9 of the best 360-degree cameras in existence

ALLie Camera

Need a 360-degree surveillance camera for your house? How about setting up a 360-degree live feed for an all-day event? The spherical ALLie (US$499)/(~RM1990) is an indoor device that records 360-degree footage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It plugs into a power socket and saves its content on the cloud. ALLie can also live-stream 360-degree footage through YouTube. At its heart are two 8-megapixel sensors and f/2.8 fisheye lenses that are responsible for capturing 4K Ultra HD video. In addition, ALLie can see up to 10 metres in the dark and has a built-in battery in case the power goes down.

Giroptic 360cam

The Giroptic 360cam (US$499)/(~RM1980) only shoots 2K 360-degree video, but its modular base can be switched out for different uses. The battery base holds a rechargeable battery and a regular camera mount for regular outdoor use. The light bulb adapter base can be screwed into any standard light socket for use as a personal surveillance system. For professional live-streaming events, the Power over Ethernet Adapter base allows for internet connectivity and solid audio through an audio input. It uses three f/2.8 185-degree fisheye lenses to record 360-degree video, which is stitched in-camera.

360fly 4K

The 360fly 4K (US$500)/(~RM1990) has only one f/2.5 lens housing a 16-megapixel sensor, but its 240-degree field of view captures much of the action without needing to stitch the footage — bye bye ugly seam lines. It has a non-slip coating, and it's water resistant, dustproof and shockproof. The 360fly 4K has a time-lapse video mode and a motion and audio detection mode that records automatically when it detects movement or sound. With its smartphone or desktop app, you can add filters, slow down or speed up video, add music, then instantly share it on social media.