COMPARISON CHART
FEATURE
Panoscan
Spheron
Seitz D3
Camera Type
Rotating Slit Scan
Rotating Slit Scan
Rotating Slit TDI Scan
Bit Depth Per Pixel
16
16
16
Dynamic Range
12 Stops
12 Stops
10 Stops
Vertical Base Resolution
6,000 pixels
5,400 pixels
2500 pixels per color RGB*
Max Horizontal Rez.
300,000
250,000
NA
Sensor Size
72mm
42mm
22mm
Pixel Size
12u
8u
10u
Optical System
Medium Format
35mm
Medium Format
Interchangeable Lens Range
13 to 180 deg. VFOV
25 to 180 deg. VFOV
20 to 180 deg. VFOV
Max Spherical Capture
9,000 x 18,000
5400 x 10,800
7500 - 15,000 interpolated
ISO Range
200 - 3200
200 - 800
100 - 128,000 TDI
Laptop Interface
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Ethernet
Min. Scan Time for 100% Spherical Capture
54 seconds
7 minutes +
60 seconds +
Minimum Scan Time
7 seconds
12 seconds
2 seconds
Lens calibration of lens geometry
YES
YES
YES
Lens calibration for chromatic aberration
YES
YES
NO
each system individually calibrated
YES
YES
NO
Automated High Dynamic Range Capture
YES (2 - 3Pass)
YES
YES
Time to capture 100% Resolution HDR Scan
Approx. 5 min.
45 min. +
NA
Fully Automatic Shutter
YES
NO
YES
Dedicated Hard Drive
YES
NO
NO
High Speed Capture at 100% resolution mode
YES
NO
YES
Powerful Drive Operates in Any Position
YES
NO
NO
Battery Life
6 hrs.
6 hrs.
4 hrs.
Battery Cost
$199.00
$700. +
NA
Fully Automatic Dark Calibration (No Cap)
YES
NO
YES
48 bit Image Preview
YES
NO
NO
Tonal Range Control for Preview
YES
NO
NO
Custom White Balance direct from Preview
YES
NO
NO
Patented ToneZone™ preview for exposure
YES
NO
NO
Automatic Ficker reduction
YES
NO
NO
Time Lapse Mode
YES
NO
YES
Guides & Rulers
YES
NO
NO
Operating System Compatibility
Windows, Apple OS-X
Windows
Windows/Mac
Photogrammetry Software
YES
YES
YES
Batch Processing Software
YES
YES
YES
HDR Software
YES
YES
YES
Rollout Scan Software
YES
NO
NO
Forensic Software
YES
YES
NO
Modular Design
YES
NO
NO
Case Included
YES
YES
YES
Training & Manuals Operating Manual, Tutorial Manual and 1 hr. Training DVD included.
Operating Manual
Operating Manual
Warranty
2 Years + Lifetime Support
2 Years
NA
Green = Best in Class Performance