Capturing 360 degree photos is actually fairly uncomplicated, but few know about the tools necessary to pull it off. However, this shouldn’t be a problem because basically any camera will work, so long as it has the capacity to shoot high-quality images – in which case, even the cameras of smartphones will suffice.
Yes, using smartphones for 360 degree photography is very feasible, what with the powerful cameras that manufacturers attach to their handsets these days. So, are you ready to get started on making 360 degree panoramas using something as convenient as a smartphone? Well then, let’s take a look at some of the best possible models for this project:
Nokia 808 PureView
This handset from Nokia roused up quite the storm in the tech industry when it was announced last year. It wasn’t its performance as a mobile phone that caught the interest of techies everywhere – it was its powerful camera, which had a 41-megapixel sensor. This sensor has the highest resolution of any phone camera to date. In fact, the 808 PureView’s sensor boasts of having the highest resolution camera outside specialist, medium-format photography equipment.
Apple iPhone 5
While Apple does dominate a sizeable chunk of the smartphone market, it really isn’t known for making the most popular cameras for its iPhone range. Yet somehow it managed to develop a fantastic camera for its more recent iPhone 5, and what started out as a mediocre 2-megapixel sensor with the first iPhone has now evolved into a genuinely nice 8-megapixel camera in the fifth one. Along with a faster processor and larger screen, Apple’s newest smartphone can become a useful tool for your 360 photography efforts.
Sony Xperia Z
Sony has finally stepped out of the smartphone market’s shadows by unleashing its Xperia Z into the world, turning heads while they’re at it. Indeed, this new flagship from Sony has caught the attention of many with its fantastic features and durable body, which is dustproof and water-resistant! But one of its more endearing features is its camera, which boasts of 13-megapixel sensor, HDR mode with video, and LED flash.