VR on a budget
Those awesome 360-degree, VR videos that you see in YouTube and Facebook are nice and cool to look at, but are pretty expensive to make. Usually a whole lot of GoPros and a specialized VR rig along with proprietary software are involved in making those videos work, and not everybody has the cash for that. Kodak’s new SP360 4K action camera can do VR on a budget, and can double as a 4K action camera when used in normal situations.
The SP360 4K is armed with a 12.4-megapixel sensor and a dome-lens that has a 235-degree field of view, and can take footage in two modes – global, capturing spherical images 360 degrees horizontal and 235-degrees vertical or front in wide-angle panoramic mode in 16:9 format. The global setting has an aspect ratio of 1:1 and a maximum resolution of 2880 x 2880 at 30 FPS. In front mode, the SP360 4K can shoot to 4K. For spherical videos, two SP360 4Ks are required, that’s why Kodak is also selling a two-pack of the SP360 4K when it hits the market. The SP360 4K is priced at $499, while the two-pack is $899.