To capture 360 videos with a decent quality appearance, you need a 360 camera which can shoot in 4K resolution. There are a few consumer 360 cameras on the market, such as 360Fly 4K, Nikon Keymission 360, Samsung Gear 360, Insta360 4K, and Kodak SP360 4K Dual Pro. We pick up two devices to make a comparison.
|Device name||Samsung Gear 360||360Fly 360 4K|
|Photo Resolution||30 Megapixels||No. It has Photo mode for taking Photos from video.|
|Video Resolution||3840×1920@30fps. The Near 4K resolutions.||2880 x 2880 at 30fps|
|Lenses and view||Two Lenses capture the full 360° x 360, so there is no blind spots.||Only one lens captures with a Vertical 240° X Horizontal 360° degrees field of view. It will get blind spot underneath.|
|Waterproof||Splash-proof only||Yes, up to 30ft|
|Shockproof||No||Yes, up to 1.5m|
|Live Stream||No||Yes, you can use 360Fly 360 4K camera to live Stream on iPhone and the function on android is coming soon.|
|Memory||External Micro SD Max 128GB||It only has internal 64GB memory. That make you video size to be restricted.|
|Compatibility devices||It is controlled by the Samsung Gear 360 Manager app and only works with Flagship Samsung Smartphones, such as the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.||Compatible with iOS and Android devices|
|Pros||* The built-in NFC can quickly pair with Samsung phones.
* Timelapse Feature.
* The VR video is clear 360 and you connect it and edit wirelessly on smartphone.
|* This is an action camera similar to GoPro, and you can attach it to bikes, cars, helmets and more, so it is perfect for recording outdoor sports.
* The captured 360 VR video is high quality and clear, and easy to be edited.
|Cons||* Distant objects become blurry.
* Samsung Gear 360 only works with less devices, and its round shape make it difficult to carry around inside pocket.
|* That will be a small black circle in the final video.
* In darker lighting, it can not adjust lighting well. In high-contrast areas, some purple fringing around subjects with the video or photo.
* The accompanying App offers basic function.
|Where to buy||Order Samsung Gear 360 VR Camera.||Order 360Fly 360 4K Camera.|