Garmin Virb - 360-degree camera

Garmin enters 360-degree camera market with VIRB 360

The market for 360-degree cameras is highly competitive at the moment, and now Garmin has become the latest company to produce an offering of its own. But despite a number of products already being available, the Garmin VIRB 360 stands out thanks to its 5.7K video recording.

When it comes to still photos, there is support for 15 megapixel images, capturing an entire 360-degree scene. In addition, there is also burst mode and time-lapse features.

For many, the headline spec will be the Garmin VIRB 360’s support for 5.7K video recording, in contrast to the 4K offered by many other 360-degree cameras.

Yet there are compromises to be made when shooting at the high resolution, with 5.7K recording not compatible with either stabilisation or in-camera stitching. However, both of these options become available when lowering the recording quality to 4K.

Another factor that is likely to put off some potential purchases is the price, with the camera due to go on sale at $799 (approximately €710/£615, excluding sales taxes) in the United States.

[via TechRadar]