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    Tony Juays
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    Hi there,
    New to this forum and 360° images.

    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?

    Thanks in advance.

    Tony

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    Sam Rohn
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    panono has recently declared bankruptcy after over-promising and under delivering on their 360 camera, so i would personally avoid investing in this device as future support is uncertain at best

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/3154692531/panono-no-more-360-degree-camera-maker-to-be-sold-with-only-400-cameras-delivered

    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

    http://freedom360.us

    http://www.entapano.com/

    sam

    Sam Rohn :: New York City
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