Nikon Keymission 360 vs Samsung Gear 360 Low Light Field Test-Grant Albee

Because I took both VR Storytelling and NTNM, I have gotten a lot of time with a few 360 cameras. The two cameras we most frequently use are the Samsung Gear 360 and the Nikon Keymission 360. I decided to test which of these works better in low light situations, in addition to just comparing the two looks of the shots.

I took the two cameras and pressed record on both cameras at 8:10 pm in my backyard. Comparing the two side by side I found that the Nikon picture has a blue tint and does not process the contrast between the sky and the ground well. The Samsung colors are consistent and it handles the lighting much better than the Nikon. Though it was simple test I think it could be useful information for classes going forward. If I could do the experiment again, I would have also recorded in bright sunlight however it has been super cloudy for a week now.

Given that there is a newer Gear 360 out for almost half the price that the Keymission goes for, my conclusion is that the Gear is the much better deal.