With a 360° video camera, you can easily make a virtual recording of the surroundings and you as a viewer have the possibility to move freely through both a natural landscape and urban life.
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All about 360° cameras
What is a 360° camera?
A 360° camera builds up a complete picture of its surroundings by using different lenses. In this way, it is possible to create a virtual video that gives the viewer the feeling of being in the middle of the recording. Google already introduced this feature on a large scale with Streetview, for which they used large cameras mounted on cars. With the rise of the world of virtual reality (VR), this recording technique is gaining enormous popularity and, in addition to the use of VR glasses, the images can also be displayed on smartphones, tablets or desktops.
Panoramic film recordings in every situation
With a 360° camera, you can easily create impressive panoramas during sports, underwater or during a holiday. As the cameras are compact and lightweight, they are easy to carry with you for every activity. After all, you can share the images on channels such as YouTube and Facebook, but also on personal blogs or professional websites. You can do this both by uploading from the camera to a supporting piece of equipment and sharing directly via WiFi to your smartphone or streaming to social media. The recordings themselves are made by using different lenses in the camera, which together make up the complete recording. By using multiple lenses, the resolution can reach over 100 megapixels, capturing razor-sharp ambient images. In addition, there are already cameras on the market which deliver 4K Ultra HD, with which you can enjoy videos in the highest possible quality.
In the ever-growing 360° camera market, more and more models are appearing where settings can be adjusted by the user. For instance, it is possible to select different filters, so that a film effect can be applied. It is also possible to adjust the exposure, ISO, shutter speed and white balance to suit the conditions. Many 360° cameras are also equipped with a waterproof housing or are even waterproof to a limited number of meters deep.
Affordable 360° cameras
The market of 360° video cameras is still growing considerably, but there are already affordable models in all shapes and sizes.Ricoh offer various quality products, but as a large player in this market, However, it is good to check what extras are included, because this varies quite a bit depending on the camera.
In addition to the existing accessories included with the 360° cameras, there are numerous additions that can improve the ease of use and functionality. For instance, ease of use is provided by accompanying stands, such as the tripod and gorillapod. in addition, a head strap is also useful for carrying the camera while doing an activity. For instance, functionality is provided by an accompanying Virtual Reality set or a large SD card.
Tips and inspiration
Are you looking for even more tips and inspiration to be able to get started with a 360° camera? Take the time to have a look: