As we are always interested in new camera gear for our next adventure I was interested to find out which waterproof 360 4K cameras are currently available which I could take to my next hiking, backpacking, skiing or packrafting trip.
I picked 360 cameras which were somewhat water resistant and shockproof.
YouTube already supports 360 videos so you could get for example a Google Cardboard and attach it to your smartphone.
The best waterproof 360 4K cameras
The Nikon KeyMission 360 comes with SnapBridge 360/170 support. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in. Further, the Nikon Keymission is is Waterproof, freezeproof down to -10 °C and shockproof up to a drop of (2 meters) without use of an external housing. You can slow motion and time-lapse videos as well as 23.9-megapixel stills. The Nikon KeyMission weights around 198 grams. Apertures is f/2.0 and the field of view is Horizontal 360°. IPX8. Focus range is 30 cm. You can record 70 minutes of videos with the Nikon KeyMission 360.
The 360fly 4K records videos in 360° and takes 16-megapixel pictures. The 360fly 4K is water resistant to 1 ATM as well as dustproof and shockproof (1.5 meters). The camera comes with a built-in accelerometer, e-compass, gyroscope and non-assisted GPS sensors for geo-tagging. The battery lasts for about 1.5 hours while recording videos. There is also a time-lapse function built into the camera. The 360fly 4K weights about 172 grams. Aperture is f/2.5 and the field of view is Vertical 240° and Horizontal 360°. IPX6. Operating temperature goes down to -20 °C and the Focus range is 30 cm.
On paper, the Nikon makes a good impression with it’s aperture and and higher IPX8 rating. However, the 360fly has quite a few features built-in which are missing on the Nikon. The decision which camera to pick on your next adventure is up to you.
I hope this blog post was helpful to find the best 360 camera for your next hiking or backpacking adventure.And if you have some time ...
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