There is one button to start and stop shooting, which makes it super simple to use – to change the shooting mode, you have to go via the intuitive app, available on both i OS and Android.You can also use it share your images and videos of You Tube and Facebook thanks to wifi and Bluetooth capability. Buy now Firmly placed within the world of action cameras, this camera can be submerged to a depth of 30m, and is both freeze- and shock-proof, all while remaining relatively light at just 198g.The latter can achieve full 360-degree coverage, although with some cheaper models you can tell that the images have been stitched together.Once you’ve taken your 360-degree videos and pictures, the next question is how to view and share them.This dual-lens camera is very similar to its predecessor, with the main difference being an absence of a micro SD slot for extra memory (the internal memory is 8GB).It also has a slightly cheaper feel than the S (as you’d expect for a cheaper price), but this is still a light (102g) and ergonomic piece of kit.The small display can take some getting used to, but it’s a minor niggle of an excellent all-rounder.Buy now This is the slightly simplified version of Ricoh’s already user-friendly 360 camera, the Theta S.
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You can also control the camera through the Theta app, which is clearly and simply laid out, as well as available on both i OS and Android. This camera has dual lenses (but they only cover 200 degrees, so the stitching effect isn’t very noticeable), and the 13-megapixel camera gives sharp still images, and works well for the 2K, 30fps videos it shoots.
The handle design is easy to grip and the minimal buttons on the camera itself means the app is important to use – it runs smoothly and allows you to preview and review shots and videos.
Although it can’t compete with the 4K alternatives, it’s an enjoyable, budget-friendly camera which is great for first-timers.
Buy now This single-lens camera would be a wise purchase if you’re looking to capture the great outdoors with your camera.