Hands-On With The Kodak PIXPRO 3D 360 & 360 Pro - CES 2018

This week during CES famed camera brand Kodak has brought something to the table that it hopes to bring to market which will draw the attention of creators and photography fans alike. Its two new cameras called the PIXPRO 3D 360 and the PIXPRO 360 Pro, both of which as you can probably guess from the name are designed to be fit for creating 3D 360-degree content that can be viewed in 360-degrees is standard video players and through virtual reality headsets, like the new HTC Vive Pro for example.

While both cameras are equipped to provide a somewhat similar end result in terms of the kind of content that they can deliver, they are also vastly different on a couple of levels. The first thing you'll notice is the difference in design. With the Kodak PIXPRO 3D 360 you essentially have two cameras sensors with a folding hinge in the middle. This will be able to help you create 360-degree content and it will feature up to 4K resolution, with some sort of video stabilization though it wasn't made clear exactly the type or if it would apply to all the resolution options. The camera comes in the one color which, as is plainly visible is a black color only. The camera is also shockproof and waterproof, and it has a series of buttons on top for starting recording, powering on the camera, and toggling the Wi-Fi.

When it comes to the second camera, the PIXPRO 360 Pro, one major difference here is that this camera design takes on more of a round shape, and the other big component is that this features 8K video resolution which is double that of what's offered by the 3D 360 model. For those looking to create some truly high-quality videos with the best resolution possible for most consumer-grade camera options, the PIXPRO 360 Pro might be the best option. Though it does come at a cost as it's pricing is expected to be set at around $1,500 compared to the expected $500 cost of the PIXPRO 3D 360 model. There's also currently no time frame for launch for the 3D 360 4K camera, but Kodak does have an estimated time frame of the second half of the year for the PIXPRO 360 Pro for those who are willing to wait and pay the higher amount.

On the top of the PIXPRO 360 Pro you also have a few buttons for things like starting recording, powering on the device and switching between modes, and there's a button for getting though the menu. The camera supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transfer of images to so you can have some choice in how you transfer all the media you capture with the device. Both cameras are relatively small in size so they're pretty much capable of fitting in the palm of your hand if you're worried about portability. Though Kodak hasn't announced specific launches for either camera, when they do launch you'll probably be able to buy them both straight from Kodak and a few different online retailers.

Kodak PIXPRO 3D 360

Kodak PIXPRO 360 Pro

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