Kodak PIXPRO SP360-4K Review - Performance

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Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K Performance

The performance section is where we look at the image quality performance of the camera. Additional sample photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.


Kodak PIXPRO SP360-4K Sample Photos

Sample Photos - When taking photos (or video) it's important to be careful where you put your fingers, face, arms, feet, or anything else you don't want to be in the photo, as the lens takes in such a wide-angle view, that's it's very easy to end up with something in the photo that you don't want.

Auto white balance performs well, and colour is good. The camera copes quite well with exposure considering that due to the ultra wide-angle lens it's likely that it's going to have to deal with a very wide dynamic range. The camera does quite well, although it would be good if there were some auto HDR options available. The camera has a very wide focus range. Purple fringing is quite low, although becomes more obvious towards the corners of the frame. Lens flare can be an issue, although this is worse with the protective cover on.

With the lens' protective cover removed, you get a slightly wider view (235 degrees), and there's a slight improvement in image quality, although the camera needs the protective cover to be shockproof, and the plastic protective lens cover is recommended to avoid damage.

Video - The camera records square (Global) or rectangular (16:9, Front) video aspect ratios. Square aspect ratio options are: 

  • 4K video, 2880x2880, at 30fps
  • 2048x2048 at 30fps
  • 1440x1440 and 1072x1072 video at 60 or 30fps

When recording with the rectangular aspect ratio, you have the choice of standard 16:9 4K (3840x2160, 30fps), or FullHD (60,30fps) video. A high speed video mode is available that records at 120fps but is at a reduced resolution of 720 pixels.

Electronic image stabilisation should be switched off if you plan on recording with two cameras and combining the footage. With electronic image stabilisation switched on, the view changes from 235 degrees to 206 degrees.

There are a full range of white balance options, although no manual white balance. Colour options include Normal, Black and white, and Vivid. Motion detection is an option, which will automatically start recording if motion is detected.

Stereo microphones are built-in. Audio quality was a little disappointing, and didn't cope very well with loud noise. There are options for wind reduction. 

To playback the videos and view them in 360, you need to use Kodak's software, otherwise the standard playback software just shows the circular view.

 

There are additional videos from the Kodak PIXPRO SP360-4K on the Kodak PIXPRO YouTube channel, along with guides on how to use the camera and software.


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Photographs taken using the Kodak PIXPRO SP360-4K

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dannyr Plus
12 46 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2016 11:17AM
What the hell happened to their Micro Four Thirds cameras?

Released in small numbers, supposedly had reliability issues, ok reviews.............

Hang on i just answered my own question!

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