Kodak’s SP360 4K Action Cam captures 360 VR videos

Last Updated: 10 May, 2016

Kodak announced its 4K action camera, which is a successor to the SP360. It’s merely a cube designed to take your 360 VR videos, creative vision and passions to new heights. The camera features a 12.4-megapixel sensor and a dome-ish lens boasting a 235-degree field of view. It’s designed for VR filmmakers and records in two modes — “global,” which captures an almost spherical image 360-degree horizontally and 235-degrees vertically, or “front,” which offers a more traditional wide-angle panorama in 16:9.

The “global” footage comes in a 1:1 aspect ratio, with a maximum resolution of 2880 x 2880 and 30 frames per second. In “front” mode, however, you can crank it up further to 4K (3840 x 2160). To make a truly spherical and VR-friendly film, you’ll need to place two of these cameras back-to-back. Kodak will be selling a convenient double-pack which comes with a dual-camera mount and software to stitch the two feeds together. As you might expect, the SP360 4K also supports an array of lower-resolution video formats and still image modes. There’s built-in WiFi connectivity too, which lets you control the camera remotely using an iOS or Android device.

A single camera costs $499, while the aforementioned double-pack is priced at $899.