360fly’s 4K 360 degree action camera offers lots of cool field recording features
Stephan Jukic – August 2, 2016
360fly introduced their new 360 degree 4K action camera to the world back at CES 2016 but the oddly designed more or less spherical little shooter has only recently become available for consumer purchase at a price tag of $499.99.
Coming with a 64GB internal memory and a pile of other remarkably robust features like internal telemetry sensors, an e-compass and the ability to pair a user’s smartphone to the camera via a downloadable app, the new 4K action camera can also of course capture and smoothly stitch together high quality 4K ultra HD video into a smooth fabric of digital content which is supposed to be great for numerous outdoor and indoor uses.
360fly has also taken the physical build of their camera quite seriously for rugged uses. Thus the little camera is built to be shockproof, water resistant and closed to invasion by dust particles. In other words, this particular action camera is likely one of the better, more adventurous user-friendly 360 degree action 4K video recording options on a market that’s expanding frequently.
Then there are the video recording and other chops of the 360fly. These include a number of cool features such as the following:
LIVIT Live Streaming, which lets users live stream their 360 degree video through the LIVIT mobile app in HD for instant sharing with friends and colleagues.
Front-facing camera recording, for all of those situations in which the 360fly camera’s main feature of 360 degree 4K recording isn’t quite what you need. The camera comes with a POV mode which lets users shoot both UHD video and still photos in the traditional single-direction point and shoot style. This mode offers a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 178×100 viewing angle.
Time lapse video mode for 360 degree time-lapse shots in which the user can select from a range of shutter intervals ranging from 0.5 seconds to 60 seconds.
Telemetry: As we already mentioned, the 360fly 4K camera features a built-in GPS sensor to tag locations, an altimeter, and an accelerometer – all powered by an advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. With the Telemetry feature, users can track altitude and speed, and use third-party applications to overlay the data into their existing 360-degree video content.
The camera’s expanded internal memory of 64 GB, which allows for over an hour of 4K video recording at 30fps and is also more than enough for hours of footage in lower resolutions.
Finally, the 360fly is water resistant even when fully immersed down to a considerable depth of 30 meters, which is an impressive design element that lots of action camera fans should like. Basically, this little 360 degree shooter takes the best recording specs of more conventionally designed 4K action cameras like the GoPro Hero 4 Black and expands them all around in more ways than one.
360fly is selling the camera from their website and while the $500 retail price is far from the lowest we’ve seen in a 4K action camera, it doesn’t seem too steep considering all the features this little action camera offers.
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