Kodak's 360-Degree Action Cam, the PixPro SP360, Gets 4K & F2.8 Lens

Kodak's action cam, the PixPro SP360, allowed users to capture the world in a full 360-degree field of view. Now, its recently announced predecessor wants to offer users a boost in resolution.

Though the original was able to capture full HD video, 12MP PixPro SP360 4K is able to, you guessed it, capture 4K HD video at 50fps, as well as 720p at 120fps. It has a load of impressive features that may appeal to professional filmmakers, like its 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, f2.8 aperture lens, wireless control through iOS and Android apps, and 10 shooting modes: Dome (235 degrees), Front, Global (360 degrees), Ring, Segment (180 degrees front, 180 rear) or Panorama.

It's clear that the focus was image quality when JK Imaging designed the SP360 4K, because other than its lens, sensor, and 4K capability, virtually all of its other features are identical to the $250 HD version.

Features

  • 360° Viewing Range
  • 4K video at 50fps, & 720p at 120fps
  • 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • F2.8 fixed lens
  • 10 different shooting modes (incl. Timelapse & Burst)
  • NFC and Wi-Fi enabled
  • iOS/Android apps for remote shooting
  • 2m Shockproof / -10°C Freezeproof / Dustproof / Water Resistant
  • Control Wirelessly with iOS & Android Devices
  • Price: $500

There aren't any videos up yet of how the SP360 4K performs in the field, but to get an idea of what it can do, check out these videos made with the HD version -- just imagine better picture quality.

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The SP360 4K, even with its 360-degree FoV and 4K shooting capabilities, faces a lot of opposition in the the highly competitive world of action cams. The GoPro is still the most popular, and there are a handful of other shooters that have features that are truly impressive, like Blackmagic's Micro Cinema Camera, outfitted with a Super 16mm sensor, and the tiny E1 camera, which comes with a Micro 4/3 sensor, 6400 ISO, and interchangeable lenses. Where the SP360 4K can shine is in the 360-degree capture niche.

According to Gizmag, the Kodak PixPro SP360 4K is priced at $500 and is due for release in October, however the details on the price and release date aren't official. We'll keep you up to date.     

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Would it make sense to buy 2 of these to use for VR video without headtracking?

September 7, 2015 at 1:55PM

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yea, like the theta cam. wondering same thing...

September 10, 2015 at 12:29PM

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Remy Sanchez
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I find this experimental cameras exiting

September 7, 2015 at 2:03PM

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Edgar More
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I'm interested in the capabilities this would have if mounted on a quadcopter. Might be cool for some experimental video, and the price is just right.

September 7, 2015 at 2:22PM, Edited September 7, 2:22PM

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Jaxon Schriever
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Tiny sensor, no IS. Next.

September 7, 2015 at 4:27PM

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Wait, predecessor? Do you mean successor?

September 7, 2015 at 5:08PM

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Nice concept but it does not record 360 degrees visuals. Maybe if it implemented 2 of these sensors like in the Ricoh Theta camera then perhaps it would have come close.

September 8, 2015 at 6:04AM, Edited September 8, 6:04AM

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sanveer mehlwal
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For a moment I thought this was going up against the Theta. Quite disappointed that it isn't.

September 8, 2015 at 6:44PM

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