Kodak just launched their new 4k Action Cam which is aimed for 360° video recording – the Kodak SP360 4K. Actually you’ll need two of them to do real VR 360° videos, they are sold in a package of one or two cameras. They can be easily mounted together in a special rig, whereas the solution of the Nikon KeyMission 360 looks a bit more convenient where you just have one camera with 2 lenses – But let’s take a look at the specs:

Kodak SP360 4K

Kodak SP360 4K

 

Kodak SP360 4K Specs

Image Sensor:
The Kodak SP360 4K features a 12.76 MP 1/2.33″ CMOS image sensor

Lens:
The camera is equipped with a 7 groups 9 elements 235° lens (without lens cover)
Focal Length is 0.85mm which equals 8.2mm on 35mm film; max. f2.8 aperture; focusing Distance 50cm to infinity.

Video Resolution:

  • 4K – max. 30fps
  • 1080p – max. 60fps
  • 720p – max. 120fps

Compared to other cameras like SJ5000X eliteGit2 or Eken H9 it’s not just interpolated 4K!
A bit disappointing that 120fps is not possible at 1080p resolution (like on the GoPro Hero 4)

Recording Format:
The videos are recorded in .mp4/H.264

Photo Resolution & Format:
max. 8 MP, 2880x 2880 (1:1); .jpg
Photo Burst for up to 10 fps at 8 MP

Display:
The Kodak SP360 4K only got a 1″ data display, no live view option on the camera.

Battery:
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 1250 mAh battery for approx. 55 min. of video shooting at 4K resolution

Storage:
microSD cards up to 128 GB are supported (class 10 and above)

Connectivity & Ports:
The camera offers a microUSB and microHDMI port,
as well as wifi connection to monitor the shot with an app (iOS / Android),
the Kodak SP360 4K also got NFC.
A remote control is available separately.

Dimension & Weight:
1.88 x 1.96 x 2.06″ / 48 x 50 x 52.5 mm
3.59 oz / 102 g body only

Features:

  • Electronic image stabilization
  • Manual exposure and white balance settings
  • Time-Lapse mode & Loop Recording
  • 7 Selectable video effect modes
  • Splashproof (IPX5) body
  • Shockproof up to 2m
  • Freezeproof to 14° F / -10°C

Accessories:
The Kodak SP360 4K comes in a premiere pack with lens protection, protective cover, lens ring, small lens cover case, battery, charger, USB-cable, carrying case, cleaning cloth, standard housing with GoPro mount, bar mount, suction cup mount & adhesive mounts.

Kodak SP360 4K Premiere Pack

Kodak SP360 4K Premiere Pack

You can also buy the Dual Pro Pack which includes 2 cameras for 360° shooting which additionally includes: the dual base mount with GoPro mount, a selfie stick & remote control with mount.

Kodak SP360 4K Dual Pro Pack

Kodak SP360 4K Dual Pro Pack

 

  • Underwater cases are sold separately!
  • The stitch software to create the 360° VR video is included when purchasing the camera!

 

Retailer / Price Comparison:

Kodak SP360 4K Premiere Pack (one camera):

Kodak SP360 4K Dual Pro Pack (two cameras):

 

The older 1080p 30fps version (Kodak SP360) is also still available:

Kodak SP360 4K

Kodak SP360 4K

 

Demo

Here’s a demo video in 360° – make sure to watch it within the YouTube App (Smartphone) or via Google Chrome Browser:

 

Conclusion

The 360° trend seems to be unstoppable. You can see more and more videos popping up on YouTube and Facebook since the option was integrated. This is not a new 360° camera from Kodak, a 1080p version was available, but the new 4K version. As you need 2 of them for a real 360° experience it is pricy, but still cheaper than taking 2 or even 6 GoPros.
With the Nikon KeyMission you only got one device, which seems handy, but for their camera the price wasn’t announced yet. We will see who will win the 360° camera race, there are rumors about a 360° GoPro as well – Stay tuned!

 

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