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Thursday, January 25th 2018, 5:21pm

360 Camera Suggestions

I have been using the Ricoh Theta S camera for capturing photos for the past year but have been asked about getting a better camera for more clarity in the photos. Any recommendations?


Thursday, January 25th 2018, 7:06pm

I've been using a Canon 5D mk2 with sigma 15mm fisheye for years, still really good quality, outputting as 7500x15000 pano's.

I'd be interested in hearing others views on latest options too *smile*




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Thursday, January 25th 2018, 10:55pm

Another *thumbsup* for the Canon 5D mk2.

I have the older canon 15mm fisheye attached and can't fault either for image quality. I also use the same combo inside a Ikelite underwater housing with 8inch dome although not for 360's.

The menu is pretty crap on the camera so just install the Magic lantern software. The software gives you more options plus adds more than the dreaded default 3 bracketed shots.

Depends on your budget I guess. If you want to save cash I see the camera is now at MK 4 so people will upgrade and sell their old one.

I also have the Ricoh V which is fantastic for those hard to reach places and better than not having the shot at all.




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Sunday, January 28th 2018, 2:46pm

I recommend GoPro Fusion.

You can read comparison of 360 cameras in this website :
- GoPro Fusion
– Garmin Virb 360
– Insta360 ONE
– Kodak PIXPRO Orbit360
– Nikon Keymission 360
– Ricoh Theta V
– Samsung Gear 360 2016 (original version)
– Samsung Gear 360 2017
– Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere
– Yi 360 VR…html#comparison


Tuesday, February 6th 2018, 12:13pm

Re Canon 5d Mk2 - I was told by canon that they are no longer supplying spare parts for this model.

I have two 5d mk2 bodies, once one breaks then I will upgrade, will probably go to the 6D.

For 360 stills main advantage would be having a greater bracketing range, as 5D mk 2 only does 3 at a time and I think 6D can be configured up to 7.



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Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 11:50pm

Hi, similar Theta price but best: Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere. But always is best srl camera, full sensor, fisheye lens.




Saturday, March 24th 2018, 11:27am

The best are the Insta360Pro & the kandao


Thursday, September 27th 2018, 2:09pm

A few months ago we used the Insta360 pro camera to shoot our project.
Well, in our opinion - this is the best camera at the moment.
In the batch mode, this camera makes a series of 10 images with 8k resolution, and we use this great feature here
But GoPro Fusion seems highly promising for now.