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11-28-2019, 12:36 AM   #301
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Some great pictures in this post. Keep up the good work folks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
I recently purchased a Insta360 OneX from my brother. The still image quality is a step behind the Ricoh V but the video image quality (particularly the stabilization) is pretty incredible.

Insta360 OneX motocycle test - YouTube

Note that the camera is directly mounted to the handlebars of a twin cylinder motorcycle! Impressive. The workflow, however, is pretty tedious, and I prefer the usability of the Theta.
Just got a Insta360 One X and got to say that the stabalization is impressive and pretty much a game changer for cycling videos.
Before that, I'd have to stop and change the camera angle, but now its just 'shoot and compose later'


The only irony for me was that I'd always thought that I'd get a Ricoh Theta, but the early versions did not have the resolution for non-360 video, nor the stablization
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
Just got a Insta360 One X and got to say that the stabalization is impressive and pretty much a game changer for cycling videos.
Before that, I'd have to stop and change the camera angle, but now its just 'shoot and compose later'


The only irony for me was that I'd always thought that I'd get a Ricoh Theta, but the early versions did not have the resolution for non-360 video, nor the stablization
I have looked at the One X for exactly those reasons - as well as the possibility for extra memory and batteries. The battery life of these cameras is not too impressive, and when travelling I'd love to be able to swap batteries rather than to rely on clunky solutions with power banks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
I have looked at the One X for exactly those reasons - as well as the possibility for extra memory and batteries. The battery life of these cameras is not too impressive, and when travelling I'd love to be able to swap batteries rather than to rely on clunky solutions with power banks.
Yeah, the battery is a big plus.
I'd reckon that 1hr battery like is probably doable with a power bank when most footage are going to be within 1-5mins each (and the 360camera goes into the bag during travel and gets plugged to the power bank)
But, yeah, with removable batteries, much less need of this discipline and hassle.


I'm looking for a better selfie stick.
The stock one retracts in a short while on my bicycle with all the jiggling around.
A better bicycle mounting solution over my current hose clamps would be good too.


I'm a bit concerned for Ricoh/Pentax.
It seems like they are the pioneers, but are now missing this market segment. (ie. action 360 )

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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
Yeah, the battery is a big plus.
I'd reckon that 1hr battery like is probably doable with a power bank when most footage are going to be within 1-5mins each (and the 360camera goes into the bag during travel and gets plugged to the power bank)
But, yeah, with removable batteries, much less need of this discipline and hassle.
It's also a lot worse when it's cold - which it is much of the year here. That goes for the One X, too, from what I have read. But at least then you can have a couple of batteries in a warm pocket.

QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
I'm looking for a better selfie stick.
The stock one retracts in a short while on my bicycle with all the jiggling around.
A better bicycle mounting solution over my current hose clamps would be good too.
I can imagine that the twist-lock stick isn't ideal for action use. Maybe the Bike Bundle would be of interest? I have no experience with it myself.

QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
I'm a bit concerned for Ricoh/Pentax.
It seems like they are the pioneers, but are now missing this market segment. (ie. action 360 )
Well, yes, they seem to be concentrating on a bit pricier segment with the Theta Z. It will be interesting to see if they will release a direct successor to the V as well to close the feature gap to the One X.

Then again, I'm not quite sure where Insta360 is going with their new One R. Is it supposed to succeed the X? It's quite a different beast, I think.
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I've thought about the One X as well, But decided to stay with the Theta for now. If I was in to video then the One X would be the way to go, but I shoot stills. I had found some software that will smooth out the Theta video but didn't want to spend the money to buy it. I do like exploring the tiny planet images and how they can transform the subject. Here's my latest shot with SC2 and processed with Snapseed:

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