Virtual Reality

The best 360 VR cameras of 2018 under $100

With a sneak peek to the middle range sector


Insta360 Air – £ 360

This camera goes all in. Capture everything, everywhere. Go live in 360 on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Just plug in and your Air is a 360 webcam. Two versions: Micro USB/ USB Type-C Connector. 



Tech Specs


  • Phone compatibility Android phones
  • Apps Insta360 Air, Insta360 Player
  • Minimum aperture F2.4
  • Photo capture resolution 3008 x 1504 (3K)
  • Video capture resolution 2560 x 1280
  • Video 30 frames per second (FPS)
  • Dimensions [Metric] 37.6mm diameter
  • Dimensions (US) 0.12ft diameter, 0.13ft heigh, Weight 26.5g
  • Connector USB micro/Type-C (Please choose the appropriate version according to your phone. )


SOONPAM 360 Mobile Camera – £30

SOONPAM 360 Mobile Camera



  • Turn your smartphone into a 360 VR camera.The camera goes all in.Capture everything ,everywhere.
  • Do your adventures justice in full 360. Live-stream to the world,edit moment to perfection or relive them in immersive VR
  • One touch to the world: Share 360 high lights of your life with your friends on social media (Facebook / Twitter/Wechat) or broadcast them in real time with live-streaming mode.
  • Hold infinity in the palm of your hand or your pocket when you are on the move.
  • Plug and play: 360 creation has never been simpler.


  • Only support Android Phone 5.0 up with OTG function,it support Phone with Micro USB and Type-c connector.It doesn’t support IOS system. 

Tech Specifications

  • Photo capture resolution:2048*1024 (2K)
  • Dimensions: Diameter 1.73”
  • Weight:36g
  • Connector:USB micro/Type-C.

S3-BK 360 VR Camera 

Tech Specs

  • 2.4G Wireless remote control wireless action sports camera
  • Waterproof level is IP68, water-resistant up to 30m/100ft under water.
  • sport DV,design of lightweight and Compact, easy to carry(in your pocket or handbag)1200mAh battery can work more than 2 hours
  • Compatible for apple IOS9 and above
  • Video reoslution: VR1920*1440 30fps/ VR 1440*1080 30fps/ 16:9 1920*1080 30fps
  • Photo resolution: 5MP
  • Extended storage: micro Card, up to 32GB
  • USB Port: Micro USB USB 2.0 (Power Supply DC 5V/1A )
  • Battery life: 3.7V 1200mA/H 1080P/60FPS Video Recording 90-120 minutes
  • 1.5inch 30M Waterproof Mini Sports Action Camera
  • 2.4G remote controller, Distance: 30m/100ft
  • WIFI: android and apple ios device, for real time watching 360 degree Panoramic video
  • SDRAM: DDR3 2GB 667MHz
  • WIFI Module: RTL8189ETV (IEEE 802.11 /b/g/n 2.4GHz )
  • LENS: 8G+IR,FNO2.4,FOV:220
  • HDMI Output: HDMI 1.4
  • USB Port: Micro USB USB 2.0 (Power Supply DC 5V/1A )
  • Led work light: Support WIFI, Recording, Charging
  • Audio recorder: Support
  • Speaker: 8Ohm 0.8W
  • Operation KEY: POWER (Mode)/ UP / Down /Shutter(OK)
  • WiFi Remote Control Function, range up to 15 meters.
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Gear Pro 360 –  $50

Tech Specs

  • HYPE360° MINI CAM: The unique dome lens featured on our upgraded video cam can be quickly programmed to a “round mode” or a “panorama” setting to capture full 360° views both underwater & above.
  • RECORDS VIDEO & AUDIO: Equipped with a built-in microphone, the mountable camera records both 1080p HD videos & high quality audio. Never again miss a single moment when snorkeling & adventuring!
  • ADJUSTABLE RESOLUTION: You can also use the remote-controlled cam & playback function to snap breathtaking pics in or out of the water. Easily switch between the following resolutions: 12MP, 8MP, 5MP or 3MP.
  • 1.5” LCD DIGITAL DISPLAY: Every Gear Pro sports cam offers a mini LCD screen for easy use. The small easy control camera also come with a rechargeable battery + a standard USB cable for charging & data transferring.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: Our Hype360° cam kit also comes with a waterproof casing, a handlebar mount, a universal base mount & adjustable mount straps. Mount it on a helmet, on your bike or on your surf board!

Andoer V1 360 – $60

Tech Specs

  • Multi-functional App, comes with different displaying modes for you to choose, and easy to operate.
  • Slow motions to help you capture special moment.
  • Supports for TF SD card Class10 up to 128GB (not included).
  • Comes with a waterproof case, max up to 30M.
  • 1/4″ screw hole to be mount on other devices.
  • With super mini size and super wide angle to provides fantastic images and videos for your journey.
  • Lens: 8G+IR,FNO2.4,FOV:220°
  • DSP: Allwinner V3
  • Image Sensor: Adopt for Sony IMX179
  • LCD Display: 0.96″ 128 * 64 TFT
  • Video Resolution: 2448P(30fps); 2048P(30fps); 1440P(60fps / 30fps); 1072P(60fps / 30fps)
  • Image Resolution: 16M(4096 * 4096), 12M(3264 * 3264), 8M(2880 * 2800), 5M(2448 * 2448)
  • Video Format: MP4
  • Video Compression Format: H.264
  • Interface: Micro USB2.0 / Hgih Definition Multimedia Interface
  • Storage: Support for SD Card Class10 Up to 128GB(not included)
  • Loop Recording: 2Min / 3Min / 5Min / Close
  • Battery: 1200mAh 3.7V
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Zision 360°Panoramic VR – $67

Tech Specs

  • Lens :210゜ FOV
  • 3D lens,Lateral 360 degree and longitudinal 220 degree
  • Slow Motion: 2448p 30fps
  • Screen: 0.96″ LCD
  • Remote Controller Support :2.4G remote control (optional)
  • Interface: Micro USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Video Resolution:
    • 2448*2448 30fps(1:1)
    • 2048*2048 30fps(1:1)
    • 1440*1440 60fps(1:1)
    • 1440*1440 30fps(1:1)
    • 1072*1072 60fps(1:1)
    • 1072*1072 30fps(1:1)
  • Image Resolution:
    • 16M 4096*4096 (1:1) 
    • 12M 3264*3264 (1:1)
    • 8M 2880*2880 (1:1)
    • 5M2448*2448 (1:1).

Samsung Gear 360 – $68

 Tech Specs

  • CMOS 8.4MP x2 / F2.2 lens (Default output pixel count equivalent to 15MP)
  • Dual Lens Mode, Single Lens Mode (Front/Rear)
  • Video, Photo,Time lapse, Video looping, Landscape HDR
  • EV, Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, Wind Cut, ISO Limit (up to 1600)
  • Horizontal Correction, Geo Tagging (via Smartphone)
  • 360˚ Dual Lens: up to 15MP (5472 x 2736)
  • Single Lens: up to 3MP (2304 x 1296)
  • Format: JPEG
  • 360˚ Dual Lens: up to 4096 x 2048 (24fps)
  • Single Lens: up to 1920 x 1080 (60fps)
  • Codec: MP4 (H.265)
  • Recording time: Up to 130 mins (2560 x 1280 / 30fps)
  • MicroSD card (up to 256GB)
  • Android, iOS – Mobile Application#
  • Windows, Mac – PC Software (* 360 Video Editor is not available for macOS computers)
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Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, Note5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, A5/A7 (2017) running Android 5.0 or later.
iPhone 7, 7+, 6S, 6S+, SE running iOS 10.0 or later.

Zetronix 360 1080p HD VR – $89

Tech Specs

  • Full Immersive 360° Videos & Photos
  • HD 1080p Crystal Clear Color video with Sound
  • Record to MicroSD Card (Not Included)
  • Share on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram with Smartphone 
  • 1 – 1.5Hr Battery Life
  • VR Compatible
  • Records 20 min per 1GB
  • Stores 2.6 Hrs on 8GB 5.2 Hrs on 16GB and 10.4 Hrs on 32GB
  • Micro SD Card Slot up to 32GB  (Card not Included)

Main Features

  • Panoramic 360° field of view.
  • High Definition Video
  • Remotely takes photos or videos from your smartphone 
  • 8MP 3008 x 1504 Photo Resolution
  • Built-In 1.5 – 2HR Rechargeable Battery 
  • Uploads to social media
  • 4 Display Modes
  • Records on to a  32GB Micro SD card (not included)
  • Includes a lightweight flexible Mini Tripod .

OUTERDO Wireless 360 – $77 


Tech Specs

  • Brand: OUTERDO
  • Color: Black White
  • Screen: 0.96″ LTPS LCD
  • View Angle: 220°fish-eye lens
  • Waterproof Depth: 30m/98ft
  • Video Resolution: 2448×2448 30fps; 2048X2048 30fps; 1440×1440 3ofps; 1072×1072  60fps/30fps
  • Photo Resolution: 16m/12m/8m/5m
  • WIFI: Support for IOS/Android
  • Image Format: JPEG
  • External Storage: Micro SDHC Class 10 4GB-64GB (Not included)
  • Video File Format: MP4
  • MIC: Built-in
  • Recording Sound: Yes
  • Motion Detection: Yes
  • WIFI: Yes
  • Image Rotation: Yes
  • LED Indicator Light: Yes
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360 Fly HD Video Camera – $82


  • One Operation Key (Power ON/OFF, Recording Start/Stop)
  • 3 Color LED (R,G,B)
  • Vibration Motor For device feedback when out of view
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Accelerometer
  • Internal 16GB
  • Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth™ Smart Device (BT LE)
  • USB 2.0
  • Remote Control: Viewfinder, control, edit & sharing via smartphone app
  • Supported Mobile O/S: iOS 9+, Android 4.4+
  • PC Software: 10.8 or later / Windows 7
  • Supported PC O/S Mac OS X, Windows


  • Lens Type: 8 Element Glass Ultra Fisheye Lens
  • Aperture: F2.5
  • Field of View: 240°
  • Effective Focal Length: 0.88mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 30cm


  • Video Format H.264
  • Video Mode (Resolution) 1504 x 1504 @ 29.97FPS
  • Video Recording Rate 20 Mbps
  • Audio Format: Mono AAC 48KHz 64Kbps


  • Water-Resistant 1m (3′)
  • Dust-Resistant IP6X
  • Shock-Resistant Up to 1.5 M
  • Operating Temperature: -20° to 40° C / -4° to 104° F
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C / -4° to 140° F


    • Dimensions 360fly HD camera (61mm sphere)
    • PowerCradle (46mm x 12mm)
    • Weight 138g

MADV Mini 360 Camera – $100


MADV mini panoramic camera features the 13MP camera on two sides with a compact size, it is easy to fit into the pocket. The camera also comes with a dual 210 degrees wide-angle fisheye lens and each lens has an F1.8 large aperture, greatly reducing the dead zone at both ends. The camera can shoot at 5K resolution ( 5376 x 2688P ) JPEG high-definition panoramic photos and 1920 x 960P resolution high-definition videos at 30fps.
In addition, the camera supports panoramic electronic image stabilization, shooting asteroids, crystal ball, fisheye and other panoramic shooting modes. There is an APP “Mi Home” through which you can view and edit the panoramic photos and videos shot, and it supports one-click sharing on multiple platforms as well as the recording of panoramic life.

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Main Features:

  • Plug and play by Type-C interface
  • With high-performance chip to achieve fast mosaic imaging 
  • Multiple shooting modes to show your inspiration and story
  • Live to stream on the platform of YouTube, Twitter via APP ( downloaded from Google Play or Apple Store
  • Real-time video / photo sharing on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, Messenger and WeChat
  • Mini and portable, convenient to carry in your pocket.

Tech Specs

Primary Info.

Wide Angle: 210 degree wide angle 
Lens Diameter: f1.8


Video format: MP4 
Video Resolution: 1920 x 960 
Video Frame Rate: 30FPS 
Image Format : JPEG 
Audio System: Built-in microphone/speaker (AAC) 
Microphone: Built-in


WiFi Distance : 0 
Waterproof: No 
Waterproof Rating : 0 
Night vision : No 
Camera Timer: No


Operating Temp.: 0 – 40 Deg.C 
Storage Temp.: -20 – 60 Deg.C 
Operating RH : 90pct and less


Product weight: 0.0220 kg 
Package weight: 0.2000 kg 
Product size (L x W x H): 4.25 x 3.55 x 2.52 cm / 1.67 x 1.4 x 0.99 inches 
Package size (L x W x H): 10.00 x 8.00 x 5.00 cm / 3.94 x 3.15 x 1.97 inches


Raffaele Schiavullo
the authorRaffaele Schiavullo
ADMINISTRATOR - Senior 3D/Virtual Reality Specialist and Automotive HMI developer - Working in London and "insanely" passionate about technology and its creative applications


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