ESIE is compatible with a wide range of 360-degree cameras. The most common cameras are listed in the table below, and any of these will produce high-quality images to add to the collection. This is not an exhaustive list but represents the most common options as of 2020.
|GoPro||Max||18 megapixel||Expandable SD Card|
|Ricoh||Theta SC2||14.5 megapixel||14GB onboard|
|Theta V||14.5 megapixel||14GB onboard|
|Theta Z1||23 megapixel||19GB onboard|
|Insta360||Evo||18 megapixel||Expandable SD Card|
|VUZE||XR||18 megapixel||Expandable SD Card|
PLEASE NOTE: ESIE is NOT compatible with phone-based panoramas produced by either iPhone or Android devices. To ensure a quality imaging experience, please use an omnidirectional camera with a minimum photo resolution of 4k (~8megapixel).
To upload audio to ESIE, we recommend using the .mp3 or Apple-encoded .mp4 formats with a minimum bit depth of 128kb/s. This level of audio is available from any standalone digital recorder. Audio recorded on a phone may be used, however, the quality may be diminished compared to purpose built digital recorders.
To secure your camera, we recommend using a selfie stick, tripod, monopod, or other attachment. Any item which uses the standard 1/4-20 UNC threading (available on all cameras listed above) can be used. Many options are available from a variety of manufacturers at several price points depending on need. Most cameras will self-stabilize to a degree, but an attachment is recommended for best photo quality.