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About 360rumors

My 360 cameras and panoramic heads right now, in alphabetical order (July 3, 2018):
1. BeonCam
2. Freedom360 Explorer (GoPro Hero rig)
3. Garmin Virb 360
4. Giroptic iO (for iOS)
5. Giroptic iO Pop for Android
6. GoPro Fusion
7. iGO 720 VR Pano
8. Insta360 Air
9. Insta360 Nano
10. Insta360 Nano S
11. Insta360 ONE for iPhone
12. Insta360 ONE for Android
13. Insta360 Pro
14. iStaging kit
15. Ion360 U
16. Kodak PIXPRO Orbit360 (also known as 4KVR360)
17. Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K Dual Pro
18. Lenovo Mirage VR180 camera
19. LG 360 Cam
20. LucidCam 3D camera (loaner)
21. LyfieCam
22. MADV Madventure 360 camera
23. MADV Mini
24. MGCool 360 (formerly called Elecam 360)
25. Nikon Keymission 360
26. Nodal Ninja 3 MkII
27. Nodal Ninja R10
28. Nodal Ninja RS-1
29. Pano5+1 MkII
30. Panoclip
31. Panoclip Lite
32. Panohero H5B
33. Panono
34. PowerAdd
35. Ricoh Theta S
36. Ricoh Theta V
37. Rylo
38. Samsung Gear 360 (original)
39. Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
40. Sunwayfoto CR-30
41. SJCam SJ360 (hemispherical 2K)
42. SJCam SJ360+ (fully spherical 1920 x 960)
43.  Ultracker Aleta S2C
44. theVRKit v1
45. theVRKit v2
46. VRDL360
47. Vuze 3D 360 Camera (loaner)
48. Wunder360 S1
49. Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 360
50. Yi 360 VR

My previous 360 cameras:
– Kandao Obsidian R (loaner)
– Panohero original for Yi action cam
– Ricoh Theta (original)
– Ricoh Theta m15

3D camera (not 360):
Fengyun JedEye
Fuji W3 3D

Lenses for panoramas:
7artisans f/2.8 fisheye
Lensbaby Circular Fisheye
Meke / Meike f/2 fisheye
Samyang 7.5mm MFT converted to E-mount fisheye
Samyang 8mm f/2.8 II fisheye
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 fisheye
Sigma 8mm f/3.5 fisheye
Samsung NX fisheye
Tokina 10-17 NH fisheye

VR headsets:
Google Daydream
Google Cardboard (various)
Lenovo Explorer
Lenovo Mirage Solo
Oculus Go
Oculus Rift
Samsung Gear VR (Innovator, Consumer, 2016, 2017)
Sony Playstation VR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
– photographer since 2007
– photography blogger since 2009
– 360 camera shooter since May 2015 (phone panoramas don’t count!)
– first website about 360 cameras (February 2016)
– first 360 camera website to hit 1 million views (February 2017)
– first blog to mention and recommend Insta360 and Insta360 Nano
– guest speaker at CES 2017
– guest speaker at IVRPA 2018
– guest speaker at
– discovered blurring issue in Samsung Gear 360 (“blurgate”)
– most popular YouTube tutorial for Keymission 360 Wi-Fi iOS connectivity
– most popular YouTube tutorial for Keymission 360 Wi-Fi Android connectivity
– most popular YouTube video review for Insta360 Air
– most popular unboxing video for Vuze
– most popular unboxing video for Insta360 Air
– first YouTube tutorial for using Insta360 Air with a smartphone case
– first YouTube tutorial for using Insta360 Nano with iPhone 5S
– first Youtube demo / tutorial for assembling a $400 VR-capable PC
– first YouTube demonstration of a gimbal for 360 consumer cameras
– found and correctly recognized the first photos of the Kodak Orbit 360 from observing the characteristics of the photos
– correctly deduced the features of the 2017 Gear 360 based only on seeing its shape.
– correctly predicted both new 360 cameras from Yi technology (the Yi 360 VR and the Halo)
– correctly predicted the features of the Garmin Virb 360
– correctly predicted the features of the Insta360 ONE
– first YouTube demonstration of “invisible” third person view camera
– first YouTube video to identify the specifications and features of GoPro Fusion
– first YouTube video of a stabilized 3D 360 consumer camera (Vuze with Guru 360)
– first YouTube video of Vuze with Feiyu G360 gimbal
– first YouTube demonstration of Xiaomi Mi Sphere stabilization (invisible flying camera effect)
– first YouTube demonstration of Samsung Gear 360 invisible flying camera effect
– first tutorial for stitching Panono offline
– first YouTube tutorial for Panohero panoramic head
– most comprehensive review of the Theta, Gear 360, LG 360 Cam, Keymission, Nano, Air, Xiaomi Mi Sphere, and other cameras
– most number of articles about the best 360 cameras and VR (over 1,500 as of July 2017 – all original, not merely press releases)

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