The whole world, in our eyes? 360-degree camera market to grow by 850%

On the selfie pole as tripod
(Image credit: Adam Juniper)

The arrival, over the last few years, of affordable 360-degree cameras like the Insta360 X3 and GoPro Max is – according to analysts firm "The Brainy Insights"  – the beginning of a tidal wave. They say the market grew to US$1.84 billion in 2022, and now anticipate growth to $15.73 billion by 2032.

That is a Compound Anual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.53% which is a very exciting number for investors. By contrast, the more mature digital photography market as a whole is expected to cruise upward at around 4.4% (according to figures from a different firm, Zion Market Research).

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook