Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere International Edition (3.5k 360 camera) GearBest Flash Sale £159.85 (slightly less if using no foreign fees card)
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Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere International Edition (3.5k 360 camera) GearBest Flash Sale £159.85 (slightly less if using no foreign fees card)

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Found 9th Sep 2017
Interesting little 360 camera, it's similar to the Gear 360 2017 in price but does perform better with the best stitching I've seen on the market since it's so thin. I own the old LG360 camera currently which is thinner than a lot of 360 cameras which had good stitching at the time but it pales in comparison to this camera.

The software support from Xiaomi is excellent and they're still pumping out updates for it all the time. It also supports QuickCharge 2.0 so should be quick to recharge.

Comparison with the Gear 360 2017 (similarly priced) if you're interested:
threesixtycameras.com/xia…on/

The photo and video quality is rather good for the price. I understand the Yi 360 VR 5.7k is due sometime this month but I believe that's twice the price of this one and that has terrible stitching compared to this 360 camera.

This is a rather niche deal but if you're interested in it then have a look at this (lovely comprehensive guide):
360rumors.com/201…tml

Package Contents: 1 x Xiaomi mijia 3.5K Panorama Action Camera, 1 x USB Cable ( 93cm ), 1 x Tripod, 1 x Pouch

Note that if you do get this:
- The shutter button is rather badly placed so you will either have to wait for Xiaomi's shutter button selfie stick or use the phone app

- It requires a U3 MicroSD card otherwise the camera will overheat quickly

- Currently has a bug with the stabilisation function on videos where it will drift to the side, disabling stabilisation can fix this but can also be fixed on the PC with software later (FYI Gear 360 2017 has no stabilisation), you can also consider getting a gimbal mount if you're serious about this.

- Does not support live streaming currently, there are rumoured plans to add this in a later update
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Why is this getting cold votes? This is literally the cheapest I can find this camera. It's £180-199 everywhere else.
Great price for what is rated as one on the best 360 cameras. Ordered via PayPal so I think I'll avoid fees. Heat!
anyones orders arrived yet?
baloo2476 h, 38 m ago

anyones orders arrived yet?


Mine arrived early last month, never commented on it but it's a very nice device. I have the selfie stick arriving in a few days.
TurboCrane12 h, 41 m ago

Mine arrived early last month, never commented on it but it's a very nice …Mine arrived early last month, never commented on it but it's a very nice device. I have the selfie stick arriving in a few days.


Thanks. Which shipping priority did you use? I used british priority, and still waiting, ordered Sept 20th. It says it's shipped out, but not despatched ??
baloo2474 h, 9 m ago

Thanks. Which shipping priority did you use? I used british priority, and …Thanks. Which shipping priority did you use? I used british priority, and still waiting, ordered Sept 20th. It says it's shipped out, but not despatched ??


Same delivery method, ordered on the 9th, arrived on the 18th. I clicked the despatch faster button a few times, I have no idea what that even does.

I think your order page should tell you the full tracking status, mine went from Hong Kong to
Shenzhen to UK where Yodel picked it up. I think the longest something from GearBest took for me was a month, you could send them a polite email? Hope it works out for you mate.
I ordered on 16th Sept and STILL waiting. Contacted them and they keep saying be patient I will get it.
technoflare1 h, 39 m ago

I ordered on 16th Sept and STILL waiting. Contacted them and they keep …I ordered on 16th Sept and STILL waiting. Contacted them and they keep saying be patient I will get it.


What the heck, I've ordered from gear best a few times and it was usually ok. I can see why people hate them now, their customer service sounds awful. Did they give you any tracking code? You may have to charge back if you don't get it soon and never use gear best again.

Unrelated but I have the selfie/shutter button stick I got off aliexpress, works nicely.
They have given me tracking yes buy Yodel have yet to receive it so it just says delayed your parcel will be with us soon. They have sent another one out or claim to but that was a few weeks back and that is also delayed! Here is one of there replies that I have had word for word twice during our messenger chats.
The precise shipping time can also be affected by factors such as customs,remote locations, peak shipping periods, Holidays and Festivals,inclement weather and operational issues impacting the shipping company.
We kindly suggest that you wait a little longer to receive your package.
Got a package finally today......they sent me a cheap phone instead....so now gotta sort that out!
technoflare40 m ago

Got a package finally today......they sent me a cheap phone instead....so …Got a package finally today......they sent me a cheap phone instead....so now gotta sort that out!


Damn, how the heck did they mess up so badly. Hope it works out for you, I remember reading about someone that got screwed out of a phone purchase because GearBest sent them an empty box and denied doing so. I think I might make a video recording of each GearBest purchase I make.

I used the camera last weekend, it's actually not too bad in the dark, a lot of noise but you can make out buildings.
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