Best 360 Degree Camera And Equipment For Virtual Tour Creation

So you’ve decided to jump into the spherical video market. It’s fantastic! But where do you start selecting a camera and format? There are dozens of cameras to choose from; What should you look for? We will look at the most important factor when choosing a Best 360 Degree Camera at the end of this article. But first, let’s take a look at our favorite cameras currently on the market.

Here are the 10 BEST 360° CAMERAS in India.

Let’s take a look at the BEST 360° CAMERAS!

Finding the best was next up on our list of challenges. After several hours of testing, we decided on a few models that we think are suited.

Here are the Top 10 & BEST 360° CAMERAS in India in 2021

SaleBestseller No. 1
GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera (Waterproof + Stabilization) with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization
  • 1 year international + 1 year local India warranty.
  • MAX gives you unbreakable stabilisation by using 180° capture as the ultimate buffer. HERO Photo: 5.5MP, Max SuperView, Wide Lenses
  • In HERO mode, game-changing horizon levelling gives you that silky-smooth cinematic look whether you’re getting sideways,
  • Pano without the pan. Take incredible 270° distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon
  • Six mics capture true-to-life 360° audio and deliver the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro
SaleBestseller No. 2
Action Pro Made in India 360 Degree Rotatable J-Hook Buckle Base Vertical Surface Mount Adapter Compatible with Gopro Hero 12/11/10/9/8/7/6/5, DJI, Insta 360,Yi, SJCAM & Other Action Cameras
  • 360-Degree Rotation Meets Your Multi-Angle Shooting.
  • Action Pro Provide one in the best class J Hook in which we have used Premium ABS so it's life is more.
  • It holds your action camera and makes your usage convenient.
  • Made of strong PC plastic and stainless steel, durable and stable.
  • Comes with a long screw bolt. A good choice for your chest belt strap, helmet and so on.
  • Note: Not suitable for SJCAM original Base Mount.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Sounce Action Camera Aluminium Alloy Holder Compatible with Gopro & All Action Cameras Bike Mount with Two 360° rotational Angle for Bike Motorcycle and Bicycle (Handlebar Attachment)
  • 【Universal application】: This handlebar mount is compatible with a wide range of action cameras, including GoPro Hero 9/8/7/6/5/5S/4/4S/3+/Session, Osmo Action, Pocket, Pocket 2, Campark, Dragon Touch, REMALI 4K, and many other action cameras.
  • 【Wide handlebar compatibility】: We provide two different size clamps to ensure a broad handlebar compatibility range. These clamps can be effortlessly installed and used on motorcycle, bicycle, or bike handlebars with a diameter ranging from 22 to 34 millimeters.
  • 【More shooting angles】: With a rotatable Magic arm connector that offers 360-degree rotation, you can capture shots from any angle, meeting all your shooting requirements and adding more versatility to your photography and videography.
  • 【More stable recording】: Our GoPro bike handlebar mount incorporates the latest advanced design to reduce bumps and enhance stability, ensuring high-quality recordings while riding. Your action camera will securely grip the handlebar, eliminating shaky action videos.
  • 【Sturdier & more durable】: Crafted from high-rigidity aluminum alloy, our action camera mount is built to last and remain lightweight. It's user-friendly and designed to withstand various environmental conditions, being waterproof, rustproof, and resistant to corrosion.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Yellowfin Action Camera Aluminium Alloy Holder Compatible With Gopro Bike Mount With Two 360° Rotational Angle For Bike Motorcycle And Bicycle (Handlebar Attachment)
  • UNIVERSAL APPLICATION: The handlebar mount fits for all action cameras including GoPro Hero 9/8/7/6/5/5S/4/4S/3+/Session; osmo action/ pocket/ pocket 2, etc. Campark Dragon Touch REMALI 4K and other action cameras
  • WIDE HANDLEBAR COMPATIBILITY: Two different size clamps provided which ensures wide handlebar compatibility. Our clamps can be easily installed and used on handlebar of motorcycle/ bicycle/ bike with a diameter ranging from 22 to 34 MM
  • MORE SHOOTING ANGLES: Rotatable Magic arm connector allows 360-degree rotation for your shooting from any angles, meet your all-around shooting requirement. Enjoy the fun of shooting.
  • MORE STABLE RECORDING: Our GoPro bike handlebar mount has latest advanced design to reduce Bumps to increase stability to ensure your recording’s quality when you are riding, your action camera will firmly hold on the handlebar. No shaking action videos anymore.
  • STURDIER & MORE DURABLE: Our action camera mount is made up of high rigidity Aluminum alloy for extended durability and lightweight. It’s easy to use. Waterproof, Rustproof, and anti-corrosive
SaleBestseller No. 5
SEVAM Action Camera Aluminium Alloy Holder Compatible with gopro Bike Mount with Two 360° rotational Angle for Bike Motorcycle and Bicycle (Handlebar Attachment)
  • UNIVERSAL APPLICATION: The handlebar mount fits for all action cameras including GoPro Hero 9/8/7/6/5/5S/4/4S/3+/Session; osmo action/ pocket/ pocket 2, etc. Campark Dragon Touch REMALI 4K and other action cameras
  • WIDE HANDLEBAR COMPATIBILITY: Two different size clamps provided which ensures wide handlebar compatibility. Our clamps can be easily installed and used on handlebar of motorcycle/ bicycle/ bike with a diameter ranging from 22 to 34 MM
  • MORE SHOOTING ANGLES: Rotatable Magic arm connector allows 360-degree rotation for your shooting from any angles, meet your all-around shooting requirement. Enjoy the fun of shooting.
  • MORE STABLE RECORDING: Our GoPro bike handlebar mount has latest advanced design to reduce Bumps to increase stability to ensure your recording’s quality when you are riding, your action camera will firmly hold on the handlebar. No shaking action videos anymore.
  • STURDIER & MORE DURABLE: Our action camera mount is made up of high rigidity Aluminum alloy for extended durability and lightweight. It’s easy to use. Waterproof, Rustproof, and anti-corrosive
SaleBestseller No. 6
ADOFYS Upgraded Motorcycle Helmet Strap Mount Front Chin Mount Compatible with GoPro Max Hero 10 9 8 7 6 5 Insta 360 One R One X DJI Osmo Action Pocket Cellphone and More Action Cameras
  • 【Non-slip shock absorption】 Selected food grade silicone materials, thicker silicone layer + non-slip pellets, more stable shooting and increased friction. No slippage, no jitter, filter small vibrations.
  • 【Easy to use】 You can adjust the direction and angle to suit your needs to get the better camera angle for video, ideal for mountain biking, cycling, climbing, etc.
  • 【Easy to install】 easy to install and disassemble. Just thread the straps through the helmet's vents and secure them.
  • 【Compatible with full face helmet】 Universal for various motorcycle helmets on the market, such as Shoei RF series and Bell Qualifier helmets, which can be used to securely attach a sports camera or recorder to the helmet.
  • 【Compatibility】 Compatible with DJI / Yi / GoPro sports camera and other action cameras.
SaleBestseller No. 7
insta360 X3 Action Camera, 1/2" Sensor, 5.7K 360 Capture, Optical Zoom 3X, 72 MP 360 Photo, 4K Single Lens Mode, Black
  • 1/2” Sensor Capture photos and videos with more detail thanks to a brand-new 1/2” sensor.
  • 5.7K 360° Capture, Capture everything around you with 5.7K 360-degree capture.
  • The magic of 360 capture is the ability to choose the best angle after the fact. Easy AI-powered reframing tools in the Insta360 app make it easy to find the perfect, so you’ll never miss a shot again.
  • 72 MP 360 Photo, 360 photos just got a huge upgrade. Now capture 72 megapixel stills with more detail than ever before.
  • Single Lens Mode in Stunning 4K, Just want to shoot first-person videos without reframing? Shoot wide-angle videos in Single Lens Mode and share instantly to social media. Now upgraded to 4K30fps. At 2.7K resolution, you can also shoot an extremely wide 170° video with MaxView.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Action Pro Made in India 4-Way Adjustment Base Front Chin Mount Full Face Helmet Compatible with GoPro Hero 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3+ 3 SJCAM YI DJI Insta 360 Action Cameras
  • MOTORCYCLE HELMET MOUNT: It's made up of 4 joints and connect by screw. The screw can be adjusted so that you can rotate the joints, every joint can be rotated 180 degree. We give away as-adapter to match your camera if there is a threaded hole at the bottom.
  • SPECIFIC PRODUCT for MOTORCYCLISTS: Multi-Function helmet mounts kit, it's designed for motorcyclists.
  • SPECIALIZED ACCESSORIES in COMBINATION: This helmet mount kit for GoPro providing best solution for motorcycle driver to record from top or side with best picked GoPro mount accessories.
  • ADHESIVE MOUNTS & STICKY PADS: Adhesive mounts divided into curved and flat mounts, you can use according to circumstances. Industrial strength waterproof sticky pads, help you install your camera on the helmet.
  • Widely used on surfing, skiing, skateboarding, riding bicycle, motorcycle Can easily mount your camera on the helmet, provide multi-angle shooting
SaleBestseller No. 9
CEUTA Action Camera 360 Degree Rotatable Handlebar Screw Mount Tripod Clamp for GoPro Hero 5 6 7 8 9 10 | DSLR | Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera Sjcam
  • This Clamp mount with 1/4" screw, made of plastics and rubber.
  • applicable for some cameras,lights, video lights, monitors,gopro hero etc,install on cross bars,tubes,handlebars,tripods etc
  • Clamping Diameter range:16-40mm(0.6-1.5in),kindly try to measure the Diameter of tube before you purchase it
  • Rotate the Nut plate upward, it could Lock the device in right place and direction
  • Compatible with All GoPro Cameras: For GoPro Hero 10/9/8/2018/7/6/5/5S/4/4S/3+/Session SJCAM AKASO Brave 7/6/4 EK7000 V50 V50X Campark Dragon Touch REMALI 4K and other action cameras
SaleBestseller No. 10
FCS 9H Hardness Screen Guard Protector for GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera (Glossy, 3)
  • Spicily Design Round-edged design for GoPro MAX 360° Action Camera
  • 0.3mm Ultra Thickness
  • 9H Hardness
  • Oleophobic coating
  • Anti Fingerprint

How do you choose?

The first thing you’ll need to consider in order to choose the most appropriate camera is where and how your video will be viewed. Ask, “How is this video going to be seen?” Currently, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook are simple and popular choices for distribution. However, there isn’t yet a standard format for these videos, like NTSC, HD or UHD.

In addition to deciding where your video will most likely be posted, you’ll also need to think about how you expect your viewer to watch your 360 video. Will they use a headset or simply watch on a desktop display, clicking and dragging to pan around the image? These are two different viewing experiences that have different requirements in terms of image quality and sound design. The less immersive desktop viewing experience is more forgiving. However, you’ll want the best possible quality for both audio and video if your viewer will use a headset.

Stitching and sharing 360 video

best 360 cameras

Most cameras will interface with an app on your smartphone for operation but will require a desktop for post-processing. A growing number of smaller dual-lens cameras have internal stitching, so you won’t have to mess with any external software. Current models also typically allow you to live stream to Facebook and YouTube. But while internal stitching is convenient for social sharing, stitching on a desktop will almost always give you better results.

Digging into your workflow and distribution needs will establish a starting place for your 360 video camera search. Knowing what you want to do with your 360 video will give you a more informed perspective when considering other factors like resolution and form factor.

369 camera resolution

Resolution is a rather straightforward concept in traditional video, but in 360 video, having multiple sensors capturing a complete image sphere that will often be viewed at very close proximity makes the issue of resolution a bit more complicated.

Spherical cameras use two or more independent lenses to create the final image. Obviously the higher the resolution quality for each camera, the better your final image will be. There are a number of units out there that boast 4K, 6K and 8K resolution. That may be partially a misnomer. As you combine images in the process called stitching, you are naturally creating a larger image. What’s called a spherical 4K image is not the same as a 4K flat image since at any given time, your viewer will only be able to see part of the 4K image sphere.

Stitching and sharing 360 video

Most cameras will interface with an app on your smartphone for operation but will require a desktop for post-processing. A growing number of smaller dual-lens cameras have internal stitching, so you won’t have to mess with any external software. Current models also typically allow you to live stream to Facebook and YouTube. But while internal stitching is convenient for social sharing, stitching on a desktop will almost always give you better results.

Digging into your workflow and distribution needs will establish a starting place for your 360 video camera search. Knowing what you want to do with your 360 video will give you a more informed perspective when considering other factors like resolution and form factor.

369 camera resolution

Resolution is a rather straightforward concept in traditional video, but in 360 video, having multiple sensors capturing a complete image sphere that will often be viewed at very close proximity makes the issue of resolution a bit more complicated.

Spherical cameras use two or more independent lenses to create the final image. Obviously the higher the resolution quality for each camera, the better your final image will be. There are a number of units out there that boast 4K, 6K and 8K resolution. That may be partially a misnomer. As you combine images in the process called stitching, you are naturally creating a larger image. What’s called a spherical 4K image is not the same as a 4K flat image since at any given time, your viewer will only be able to see part of the 4K image sphere.

Considerations when choosing 360-degree cameras

Image quality

Although inexpensive cameras work on lower resolutions, 4K resolution is common with 360-degree cameras. That’s the equivalent of roughly 8 megapixels (MP), which sounds like a lot. On a TV, that would be ultra-high definition (UHD). The difference here is that those pixels aren’t on a flat screen. Instead, they go all the way around — so you’ve got less pixel density, or in other words, a lower resolution.

Without going into lots of complicated math, let’s just say that 4K is generally pretty good. You could get better — 5.5K is not unusual, and up to 12K is available — but those are pro-level cameras that are very expensive.

The other main component that impacts video quality is frame rate. A frames per second (FPS) keeps file sizes down so they upload quicker to sites like YouTube, but they might give some flicker. You’ll get smoother playback at 30 FPS. Higher frame rates are possible on some models. Gyroscopes and other sensors are sometimes added to minimize camera shake, and software can also enhance playback.

Other features

The way in which a 360-degree camera

handles the images it captures

is important. Most use two cameras, though as many as eight are possible. They then “stitch” the different recordings together to provide one finished video. This is done automatically, but software offers various levels of user intervention. If you’re just uploading to social media, you’d probably be OK with what the camera produces. If you’re getting creative with it, you might want to check out the post-production features. With all-around views, it’s nice to have all-around sound. Numerous microphones may be included with the camera to achieve an omnidirectional effect. That said, there may be times when you might want to focus on sound from a particular direction. Having that ability is a useful addition. Camera compatibility is also important. Their built-in screens are small or non-existent. At the very least, you’ll want to view the output on a phone. Some apps make that easier than others. The ability to capture stills is invariably offered, but image resolution varies. Digital lens enhancements might also be included. Wide-angle is a common addition. Cloud storage for your files might be an option. The ability to upload wirelessly and then clear your camera for more filming is certainly convenient. However, a subscription may be required. If you’re using a 360-degree camera as an action cam — as many people do — ease of use will be important. If you’re white water rafting, skiing, or off-roading, you don’t need distractions!

Price

Although the cheapest 360-degree cameras cost around $100, image quality and reliability may be disappointing at this low cost. Expect to pay between $200 and $300 for a popular mid-range camera and in the region of $500 for the best. Professional equipment can easily cost several thousand.

Time to buy

The spherical video market is just exploding with possibility but it’s always best to do your homework before you buy. Look at test videos online for each camera and search YouTube 360 to see what other people have done. Look before you buy, and if possible, give a camera a test drive in the conditions that you’ll be shooting.

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