The Xiaomi Mi Sphere (reviewed here) is still one of the best 360 cameras for photos. But if you go to Amazon or eBay, it’s only available from resellers for as much as $500+, which is around double its original price. Is it still available? Where can you buy it at more reasonable prices?
The Mi Sphere has been around for 3 years now, which is three generations in the fast-moving 360 camera industry. Yet it is still one of the best 360 cameras for photography in 2020. The biggest problem is that it’s hard to find. I found some on Aliexpress for very low prices, but Aliexpress is a little bit iffy.
Aliexpress is somewhat like China’s version of Amazon Marketplace, where merchants offer a variety products, usually for far less than their cost in the US or Europe, and generally cheaper than even eBay.
I have ordered a monopod from Aliexpress in the past and my order did arrive after about 2 months. Aliexpress does offer a 90-day buyer protection if your product doesn’t arrive or if it is not as described. As for your credit card info, Aliexpress does not give your credit card information to the merchant. The risk is that the merchant may redirect you to their store, out of Aliexpress, where your purchase would not be protected, and they might get your credit card info. I also would suggest NOT saving your credit card information (uncheck that option).
Anyway, I ordered a Mi Sphere on Aliexpress, and will supposedly arrive on September 6. I’ll update this post on if or when I receive my order.
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