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How do you compare with 360 cameras on the market ?

Let’s compare some important features between Nodalview and a popular 360° camera : the Ricoh Theta S.


Ricoh Theta S Nodalview
Image Quality & resolution 5,3K 8K
HDR & Bracketing HDR & AEB (unblended) HDR & AEB 3 or 5 exposures
Parallax errors (Nodal Point offset) Possible None
Virtual tour builder
Processing time about 30 secs + upload 40 secs, upload included
Tour Web hosting
Shooting mode Photographer must hide/leave the room Turn around

At 8K resolution, Nodalview provide superior image resolution than consumer 360 cameras, similar to DSLR quality.

While Nodalview upload & process images on powerful servers, blending and assembly of high resolution multi-exposures images is impacted by processor inside 360 camera’s.

Due to the multi-lens architecture of 360 cameras, they are prone to parallax errors, common in 360 indoor panoramas whith close objects in the scene, when each shot is not taken exactly at the nodal point.

Note also that Ricoh Theta S, and other spherical cameras generating jpeg photospheres, can easily be managed on Nodalview with our ‘preassembled import module’. Once the output images from your 360 camera are on your computer or smartphone, login to nodalview.com, choose “Upload manager” in the menu, and select one or more spherical jpeg panoramas you want to upload, in a new or existing tour. Then you are ready to assemble them into virtual visit, share them, or view them in your favourite VR headset !