CNET First Look
The palm-sized Kodak Pixpro SP360 uses its big lens to capture immersive videoThough it could use some polish, the SP360 lets you capture 360-degree video as well as regular full HD video and is small and light enough to mount just about anywhere.
The action cam category's exploding with options in all shapes and sizes and they all have ultra wide angle lenses to give you a big view of your surroundings. The Kodak PixPro SP360 however goes beyond ultra wide. I'm Josh Goldman with CNet and the SP360's lense is wide enough to give you a full 360 degree panoramic view. With it's large curve lens. Turn it on and you can start capturing circular fourteen forty by fourteen forty resolution video at thirty frames per second. Then with Kodak's mobile app or desktop software, you can unwrap the video, and view it and manipulate it in several different ways. You can export it in one of these other views, but at a big hit to quality, and it can't be manipulated by others you share the clips with. However, if the excitement wears off with a 360 degrees video, you can point the lens directly at your subject and capture regular wide angle full HD video. The body of the camera is water resistant, as well as dust, shock and freeze proof, and can be mounted it's tripod mount, or using one of the many options included with the camera. There are a few minor annoyances, like the fact that you have to connect to or disable wi-fi every time you turn the camera on. To start recording but if you want an action cam that gives you 360 views to experiment with and cut into your regular full HD video, this is it. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a quick look at the Kodak PixPro SP360.