Hey everyone. Hope you're all keeping well.
I have 360 degree imagery on my mind at the moment and was wondering whether any KAPers have discovered anything of interest in recent months?
I know James G has been successfully experimenting with a GoPro cluster in recent times, but I haven't noted any sizeable steps forward of late with alternative platforms.
The ongoing biggest issue as far as I see it is that of pixels to weight ratio which is why the GoPro cluster solution remains favourable. 4 GoPros provide 48MP for just 300g or thereabouts. The equivalent single camera option (which would need some kind of special lens attachment) is the newly released Canon 5DS which provides 50.6MP at the cost of 845g for the body alone. And £2500-3000 or maybe $4500 Stateside.
If anyone has any newly found wisdom on this topic then please share! I'd certainly like to know whether there are any good alternatives to the likes of 360 Heroes who appear to have ridiculous pricing
for their camera holders.
Other products of interest are 360Fly
for video, and Panono
for 100MP stills. I have sent a couple of functionality questions to the Panono support team.