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Essential’s $200 camera now costs $19

Essential’s $200 camera now costs $19

Essential put its 4K 360 camera up for sale overnight on a massive discount - as if they were having a fire sale. OH MY GOD IT'S A FIRE... sale, if you know what I mean. This camera requires the assistance of the Essential Phone PH-1 to work, and does not do much of anything on its own. With the Essential Phone PH-1, this becomes one of the most interesting smartphone accessories on the market today.

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PanoClip uses your iPhone’s camera for 360-degree magic

PanoClip uses your iPhone’s camera for 360-degree magic

Insta360 started a new trend right at the height of the 360-degree craze. It attached to an iPhone and let you take photos, record or even stream videos without any additional equipment. But while it opened up new possibilities, it was also hampered by the limits of its own cameras, just barely reaching 2K resolutions. Now parent company Arashi Vision is launching a new product and a new brand that addresses all that. Just like its cousin, PanoClip attaches to your iPhone to produce 360-degree content. Unlike its cousin, it takes advantage of the great iPhone cameras that are already there.

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Rylo Android support added for 360-degree camera

Rylo Android support added for 360-degree camera

Rylo, the 360-degree action camera which allows movie-style editing directly from your smartphone, has finally released an Android app to join its iOS counterpart. The GoPro-rival was launched last year, a compact twin-lens camera that natively recorded 360-degree spherical video.

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Ricoh’s Theta V 360 camera Android app support detailed

Ricoh’s Theta V 360 camera Android app support detailed

Ricoh's Theta V may not be the only 360-degree camera on the market, but come the spring it could have a big advantage over rivals. That's when the Ricoh Theta V Partner Program will launch, the company has announced today at CES 2018, opening the door for third-party apps to run directly on its Android-based camera.

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Ricoh Theta V Review

Ricoh Theta V Review

Ricoh arguably created the consumer 360-degree camera market, and now the Theta V wants to retake the crown from those that followed it. Making a welcome move to 4K Ultra HD, it adopts a new Android-based architecture that Ricoh promises should deliver far greater flexibility down the line, too. Indeed, the Theta V promises plenty for its $430 price tag, but has it done enough to fend off competition in what's become a crowded segment?

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Rylo Review: This 360-degree camera has a film crew inside

Rylo Review: This 360-degree camera has a film crew inside

360-degree video may be niche, but startup Rylo wants to do more imaginative things with spherical video: shoot first, then worry about composition later. Brainchild of two former Instagram engineers, the $499 camera can happily capture all the 4K 360-degree footage you want, but it really comes into its own when you use its powerful editing options to extract a regular 1080p with virtual pans, tracking, and more. Factor in excellent stabilization and a simple app, and you have to ask whether this is the future of action cameras.

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Rylo is a new kind of camera by ex- Apple and Instagram devs

Rylo is a new kind of camera by ex- Apple and Instagram devs

Rylo might be the only non-phone-based camera in the world worth considering using by the average video-capturing person today. The device has two cameras, one on either side, and it captures spherical video for flat editing. That is, while it captures the entire world around the user, it allows magical things to happen with the final product - a standard video with smart focus and plenty of other smart software tricks.

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GoPro Fusion Preview: This video shows the 360 camera’s true potential

GoPro Fusion Preview: This video shows the 360 camera’s true potential

GoPro may have launched the HERO6 action camera this week, but it's the Fusion camera which has me really intrigued. It promises 360-degree video and photo capture like other VR cameras we've seen, but justifies its $699 price tag with OverCapture, GoPro's big new software feature. That will allow you to take 1080p traditional videos from spherical footage, and as I found out when I tested it myself, it's a potential game-changer.

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GoPro Fusion official: Slick software makes a 360 must-have

GoPro Fusion official: Slick software makes a 360 must-have

GoPro's Fusion spherical camera has finally launched, the company's latest action camera packing 5.2K resolution. Announced back in April, the Fusion clearly looks like a relation to GoPro's HERO cameras - including the HERO6 Black also announced today - but it has a far broader field of view. In fact, it captures a full 360-degrees, though you don't have to keep the footage that way.

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Facebook taps AI to fix crooked 360-degree panoramic photos

Facebook taps AI to fix crooked 360-degree panoramic photos

Taking a panoramic photo with your phone is easy, but taking a high-quality 360-degree panorama with your phone isn't. The process typically involves opening an app and slowly rotating the phone in a circle while holding the handset steady. Though these apps provide a straight line and on-screen guidance to encourage users to maintain a proper horizon, most people fail to do that. The results are tilted, crooked panoramas that make VR viewing less than comfortable.

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Acer Vision360 and Holo360 cameras are for cars and everyday life

Acer Vision360 and Holo360 cameras are for cars and everyday life

Acer is the latest company to launch 360-degree cameras for consumers, in this case the Holo360 and Vision360. The latter of the two is designed specifically for use in vehicles, whereas the Holo360 is something of an everyday camera, enabling anyone to record their life and events in 360-degrees. Unlike some competing 360-degree cameras for consumers, the Holo360 is a complete package, supporting the entire video process from a single device.

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