Matterport Axis review

The Matterport Axis is an all in one smartphone rig that makes hands-free scanning and 3D walk-through tours easy

Matterport Axis
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Why bother investing in a 360° camera when you can just use your smartphone? By adding more stability and accuracy, this tracking device improves on 3D capture apps to produce complex 3D walk-throughs of buildings, homes and gardens in minutes.


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    Easy to use

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    Accurate and detailed

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    Instant shareable results

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    Comes with a small tripod


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    Flimsy tripod

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    Some fiddly components

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    Bulky carry case

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    Requires Matterport Cloud Account

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The Matterport Axis takes the mystery out of creating 3D walk-through tours. Of course, if you want to create immersive professional-looking 3D 360º tours of an entire property – be it a hotel, office, space or Airbnb rental – you've got a few options already. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.