Kodak PixPro SP360 4K 360-degree action camera now available for worldwide orders
Stephan Jukic – January 13, 2016
First launched in the European market in October of 2015, the Kodak PixPro 360 degree 4K UHD action camera can now be ordered worldwide.
Kodak’s tiny but robust 4K action camera is what Kodak calls “the world’s first 4K action camera”, and while it may now have some competition, this fairly unique little shooter definitely does offer a package that’s outside the usual for 4K UHD video recording enthusiasts.
Offering a 360 degree field of video and view in a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, the SP360 4K is capable of grabbing video in multiple directions through its dome-shaped lens and can also pan horizontally in a full circle while also being capable of shooting up or down.
The SP360 offers up a powerful little 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a f/2.8 dome lens through which both 12 megapixel still images can be shot individually or in burst mode. Addtionally, the SP360 offers up 10 different viewing modes which include settings for Dome (235 degrees), Front, Global (a true 360 degree setting), Ring and others. 4K video in the little camera can be shot at a decent 30 frames per second and 720p HD video can be grabbed at a very rapid 120fps with playback being possible at only 30fps.
What’s even cooler about the SP360 and helps form part of its definition as an action camera are the attachments and accessories this little device is compatible with. Some of these include waterproof housing with resistance down to 60 meters of depth, a remote control, and adhesive suction mount for placement in assorted mobile, vertical or horizontal locations and connectivity features which include WiFi and NFC as well as compatibility with easy sharing on either YouTube or Facebook.
According to Paul Mayhoefer, VP of JK Imaging Ltd, the people partly behind the SP360, “Our approach was simple, to provide the best engineering possible, starting with the camera’s unique, single 360-degree half sphere curved lens.”
In developing this distinct user experience goal, the developers of the SP360 also gave the camera a package of editing software and mount accessories which include a new PixPro Stitch software for joining together two different chunks of video for a single 360 degree panorama and robust mounting capacity for all sorts of environments and moving objects.
Kodak’s PixPro SP360 4K is now available for the consumer market at an MSRP of $499 for the entry-level Premier package that includes many of the above-mentioned accessories and Kodak is also offering up a Dual Pro camera bundle which comes with two of the cameras, a dual camera mount a single remote for synching the two devices, which has the capacity to control as many as 10 SP360’s at the same time in case you should ever feel the need to truly go crazy with 360 degree 4K video recording in a single location.
Story by 4k.com