Kodak’s 360-degree camera has been around for some time. For the first time, the makers have launched a 4K VR camera, called the 4KVR360. The camera is being marketed as a solution for creating great VR content. And it comes with a single to a dual-lens setup.
The original camera has got only one lens while this one has a 20-megapixels sensor with lenses on the front and back. The two 20 megapixel sensors capture 360-degree videos and stills. The camera uses 155-degree and 235-degree lenses to work together in order to capture 4K spherical footage on the 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensors in the device.
Talking of what it’s capable of doing, videos can be shot in 4K VR (3,840 × 1,920) or round mode (2,880 x 2,880) using the wider lens both at 24 fps (frames per second). The camera can shoot up to 27-megapixels in full VR mode, and 13-megapixels in round mode with 360-degree footage from one lens. For more conventional shots, users have the option to switch to Full HD 1080p 60 fps, or HD 720p at up to 120 fps.
The camera comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC that allows users to control and operate the device via a smart device. Moreover, the 4KVR360 comes with software like Macs and PCs for editing and stitching. The footage can be instantly shared on Facebook and Youtube.
It can also hold up to 128GB of footage on its microSD card. It won’t ship until 2017 and as of now we don’t have a price. But it’s likely to cost somewhere between the $350 to $500. With the rapid increase in popularity of 360 video cameras (Samsung recently launched Samsung Gear 360 VR Camera), 4KVR360 seems to offer a good deal of features.