360° cameras with built-in GPS?


#1

Hello, I’m considering to buy my first 360° camera, and using it to feed mapillary. As I have no smartphone, I’m looking for a camera with built-in GPS and compass …


#2

I also need an intervalometer with a minimum value of 1 or 2 seconds :slight_smile:


#3

The only one I know off is the Garmin VIRB® 360 which at a cost of $800 and a disappointing photo resolution is very expensive. And most of these cameras needs a smart phone to do more than taking a single photo or video.

For the same price you can get a Xiaomi 360 and a cheap smart phone and still have money to spare.

The 1-2 seconds may be a problem. I think Xiaomi takes an image every 5 seconds, like Google Streetview does. I think the Samsung can do it fast enoug for you, but from what I can read on the forums there is no automatic intervalometer - and it only works with some expensive Samsung phones. Of cause there are very expensive professional cameras.

Personally I am waithing to see the next Ricoh Theta, which is already out for reviewers. It may be that I get, it may be the Xiaomi.


#4

Yes, I’ve looked inside 360rumors.com and if the Garmin is a good video camera it is not a good photo camera … probably the GoPro will have a built-in GPS, but it will be out only in 2018 …
I understood (New Xiaomi Mi Panoramic 360 Camera) that I can add GPS and compass information later on a sequence (I have an old Garmin GPS that can record .gpx).
The annoying thing is that if I want to shoot a standalone photo I can’t do that … :-\


#5

Yes, the Xiaomi does not seem to have a compass. You can always geotag just a single image, but it is correct that multiple images are needed in order to guess the direction. But direction is less important than location. Mapillary accepts images without direction.


#6

This new Halo360 camera from Acer might be what you are looking for, as it has built in Android and takes 7k 360 images:
http://www.androidauthority.com/acer-holo360-vision360-ifa-2017-796692/


#7

Thank you Adam, but it seems that the Halo360 does not have any GPS (there is a GPS in the Vision360, model for cars)


#8

I hope the “GoPro 360” (official name = GoPro Fusion) makes good photos : http://360rumors.com/2017/09/gopro-fusion-details-leaked-specifications-features-price-release-date-revealed.html