Forget carrying a whole rig of gear — to get visuals of everything going on around you, all you need is the V.360 Camera. Shock-, vibration-, and water-proof, this compact shooter grabs 360º footage using just a single camera, and sports an on-board quad-core, 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip to process your footage as you capture it, meaning there's no post-production necessary. Features include video resolution up to 6480x1080, still images up to eight megapixels, a built-in GPS, barometer, altimeter, and accelerometer, dual microphones, and a battery life of up to two hours.
When you start with a camera as solid as the original A7, you don't need to make a lot of drastic changes in the follow up. And indeed, they haven't in the Sony A7 II Camera. Still powered by a fantastic 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, this sequel adds 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization — a first for a full-frame mirrorless camera. It also boasts 30% faster AF speed and 1.5x better tracking performance, support for the XAVC S video codec, a magnesium alloy front panel, a reinforced lens mount, and a larger front grip that features a new front dial and a more natural position for the shutter button.
Sitting in between the company's consumer and professional models, the new DJI Inspire 1 Drone is perfect for aspiring shooters and cinematographers. At its core is a 3-axis, gymbal-stabilized camera that offers a 94-degree field of view, 4K video recording, and 12 megapixel still image capture. The quadcopter's arms automatically lift out of sight to provide full 360º range, a real-time 720p video feed is visible from the app from as far as 1.7km away, a specially designed camera and sonic waves make indoor flying easier than ever before, and the new remote features dedicated buttons for video and camera capture, a gimbal control dial, and the ability to allow for dual-operator control, allowing for more complex shots than you'd get with lesser rigs.
This gives "wide angle" a whole new meaning. The Kodak Pixpro SP360 Action Camera moves beyond the typical front-facing lens to give you a full 360º view. Features include a 16 megapixel sensor, 1080p video recording, 10 megapixel still shooting at 10 fps, built-in Wi-Fi with app control, NFC, motion detection, a time lapse mode, and a shockproof, freezeproof, dustproof, and water-resistant body. But the big deal is that lens, which lets you capture your surroundings in a variety of angles that no GoPro can pull off.