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Nodalview and 360° cameras: a comparative study

Compared in real-life situations: on the one hand the panoramas rendered with the Nodalview solution (smartphone), and on the other hand with a traditional solution (Nikon 7200 SLR), and some 360 ​​cameras on the market.

Here are the results that allow you to compare the overall rendering: zoom into details to evaluate the image resolutions, assess the dynamic range through the color and brightness management and notice the quality of the panoramic assembly with the presence or absence of parallax errors:

Thanks to the upper drop-down list, you can select the room you want to observe. Then choose with which camera you want to compare the Nodalview panorama by selecting it from the drop-down list in the lower right corner.

Test conditions:

All panoramas were taken in the same place and at the same moment (successively, therefore keeping the same lighting and luminosity conditions). No panorama were altered in postproduction.

Nodalview: Samsung Galaxy S10+, Nodalview 360 Pro 360° Lens, 40 brackets, 10K resolution

Nikon D7200: Equipped with a Samyang 8mm lens set to the nodal point via a Tomshot panoramic head. 8 shots of 3 brackets (-2.0, + 2) every 45 degrees, blended and assembled with Nodalview.

Ricoh Theta SC: Features two lenses, the panorama was taken with its native HDR mode, 5.3K resolution

Ricoh Theta Z1: Newest model, features two 1-inch lenses, the panorama was taken with its native HDR mode, resolution 6.7 K

Aleta S2C: Features five lenses, the panorama was taken with AEB (Auto-Exposure-Bracketing): 7 brackets with 1.5 EV increments. (-4.5 to + 4.5EV), imported and blended with Nodalview, 12K resolution.

Panono: Features 32 lenses, the panorama was taken with its native HDR mode, 16K resolution.

All panoramas generated by these cameras can be integrated into a Nodalview tour via the Import function.