Sentry360 FullSight 180 Cameras Examined

By Ethan Ace, Published Sep 20, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

180 and 360 degree cameras continue to increase in popularity, with a number of manufacturers releasing new product in the past year. Sentry360, best known for their 360º line, has now announced two models of 180º cameras to compliment them. In this note, we overview these cameras, Sentry360's novel approach to 180º imaging, and compare to options such as Arecont's SurroundVision, low-cost panoramics, and wide angle lenses.

Overview

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