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    Kevin Leetch
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    Is there any great advantage in using traditional DSLR cameras as apposed to the new 360 cameras Ricoh and Samsung. In particular Just for Google Street view and maps use.

    I have been trying to find reviews with comparisons of quality etc without any luck

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    Sam Rohn
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    a DSLR or mirrorless body with a good lens will have much better image quality vs theta or other one shot cameras, but comparing a dual camera/lens device that costs under $400 total vs a $1k+ DSLR (or mirrorless) body & $300+ fisheye lens is not exactly a fair or even comparison, small one shot 360 degree spherical cameras are extremely convenient and very useful for some situations, but larger image sensor are of DSLR + higher quality lens will always beat the quality of an all in one device costing 1/10 of DSLR & lens, an all in one 360 cam that competed w DSLR quality would basically cost as much as 2 dslr rigs

    see these examples of DSLR vs all in one 360 cameras

    https://roundme.com/tour/28570/view/68883/

    https://roundme.com/tour/50762/view/128515/

    https://roundme.com/tour/26835/view/64590/

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    Frank Cornfield
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    Three useful very examples Sam. They really show the expected differences. I think its easy to make a case for having a one shot camera in your pocket for emergencies or places that would not allow a tripod to be used.

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    Sam Rohn
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    i always have ricoh theta s in my pocket, pano selfies are fun ;)

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    Sarah Kunze
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    I work at a University and we have evaluated many different models of 360 Cameras. My favorite is the Go pro fusion. The quality of the pictures, the price point, the convenience, the size — all of these are real pluses in my book. When a faculty member wants to take a 360 camera abroad for a research trip, I recommend the go pro fusion.

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