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I keep telling myself to hold out for the Yi Horizon camera, but I don't know that I'll make it. I REALLY want to get my hands on VR180 already.
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Google is having a contest to give away some of their new (and not yet on the market) VR180 cameras. To enter you need to submit an idea before February 16 of what you'd like to photograph or video record. If they like your idea they'll equip you with a camera and then assist you in getting the shot. I've got a thought, now to type it up.
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The Insta360 One has a feature that I hope all consumer 360 cameras come with in the future:

"Insta360 calls it 'FreeCapture,' saying you can 'shoot first, point later.' Here’s the way it works: when you’re playing back a 360-degree photo on your phone, you spin and pinch and zoom the image until you’ve framed up a 16:9, 4:3, or even 1:1 composition that you like. Then just one tap of the button saves a full-resolution still of that newly-composed 2D image to your phone."
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It's looking pretty clear that Xiaomi's Mi Sphere 360 is the current best consumer 360 camera. I don't know that I'm buying a new 360 camera this year, but if I do I'll be looking at the Mi Sphere 360.
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A no nonsense look at new 360 cameras coming to market this year, some high end and some consumer grade
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Garmin releasing their first 360° camera

The VIRB 360 looks like a beast, too. For $800 you get a camera that's waterproof to ten meters, can record an hour of video without overheating, that has spatial audio, and more. This thing does so much that it's probably better to read their site than rely of my cherry-picking of features. If I had the loot available I'd be buying one right now.
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Insta360 opens pre-orders for Insta360 Pro

They first announced the camera, aimed at the professional market, at CES 2017 in January. At $3500 it's a beast of a camera: 8K photos in 2D or 3D, 8K videos @ 30 FPS with post-processing or 4K videos @ 30 FPS for live streaming both in either 2D or 3D, removable battery with a 75 minute life span, and expandable storage.
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GoPro announces GoPro Fusion 360 camera

Along with the announcement of the camera they announced the launch of a pilot program to get certain people early access to the camera. The only camera detail they've given is that it's 5.2K resolution at 30 frames per second. The pilot program is expected to launch this summer for content creators and professionals with consumers able to buy the camera very late in the year or maybe even in 2018.

"Fusion is the ultimate spherical capture solution for innovative, envelope-pushing content creators. In addition to high performance spherical capture for fully immersive VR experiences, Fusion’s 5.2K resolution enables a new OverCapture creative solution that gives content creators the flexibility to produce conventional non-VR video and photos in HD-quality 'punched out' from the spherically captured angles. Not just a VR capture solution, Fusion ensures that traditional content creators will get the shot, while also capturing the unexpected. "
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Facebook announces the x24 and x6 360 cameras

At their developer conference today, Facebook announced a new industry-level 360 camera - the x24 - and a new prosumer 360 camera - the x6. Both will offer 360° 3D pictures and video that offer an astounding six degrees of freedom for the viewers. They don't plan to make the cameras themselves, but rather to license out their manufacture. They should be available later this year. Prices and specs were not given.

"Even the best stereoscopic 360 videos can’t provide this sort of movement currently, so the possibility of a small, robust camera(s) that can, is pretty exciting—because let’s face it, when you’re used to engaging with the digital world thanks to the immersive, positional tracking capabilities of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or PSVR, you really notice when it’s gone."
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Samsung announces new Gear 360 model

The major changes are compatibility with a larger range of phones (including iPhone 7), slightly higher pixel count (4096 x 2048 vs 3840 x 1920), the ability to live stream in HD to Facebook and YouTube, a better light sensor (8.4-megapixel), and a revamped design. They've removed the replaceable battery though. It ships in a month or two for about $350. Worth upgrading? I probably will.
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