Are you one of the many people interested in 360 who just can’t afford to shell out the hundreds of dollars that they all seem to cost? Fear not, 360 enthusiasts on a budget, we’ve compiled a list of great cameras for under 100 dollars. Not only are these cameras affordable, but give you high-quality video that not only looks great, and fits easily into the palm of your hand. Here are just a few:
4. 360fly 360° HD Video Camera
Amazon Prime: 83.99
- 1504 X 1504 Resolution for video
- Connects to the 360fly app
- Waterproof and built for more active shoots
- 2+ hours of battery life
Fear not, 360 enthusiasts on a budget, the 360fly is here. Although this is the cheapest on the list, the 360fly is by no means a lesser camera. Its durability sets it apart from the rest with a IP53 water and dust-resistant rating. Although plagued with a less-than-comfortable design for your pocket, what it’s circular shape succeeds in doing, is giving you an easy to hold camera while filming the more intense footage… like when you are on the back of your best friends motorcycle.
3. LGG5 360
Amazon Prime: $70.49
- Records 2K video
- MicroSD compatible
- Needs External memory
- Sleek design fits right in your pocket
In terms of design, the LGG5 is among the best for someone seeking a camera on a small budget that still wants to shoot in style. Fitting right in your pocket, the LGG5 is perfect for people who want to bring their camera everywhere they go. The case even doubles out as a handle, to help you take those shots you otherwise couldn’t have steadily shot. For a camera that’s primary focus is on design and portability, few beat the LGG5 at this price point.
2. Samsung Gear 360
Amazon Prime: $91.85
- Shoots in 4k
- Connect to the Samsung VR app
- Easy-to-grasp design
When it comes to recording high-quality video, the Samsung Gear 360 is unbeatable within the $100 and under category. With 4k video and 15MP capabilities, the Gear will doubtless deliver the best content. While the Gear may not directly connect to iPhone, a high-quality video recorded on a gear can easily be transferred from Samsung to an Apple iPhone device. In terms of form, the Gear could do better, with a round shape that never seems to fit into your pocket with comfort.
1. Insta360 Nano
Amazon Prime: $96.45
- Compatible with the Insta360 app, for editing and posting purposes.
- Live-stream compatible 360 video
- 3040 X 1520 video Resolution
- Sleek style fits easily onto iPhone
Out of all the cameras to be found under $100, buying the Insta360 gives the most of your money. Just like the 360fly and Samsung Gear 360, Insta360’s Nano is complemented by a 360 player/editing interface that is available when connected to a mobile device. Although the Insta360 Nano is exclusive to iPhone ( sorry pc nerds), it’s specialization makes for a readable and streamlined user interface. Although it’s picture resolution, 3040×1520, is a tiny step below the Samsung’s 4k resolution, Insta360 has a far superior application that allows post-production that is not only more sophisticated but easier to use(thanks IOS).