This is the lowest price ever on the GoPro Fusion 360 (in part because it is a single day deal but also likely due to excellent 360 cameras at the $399 price point now) and this makes this an awesome buy! Plus, you get a dual battery charger and extra battery (a value of $99) thrown in! If you are interested, move fast as this will likely sell out!
Awesome Deal! GoPro Fusion 360 Camera with Extras for $299!
The previous low price was $399 so this blows that out of the water – and tosses in some extras as well! The biggest knock against this camera has always been the non-replaceable lenses but at this price, that shouldn’t be as much of a concern anymore (since if something bad does happen, it is a $300 camera instead of a $700 camera).
The GoPro Fusion 360
If you are one of those people that would really like to get into 360 video, one of the really good consumer versions out is the GoPro Fusion 360. At an original price of $700, you can get it on sale from your favorite retailers for just $450. Yes, there are other 360 cameras out there now but the Fusion has some cool features (it’s GoPro so of course they do!) that let you build a movie from a 360 camera using the different views it gets.
There is one major thing to be aware of with this camera – the glass for the lenses is not replaceable. This means that if you drop it or scratch them, that is just going to be something you have to deal with. Personally, I am surprised they did not make it something like Garmin did with the VIRB 360 where it could be replaced since GoPro is known for the whole adventure element with cameras. So, keep that in mind.
This was not filmed with the GoPro but gives you a nice idea of what the 360 videos can do. If you are watching this on your computer, use your mouse and click and drag to look at various parts of the film.
While 360 cameras really aren’t mainstream, they could add a great feature for your travel videos. You don’t even have to think about where you point when you are exploring some cool city or area – just turn it on and walk with it! You can grab the angles you want later!
Hey, look at it this way, if you are one of those people that takes hours of video to show your family of your trip, adding a 360 element to it may make it a bit more interesting for them.
Note: some 360 cameras may be a little cheaper but make sure you check the reviews because the “stitching” that creates the 360 field of view from the 2 cameras can be quite visible in some cheaper cameras.