Virtual Reality (VR) is here, and 360-degree movies are fighting to find their place with this new technology. Just as with the new VR technology, 360-degree cameras are pretty new too. Great cameras are coming soon, such as the Samsung Gear 360, but we are going to focus on the cameras anyone can buy today.
LG 360 CAM
The LG 360 cam is the most affordable in this line up. Coming in at just $199 it comes equipped with two 13MP, 200-degree wide angle cameras, 1,200mAh battery and 4GB internal memory, expandable via a microSD card. For video, you can record in 2K video and 5.1 surround channel sound recording through three microphones.
For the social among you, you can upload to YouTube360 and Google Street View.
360fly HD (360fly 4K Coming Soon)
If you're looking for a tough, resilient camera, this could be the right choice. The 360fly HD is water, dust and shock resistance along with 1,504 x 1,504-pixel resolution at 30 frames per second. Internal memory tops out at 32 GB to provide up to three hours of recording. The 360fly HD is available for $399. However, a newer version is on the way that shoots in 4K and costs $100 more so you may want to wait for the new model.
Moving up in the price range of 360-degree cameras we have the Bublcam at $799. The Bublcam consists of four cameras where all the video stitching is processed inside the camera. MP4 video at 720p along with 14mp photos with storage available via SD card (up to 32 GB)
The most expensive of the bunch falls on the Sphericam 2. The funky looking camera records in 4k at 4096×2048 resolution along with an impressive 60 fps in 10-bit color. The various camera angles are stitched internally together in real time. Truly an impressive piece of hardware.