5 best 360° action cameras to buy [2020 Guide]

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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360-degree cameras have been around for a while, and their allure has locked the minds of every photographer. They are not just new cameras, but a new category of cameras. Their ability to capture moments in 360 degrees gives the user a feeling of being immersed in the action. 360-degree action cameras are designed for filming action while being immersed in it. Therefore, they are compact, lightweight, portable, mountable, and some are even waterproof.

When buying a 360-degree action camera, it is of paramount importance to consider the cams resolution. Sure, a normal camera will produce great images at 1920 x 1080 since it only needs to capture around 900 of the space around the object. If we were to use the same resolution in a 3600 camera, the image would appear blurred since it will be stretched out over a wide area. Ideally, the best 360-degree action cameras should shoot at 4K minimum. Read on to discover the best 360-degrees action cameras in the market today.

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The top best 360-degree action cameras to buy

360Fly 4K

best_360_degrees_cameras_360fly_4kThe 360Fly 4K packs all you would want in an action camera. It comes with a powerful 16MP image sensor so you can capture crystal clear images at 2880 x 2880 pixel resolution. It also offers a generous 64GB internal storage so you will never run out of storage space. The orb design is modern and the sealed casing is waterproof to a depth of 30 feet. The camera is incredibly easy to use. There is only one button on the casing that allows you to start recording video in just a single click.

The footage transforms into virtual reality experiences with just the push of a button. The camera has mobile and desktops apps so you can easily edit and share your 360 degrees videos on the social media. The durability of the camera is not questionable, thanks to its dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof capabilities. You can use the 360Fly 4K camera to record any action or sporting activities, surfing included.

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Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K

best_360_degree_action_cameras_kodak_sp360_4kThe PIXPRO SP360 4K can record ultra-high definition videos at 30 fps via its huge 235 degrees FOV lens. Kodak notes that the camera is waterproof up to 2m deep when used with the cover so you can use it to record videos in moist conditions or in shallow waters. The device can also survive extreme temperatures. You can pair two PIXPRO SP360 4K cameras together to capture full 3600 x3600 spherical content.

Kodak has an intuitive PIXPRO stitch software that you can use to effortlessly stitch videos from the two SP360 4K and create an immersive 3600 x 3600 footage. There is also a free PIXPRO SP360 4K editing software for PC so you can add all the flavor you want to your 4K videos. And if the 4K version is too pricey for you, there is another cheaper version of the PIXPRO S360 that only record videos at 1080p.