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
Yantralay 15 in 1 Gopro Accessories Kit Compatible Wtih Hero 11/10/9/8, Insta 360 One R/RS/360,Osmo Action,SJCAM, Yi & Other Action Cameras (15 Items)
  • Compatible With: Hero 8/7/6/5, SJCAM, OSMO ACTION, Yi, EKen,Noise & All other Aciton Cameras
  • The extendable Selfie Monopod + Tripod mount adapter + Long Screw. It can work with all compact point and digital cameras that has self-timer and tripod. AdjustableBall-head allow you to easily adjust angle, extends your reach when taking photos.
  • Head Strap, Chest Strap & Wrist Strap is adjustable & compatible with all sizes Action Cameras
  • A Complete Adventure Accessory Kit For Your Action Camera.
  • Kit Includes:1 x Wrist band 1 x Head Strap Mount 1 x Pouch 1 x Bicycle(Bike) Mount 1 x Chest Strap Mount 1 x Extendable Handle Monopod 1 x 360 degree rotation backpack clip 2 x J-hook Buckle 1 x Tripod Adapter 1 x Car Suction Cup Mount Holder 1 x Tool 1 x Floating Handle Grip, 1 x Mini Tripod & 12 x Antifog Inserts With Silica
SaleBestseller No. 2
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. 3
OAHU Backpack Shoulder Strap Mount with Adjustable Shoulder Pad and Base Mount Compatible with GoPro Hero 10/9/8/7/6/5 Black,DJI Osmo Action 2,Insta 360 ONE R and Most Action Cameras
  • 【Perfect Outdoor Shooting Accessories】Perfect for hiking, skiing, mountain clamping, biking or other outdoor sport activities where you want to take videos from a "lower than the helmet" view.
  • 【Great Compatibility】Compatible with GoPro, OSMO ACTION, Sony Action Cam, 360fly, Contour, Drift Innovation, Garmin, ISAW, JVC, Kodak, Nikon, Olfi, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Rollei, SJCam, TomTom, Veho, Yi Technology and more action cameras. Also works with point-and-shoot cameras and handheld camcorders that have a universal 1/4-20 tripod socket.
  • 【Comfortable and Stable】 Shoulder Strap Backpack Mount is made of elastic nylon and polycarbonate buckle, very soft and comfortable to wear. It adopts ergonomic design, and weight is distributed evenly by way of shoulder pad.
  • 【Security Assurance】 Base plate made of shock-absorbing elastomer fits comfortably and reduces camera shake for higher quality camera video. Adjustable shoulder pad fits with different sizes of shoulder straps to provide more usage possibility.
  • 【Package Content 】Package includes 1pc Backpack Strap Mount + 1pc Mounting Buckle + 1pc Screw. The Camera, Frame Case, Screws and all other accessories in the pictures are not included.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Yantralay Bike Bicycle Handlebar Mount for Go Pro Hero 10/9/8, 360° Rotatable Aluminium Bicycle Motorcycle Handlebar Mount Compatible Go Pro, SJCAM, Insta 360, DJI & Other Action Camera Accessories
  • Handlebar mount can be installed on to any round or semi-round tube2-3.4 cms ( 19mm-34mm), as bicycling, mountain biking, road bike, MTB, motorbike, motocross, seat-post, water sports handlebar, handheld monopod or other poles which in this clamping range.
  • Anti-Skid & Steady: There is anti-skid pad on the inside of the clamp which resists to slip & the Aluminium built material makes the mount more rigid & Steady to use during long routes or off-roading.
  • The upper part of handlebar mount adopts 360 degree rotating design.It is easy to rotate,and ensure that you can shoot at any angles.
  • Compatible with GoPro Hero 10/9/8 ,INSTA 360 Cameras, DJI OSMO ACTION, SJCAM SJ4000/SJ6/SJ8, Yi, Eken , Noise, Akaso & Other Action Cameras.
  • 1 x Bike Handlebar Mount, 1 x Aluminum Screw & 1 x Hex Key.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Yantralay Windshield Car Suction Cup Mount Flexible with Mobile Holder for Go Pro Hero 10/9/8/,SJCAM,Osmo Action, Insta 360,Smartphones & All Action Cameras Accessories
  • Multi-angle Adjustable: Adjustable arm design and ball joint head for free rotation & Adjustable Angle to ensure the best shooting angle.
  • 2 in 1 Mount: The original Connector Can be used to mount any action cameras & Connecting the Head adapter enables you to mount a mobile holder which can be used to hold smartphones.
  • The extension car suction cup mount is made up of 4 adjustable joints and every joint can be rotated 360 degree
  • Compatibility For: GoPro Hero 10/9/8/7,INSTA 360 ONE X /X2, DJI OSMO ACITON,SJCAM SJ6 Legend, Eken, Yi, Noise, Smartphones & All Other Action Cameras.
  • Package Content: 1 x Jaw Flex Suction Mount, 1 x Mobile Holder, 1 x Screw & 1 x Head Adapter.
SaleBestseller No. 6
TELESIN Upgraded Motorcycle Helmet Chin Mount for GoPro Max Hero 10 9 8 7 6 5 Insta 360 One R One X DJI Osmo Action Pocket Cellphone and More Action Camera, with Go Pro Mount Adapter Screw Accessories
  • TELESIN Second Generation Motorcycle Helmet Chin Mount with Go Pro mount fixed on it, completely new design in the market. Compatible with most of the action cameras like GoPro Hero 10, Hero 9, Hero 8, Hero 7, Hero 5, Hero 4, Session, GoPro Max, DJI Osmo Action, Insta360 One R 1 inch One X.
  • Flexible 180 degree adjustable make it widely compatible with most of the helmet, no matter normal riding circular ones or racing angular type one.
  • The camera mount adapter can be adjusted upside down inverted, loose the screws at the silicone pad backside then adjust the mount direction. Or can just simply place the camera inverted, up to your camera size and your view demand, completely flexible.
  • Upgraded food grade anti-slid silicone material, no worries about mouth touching.
  • Upgrade strong fixing tape, easy to install and take off with one hand operation, durable and thousand times reusable.
SaleBestseller No. 7
GoPro MAX Action Camera, Optical Zoom (Black)
  • 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. 8
POLAM-FOTO Lightweight Desktop Mini Tripod 3 Levels Adjustment 360° Ball Head Cold Shoe for Camera/Phone/Webcam/DSLR /Sony/Gopro,Extendable Selfie Stick , for Vlogging, Live Streaming…
  • 【Adjustable Height and Angle】 With 3 adjustable height levels,the tripod can be extended from 5.9 to 11inches;The tripod ball head can be rotated 360° ,matching your panorama shooting need.Made of highly-durable ABS plastic and Aluminum alloy,It is a combination of selfie stick, extension pole and tripod .
  • 【Lightweight & Easy to Carry】 The handheld tripod weights 0.13kg(130g),folded length is 7 inches,it’s very lightweight and compact,users can put it in pocket,convenient to take outside for outdoor event, travel vlog, hiking,etc.
  • 【Rubberized Design & Wide Compatible】Soft rubber of the grip and feet work as handle grip, and anti-slip.It offers stability for devices and taking photos from anywhere.standard 1/4-inch mounting screw tip is compatiable with the majority of digital cameras, DSLR, GoPros, webcams, and camcorders. Users can mount a smartphone or others with phone clip(not included),ideal for live streaming video blog compact camera vlogging.
  • 【Multifunction Tripod】 Users can carry it in pocket and take it with you. Users can fix phone on the mini stand while eating to watch the video or read. Indoors, it can be used with ring light(not included) to make the skin look brighter under uniform lighting and make makeup more natural. Outdoors, Vlogers can hold the tripod for live broadcast, effectively avoiding the mobile phone drop, extend the mini tripod as needed, or use the tripod as a selfie stick
SaleBestseller No. 9
Motowolf Action Camera Holder Mirror Aluminium Alloy Mount by Matrix Tech for Gopro Hero 10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3+/3/2/1 ,SJCAM ,YI ,EKEN H9R,Noise Play,Insta 360 one x2,Insta 360 Go, DJI Osmo
  • Made up of Lightweight Aluminium alloy
  • Suitable for Motorcycles / Scooters/ Bikes
  • Can be easily mounted on the Mirror of the Motorcycles
  • Suitable for all action cameras including Go Pro /Sony/ Mountain Dog/ Xiomi/Eken/SLR Cameras
  • Compatible with Insta 360 camera
  • Compatible with DJI Osmo
SaleBestseller No. 10
TELESIN Mini Desktop Extendable Selfie Stick Tripod for GoPro DJI Osmo Action Insta 360 One R,Portable Adjustable Camera Tripod Stand Action Camera Accessories
  • 【2 in 1 Tripod & Selfie Stick】 TELESIN Multifunctional sport camera tripod, Not only could be a mini Selfie Stick Pole, but also could be a Tripod, perfectly work as a handle for selfie and as a table tripod for a photography and video shooting, meet your various demands.
  • 【Visible Quality and Compact Design】The mini portable selfie stick tripod is made of PC,PA nylon and Aluminum alloy, no foul smell and waterproof, durable and stable.The handle & tripod base mount has the skid resistance of material, makes it would not slip from your hand or other surface places.
  • 【Extendable/Lightweight/Portable】This desktop tripod can be stretched from 13.4cm to 25.5cm, weigh only 74 g , super lightweight, very easy to carry and storage.
  • 【Wide Compatibility】Compatible with all kinds of small sport camera like Go Pro Max, Hero 10, Hero 9 Black, Hero 8 Black, Hero 7, Hero 6, Hero 5, DJI Osmo Action and Pocket, Insta360 One R, One X and 1 Inch, more digital cameras like Carnon, Nikon, Sony, etc...

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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