Seeing in every direction: Kodak’s new 4K action camera is now available worldwide
posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 3:25 PM EDT
After being launched in Europe in October, the Kodak PixPro SP360 4K 360-degree action camera is now available worldwide.
Kodak calls the SP360 4K the world’s first 360-degree 4K action camera. Offering a 360-degree field of view in 4K resolution, the SP360 4K can record in multiple directions using its dome-shaped lens. In addition to being able to pan horizontally 360-degrees, the camera can also record up and down.
With its 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and f/2.8 dome-shaped lens, the SP360 4K can record 12-megapixel still images and also shoot burst images. The camera features 10 viewing modes, including Dome (235-degrees), Front, Global (360-degrees), Ring, and more. The SP360 4K records 4K video at up to 30 frames-per-second and can record high-speed 120fps video at 1280 x 720 resolution (which is played back at 30fps).
Like its predecessor, the SP360, the SP360 4K is compatible with a variety of attachments, including waterproof housing that is rated for up to 60 meters of depth, an adhesive suction mount, and remote control. Additionally, the connectivity features of the SP360 return for the Wi-Fi and NFC-enabled 4K model, including YouTube and Facebook compatibility.
"The ultimate goal in bringing the SP360 4K to market was to provide an entirely different user experience from the norm," says Paul Meyhoefer, Vice President of JK Imaging Ltd. "Our approach was simple, to provide the best engineering possible, starting with the camera’s unique, single 360-degree half sphere curved lens."
Furthering this goal of providing a different user experience, the SP360 4K comes with editing software and mount accessories. As part of the software suite that comes with the camera, the new PixPro Stitch Software uses audio streams to synchronize two 360-degree half spheres into an equirectangular video.
The PixPro SP360 4K is available now for a suggested retail price of $499 USD as part of the entry-level Premier pack, which includes the software and mounts mentioned above. For $899, you can purchase the Dual Pro pack which comes with two SP360 4K cameras, a dual camera mount, and a remote control to sync and control up to 10 SP360 4K cameras.
(Seen via Photography Blog)