[CES 2017] The action camera market might be seen to be saturated by now, but there is always room for improvement — especially when you have more and more young people who have more courage than common sense performing tombstoning stunts all over the place. KODAK has just the action camera for folks who would want to up the ante — the next generation KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K VR Camera.
The KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K VR Camera comes across as a compact, single-body design that will certainly address the fast growing 360° VR video consumer market. Sporting a rather minimalist style without looking as though it hailed from the previous century, there will be a pair of 4K fixed focus lenses that are located on either side of this particular camera body. Each of these lens will work together, capturing and stitching full 360° 4K video on its own. From there, as long as it is connected to the Internet, it will upload these 360° photos and videos to Facebook, not to mention 360° interactive videos to YouTube via the device’s smart app. In other words, it is close to real time, offering a ‘delayed telecast’ of sorts after recording.
A pair of 20MP CMOS sensors will deliver the 4K resolution that is in vogue these days, while a microSD memory card slot provides users with up to 128GB of internal storage space. Connectivity options on the ORBIT360 4K VR camera include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, and there is even an optional remote control device thrown into the ecosystem which allows you to wear or mount the camera for superior control. Expect to fork out $499 for the KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K VR Camera as it hits the market some time in Q1 2017.