Top 10 Affordable 360-Degree VR Cameras Under $100
Not everyone can shell out thousands of dollars for 360 cameras. High prices act as barriers for consumer mainstream virtual reality content creation, which is needed to develop a thriving ecosystem.
2018 will be an amazing year for new vr cameras to emerge as affordable options to shoot 360 photos and virtual reality videos.
Luckily, at VeeR we have compiled the most up-to-date list of economical and cost-effective 360-degree cameras.
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SOONPAM 360 Mobile Camera
Soonpam‘s affordable 360 degree camera is by far the cheapest way to start you in the world of virtual reality content creation. You can certainly expect some drawbacks to purchasing such an affordable camera. If you are looking for a best 360 camera scroll down or browse the site for others.
- 2048×1024 for images
- 1080P max for videos
- Extremely Portable at 1.6 in x 1.6 inches.
- Support Android 5.0 up with Micro USB and Type C connector.
- Supports 360 degree live streaming on Facebook/Twitter, and YouTube.
FSTgo VR 360
FSTgo is a great affordable solution primarily for sports and action based sports. Size of the VR camera is very small making it ideal to mount with the included accessories for different kinds of equipment.
- 230° fish-eye lens or a mirror, or in multiple directions different shots stitched together, with a 360-degree panoramic visual.
- Effective Pixels 4K 30fps 1920*1440 @ 30fps Ultra HD Panorama 3D VR Camera.
- Rechargeable 1200mAh Li-ion Battery
- 20M all-direction by Splashproof remote control
- WIFI- APP: 802.11 b/g/
Gear Pro 360
Gear Pro 360 is advertised as the best affordable 360 camera for adventurers, vacationers & thrill seekers. You can sync the vr camera with your phone via Wi-fi on the OTCAM app on the iPhone and Android store.
- Built-in microphone. the mountable camera records both 1080p HD videos & high quality audio.
- Remote-controlled cam.
- Easily switch between resolutions: 12MP, 8MP, 5MP or 3MP.
- 1.5” LCD Digital Display
- Includes rechargeable battery and USB cable for charging & data transferring.
- Includes Hype360° cam kit, waterproof casing, a handlebar mount, a universal base mount & adjustable mount straps. Mount it on a helmet, on your bike or on your surfboard!
- Slow motions to help you capture special moment.
- Supports for TF SD card up to 128GB (not included).
- Comes with a waterproof case, max up to 30M.
- Video Resolution: 2448P(30fps); 1440P(60fps)
- Image Resolution: 16M(4096 * 4096)
- Includes, Bicycle Stand, USB Cable, Helmet Base, and Waterproof Case
Zision 360 4K
Still looking for a compact camera but with better quality? For a slight improvement check out Zision’s 4K resolution camera. Includes a waterproof case and tripod as well as car charger. Share your photos and videos without waiting via WiFi to your phone.
- 4K Resolution VR Camera Build-in WiFi
- 1050mA battery, Work time up to 90 min.
- Waterproof up to 30m
- Equipped with 170 degree wide-angle lens
- Video Resolution up to 4K 1080P 30fps
- Stabilization function & built-in microphone.
- Smart phone remote control with powerful APP
Samsung Gear 360
For only $70 the Samsung Gear 360 camera is a solid piece of equipment. Shooting near 4k resolution videos or 30 megapixel photos. Included is a small tripod for setting up shots in the morning or at night in great clear footage.
- F2.0 lenses capture near 4K resolution videos or a 30 MP photo.
- Resists occasional splash and tempered glass prevents lens scratches.
- Play back, trim and share videos right on your compatible Galaxy device or PC.
- MicroSD card (sold separately) required to operate.
Zetronix 360 Camera
- 960P @ 30fps up to 2 hours
- Image Resolution 3008 x 1504 JPG
- Built-in Wi-Fi for wireless transfer
- Supports microSD (TF) cards up to 32GB
- Package includes: camera, mount holder, and tripod.
OUTERDO 3D VR Camera
OUTERDO’s 360-degree camera features a very wide angle lens that has no blind spots in the footage. Compatible for iPhone and Android this camera makes a modest device for the price point.
- 2448 x 2448 30fps
- WiFi: Support for iOS/Android
- External Storage: Micro SDHC (Not included)
- 3K Resolution 30FPS 16MP
- Includes: Waterproof Case, Bicycle Bracket, Pedestal, Handle Base, Commutator, Battery, Helmet base, Mounts, Data Cable, Bandages, and Wire Rope.
360fly 360° HD Video Camera
According to the manufacturer 360fly is the world’s smartest 360 degree ecosystem. Capturing 1504 x 1504 resolution video capable of live streaming it live all from your smartphone. 360fly camera is dustproof, shockproof, and water resistant for your active lifestyle.
- 1504 x 1504 resolution
- 32 GB internal memory
- 2+ hour battery life
- Dustproof, shockproof, and water resistant
- Proprietary QuickTwist mount system
- Action Camera Adapter with tilt mount and flat baseplates, Mic plug and strap, Power cradle and USB cable.
MADV Mini is a cost-effective, easy-to-operate and -carry 360 camera. Its 5K 360 functionality, decent color representation and beauty features, plus different viewing modes are ringing in a new era where 360 photography and videography become increasingly approachable.
- Maximum Aperture F1.8
- Image Resolution 5376 x 2688 (5K)
- Video Resolution 1920*960 @30fps
- Supports Android 6.0 and later
- Time lapse and timer
- 360 livestream
360 Cameras Reviews:
VeeR has made some reviews for 360 degree cameras. Check out the followings and hope they will help when you buy one.
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Mark Metry is the Founder of VU Dream, an agency dedicated to helping virtual and augmented reality startups market their innovative products into reality.
Mark is also the Host of the Humans 2.0 podcast, a top charts iTunes podcast that features talented and impactful people in the new 21st century world. Mark has been featured in publications like the Huffington Post and VRScout.