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Video: Best Virtual Tour Camera 2020 (11 360 cameras + DSLR compared) | Video courtesy of 360Rumors YouTube Channel | 16 May 2020 | Subscribe to: 360Rumors YouTube Channel

From the 360Rumors (Mic Ty) YouTube Channel:

Which is the best virtual tour camera 2020? There are many 360 cameras that can be used for virtual tours, but which is the best one? Whether you're looking for the EASIEST, the one with BEST QUALITY, or the BEST PRICE, I'll help you find which one is the best virtual tour camera for your needs.

In this video, I compared eleven 360 cameras using a test scene that is very typical for virtual tours, yet one that is also very challenging: a dimly-lit bedroom with a bright and sunny window. I compared the cameras using the first objective comparison for detail, dynamic range, and ease of use. I grouped the cameras into 3 price brackets: under $300, $300 to $600, and over $600.

You can compare the samples side-by-side here:
https://360rumors.com/360-camera-comparison-tool/

The HQ method is a new workflow for getting the best image quality quickly and reliably. It will be posted on: 360rumors.thinkific.com

GROUP 1: Under $300

1. GoPro Fusion ($178 as of May 2020)
Detail: 8.0
Dynamic range: 8.5
Ease of use: 7.5

GoPro Fusion Raw mode
Detail: 8.25
Dynamic range: 9.0
Ease of use: 7.0

No self-timer, no manual exposure, no bracketing, no HDR, very difficult to connect to the app. Not recommended for virtual tours.

2. Xiaomi Mi Sphere / Madventure 360 ($199-300)
Detail: 8.5
Dynamic range: 8.25
Ease of use: 8.0

Mi Sphere HQ method
Detail: 8.75
Dynamic range: 10.0
Ease of use: 7.0

3. Qoocam ($299)
Detail: 7.0
Dynamic range: 8.75
Ease of use: 8.0

Qoocam HQ method
Detail: 7.0
Dynamic range: 9.5
Ease of use: 7.0

4. Ricoh Theta SC2 / Theta V ($299 - 385)
Detail: 7.4
Dynamic range: 9.25 (HDR mode)
Ease of use: 9.5

Theta V Dual Fisheye HQ method
Detail: 7.4
Dynamic range: 9.5
Ease of use: 7.5

GROUP 2: $300 to $600
5. Insta360 One X ($399)
Detail: 7.5
Dynamic range: 9.25 (HDR mode)
Ease of use: 8.0

Insta360 One X HQ method
Detail: 8.25
Dynamic range: 10.0
Ease of use: 7.5

6. Insta360 One R ($459)
Detail: 7.5
Dynamic range: 9.0 (HDR mode)
Ease of use: 8.0

Insta360 One R HQ method
Detail: 8.25
Dynamic range: 10.0
Ease of use: 7.5

7. GoPro MAX ($499)
Detail: 8.0
Dynamic range: 8.25
Ease of use: 10.0

GoPro MAX HQ method
Detail: 8.0
Dynamic range: 9.0
Ease of use: 7.0

8. Qoocam 8K ($599)
Detail: 8.5
Dynamic range: 9.25 (DNG8 mode)
Ease of use: 7.0

Qoocam 8K HQ method
Detail: 8.5
Dynamic range: 10.0
Ease of use: 7.0

GROUP 3 OVER $600
9. XPhase ($879)
Detail: 10.0
Dynamic range: 10.0
Ease of use: 8.0

10. Ricoh Theta Z1 ($999)
Detail: 9.0
Dynamic range: 9.25
Ease of use: 9.5

Theta Z1 HQ method
Detail: 9.0
Dynamic range: 10.0
Ease of use: 8.0

11. Labpano Pilot One ($1199)
Detail: 8.5
Dynamic range: 8.75
Ease of use: 8.5

12. DSLR (78mp with APS-C camera)
Detail: 9.25
Dynamic range: 10.0
Ease of use: 6.5

Source: 360Rumors (Mic Ty) YouTube Channel:

Mic Ty Also has tutorials:

https://360rumors.thinkific.com/
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Hi All,

As you do your research, keep in mind that if you want to take Matterport for a spin, you will need either:

✓ Matterport Pro 3D Camera (Pro1, Pro2, Lite)
✓ Ricoh Theta V or Ricoh Theta Z1
✓ Insta360 One X
✓ Leica BLK360

Best,

Dan

P.S. Question of the Day: Is there a shortage of 3D/360 Cameras?
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