Managed to get my hands on the new PanoClip product on the day of launch and thought I’d put together a quick review after playing around with the device for a few hours.
Being in London, I escaped to the beautiful woodlands of Epping forest to provide a wonderful backdrop for outdoor travel footage.
As a traveller I love to capture my travels in the most fun ways possible. Playing around with 360 my favourite feature has to be tiny planet where you can place yourself on a top of a smaller scale globe minimising your surroundings.
The PanoClip device aims to be a perfect affordable entry into 360 photography for new adopters to the technology. Lets see if it passes the test.
What’s in the box
You get the PanoClip device itself, a case which also acts as a lens cleaner and also some instructions with a QR code on it. You will need to ensure you don’t loose that QR code as you will need it for set up on the app at a later point.
First things first. You will have to download the app
I’d suggest to go on the Apple App store and download the PanoClip app as this is where you will unlock all the main additional features. At first I was unaware of the app and surprised to see the PanoClip still works as a wide angle lens for photos which was rather funny.
The app takes care of all the stitching for you by creating 360 pictures from your front and back camera from your iPhone to create one image. Without the app you can’t do this.
The app has loads of cool features
I like the app for the editing stage before you export your final photo, you can play around with different filters and you can easily screen shot the chosen images you like. You can either place over the images, stickers with fun captions on if you want to jazz up your picture.
What smartphones does the PanoClip work on
Each PanoClip fits the exact dimensions of each smartphone to ensure a snug fit. So do make sure you purchase the correct model before buying otherwise you might run into some issues.
PanoClip is only available on Apple iPhone 7/8 and 7/8 Plus as well as the X. Android edition is not out yet, but will be coming soon.
The price point is a cool $49.99
My favourite part of the PanoClip is the price point. Priced at a cool $49.99 this may be at first a fun toy to play with or possibly a gift for a friend, but it’s a wonderful entry level bit of kit if you want an affordable option to get into 360 photography. With Facebook allows you to post 360 photo this can be a nice price point to upload content and open a new market of budget friendly 360 content.
The design of the PanoClip.
I like the fact that they have taken away all the technology and in fact created a pop on lens kit that perfectly fits onto your phone and allows you to create 360 photos. The app is where the value lies and its a wonderful invention that allows a low price point for a whole new market.
No longer do we have to face high prices to create 360 photos, the Panoclip is a wonderful device if you want to start taking Tiny Planet photos without having to break the bank.
Personally, I’m still happy with my Insta 360 Nano S as I’m happy to pay extra for the better quality and create video as well. But I would totally buy the PanoClip as a gift for a friend who would like to also take 360 photos as the technology is not so expense and easy to use and the quality you get for $49.99 is incredible.
Thank you for reading my review of the NanoClip and I hope you go and have as much fun with it as I have creating awesome 360 photos.