The Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360° Panoramic Camera captures 24 megapixels 360-degree panorama pictures! It is also capable of recording 3.5K videos at 30fps or 2K videos at 120fps (bullet time). With its IP67 rating, it should be able to handle rain and water splashes from daily activities.
The Xiaomi Mi Sphere is also commonly known as Xiaomi MiJia 360 Camera.
I bought the Xiaomi Mi Sphere from GearBest.com on Singles Day (11.11) for US$199.99. Along with it, I bought the Xiaomi MiJia Extendable Selfie Stick for US$9.99. Do you need the selfie stick? Read on.
The Xiaomi Mi Sphere camera is my second 360-degree camera. After taking a couple of 360-degree pictures and videos with the Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 camera, I am sold. I don’t think I can go back to the LG 360 camera.
|Xiaomi Mi Sphere Technical Specifications|
|Lens type||Dual 190-degree fisheye lenses|
|Image sensor||Sony IMX 206, 1/2.3-inch|
|Photo resolution||6912 x 3456 (23.88MP)|
|Video resolution|| 3456 x 1728 @ 30fps (40Mbps/ 50Mbps)|
2304 x 1152 @ 60fps
2048 x 512 @ 120fps (Bullet time)
|ISO||50 to 1600|
|Shutter speed||1/6400 to 32 seconds|
|Exposure modes||Auto, Manual, Shutter priority, ISO priority|
|Image stabilisation||3-axis gyroscope + 3-axis acceleration sensor|
|Storage|| Removable microSD up to 128GB|
Use V30/ U3 card for video recording at highest resolution
|Battery||Built-in 1600mAh 3.8V|
|Dimensions||78.00 mm x 67.40 mm x 24.03 mm|
|Compatibility||Android, iOS, Windows|
Xiaomi Mi Sphere vs MadVenture 360
Base on my research, the Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 3.5K camera is identical to the MadVenture 360 4K camera. Again, there are people saying that the Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 camera will be receiving a new firmware to enable 4K video recording
In another words, just grab the one that meet your needs. The MadVenture has got the selfie stick and GoPro mount as part its package.