The action-camera market is crowded, but is largely dominated by GoPro, and for good reason. They’re great cameras with amazing video quality and tons of features. One thing they don’t have, however, is the ability to shoot in 360 degrees. That, the 360cam does by cramming three cameras with 185 degrees of lateral vision together in one package. The overlapping views are then stitched together on the device before being output to h.264 at 30fps in FullHD, geotagged with the included GPS chip. Gyroscopic image stabilization takes care of the shakes, while a WiFi chip allows you to stream your footage directly to a smartphone or tablet. A lightbulb socket adaptor lets you stick the camera on your ceiling somewhere and serve as a security camera. And it takes 8MP stills at 3fps, in case you’re not in the mood for moving images. Oh, and it’s waterproof!
It’s really a full featured camera, and the company understandably blew past its Kickstarter goals in a matter of hours. You can still get yours for $329 right now, which is a good deal cheaper than the expected $529 retail price.