I’ve seen detergents that leave a better film than this camera. — disclaimer, I have no actual experience with this product (it’s likely quite lovely), just felt the need to quote Statler and Waldorf, tonight.
@djslack@therealjrn I don’t have an address; it shows up prominently in the video on the product page, a couple minutes in, on the right side of the road. Vaguely resembles a small airport control tower.
@PooltoyWolf@djslack They start the driving in Dallas heading west along Northwest Hwy at the intersection of Webb Chapel Rd., which happens to be next to Bachman Lake and Dallas Love Field Airport (on the left side of the road). There are airport landing light structures on both sides of the street at 1:15 that resemble scaffolding.
I always get a kick out of the giant Ken doll at 1:23 for Ken’s Mufflers & Brakes.
As for the building at 1:28, yeah that’s just a car wash. We have those all over the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Most of them, for some reason, have adopted that airport tower style, which at least tends to identify them easily when you’re driving around and looking for a car wash.
@cinoclav Require, no. Prefer, absolutely. IDK, we can discuss options if you get to that point. Home baked style is preferable, not like chips ahoy or some weak crap like that. But even Subway chocolate chip will work if they’re having a good day and came out gooey.
I bought this last time and I’d go for this if I had not previously. I don’t use it much - it’s kinda weird and in most situations a regular camera is better (the output is difficult to work with and view). It’s fun for some creative situations, though, and these accessories (most of which are probably simply cheap and disposable) will support a lot of the times when you’d use this.
@cengland0 oh yeah. I could have phrased it better. It’s more that I want to love this cheap 360 camera. The resolution of the video is like a 360 potato but dealable. It looks really smooth in playback on my phone. I just, erm, it seems like a lot of the sky is washed out yet a lot of everything else is a shade too dark. I don’t know how that part can be helped.
You could get around it in a traditional camera by pointing it the proper way and paying attention to lighting, but on a 360 camera you are by definition never going to be able to point it just in the right direction. That’s what I was trying to get at.
I bought this from morningsave a few months ago, and here’s my breakdown:
It was affordable (about 1/3 of the price that I saw in a local store).
It looks impressive (the look of the camera itself).
It came with a couple of accessories (not as many as this package).
It was fairly easy to set up (I’m at the age of befuddlement with technology…so if I did it, anyone can)
It’s hard to use (figuring out how to move it, shoot with it, etc.)
It’s only mediocre video quality (at best).
It sits in a closet 99.9% of the time (fun to play with for a day, then it collects dust).
The VR headset IS CARDBOARD (yep-seriously).
There seems to be some discrepancies in regards to the pictures they are showing. From the research I’ve done, it’s appears they are showing both the HD version and the 4K version. For example, the HD 16gb version does not have LED lights around the function/power button but instead has a small LED indicator next to it. Whereas the 4K version does have LED light around button and on the bottom of the camera. Both versions can be seen in the pictures. The HD version also does not have the ability to mount a standard tripod directly to to camera as they initially used a proprietary mounting system. The HD version requires an adapter. The 4K camera does not require adapter. Which, again, you can see both camera versions in the pictures. The HD version apparently came in both 16gb and 32gb versions. Are they indeed selling the 16gb version? That would mean it’s the first iteration of the camera the company produced. Keep in mind, the 16gb version (and the 32gb version, I believe) only shoot in 720p. Which IS technically HD but is upscaled to 1080p.
The title says “refurbished”, the description says “new” . Basically, I have no idea what I’m actually going to be getting if I give them $40. For an entry level “360°” camera that looks pretty darn terrible compared to better/newer cameras (especially 4k versions). Thus, I’m probably going to pass and put that $40 towards a better 4k 360° camera.