Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Action Camera Review

09 Feb
2017

Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Review

Capture standpoints as unique as your adventures with the Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Activity Camera with Extreme Pack. Using a dome-shaped fixed lens with a broad 214 angle of view, the camera records a circular fisheye view of the environment, with numerous options available for how that picture is ‘unfolded’ and seen.

One of the viewing options are the completely circular fisheye view, a 360 panorama mode, plus a double front 180 and back 180 style that is great for capturing your POV as good as your reactions using an individual camera.

To make the most of its own versatile record choices in an assortment of settings, the camera features a compact and robust design that’s 14F freezeproof, shockproof from drops up to 6.5′, dustproof, and splash resistant.
The included Extreme Pack supplies a standard home, waterproof housing rated to depths of 197′, and mounting accessories for nearly any sport or action. Mounting accessories consist of two curved/level adhesive mounts, a bar mount, suction cup, surfboard adhesive mount, head strap, vented helmet straps, and two extended arms.

The SP360’s 16-Megapixel MOS sensor lets you record video in a number of resolutions and frame rates including 16:9 formats up to 1920×1080 at 30 fps and 1280×720 at 60 fps, 1:1 square formats up to 1440×1440 at 30 fps, and 4:3 formats up to 1280×960 at 50 fps. For slow motion playback, you can record 120 fps at a WVGA (848×480) resolution.

The camera also takes still photos at resolutions up to 10-megapixels, with burst mode shooting up to 10 fps so you will not miss that perfect instant. The SP360 is, in addition, equipped with a motion detector setting to automatically activate video recording when it detects movement.
Video and pictures are recorded to microSD/SDHC cards up to 32GB in size. The camera also features a built-in 1.0″ LCD screen, micro-USB 2.0 port, and micro HDMI interface.

When you’re prepared to share your videos or photographs, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity allows it to be easy to transfer files to your mobile device and connect to the free PIXPRO Remote Viewer app foriOS and Android apparatus.

Among its features, the program allows you to toggle between seeing alternatives, start/stop recording, take photos. Along with the Extreme Pack, the camera comes included with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Battery charger, USB cable, AC adapter, glass lens cover, protective cover, cleaning material, and a carrying case.

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ACCESSORIZE AND LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD

Whatever your passion, whatever your experience, we’ve got you covered for your next venture, big or small. With so many accessories available for your SP360 Actions Camera it is hard to know where to start. Take a look at our online store and see which accessory or package is the best match for you.

PUT ON A SHOW

Go ahead, be a show-off. Let’s make you the next social media happening, the risk taker who breaks all obstacles and makes the ordinary extraordinary with a brand new strain of immersive 360 VR videos. Pushing boundaries and taking creative jumps is what you strive to do. Show us what you’ve got and let your interactive videos speak volumes for you.

Adventurous

The next occasion you decide to take a swim, surf or snowboard, dive all in and take your SP360 with you. Capture your experiences in 360 and take friends and family on that crazy ride with you when you get back.

Flexibility

The SP360 isn’t just a hardy video camera but in addition, provides you with the flexibility of shooting breathless still shots and does not cease there. Choose from a still, multi-burst shooting/10fps, movie, time lapse, slow motion, and loop record to give you the ultimate in artistic expression.

All Around You

The SP360 Action Camera is designed to not only capture exactly what you love to do but much more of it! Immerse yourself as well as record 360 of High Definition video with only one camera.

Compatible

It is not enough to find that epic moment in 360, you can now share it on YouTube with the universe. One button transcribes, then upload and your subscribers can experience your adventure in VR as when they were right there with you.

Accessories

No matter your passion, no matter your expertise, we have got you covered for your next venture, large or little. With all these accessories available for your SP360 Activity Camera it’s difficult to understand where to begin.

Software & Apps

Shooting and making your own complete 360 spherical VR videos is simply the beginning. Cellular Programs and Applications for Mac, PC, iOS & Android allow you to get the most from your camera.

Layout and features

Compared to other 360-degree cameras such as the VSN Mobil V.360 and Giroptic, the SP360 is streamlined and even by action cam standards, it is pretty small measuring 1.6 inches wide by 2 inches high by 1.5 inches deep (41 by 50 by 38mm). Again, the majority of the top (or front) is used up by the lens, but you’ll locate stereo mics next to the lens, also.

On the side opposite the lens is a compartment for the removable battery that Kodak speeds at 160 minutes of constant 1080p video; my anecdotal testing came within striking distance of the mark, but with the Wifi off.
Talking of Wi-Fi, each time you power up the camera, it starts in Wi-Fi mode.

In order to start recording, you have to press the power/mode button again or use the radio receiver to connect to your personal computer or mobile device. There’s not any way to quickly go from away to recording. Not the end of the world, clearly, however, a fast-start alternative would be fine.

A small monochrome screen lets you see and browse your settings. Like many points of view cameras, you will have to connect to a smartphone, tablet or computer to get a preview from the camera to set up your shots.
Though you are probably contemplating the SP360 for its video capabilities, the camera also shoots photos — one at a time or in bursts of 10.

It can also do a time lapse video and loop record. Loop recording, normally used for recording while driving, will always record video breaking it into 5 or 10-minute segments until your memory card is filled or until the record button is hit again. Once the card is filled, it will begin overwriting the sections beginning with the first.

The SP360 additionally has a motion-discovery setting that, when activated, will start recording when the camera picks up movement in a scene and halts when there’s no movement for 10 seconds. Once it sees movement again, it will begin recording a brand new clip.

Kodak SP360 Actions Camera: Professionals

The best thing about this small camera is the fact that it shoots in 360 better and longer than any single camera out there right now at a price point that’s simple to handle. was able to shoot, leave and load a 30 second 360 video in under a quarter hour, right outside of the box without reading a single bit of instruction. It’s also rather impressed by the audio quality of the camera.

The Extreme Accessory pack is an entirely enormous box full of added value that allows you to shoot this camera quite literally anywhere. The SP 360 is very versatile. It’s possible for you to use it in the rain, in the dark, under water, at VidCon, on a tripod, in your vehicle and anywhere else you could think of.

Kodak SP360 Action Camera: Disadvantages

It’s not actually a 360 cam, it’s more of an 180 cam. Yes, you get 360 degrees of panoramic rotation, but almost half of your finished product when filming in 360 is black. There’s no video screen if you don’t tether it to your phone via NFC. It cannot record while in WiFi mode unless empowered by the linked apparatus. That makes it challenging at times to instantly load up and catch a live event at the moment. The video quality is somewhat inferior in 360 modes, although Kodak reps assure me a 4k version is in the works. Raindrops and smudges show up very well on the lens.