It works under water, and also boasts an accelerometer, an electronic compass, its own GPS (great for geo-tagging your images) and a gyroscope to provide extra stability (that said, because of its spherical shape it would be best to invest in some sort of mount for it).It shoots video in 4K Ultra HD at 30fps, and at the same quality for still images (although the images are not stitched, the field of view is limited to 240 degrees, so there are small blindspots).It’s also compatible with You Tube and Google Street View, with wifi connectivity.We found it gave around 90 minutes of battery life, which is pleasing considering the price.The 14-megapixel resolution is sharp, and although it doesn’t shoot in 4K, the colours are still vivid, the stitching is impressive and the video is captured at 30fps.You can shoot either video or still images simply with the press of a single button, and then share it on social media thanks to the wifi connectivity. Buy now Another easy-to-use, cheaper alternative is offered by LG (it runs best with an LG phone, but you can also use an i Phone, for example).There are two apps available, too – Snap Bridge and Utility – which allow you to easily review videos, shoot remotely and change your settings. If you’re looking for something rugged that excels at video, this is the one.
However, its still images, shot with a dual-lens, had visible stitching marks.
The latter can achieve full 360-degree coverage, although with some cheaper models you can tell that the images have been stitched together.
Once you’ve taken your 360-degree videos and pictures, the next question is how to view and share them.
Each of them were tested in open landscapes as well within the urban environment of London.
Something to bear in mind: as many of these cameras are small, handheld devices, it may be wise to invest in a monopod to help them reach higher viewpoints.