Insta360 One Review with 360 videos & photos

Insta360 One Review with 360 videos & photos

After using the Samsung Gear 360 for about half a year, maybe a little longer, I was convinced that 360 technology had a long way to go before it would be readily available to consumers & prosumers (ie. me, when it comes to 360 video).  And sadly, I had pretty much stopped using my Samsung.  It was far too time consuming to run the footage through Adobe After Effects just to stitch the footage together.  Around that time, I saw a blog post by Philip Bloom on an 8K 360 camera by Insta360... this I had to take a see!  The Insta360 Pro is truly an impressive 360 camera, but it's priced just outside my 360 camera price range at $3500 - just kidding, that's way out of my price range for a camera I'm just going to play around with!  But, as I was looking through the Insta360 website I noticed a new camera for pre-order - the Insta360 One.  All the specs looked about on par with the Samsung Gear 360, but with iPhone support, and for only $300.    

Samsung Gear 360 Review

I got my Samsung Gear 360 - my first 360 camera actually - around the beginning of 2017.  I've seen that there is a new version out, so just to clarify, this post is about the version of the Gear 360 that came out around the end of 2016.  

The Samsung Gear 360 was my first 360 camera and I loved it when I got it because of one thing - it could do video in 360.  However, it was never perfect...