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BUYER’S GUIDE

THE BEST 360 CAMERAS FOR CONSTRUCTION

360 cameras are amazing tools for contractors, architects, and other building documentation professionals. This guide will aim to provide a comprehensive review of the many different 360 cameras on the market which are best suited for building documentation and operation in a construction environment.

Primary Decision Criteria

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EASE OF SETUP

How easy is it to connect?

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CAPTURE SPEED

How fast can we take multiple shots?

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PHOTO MEGAPIXELS

How much detail are we getting?

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ISO

How much can we dial up or down light sensitivity?

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DURABILITY

How rugged are the camera and carry case?

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CAMERA CONTROLS

Can we adjust ISO, shutter speed, other parameters?

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VIDEO MEGAPIXELS

How much detail are we getting?

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LOW LIGHT PERFORMANCE

Camera performance in low light conditions?

Other Criteria

Several other factors can come into play, including battery life, durability, and if it is waterproof. Each camera was given a rating based on it’s performance in that category with 10 being the best.

Samsung Gear VR (2016) – $80

Photo Rating 7

Video Rating 6

Overall Rating 8

LG 360 CAM – $80

Photo Rating 5

Video Rating 5

Overall Rating 5

Garmin VIRB – $750

Photo Rating 7.5

Video Rating 6.5

Overall Rating 7

Ricoh Theta V – $400

Photo Rating 7

Video Rating 7

Overall Rating 9

StructionSite is capable of working with any of the above cameras to provide easier documentation of your jobsites.  Though each camera has different specifications for photos and videos, StructionSite is mainly concerned with how each camera will perform in low light conditions, the image quality, and the video quality.