I agree about the "meh" video - but for the $120 bucks I have into it I'm pretty happy with the results. Flight time is only ~6mins but I could get more spare batteries if I wanted so not too much of a problem. Here's a couple videos
of a flight test
I wish the Theta S video looked a bit better - but I don't have the bandwidth to stream anything higher res from the cottage anyway so there's no sense wishing for 4K or something
(yet). It's good to do this testing to understand the proximity I'll need to have the camera within if I want any sort of details at all. It's going to be great for giving an overview of the event though, I'll just have to give some thought to the positioning of things.
I REALLY like the photos though, a lot more than I was expecting to and so much so that now I'm thinking about scheduling the stream for specific hours during the day so that I can use the Theta S to get some photos of the BBQ as well instead of just streaming the whole time. I just can't imagine not capturing moments like these
by only doing video instead. You can get a hard case for the Theta S
but it doesn't make it fully waterproof like a GoPro. Even with my limited photography skills I can tell that 360 photos are a while different animal, it's really cool.