As social media sites evolve to support 360 photographs and videos, so too have the number of 360 cameras grown (i.e., cameras that can shoot a 360-degree view of the surrounding). In a nutshell, these cameras feature dual lenses in a single unit and have the ability to be controlled remotely, so that you can easily take photographs and videos of everything around you - literally putting your audience in your world.
The Ricoh Theta S stood out easily thanks to its great image quality. It gives you great images in low-light, and handles flaring from bright sources fairly well. In-camera blending also is very well handled, with consistent exposure across images from both front and back cameras. While it is a bit more expensive than the other two nominees, the Theta S makes up for it by including 8GB of internal memory, meaning you literally pick it up and start shooting straightaway.
|Criteria/Model||LG 360 Cam||Ricoh Theta S||Samsung Gear 360|
For more details on how we selected our winners, check out the full reviews and articles listed at the References section at the end.