The 360FLY action camera looks less like a conventional action camera and more like a large golf ball. That is because it’s an entirely different camera: the team at 360FLY incorporated a spherical lens that points straight into the air. This allows the camera to capture everything around you because the camera’s eye records everything within its wide field of view. For instance if you attach the camera on a helmet, it will record everything above and on all sides of you.
Once you’ve captured a video of your last mountain adventure, you can send the recordings to the 360FLY-app on your mobile phone. You can check the footage as a regular video but once you move your phone around you will see different parts of the 360-degree capture. With the 360FLY-app you can edit your recordings and publish them on social media with only a few taps. Upload your videoclips on the 360FLY website and you will even get an embed code for posting the video on your own blog.
The camera’s design is really nice and the construction looks solid. The 360FLY-app has a intuitive mobile interface that’s quite simple and easy to use. No LCD screen or complicated menus, just a single power button and a clean looking well working mobile app. Something many of us will value.
Where this camera’s viewer app really shines is inside a Google Cardboard VR viewer. Switch the 360FLY-app into VR mode and once you move your head around the screen will show the point of view you are looking at. This will give you the feeling that you’re in the middle of that particular scene. Immersed inside your own winter adventures.
The 360FLY Action Camera costs around $400 but if you’re an early tech adopter then this good looking innovative 360° camera may just be your next favourite gadget.
- 360° panoramic HD video camera.
- Rechargeable lithium battery inside.
- Will capture everything around you.
- Innovative design and easy to use app.
- Not able to take photos, only video.
- The large lens is easy to smudge.