Here’s a hands-on comparison between Insta360 Titan and Z Cam V1 Pro by my friend Hugh Hou of CreatorUp! Insta360 Titan and Z Cam V1 Pro are two professional 3D 360 cameras that use Micro Four Thirds sensors. The Titan ($14,999) has eight sensors and can capture up to 11K 2D 360 or 10K 3D 360 video. The Z Cam V1 Pro ($34,000) has nine sensors and can capture up to 8K 2D 360 or 7K 3D 360 video. Here is CreatorUp’s comparison in 8K 3D 360 and uploaded to YouTube.
You can compare them side by side using the 360 camera comparison tool. I put the video on the bottom of the list to make it easier to find. To look at the details, maximize one side, scroll on your mouse to zoom in, then restore the size. Do the same for the other side. Using this procedure, I compared the Insta360 Titan (left) and Z Cam V1 Pro (right):
From the comparison above, it appears that Z Cam V1 Pro has more neutral colors, but the Insta360 Titan is noticeably more detailed.
How about the stitching? The V1 Pro has a lens that faces the zenith, which in theory would enable it to have better stitching for detailed ceilings. It turns out, however, that neither the Titan nor the V1 Pro have good stitching for the zenith (note: this screenshot has been compressed – please ignore the posterization):
In the second scene at a restaurant, the Insta360 Titan appeared slightly more detailed, although the difference would might not be noticeable at normal viewing sizes.
Hugh also conducted a low light test:
In the low light test, the Titan and the V1 Pro appeared to have similar amount of noise and dynamic range, but the Titan looked slightly more detailed.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
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