WHICH 360 CAMERA SHOULD YOU BUY IN 2018?!
Which 360, camera should you buy in 2018. Hi my name's Ben and I'm obsessed, with 360. Cameras in case that wasn't already clear I own, quite, a few of them maybe 15, 16 or so and I've, had the good fortune to play with a lot of these in review, almost all of these cameras in front of me and others. And I have a really good understanding of, how the overall market, for 360, cameras stands, this is an area that grows so, damn fast there are so many amazing cameras, out and it can be super confusing about which camera is best for you so in this video I'm going to tell you what all the best 360, cameras are to buy in 2018, regardless, of your budget. Three. Months ago when I made a witch 360, camera should you buy video I promised you guys I would update it every three months and that three months has come so from the previous video all the cameras are in there do not buy category, I'm not going to include in this video because they're yesterday's, news I'm I'm only going to include the cameras that made it through to the next round so go back to. So. If there's any 360, cameras you don't see here that you thought might be here go check out that video and see why they didn't make the cut the camera I want to start with is the camera that's had the most amount of hype in the last year and that is the GoPro fusion. Many of you guys have seen my first impression video of the fusion and it looks awesome doesn't it well, I've got a confession for you guys I don't actually own the fusion, I borrowed. It from my good friend Kevin Koons and we did a little review when I was in San Francisco, but I haven't touched it since my first impressions, of it were really good however a lot of people that actually own the camera and the camera is only available in the US and parts of Europe at, the moment said, that, it is less than perfect the actual camera seems to be performing, well however the post-production seems to be a nightmare, it seems to be really hard to stitch the footage to, process, it in the GoPro fusion, studio, app and there's been a lot of issues with the whole post-production, both on computer, and on mobile which is why I'm guessing, they've delayed the worldwide release I still, can't buy a fusion, in Australia, even in January, 2018, it's not for sale I reckon this is something that GoPro just didn't anticipate I mean as if they're going to miss out on all those Christmas, sales when they could have released it at the beginning of December yet, they've delayed until, or beyond for a worldwide release look I still don't know when it's actually coming out I'm refreshingly, GoPro website every single day and still, unavailable, in Australia, and it's hard to buy from the US so, we'll keep you guys posted as as soon as I get one it seems like it's going to be an amazing camera around, the six or seven hundred dollar mark it'll be amazing for video pretty good for photo but, we will have to wait and see I can't put this in the must bike category, because I simply just don't have enough experience with this camera yet it seems like it's going to be an amazing camera but there's going to be a lot of issues you're going to have to deal with with, post-production, so definitely.
Consider This camera and stay tuned for my review of get my hands on it as soon as I can and let you guys know what I think the next camera to consider in 2018, is the gear 360. 2016. Yes, this is a two year old camera now and most cameras from two years ago are simply outdated the, photos look bad the videos look bad however the, gear 360. Is one of the longest-lasting 360. Cameras in my personal, opinion that is still a word the consideration. In 2018. Michael, from 360, rumors and I declared this the best 360, camera under $100, just a few months ago and I still think it is if your budget is on the lower end and you just want to experiment with 360, this is an awesome 4k. 360, video camera, it's only compatible with Android so iPhone users unfortunately. You won't be able to use this however, this is still an awesome camera, and delivers, a very good result, look it's outdated in a lot of ways like it doesn't have six axis stabilization it. Does have a number of flaws and I did make an in-depth, review of this camera around a year ago so you should check that out however if I only had a hundred bucks to spend I would definitely, buy this camera because it's freaking, awesome that brings me to its little brother the gear 360, 2017. This camera came out roughly a year after, the 2016, model and it did improve a lot of things like iOS compatibility. Resolution. Was up a little bit however with this came a whole new round of flaws like the autocorrect stitching that adjusts, as your video plays, and the workflows is a nightmare to work with in Adobe Premiere so while this technically is a good camera and there are many awesome, features about it because of the abundance, of cameras we have it just doesn't compare to a lot of the other cameras on this table if you got it for free with your Galaxy, Note 8 or samsung whatever phone, then, you've got an awesome 360, camera on your hands however when I think about going and buying the size I I just probably couldn't do it to be perfectly, honest right now in 2018. I would accept this for free but in terms of buying it me man. I'm, gonna put this in the category, next, on the list is everything, at boot goon 1 yes. It's the insta 360 one and this has been a good camera from the times I've used it I do love, attaching, this to my iPhone and getting a really big preview of my 360, in advance, that's, really cool this is a great camera for bloggers. You can just point and shoot and do basically everything on your phone the insta 361, app is amazing. I always say it's probably the best 360, camera app out there of all these cameras, and it does allow you free capture which means you can re-edit and reframe, your 360s.
Within The app so, once you've downloaded your video you point, your phone like this move, it around and it recaptures. Your 360 video that's awesome and I love that about the insta 361, what I don't like is it's kind of hard to use this camera without it attached directly to your phone it's a Bluetooth connection, and you can't actually see what you're shooting before you shoot it so, you might shoot 50 photos and discover later that they're all overexposed, out-of-focus, or there's, some major issue with it you do need to plug it into your phone again to work that out so unfortunately. That makes it much harder to use with out your phone it's an awesome camera in many respects, it shoots raw which most cameras, don't when I compared to the me sphere and the theta V for both photo and video it came third in both situations, so, while this wouldn't be my first choice camera, I think it is a good all-around camera, for bloggers, who want a fast, workflow, and people that like to keep everything on their phone I would 100% recommend, buying. The insta 360 one in 2018, it's a great camera and you won't be disappointed, except. For the things that are, disappointing, next camera I want to talk about is rail oh and who, are Rilo they came out of nowhere a month or two ago and now they have this awesome camera that has heaps of hype and there's some awesome footage on YouTube and Facebook and, Instagram there, looks amazing, it seems to be a camera that's geared more towards extreme sports than anything else its main draw card is it's awesome stabilization. It makes insta 360, one six axis stabilization look. Really bumpy and shaky I have absolutely, no idea how they achieve such amazing stabilization. But it looks freakin cool next time I go skydiving I will be bringing Rilo along just to see how smooth, that stabilization is. Which is probably gonna be never cuz I'm never ever gonna skydive with us said from what I've seen so far this, seems to be really, the only feature, worth talking about everything else seems quite average compared. To all the other 360, cameras stabilizations. Awesome but there's been issues with the app issues. With the workflow issues with exposure, so if you're into extreme, sports this, is definitely, something worth considering, it seems like you can create an awesome moving, hyperlapse, effect with the Ryloth I saw Michael's hyperlapse with the rail oh and it looks super cool there's no denying it looked freaking amazing and that did genuinely get me really excited about this camera I actually can't wait to try out some hyper lapses, and some stabilization shots, other than that I'm pretty certain, I'm not going to use it in any other scenarios, other than movement, so this might be a good camera to consider if you like moving around a lot it has been interesting because since the release of Rila insta 360, have taken a hint and they've massively, improved their stabilization. It should be a firmware update and it should give the insta 360 one and potentially, other, instagramers, that amazing. Stabilization. With no bumps, when six axis stabilization first. Came out look, it was absolutely, amazing I couldn't believe that a camera could actually do, that from a simple firmware, update but, now after seeing the Rilo it looks pretty crappy in comparison, to be perfectly honest with you you can see every shake go to 360, room is his channel and check out his comparisons, because there's a massive difference between, the two when it comes to shake and it's someone obsessed with 360, cameras I'm so excited because I know this is going to be the new standard that 360, cameras hold having this amazing, smooth, stabilization. So while Rilo may have started it I can see every 360, camera that is made from now on taking, a hint and working out whatever it is that stabilizes.
That Footage and adding it to their cameras so really with the Rilo you need to ask yourself do I want amazing, stabilization, now can I wait a few weeks or a few months for new amazing cameras, to come out the rylos about five hundred bucks right now and that's more than the average 360. Camera I do have a feeling that the in statistics, you want will match the rila with this firmware updates, so I wouldn't, rush out to buy the Rilo just yet look I'll put in them maybe column and I am going to release more content with the riley so you guys can make a more informed decision by, the moment I'd say wait next, we have the Xiaomi, meteor, me, sphere and you guys know I love, this camera this is an amazing 360, camera best bang for your buck in the two to three hundred dollar price range of all of these it really just delivers so well in photo, video. Is all-around, awesomeness, you've seen me compare it against so many other cameras and it holds its own against, cameras twice the price do check out my review of the meas fair but I'm not gonna keep flattering, in this video cuz I've done it so many times it's an awesome camera do buy it if you've got two to three hundred dollars to spend because it's just going to deliver I've almost never been let down by this camera I took it to Niagara Falls it got absolutely, drenched, by the water and it took some amazing 360. Photos it's water-resistant, it's relatively, tough and if it breaks you haven't lost that much money you also have a team of dedicated engineers, working, on the firmware for this all the time Michelle Mendes from the Xiaomi Facebook, group is tirelessly, working on firmware updates for this thing to give you even more bang for your buck but, essentially, this has become three, times as good as when it was first released purely. Through firmware, updates things like resolution stitching. The apps just, the general, capabilities of the camera keep improving, significantly, and even though this is a two hundred and something dollars camera I would pay way more for it I would pay over five hundred dollars for this camera because it delivers in so many ways so do consider it and do watch my other videos, about it next we have its, new brother and that is the, med venture, 360. Which is like an orange me sphere right they look exactly the, same and a lot of people have been asking what's the difference well there isn't a whole lot of difference, to be honest they're basically, the same camera you can see if the same design so there's a company in China called, mad V who made the original Zhao me camera and they sold the design to Zhao me I think the contract was around a year and the contract ran out recently so. Matvey have taken over and they're going to continue innovating, this same design making, it better making improvements, whereas at the moment Xiaomi, maybe, they've lost interest in making 360, cameras but mad V is picking up where there's Yami left off at the moment we don't know too much about this camera it's basically the same camera other than the fact that it comes with way more accessories comes with the awesome selfie stick and a whole bunch of tripod mounts and other cool stuff so I would consider it at the moment it's in the lower $300, price range but you know the engineers, will believe definitely, be working on this camera and improving it for the next 12 months whereas it's not guaranteed, that's going to continue happening with the Xiaomi camera so until more infos announced and I probably will make a review of this camera I'm going to put this in the maybe list you should consider it definitely, it's probably, going to be an upgrade to the Jia Ming camera next is another camera I don't own and I don't speak from experience, so take it from what it's worth and that's the vu 360.
Camera That came out last year this is the cheapest 3d 360, camera and I've seen some footage from one and it looks pretty, good but personally I think 3d, or stereoscopic. 360, video hasn't really taken off yet and it's not really we're spending a few extra hundred dollars to, be able to get 3d because no one's going to watch it maybe two percent of your audience so it's not really something you should prioritize, right now when such a small, amount of people engage you with it you want the most amount of engagement possible. And you're more likely to get that through, utilizing, the awesome features and some of the other awesome cameras, so I'm going to put this in the do not buy list for now this brings me to another middle, of the range camera and it's the Garmin, VirB, this is an awesome 360, video camera and I would argue it's probably still. The best 360, video camera pending, the fusion, you guys have seen my review and you've seen how tough and durable it is how awesome, the design of this camera is and how they look at the 360 video is superior to basically, everything else this is a higher price point so if you're willing to spend over $500. For awesome 360, video but less than a thousand, and this is going to be one of your top contenders, no question its greatest threat is going to be the GoPro fusion and since the fusion was released in America this has gone down $100 so you might want to consider it check out my review of the Garmin VirB because if you love 360, video then this is going to be a camera that doesn't let you down this camera is really awesome I can't think of too many flaws, about to be perfectly honest I really wish I used it more but, I don't shoot video that much personally, I'm more of a photographer, so a camera has to be good all-around has, to be excellent in photo and excellent, video and this is more good at video not so good at photo so, for me personally as, a photographer, I'm going to say no but as a video shooter absolutely, 1000%. You should consider buying this camera Ferb. Moving, on to the higher-end 360, cameras and this is a field I know absolutely nothing about, there are quite a few contenders, like the insta 360, Pro Z, cam Kandel, obsidian, there are various GoPro rigs where they combine anywhere, from 2 to 30, GoPros, into one ball and then you stitch the footage together later there's also the year halo which has just come out which all of my professional, friends are totally geeking out over however. All of these cameras come above, 2000 dollars anywhere from 2,000 to about 50,000, and that's just out of most people's price ranges so while I'll probably never get my hands on any of those I would suggest checking out my friend shoot from creator up because he has, with a lot of these cameras, and he's the guy to go to if you're looking for a more professional rig, in terms of high-end photo other than using the GoPro method or the DSLR, method where you take photos in all directions and stitch them together there is a camera called the panono Mick from 360 rooms absolutely, loves it so check, out his channel cuz he's got examples of it it seems like an awesome camera basically nobody I know owns it other than Michael but that's alright it seems like a cool camera the workflow seems super, confusing, and complicated and I'm all about simplicity and, sticking to your mobile which is why I'm gonna focus more on these pocket-sized, bad boys I just removed, a camera from here can, you guess which one it is which camera, was right here it, was my. Newest acquisition, camera, I'm very very excited, about and that is. This. Is the Yi 360. VR my newest, acquisition. And this is a 5.7. K 360. Video camera to be perfectly honest I've only had it for 24, hours so I can't give you proper thoughts I will put out a first impressions video in the next few days and I, will make a review of this as soon as humanly possible, but this is going to be an awesome option for video if you geek out on resolution, from having a look at the previews on my phone it seems like it has issues with stitching, also, the dynamic range isn't great, so if you're one of those people that's absolutely, obsessed with resolution, and this will give you the resolution stitching, might be a bit difficult but it's under $500, so Yi is an option with stay tuned for more next we have a camera from a much smaller company, and this is the VR DL 360 camera why I haven't actually turned this one on yet it does do 7k, photo and 3k, video which is pretty good it's a $200, price point so personally.
I Think that's a little bit too much for only 3k video especially when you have gear 360, doing 4k, for $80. Or something and when I think about it that probably is the cheapest, 360, camera that can do 7k photos, but, there's just something about this camera that hasn't demanded. My attention to turn it on and take photos and videos it doesn't really have any unique features, that these 360, cameras don't have so it's not yelling, at me Ben turn me on take a 360, photo make your tiny planet with me Ben please I'm begging you know whereas. Almost all these cameras they're begging for a tiny planet to be taken so look I will take a photo with this I know I'm being unfair, so to be continued, with the VR DL 360 camera I'm going to put this in the mail list since the release of the insta 360, Nano and insert 360, air there's been a a bunch of new 360, cameras that are mobile friendly to plug into the Lightning port or the microUSB port of a smart phone and there's, going to be a ton of these coming out in 2018. A few I can think of off the top of my head are the ion 360. The ASA hollow 360. The Motorola, 360. And the essential 360. These are mostly from already existing smartphone. Makers that thought they throw their name in the Hat and put a 360, camera out that matches with their phone time will tell how those pan out but at the moment I'm still not a fan of 360, cameras that attach to your phone only because it does limit, your photo ability, having, to have the camera physically in your hand all the time I'm going to add one more camera to the do not buy less and I'm very very, sad to do it it is, the. Theta S this. Used to be my favorite, 360, camera and I've traveled the world with this thing this is delivered, some my best content ever that's helped me grow my Instagram, account to now 18 point something K followers, was mostly because of the content, I shot with this camera and now I'm telling you don't buy it what's up with that well it's a purely because there's a new camera in town and that's called the theta V it's basically, the same as the state s to be honest however they've upgraded the video to 4k, the 4k, video looks excellent and why have 1080p, video when you can have 4k do check out my review of the theta V for a full list of its strengths and weaknesses but, this is one of the most reliable cameras, I've ever had as has, been the theta s but the fate of ve the camera I know I can rely on the optics, are so good that it's always going to deal the view a really nice photo or video regardless. Of the situation the dynamic range is among the best of all of these the 360, photo workflow, is excellent, a 360, video workflow is excellent, the tiny planet workflow, of both of those are excellent as well I can always rely on my theta and it's one of the most pocketable, cameras ever look there's basically, the size of a pocket and it fits so nicely in, your pocket and when you can fit a camera in your pocket it means you can go out and take ten times as many photos as you could with something, like this, in your pants, yeah, not a good idea not if you want to stay out of prison three, of the most popular cameras from the end of 2017, with a theta V Xiaomi me sphere and insta 361, and if you saw my comparisons, between these three cameras you'll see that the theta V basically, one in all three situations with, the me sphere a very very, close second, so the theta V is just going to have your back if you have between 350.
And 400, dollars to spend the, state of V it's just going to be an awesome camera for you however if it's less if it's more, around the 200, to 250 price range then, the Jia Ming me fear is an excellent, second best it can do the vast majority of things that the theta V can do and in some cases it can do way better so this young Mimi sphere is still my camera of choice for those on a budget if you have around $300. Get, the Med venture, if it's 350. Go. To, theta V if it's 400, you might want to consider the Yi if it's, 5 to 600 to, consider the Garmin VirB and if your budget six hundred to a thousand, you will want to wait around for the GoPro fusion from what I saw when I was in San Francisco, it was just amazing, the video look absolutely stunning there's going to be lots of amazing things about the fusion like I said it's going to have flaws but in that price range this will most likely be the camera of choice for video and potentially, photo as well I'll put links down in description to where you can find all these cameras for the cheapest price possible on, either Amazon, or gearbest.com. They're all amazing and whatever your budget is I would just say get a camera even if it's the worst one here it's better than not having a 360, camera and if it's this little thing yeah this thing that's been sitting here at the front of the table I literally don't even know what this is called what does that say, Rex, oh look. This looks like a smartphone, camera but even this some unknown, 360, cam there a gun in the mail from China it's still better than having no 360 camera, so whatever your budget is make sure you get yourself a 360, camera and you capture your world in 360, so I'm curious which is your camera of choice in 2018, which is your personal favorite which camera you thinking, about buying which, one are you totally geeking out over I'd be super interested, to hear your guys thoughts and definitely also leave a comment in the box below if you have any questions about any of these cameras if I can help you out personally I will do my best to do that don't forget I have full reviews of most of these cameras on my youtube channel so go over there and check them out see the side-by-side comparisons. And really work out which one is best for you because there's no one single best camera it really depends on so many things most importantly, what you want to shoot her do check out those other videos because I think they're going to be really helpful also, don't forget to hit that subscribe button down there because we've got more awesome reviews, side-by-side, comparisons, and general, 360, tutorials, you won't want to miss those in 2018, by the way I'm on Instagram and Facebook as well so definitely follow those pages because there's going to be a ton of valuable, content coming in 2018, with all of the latest 360, cameras like, this one and this. One and this. One and this. One. And this, one and this. One so definitely. Stay tuned for that until next time has been your 360 camera obsessed, friend Ben and I'll see you in, the next video, BAM.