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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.

Have a look on our comparison table to find the right camera or see some pictures of the camera models which we recommend.

Best waterproof 360 4K cameras for Hiking, Packrafting and Kayaking

The best waterproof 360 4K cameras

360 camera weight aperture IPX rating
Nikon KeyMission 360 198 f/2.0 IPX8
360fly 4K 172 f/2.5 IPX6

Nikon KeyMission 360

Nikon KeyMission 360

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.

360fly 4K

360fly 4K

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.