9 of the best 360-degree cameras in existence

Bublcam

The ball-shaped Bublcam (US$799)/(~RM3180) claims to be the first fully spherical 360-degree camera. Around the device are four f/2 lenses, each with a 190-degree field of view — recording and stitching, in-camera, a complete 360-degree photo or video with no blind spots. You can capture 14-megapixel photos while videos are recorded at 30fps 720p or 15fps 1080p, which can be a little jittery. The Bubl360 can be controlled remotely with the Bubl Xplor App and content can be shared via Bubl's cloud service.

Nikon KeyMission 360

Nikon surprised everyone with the announcement of the KeyMission 360 (RMTBC), a 360-degree action camera capable of recording 4K Ultra HD 360-degree video. The lenses and image sensor are unknown for now, but we do know the KeyMission 360 is pocketable and rugged, capable of underwater footage down to 300 feet and resistant to shock, dust and low temperatures. It also comes with electronic vibration reduction, which reduces camera shake during playback. Production is delayed unfortunately due to the Kumamoto earthquake, but we expect the KeyMission 360 to arrive towards the end of the year.

Samsung Gear 360

Also jumping on the bandwagon is tech giant Samsung with its spherical Gear 360 (~RM1470). It’s equipped with two 15-megapixel f/2 lenses on opposite ends to capture 360-degree high-resolution 30fps video and 30-megapixel stills. It’s also able to take 180-degree shots with only one of its lenses. Live view is supported via the dedicated 360 Manager app, which unfortunately can only be downloaded for the Samsung S6, S7, Note 5 and PCs.

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