From these shots the Insta360 Pro has the most noticeable difference in color, having the most vibrant colors while most others are blurry and desaturated. It also has the sharpest details, as you can even see the reflections on the glass panels. Xiaomi has quite sharp details but the roughest grain. Samsung is the blurriest and completely loses details and forms. Nikon has very smooth quality, but some details get lost and colors are desaturated.
All of these cameras can be remotely controlled by their respective smartphone apps. Most of the apps are simple to use, but some of them are more obscure in usability. For this comparison, all the apps were used on iPhone 6S. Here’s a list of all the apps:
- Insta360 ONE (Android, iPhone)
- Insta360 Pro (Android, iPhone)
- Nikon SnapBridge 360/170 (Android, iPhone)
- Gear 360 (Android, iPhone)
- Theta S (Android, iPhone)
- Mi Sphere (Android, iPhone)
The most noticeable flaw was in Nikon SnapBridge 360/170 app, as it was very difficult to connect the app to the camera through Wifi. Insta360 ONE also had issues with keeping the Bluetooth connection up, and it would not show a preview from the camera until after taking the shot, which made it hard to check lighting and composition.
The easiest apps to use were Theta S, Gear 360, Mi Sphere and Insta360 Pro. All of these are simple and worked well without any major problems.
Here’s the 360 tour of all the photos. Make sure to look behind and also above in each photo, and click on the media icons to read more info about the cameras and their features.