The 3 Best NEW 4K 360 Cams for Making VR Videos


Prediction: 360 cameras are going to take off in a big way in 2017. But there are currently only three 360 cams I think consumers should even consider buying and they all have one thing in common: they shoot 4K video. In my humble opinion, it’s best to future-proof any video you’re taking as much as possible — you’re future selves will thank you (in the near-future you’ll be glad you don’t need to upgrade again and in the more distant future you’ll appreciate clearer memories).

360 cams are becoming popular just now thanks to VR (virtual reality) and the ability to embed 360 degree content in places like Facebook and YouTube. In short, people are on the cusp of being able to enjoy fully (or at least more) immersive, non-flat content. And it can be very enjoyable: being able to look around in any direction using a VR headset or simply by dragging a finder or a mouse on the screen is very cool. Virtual tourism is going to be a thing (even if you’re just visiting your past in a way that makes it feel like you’re actually there again).

And yes, 4K video is the future (for now). With four times the resolution of regular 1080p footage, things look clearer. 4K TVs are coming down in price (check out the Samsung KS8000...

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