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Kodak introduces a new VR-ready action camera, with a 235-degree FOV

Kodak's successor to the SP360 is a new 4K-capable action camera
By: Anthony Garreffa | Cameras News | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 4:49 am

CES 2016 - Kodak has just unveiled its new 4K action camera, with it arriving in a small cube form, rocking a 12.4-megapixel sensor, and a 235-degrere field of view.

 

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Kodak has designed the new camera with VR filmmakers in mind, where it records in two modes - "global", which captures "an almost spherical image 360-degrees horizontally and 235-degrees vertically", reports Engadget, or "front", which shoots in the traditional wide-angle panorama in 16:9.

 

The global footage arrives in 1:1 aspect ratio with a maximum resolution of 2880x2880 at 30FPS, while the front mode shoots up to 4K. If you want to make spherical and VR-ready clips, you'll need two of these back-to-back.

 

A single camera costs $499, while the double-pack is priced at $899. Not bad considering Google and GoPro's rig costs a huge $15,000.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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