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Ultimate 360 Camera Comparison and Ranking Tool by 360 Rumors

Welcome to the Ultimate 360 camera comparison tool!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Compare any two 360 cameras for photo.
2. Compare any two 360 cameras for video
3. Use the comparison and ranking table to make a customized list of cameras with the features you choose.
4. See a list of professional 360 cameras with the largest sensors

Ultimate 360 camera comparison
Ultimate 360 camera comparison

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GoPro Fusion review and comparison
GoPro Fusion comparison: Ricoh Theta V, Insta360 ONE, Yi 360 VR, Samsung Gear 360 2017, Samsung Gear 360 2016, Kodak Orbit360, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere, Garmin Virb 360, Nikon Keymission 360.

11/22/2017: The tool now includes the GoPro Fusion.  Because the Fusion is very popular, I took separate photos and videos to compare the Fusion with 9 other 360 cameras.  For the Fusion comparison videos, check the bottom of the dropdown list.  For the Fusion comparison photos, click on GoPro Fusion, and you’ll see the other cameras I compared it with above the Fusion (click on the up arrow to see more cameras).

360 CAMERA VIDEO COMPARISON TOOL

Click on the upper left corner to select a camera.  Do the same for the other side.  Remember: you can pause.  You can also maximize each window if you wish.

360 CAMERA PHOTO COMPARISON TOOL

Click on the carousel on the bottom to select a camera.  Do the same for the other side.  You can also maximize each window if you wish.

360 CAMERA COMPARISON TABLE AND RANKING CHART

This table is sortable, searchable, and can be filtered.  You can sort the list by Photo rating, Video rating, or other criteria to obtain a ranking for Photo, Video, or Practicality (features & workflow).  You can also filter the results based on your requirements.  For example, if you want to see which cameras are compatible with iOS and are waterproof, type “iOS water” in the search box.

Camera (click for review)Price (USD)Video resolutionPhoto resolutionPhoto qualityVideo qualityFeatures & workflowKey featuresIssuesCompatibility
Garmin Virb 3607995760 x 2880 @ 30fps desktop stitched
3840 x 2160 @ 30fps in-cam stitching
4736
5640 x 281688.58.8Realtime stitching, stabilization, waterproof, replaceable lens, G-Metrix overlays, 4k live streaming with iOS, hyperframe, timelapse, travelapse, voice control, 3D spatial soundPhotos not street view compatibleiOS, Android, Mac, Windows
Giroptic iO1991920 x 10803840 x 19207.478.8360 video calls, stabilization, live streaming, realtime in-camera stitchingCannot be used without phone, short battery lifeiOS, Android
GoPro Fusion6994992 x 2496 30fps
3008 x 1504 60fps
5760 x 28808.598.5stabilization, waterproof, voice control, intervalometer, optical flow stitching via desktop, overcapture / cropped video, 3D spatial sound5.2K videos exported in Cineform or Prores format onlyiOS, Mac, Windows
Insta360 Air1293008 x 1504 some phones
2560 x 1280
3008 x 15047.37.59stabilization, live streaming, tiny planet streaming, manual horizon correction,Cannot be used without phoneAndroid, Mac, Windows
Insta360 Nano1993040 x 15203040 x 15207.37.59stabilization, live streaming, HDR, tiny planet streaming, hybrid phone connection (can be used without a phone)Soft at stitch lineiOS, Mac, Windows,
Insta360 Nano S$2393840 x 19206272 x 31368.589.5multiview, 360 video calling, stabilization, 4K live streaming, free capture, smart tracking, bullet time, tiny planet streaming, DNG raw, hybrid phone connection (can be used without a phone)stabilization works only if connected to phone, short battery lifeiOS, Mac, Windows,
Insta360 ONE2993840 x 19206912 x 34568.88.59.3stabilization, 4K live streaming, free capture, smart tracking, bullet time, tiny planet streaming, DNG raw, hard case / lens cap / handle, optional waterproof case, hybrid phone connection (can be used without a phone)iOS; (Android TBA), Windows, Mac
Insta360 Pro34997680 x 3840 30fps
6400 x 6400 30fps
3840 x 1920 120fps
3840 x 3840 60fps
7680 x 7680
7680 x 3840
9.39.39.34K live streaming, record while streaming, 3D photo, 3D video, DNG raw, HDR, stabilization, identical batch stitching, VR live preview, manual exposureLoud internal fan (has fanless mode up to 15 mins), slow startup time, needs recalibration for every new scene, bugsAndroid, iOS, Windows, Mac
Ion360 U2993840 x 19203840 x 19207.47.58live streaming 3840 x 1920bugsiPhone 7, 7 plus
iPhone 8?
Samsung S8, S8 plus
Kandao Obsidian R69997680 x 76807680 x 7680live streaming 7680 x 7680, depth aware stitching, depth mappingNeeds i7, 24GB ram and GTX 1080 to stitch video at 8KiOS, Android, Windows (i7, 24GB RAM, GTX 1080)
Kodak Orbit3604993840 x 1920 @ 24fps7360 x 36807.67.88water resistant, live streaming via pc, replaceable lens, intervalometerNoticeable stitch lineiOS, Android, Mac, Windows
Kodak SP360 4K Dual Pro6493840 x 1920 @ 30fps7680 x 38407.57.86.5water resistant, replaceable lens, aerial kit, waterproof case with underwater stitchingLong workflow, flare, noticeable stitch lineiOS, Android, Mac, Windows
LG 360 Cam1002560 x 1280 30fps5660 x 28307.578.3remote activation, street view, hard case / lens cap / handleNoticeable stitch line, hard to update appiOS, Android
LucidCam4992048 x 4096 24fps4320 x 2160 SBS3D 180,Long workflow for youtube 360, 180 onlyiOS, Android, Windows
MADV Madventure 360309.993840 x 1920 @ 30fps6912 x 34568.88.38.5stabilization, manual exposure, water resistant, bullet time (120 fps)*, exposure bracketing*, DNG raw*, intervalometer, slow motion, timelapse, high bitrate mode video (55 mbps vs 40 mbps)*. Note: *requires app 1.8.4 or aboveSome purple fringing near stitch line, bugsiOS, Android, Windows
Nikon Keymission 3604993840 x 1920 @ 24fps7744 x 38727.57.58in-cam stitching for photos and videos, waterproof, remote activationLens is soft outside of center, noticeable stitch line, hard to connect to the appiOS, Android, Mac, Windows
Pano5+1 mk II59none11470 x 5735
approx.
9.506.5HDR (if supported by stitcher), raw (must convert to JPG)Needs manual stitchingGoPro Hero 3, 4, 5, 6
Panohero H5B89none11466 x 5733
approx.
9.506.5HDR (if supported by stitcher), raw (must convert to JPG)Needs manual stitchingGoPro Hero 5 Black or Hero 6
Panono2099none16384 x 81929.808manual exposure, HDR, throwable, optical flow stitchingNeeds to be at least 4ft away to avoid stitching errors; stitching is via cloudiOS, Android
Ricoh Theta S3291920 x 960 30fps5376 x 27888.36.58.5manual exposure, HDR, exposure bracketing, intervalometer, interval composite, street view, waterproof housing optional, optical flow stitchingStitching videos via app is slowiOS, Android, Mac, Windows
Ricoh Theta V3993840 x 1920 30fps5376 x 27888.38.58.33D spatial sound, external mic input, manual exposure, HDR, exposure bracketing, intervalometer, interval composite, street view mobile, waterproof housing optional, optical flow stitching, in-camera stitching (photo and video), stabilizationLimited nonremovable memoryiOS, Android, Mac, Windows
Rylo$4993840 x 2160 30fps6000 x 300088.38Best in class stabilization, Best in class hyperlapse, frontback, follow me (tracking), look here (keyframing), waterproof housingNo desktop app, need to delete a lot of files on your phone to process, no exposure controls, excessively warm white balanceiOS
Samsung Gear 360 original903840 x 1920 30fps7776 x 38888.57.88water resistant, street view, optical flow stitchingBlurgate, flare, prone to overheating, slow stitchingSamsung S6 and above, Windows with Open CL 2.0
Samsung Gear 360 20171654096 x 2048 24fps5472 x 27368.37.78live streaming (1920 x 960), HDR, water resistant, optical flow stitchinglimited compatibility, stitch line warps when anything crosses stitch line near the camera, slow stitchingSamsung S6 and above
iPhone 6 and above
Windows with OpenCL 2.0
Mac
VRDL360 preproduction1993072 x 1536 30fps7000 x 3500iOS, Android,
Vuze 3D 360 Camera7993840 x 3840 30fps
3840 x 2160 30fps
3840 x 38403D 360,Stitching on corners is noticeableiOS, Android, Windows, Mac (beta)
Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere2503840 x 1920 @ 30fps6912 x 34568.88.38.5stabilization, manual exposure, water resistant, bullet time (120 fps)*, exposure bracketing*, DNG raw*, intervalometer, slow motion, timelapse, high bitrate mode video (55 mbps vs 40 mbps)*. Note: *requires app 1.8.4 or aboveSome purple fringing near stitch line, bugs
(Previous versions had drifting in stabilized videos. Drifting fixed as of version 1.8.3.)
iOS, Android, Windows
Yi 360 VR3995760 x 2880 @ 30fps5760 x 288088.88.34K live streaming, intervalometer, street view mobile, erase yourself automatically, optical flow stitching via desktop, voice controlSlow to render videos, poor in-cam stitching (use app or desktop stitching
- they're excellent)
iOS, Android, Windows

Here is a video showing the features of the Ultimate 360 Camera Comparison.


PROFESSIONAL 360 CAMERA COMPARISON CHART

Here are the 360 cameras with the largest sensors

 Camera (click for more info)PriceSensorVideo Resolution
Excalibur15100Four full frame sensors (Sony A7S)6K (8mm lens)
Rig RedTwo full frame Red Helium sensors8K 60fps
Entaniya 250 rigTwo APS-C sensors (Sony a6500)5K (back to back)
4K (side to side)
Z Cam V1 Pro35000nine Micro Four Thirds sensors8K 2D
7K 3D
Insta360 Titan 10K Micro Four Thirds 360 camera
Insta360 Titan 10K Micro Four Thirds 360 camera
Insta360 Titan12000Eight Micro Four Thirds sensors10K 3D 360
iZugar Z8XL Micro Four Thirds 3D 360 camera rig
iZugar Z8XL Micro Four Thirds 3D 360 camera rig
iZugar Z8XL9999Eight Micro Four Thirds5.4K 3D 360
Z Cam S1 Pro
Z Cam S1 Pro
Z Cam S1 Pro9800Four Micro Four Thirds sensors6K 2D 360 (partial 3D 360)
iZugar Z4XL Micro Four Thirds 360 camera rig
iZugar Z4XL Micro Four Thirds 360 camera rig
iZugar Z4XL4999Four Micro Four Thirds sensors6K 2D 360
CES 2017: Boxfish 360 is a professional underwater 360 cameraBoxfish 360 underwater camera15000Three Micro Four Thirds sensors5K (waterproof to 300 meters)
Z Cam K1 Pro Micro Four Thirds VR180 camera
Z Cam K1 Pro Micro Four Thirds VR180 camera
Z Cam K1 Pro3000Two Micro Four Thirds sensors6K VR180
iZugar Z2XL Micro Four Thirds 3D180 camera
iZugar Z2XL Micro Four Thirds 3D180 camera
iZugar Z2XL1802699Two Micro Four Thirds sensors
Entaniya 250 for Micro Four Thirds
Entaniya 250 for Micro Four Thirds
Entaniya 250 one-shotOne Micro Four Thirds sensor4K 250-degrees
Sphericam Beast 360 camera with 1-inch sensors
Sphericam Beast 360 camera with 1-inch sensors
Sphericam BeastFour 1-inch sensors6K
Indiecam nakedEye S4Four 2/3-inch sensors6K CinemaDNG raw
Indiecam NakedEYE
Indiecam nakedEYE
Indiecam nakedEye9500 EURTwo 2/3-inch sensors4K CinemaDNG raw