If you’re thinking of getting a 360 camera, or upgrading your camera, there’s never been a time than during this Black Friday sale, and there’s no need to line up or fight the crowds. Here are the best Black Friday 2019 deals for 360 cameras!
Insta360 One X (reviewed here): 15% off with free battery AND free invisible selfie stick! ($339, regularly $399)! Also available from B&H Photo. Insta360 One X is the most popular 360 camera right now, with excellent 5.7K video quality, stabilization, and ease of use.
Insta30 One X Real Estate kit: 15% off with free battery ($395, regularly $469)! Includes invisible selfie stick, all purpose tripod, and 32GB Micro SD card. If you want to use the One X to shoot real estate virtual tours, this kit is for you.
Insta360 EVO (reviewed here): 15% off with mini-tripod and VR viewer ($359, regularly $419)! Also available from B&H Photo. Insta360 Evo is a hybrid VR180 and 360 camera with similar image quality to the One X.
Insta360 One (reviewed here): 43% off ($169, regularly $299)! Now one of the most affordable stabilized 4K 360 cameras. The One can connect directly to your iOS or Android phone, or can be used independently.
Insta360 Nano S (reviewed here): 38% off ($149, regularly $239)! The Nano S is a 4K 360 camera that can attach directly to your iPhone (only for iOS 6 and above). It can be used independently from your phone but will have stabilization only when used with your iPhone.
Insta360 Go (reviewed here), on sale with free carrying case and accessories ($199). Insta360 Go is a tiny wearable camera, like Snapchat Spectacles, but with excellent stabilization, and automatic editing to make it easier to share your highlights to your social media.
Insta360 Titan (reviewed here), on sale for $428 off ($14,999). Insta360 Titan has eight Micro Four Thirds sensors, and captures up to 11K 360 video resolution, with even better image quality than cameras that cost up to $33,880.
Kandao Qoocam 8K: free invisible selfie stick and mini tripod with this link. This is the highest video resolution consumer 360 camera. Professional quality 8K 360 video in your pocket, with replaceable lens covers, and DNG8 burst mode.
Kandao Qoocam $299, regularly $399. Qoocam was the first hybrid VR180 and 360 camera. It is currently the only consumer 360 camera that can generate a depth map and create 6DOF effects. It also has a DNG8 burst mode that can be used with Kandao Raw+ for very good photo quality.
GoPro Max: free extra battery and 64GB Sandisk Micro SD card ($499). The first mainstream 360 camera with a touchscreen and a stabilized non-360 mode with no editing needed.
GoPro Fusion: $299. Similar image quality as the GoPro MAX and Insta360 One X. But make sure you have a graphics card.
GoPro Hero8: get the HERO8 Black, shorty grip, head Strap, a 32GB SD card and spare battery for $349 (regularly $499 combined value).
Xiaomi Mi Sphere
Xiaomi Mi Sphere: (now $99, regularly $299). The Mi Sphere was the first 360 camera to feature built-in stabilization, and now the most affordable stabilized 360 camera. Its video resolution is only 4K and the stabilization is not as good as current generation 360 cameras, but it is water resistant, pocketable, and still has the best photo quality for cameras under $200, with full manual exposure.
Vuze XR: $140 off ($299 regularly $439). Vuze XR is a hybrid VR180 and 360 camera with 5.7K resolution with optional underwater case.
Pisofttech Pilot Era: 10% off plus free extra battery and external battery charger (use this link and the coupon code PILOTERA). Pilot Era is an 8K 360 camera with in-camera stitching, and one of the first 360 cameras to include a touchscreen. It can also live stream without a phone or PC, thanks to a SIM card slot and an ethernet port.
Oculus Quest 64GB $399 / 128GB $499: for a limited time, get all three episodes of the smash hit Vader Immortal (worth $30) with your purchase of the Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest is a standalone, wireless 6DOF VR headset with two motion controllers. It’s the most popular VR headset right now, and is also great for viewing 360 photos and videos.
Oculus Rift S: $50 off (now $349, regularly $399). Rift S is a desktop VR headset. It has slightly better image quality than the Quest for viewing 360 photos and videos.
360 video editing PCs and laptops
Thin, light, affordable MSI GTX 1650 laptop ($799). Intel i5-9300H, 8GB (1 free slot for RAM), 512GB SSD, GTX 1650. This may be VR ready (not sure if the HDMI port is connected directly to the graphics card, or to the motherboard). Amazon accepts returns.
RTX2060 laptop ($1449). Intel i7-9750H, 16GB, 512GB SSD, RTX 2060. This is powerful enough to be VR ready.
Monopods and selfie sticks
Telesin ultra long selfie stick (now $24, regularly $30). The secret for amazing drone-like shots.
138-inch long monopod ($59) with a channel for power or microphone cable. Not on Black Friday sale but I now like this better than Telesin because it’s almost 2 feet longer and stiffer, but it is less compact (collapses to 42 inches). Note: needs 1/4-20 to 3/8 adapter to be used with most 360 cameras. Alternatively, you can get the MT-02 tripod, which has both a 3/8 connector and 1/4-20 connector.
Micro SD cards and hard drives
Sandisk Extreme 128GB V30 (now $17 regularly $25) – I use this and it’s fast enough for 5.7K cameras like the One X and GoPro Max. Because it’s V30 rated, it should also be fast enough for Qoocam 8K as well, but I haven’t tested it with Qoocam. (160mpbs read / 90 mbps write).
Sandisk High Endurance 128GB V30 (now $19 regularly $26). A new Micro SD card intended for long duration recording, also V30 rated. Slower speed rating than Sandisk Extreme (100mbps read / 40mbps write).
Seagate 10TB External Drive (now $159, regularly $249). 360 videos take up a lot of space, especially if you use GoPro MAX or GoPro Fusion and you render as Cineform or Prores.
Chargers and batteries
Romoss 30,000 mah Type C PD ($30, regularly $37). Up to 3A — powerful enough to charge even the Oculus Quest, or any 360 camera.
Virtual Tour Black Friday deals
Ben Claremont’s Virtual Tour Pro course: 20% off with this link and coupon code BLACKFRIDAY.
Kuula.co: 20% off using this link.