Kodak has unveiled a new action camera, the PixPro SP360 4K, designed to capture 360° video through its dome-shaped lens.
The palm-sized PixPro SP360 4K, which also shoots stills, is built to withstand temperatures as low as -10° C. The 12-million-pixel device is Wi-Fi and NFC enabled and, using the included housing, is claimed to be waterproof to a depth of 60m. The PixPro SP360 4K features a fixed-focus f/2.8 lens and supports MicroSD card storage. It is due in October at a price yet to be announced.
Watford, England, 3 September 2015
JK Imaging Europe Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Devices, has unveiled the extraordinary, evolutionary new KODAK PIXPRO SP360-4K Camera, the world first and most complete 4K recording device to capture stunning 360° immersive videos and still images without the need for multiple cameras.
With so much excitement over the KODAK PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera and with countless gleaming reviews and praises by tech and lifestyles editors, it is no surprise that the SP360 is on the forefront of leading technology helping YouTube content creators to share their world with 360-degree videos.
Indeed the creator of the world’s first 360-degrees cameras was also recognized by Google for being one of only a handful of devices to support YouTube’s recently launched support for 360-degree videos. Using the Pixpro free PC and Mac desktop editing software for the SP360, video enthusiasts can now transcribe any video created with a press of a single button to the YouTube 360-degree format and upload content seamlessly to their YouTube Channel creating Virtual Reality movies. YouTube channel is abundant of 360-degree videos taken with the KODAK PIXPRO SP360.
The SP360-4k Camera captures 360-degree field of view in multiple directions via its dome-shaped lens design and can be panned not only 360-degrees horizontally, but also up and down with a host of different vantage points and views for playback post-capture. It is easy-to-use and small enough to fit in the palm of a hand or pocket for extreme portability.
‘The KODAK PIXPRO SP360-4K revolutionises video recording and how you see and experience the World All Around You. This is the next step to Evolution for 360-degrees Cameras,’ said Mariame Cisse, marketing manager of JK Imaging Ltd. ‘You can now create the most pristine videos and photos in 4K and Direct and Act your own Virtual Reality movie,’ she continued.
KODAK PIXPRO SP360-4K is a magical piece of lens that captures 360 degrees angle All AROUND YOU, YOU ARE PART OF THE ACTION. The KODAK PIXPRO SP360-4K no doubts BRINGS YOU CLOSER.
Previously, 360° panoramic photography required users to possess advanced technique, specialized equipment and multiple cameras until JK Imaging released last year the SP360 Action Cam and changed the way we view the world, with this new SP360-4K designed for professionals it has Evolved into another dimension.
Last year release of the first KODAK PIXPRO SP360 was received with great acclaimed by the press and especially by the sport/action people as it was designed for them in mind to answer the challenge of recording themselves and the action at the same time without the use of several devices.
Engineered for unmatched portability and ease of use, the new KODAK PIXPRO 360-4K has been designed with the professionals in mind, and is full packed with technology that opens it to endless applications.
Innovations to the Quad Mode makes it a true partner as a Security devices and the flat magic mode allows Estate agents’ customers to virtually visit a property. The KODAK PIXPRO SP360-4K comes with a video conference feature and LiveView which enables participants to see in real time the world around them and be part of it. The SP360-4K Brings You Closer. Distance is no longer a limit.
The KODAK PIXPRO SP360- 4K has been designed and engineered to solve day to day challenges presented by professionals with the use of its split viewing 180-180 degrees as it can be used as a dashboard camera to record the subject and all around you.
With its stylish and sleek black design, it is NFC and Wi-Fi enabled so it can be used everywhere and anywhere. It features 10 different viewing modes that bring images and content closer to the user’s fingertips, resulting in a very personal and professional experience.
A custom-design LiveView allow users to participate in events on the other side of the planet and still keep the data extremely secure. With its motion detection feature users will never miss an action.
Powered with BSI Image sensor, high quality and high speed ensures better videos, with 12MP BSICMOS sensor and advanced optics the device help capture rich, detailed images now in 4K (2880:2880), and added features including time-lapse video, burst mode as well as 4K photos.
Like its predecessor, the KODAK PIXPRO SP360-4K comes with a wide range of attachments (over 12) from waterproof housing (up to 60m) to flat adhesive suction mount and remote control.
JK Imaging Europe is very pleased to be at the forefront of this technology with a 360-degree camera that action lovers, professionals and content developers are asking for.
“Our new SP360 4K enables you to enrich your communication with your friend, family, and co-workers. It just “BRINGS YOU CLOSER”
• 12 megapixels, BSICMOS sensor
• Fixed focus lens (F.2.8) that takes 360° spherical images
• Viewing options: Dome (235°), Front, Global (360°), Ring, Segment (180° front and 180°rear) or Panorama mode
• High speed videos 1280 x 720 (120fps); plays back with normal 50fps speed.
• 4K HD videos in 2028 x 2028 (50fps)
• Dimensions/weight: 46.5 x 50 x 53 mm/121 g
The KODAK PIXPRO SP360-4K will be sold with varying accessory bundles depending on geographical region. It will be available in October this year in Europe.