With engine detection and roll-bar mounts, the Cyclops 360 is an off-roader's dream

cyclops 360 powersports camera announced dsc 0137 copy
Cyclops Gear
A new 360 camera is aiming to grab the attention of powersports enthusiasts — beginning with a shooting mode that records with the start and stop of their engines. The Cyclops 360 is a single-lens 360 camera now available through BRP dealers and the BRP Can-Am website.

Besides the exclusive availability through powersports dealers, the off-road-vehicle focus of the Cyclops 360 involves giving the camera a magnetic mount that manufacturers say helps cut down on the shake from engine vibration. The camera also features a car mode that will start and stop the recording when the engine starts.

The Cyclops 360 uses a single 220-degree lens — with the lens pointed to the sky, the camera captures a complete 360-degree horizontal perspective. With only a single lens though, the camera captures only about 220 degrees vertically, which eliminates some of the footage underneath the camera.

The camera’s 16 megapixel sensor captures videos with a 2,448 x 2,448 resolution at 30 frames per second, or 1,440 x 1,440 at double that frame rate. The camera also includes time lapse, loop recording, and slow motion video as part of the Cylcops 360’s 16 different shooting options. The camera can be controlled using a Wi-Fi connection and the CG360 app from an iOS or Android device.

Cyclops Gear
Cyclops Gear

“Designed to appeal to both 360 first-timers and advanced video makers, the CYCLOPS 360 is a game changer,” Cyclops Gear CEO Mark Krause said in a press release. “It provides thrill seekers and outdoor adventurers with an opportunity to capture their surroundings and document their experiences like never before.”

The camera includes ten different mounts, including options for roll bars, handlebars, J-hook, and a pivot arm, as well as flat and curved mounts. With the 220-degree vertical coverage, the pivot arm allows the camera to be mounted low and next to the vehicle, keeping more of the rider in the shot.  Waterproof housing — also included — keeps the camera safe down to 164 feet, or 50 meters.

The Cyclops 360 retails for $349.

Product Review

DJI's dual-screen Osmo Action is a serious attempt to dethrone GoPro

With two screens, screw-on filters, and a very GoPro-like user interface, DJI's first real action camera takes a stab at dethroning the king. And it just might succeed.

Grab it as soon as it pops up: The OnePlus 7 Pro is now available for sale

The OnePlus 7 Pro has been revealed, and it's a monster of a phone with a stunning redesign, a pop-up selfie camera, powerful flagship specs, and a price that's hundreds of dollars less than the competition.

Looking for an action camera this summer? Best Buy halves price of GoPro Fusion

Looking for a great action camera? Best Buy's got a killer sale on the GoPro Fusion 360-degree action camera, a device we think is the future of 360-degree video. Normally $600, Best Buy has it on sale for half the normal price.

OnePlus 7 Pro vs. Google Pixel 3a XL: Is there a new flagship killer in town?

OnePlus has released the OnePlus 7 Pro -- a stunner of a phone with a pop-up selfie camera and almost no bezel. But the midrange market has changed while OnePlus has been away, and the Pixel 3a XL is the phone to beat.

Panasonic Lumix S1 vs. Canon EOS R: A full-frame mirrorless matchup

The Canon EOS R and Panasonic Lumix S1 both represent their company's first attempts at full-frame mirrorless cameras, and each manufacturer brought different competencies to the table. Here's how to two high-end camera compare.

Lightroom adds first new slider in 4 years and will teach you how to use it

Say hello to Lightroom's first new slider in four years, the texture slider. The update joins new in-app learning tutorials, one of the company's most requested features. The updates also include batch editing for Lightroom mobile.

The Dragon Touch Vision 3 action cam is an affordable GoPro alternative

In the arena of action cameras, GoPro has long held a firm grasp on the top spot. Now, thanks to GoPro alternative Dragon Touch, which is currently on Amazon for just $50, you have a more affordable choice.

DJI’s waterproof Osmo Action camera to take on GoPro with two LCD screens

DJI is expanding into new territory with the Osmo Action, a waterproof action camera with both front and rear LCD screens and electronic image stabilization. Shooting up to 4K at 60 fps, it could be enough to take on GoPro -- and win.
Social Media

Save me: How to download Instagram photos from any device

Browsing photos in Instagram is one thing, but saving them is another. Until recently, it wasn't easy to get your pics and data off the 'gram and saved elsewhere, but now you can download Instagram photos with just a few clicks.

Eye autofocus is here for the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7. So just how good is it?

Nikon's new mirrorless cameras are getting a boost thanks to firmware version 2.0, which adds eye-detection autofocus, expanded low-light autofocus, and autoexposure for high-speed continuous shooting to the Z 6 and Z 7.

Photographer sues Ariana Grande after she posts his images of her on Instagram

A professional photographer is suing Ariana Grande after she posted photos on Instagram that he'd taken of her. Grande used the post to promote one of her albums, but the photographer says she used the photos without permission.
Social Media

Instagram ditches plans for stand-alone Direct messaging app

Instagram is shuttering it's stand-alone messaging app, Direct, after testing it since 2017. While the messaging features remain intact inside Instagram, the separate app will be discontinued in the next few weeks.
Social Media

6 easy ways to archive all of your favorite Instagram videos

Saving Instagram videos should be just as easy as taking a screenshot. So, we've put together a list of the best apps and tools that save your favorite Instagram videos onto your phone or computer.

Nikon recalls batches of Z 6 and Z 7 cameras for faulty stabilization systems

Nikon has issued a service advisory for some batches of its popular Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras, due to image stabilization systems that may not function fully. Nikon will repair the affected models free of charge.