So far I have created 360° with my drone and using my Canon 5D MK III. I am happy with the end results but I would like to use something that can take multiple images with a single click but also give me the hi-resolution image. I use AutoPano Giga and Panotours Pro.
I have been looking at the Panono for about $2500.00 are there any other options out there in a similar price range and image quality?
while the panono apparently did produce better quality images in some ways vs ricoh theta etc, jamming 36 camera modules into a small sphere has too many potential points of failure for my taste, lose 1 out of 36 and send it to a bankrupt company for repair ? no thanks ;)
ricoh is supposed to release a new theta 4k model soon, and samsung and others are releasing new 360 cams every other month, but these $300 – $500 range cameras will not come close to a $2000+ DSLR in image quality or resolution
your best bet might be to use a 360° video rig for 360° stills, entaniya makes excellent 220°+ FOV fisheye for gopro etc, and other solutions for m43 etc are available at freedom360
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