The Good The 360fly 4K is a water-resistant and dust- and shockproof 360-degree camera. It has a standard tripod mount, 64GB of internal storage, a single button for power and recording. The mobile app makes it very simple to capture, edit and share your 360-degree movies to YouTube and Facebook.
The Bad Video quality is best suited for small screens where artifacts and purple fringing are less noticeable. It's a little pokey to power up. Audio is muffled. Built-in memory and battery, and no Micro-USB on the camera mean you always need its cradle for charging or transfers.
The Bottom Line The 360fly 4K is just all-around a better camera than the original, and its excellent mobile app is a definite plus compared to competing cameras. You'll just have to be forgiving of its image quality.
A good 360 action cam backed by an excellent app
The best thing about the 360fly 4K is its mobile app.
That sounds like a dig, but it's only because the app is really good compared to what other consumer 360-degree camera makers are offering at the moment. It makes the 360fly 4K that much more usable, as does its design, which makes it better suited for "action cam" use than as a point-and-shoot 360 camera.
The company's original HD-resolution 360fly camera, which is still available for $300, uses a proprietary mount, requires a little plug for its mic opening to make it water resistant, has a hard to find power/record button, a tiny status light that is difficult to see in bright light and a smooth, somewhat slippery exterior. These are all things that make for a not-so-great user experience. Plus, as has been the case with all the first-gen consumer 360 cameras, the video quality is just OK.
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