Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K available in late November

Kodak is entering the 4K realm with its new action camera PIXPRO SP360 Camera. PIXPRO SP360 is known for its versatility as a super wide lens camera. The price is ¥ 64,260 (around $530) that puts this camera in direct competition with the goPro 360 rigs. Now you just need to use two PIXPRO and you will be able to capture full 360 super high resolution with just two stiching seams. Compared to six GoPro’s this cuts production costs way down while keeping quality at a good level.

KODAK PIXPRO 4k
KODAK PIXPRO 4k
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
HDMI Live preview

The SP360-4K can capture both videos and high-resolution photos while being able to pan 360 degrees horizontally and also do some surprisingly wide angle vertical shots to a range of 235 degrees. Furthermore, this camera comes with a fairly decent F2.8 aperture and also includes a ½.3-inch 12-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor.

The SP360-4K can shoot video in 4K UHD at 2880 x 2880 pixels and can also do time-lapse shooting or burst photo shooting as well. There are also 10 different viewing modes in the SP360-4K. These include Dome (235 degrees), Front, Global (360 degrees), Ring, Segment (180 degree segments in two opposite directions) or Panorama.

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Source: 4k.com,  http://getnavi.jp/9626

Probably the most comprehensive list of 3D / 360 Video Camera Rigs

Thefulldomeblog published a fantastic list of 360 cameras worth checking out. Very detailed and in depth analysis of each rig with coverage data, amount of cameras, resolution all devided into sections.  Starting with Comparison of 360° Video Rigs to Unsuccessful 360° camera Kickstarter Projects ending with the history of 360° this is a post worth your time if your are researching what kind of rig should you get.

Facebook goes 360 mobile video

360 video is a completely new experience because you can move the camera around. This opens new ways of sharing experiences and makes you feel like you’re part of what you’re watching. It’s a step towards even more immersive experiences. — Mark Zuckenberg.

So now we have 360 video all over the facebook newsfeed working on iOS devices and Android. Now just enable people to easily shoot 360 video and thats a whole new story. 🙂