single, seamless video or image file.
This camera is controlled via a dedicated, free app on your smartphone which acts as the viewfinder, remote control, and allows you to edit files on-the-go as well as providing the ability to instantly upload your 360° content to sites that support the format like Facebook and YouTube360. Featuring a non-slip, tactile exterior finish and a robust, durable build that makes it resistant to light rain, splashes, dust, as well as being shock proof from 1.5 meters, this action camera is built to follow you wherever you go and whatever you get up to.
Other great benefits that come with the 360fly include a built-in gyroscope, time-lapse mode, motion-audio-activated recording, non-assisted GPS, and support for 16:9 panoramic stills so that you can share your adventures on websites that don’t support 360° content yet too. With the 360Fly you also get 32 GB of onboard memory that allows you to store up to 2 hours of HD video content and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Built to capture all your outdoor adventures and enable you to share them instantly, the 360fly 360° HD Video Action Camera at $399, is a robust and durable 360° camera that will help you to step into the exciting new world of 360° content quickly and easily.
Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
The Samsung Gear 360 2017 edition is a second generation 360° camera that enables you to broadcast your adventures live via websites that support 360° content as well as capturing 4K video and high-resolution still images.
Made mainly for use on Android on Samsung Galaxy smartphones, this compact and easy to use spherical camera does also provide some limited functionality on iOs devices too. Once you’ve paired your Gear 360 to your Samsung Galaxy smartphone via the free Gear 360 app, you will be able to stream your 360° videos live in real time. Live broadcasting on this camera is in 1920 x 960 HD resolution and requires Nougat OS on Android 7.0.
Featuring dual 8.4MP CMOS sensors and two f/2.2 aperture fisheye lenses, the Gear 360 automatically stitches your captured images together for you to provide a completed spherical image that can be shared with friends, family, and followers on social media websites or enjoyed offline with optional VR goggles. This small camera is ergonomically designed and so easy to carry around and use. It comes complete with a stereo microphone, microSD memory card support, and is both dust and splash proof too. The internal battery on the 2017 version of the Gear 360 will give you up to 130 minutes of use, from a single charge so plenty of time to enjoy capturing and broadcasting the action while you’re out and about.
The 2017 version of the Samsung Gear 360 is priced at $399 and makes a great choice, especially for Android smartphone users, if you’re looking to create beautiful 360° videos and photos of all your exciting adventures to share with your social media audience.
LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera R105
The world of 360° HD cameras is still relatively young and the LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera with its two 13MP sensors that support the dual 200° wide-angle lenses will allow you to step into this exciting new world and start capturing photos and 2K video in 360° format which you can then share with your friends, family, and followers.
The LG 360 boasts external microSD memory card support to compliment the 4GB of internal storage, which is an improvement in flexibility over competitor offerings. This premium 360° camera also sports 3 microphones that enable it to record 5.1-channel surround sound that will really bring your video to life! When it comes to viewing and sharing your memories, photos and videos, the media shot with the LG 360 CAM can be viewed on smartphones and other 360° content compatible devices, uploaded to Google Street View and YouTube360 or enjoyed on the LG 360 VR.
The LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera R105 will make your entry into the world of 360° HD cameras both fun and super-easy. This feature packed camera comes with everything you’ll need to be sharing your world and adventures in 360° HD with full 5.1 surround sound in no time. The LG 360 is yours today for $398.99.