Starting today in Cologne, Germany is the worlds largest photography and imaging show, Photokina. The event features the very latest in photographic technology and with virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video dominating various tech events around the world, Photokina is no different. Kodak has unveiled its latest 4K 360-degree camera, the PixPro 4KVR360.
Announced by JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for Kodak PixPro Digital Cameras and Devices, the 4KVR360 features a compact, single-body design in an effort to target the rapidly growing 360-degree VR video consumer market.
The new camera gets around the main problem Kodak’s previous model – the PixPro SP360 – has, which was its ability to only shoot 360-degree content if you had two cameras, otherwise it was only 180-degrees.
The 4KVR360 has two 4K fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the camera body. This enables it to capture full 360-degree 4K video and then upload the footage to Facebook and YouTube via the camera’s Smart Device App. It features Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity, a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor and Micro SD card (up to 128GB) compatibility. As with all KODAK PixPro 360-degree cameras, the 4KVR360 will include complimentary PixPro Editing and Stitching software for both Mac and PCs.
“The decision to continue expanding our award winning 360° VR camera line up with the new Kodak Pixpro 4KVR36 was a natural progression,” said Mariame Cisse, Marketing Director for JK Imaging Ltd., Europe. “We are committed to the interactive 360° video format and want to give yet another option to consumers when it comes to choosing a quality 360° VR camera based on their specific needs.”
No firm launch date has been announced, but JK Imaging anticipates availability of the new 4KVR360 in early 2017. A final price has yet to be confirmed as well.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of the latest 360-degree Kodak products, reporting back with any further announcements.