The Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 – also known as the Kodak Orbit360 4K – is a 360-degree VR-friendly camera, not to be confused with the similarly named Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K. Personally I’d say that if you’re planning to use the PixPro mainly for motovlogging you should get the single pack first, see how you get on with it, then, if you want the full VR experience, you can always grab an extra camera and further accessories at a later date. You will notice that the overall picture is blockier than you might be used to. A touch gimmicky for motorbike riders, perhaps, but if you’re going to be recording more than your daily grind to work or your weekend ride, then it’ll be a great companion for your motovlogs and will surely gain you a big following. Kodak PixPro SP360 4K Review The Kodak PixPro SP360 4K takes great video and is easy to use, but it's hamstrung by a less-than-functional mobile app. Joshua Goldman. As for battery life, you can expect about an hour of video at 3840 x 1920/15fps, which is pretty typical. That is a very, very wide lens capable of capturing a circular 360-degree view in photos or video. Kodak provides separate editing software for working with single-camera video, which lets you create clips, join them and export to your computer and upload to YouTube. Once they’re uploaded, you can pan around or jump into the VR experience to playback the video in your headset of choice. Want 360-degree 4K video? Richard is Trusted Reviews' former Commercial Content Editor, and self-described "henchest writer in tech". If you're shooting with just one camera, I highly recommend wirelessly connecting to it with a smartphone when setting up your mounting position. So how does its main function perform? Looking for a great show to binge? Using two cameras at the same time is a little trickier. In the box you get two 4K cameras, a wrist remote control ,and various mounts - including a suction cup and extending selfie stick. You get spherical 4K, which is what you should choose to record for VR. Multiple capture options. Compared to rivals, the 4KVR360 also allows for more than typical shooting modes due to its slightly unorthodox lens combination. This is perhaps the most interesting feature about the PixPro 4KVR360 / Orbit360 4K. While it's good that it's included, serious hobbyists (which I imagine you'd have to be to put down $900 for cameras) and professionals will need better software than what's provided. It’s this sort of finickiness you generally avoid with dual-camera 360 cameras that just come as one device. It’s just a fact of size versus pixel density; the bigger the screen the more resolution you need. After you’re done stitching or editing, you can have the software output the video as an .MP4 file and, happily, YouTube and Facebook will recognise these as VR-friendly videos without any user input such as messing around with meta data. Still, if you're not sold on how it can enhance your videos just yet, JK Imaging, the company that licenses the Kodak brand for its Pixpro cameras, has made it so the SP360 can also pump out regular 16:9-ratio full HD video with a more traditional field of view minus much of the extreme distortion from its lens. Image quality is pretty good, but not a patch on more expensive cameras such as the Garmin VIRB 360 or Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K. Some of my GoPro mounts worked okay, but others wouldn’t secure themselves adequately. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. © 2020 CNET, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Then the Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K could be for you. So, we know what it does but just how well does it do it? Facebook and YouTube 360° Photos & Videos, Supports Micro SD Card Up to 256GB (Class 10 or Higher Required). There’s no way to easily edit down your 360-degree footage into a standard video while adjusting the camera angle and zoom, such is the case with GoPro’s OverCapture or Insta360’s FreeCapture, which I suspect is going to become a more standard option for 360-degree cameras moving forward. In order to start recording you need to press the power/mode button again or use the wireless to connect to your computer or mobile device. So imagine, if you will, you’re recording a 360 video on top of your helmet: instead of the usual forward view of you riding, they could scope out the entire area around your noggin. That leaves us with Kodak’s baby. Tell us what you think - send your emails to the Editor. Richard has previously written for Computer Shopper magazine, Expert Reviews, IT Pro and Men…, Video and sound quality, battery life and verdict Review. The latter is only with the included lens covers in place, though, so is potentially a little redundant. As highlighted earlier, 4K isn’t quite enough in pixel terms to make every part of the image pop since it’s such a big area to cover. You select the two pieces of footage from the two sources – it helps to have two card readers to save time and transferring – and the software tells you if they’re suitable for stitching. The 4KVR360’s image quality treads the middle-ground between cheaper 360-degree cameras such as the Samsung Gear 360 and LG 360 Cam, and the higher-end models such as the Garmin Virb 360 and GoPro Fusion. On top of the PixPro 4KVR360 / Orbit360 4K is the power button, a one-touch record button and a small LCD that displays your camera settings. Not only does this make videos much more immersive, it means you don’t need to record multiple camera angles on your bike, because you’re automatically getting the whole picture. The latter wasn’t even mentioned in the documentation. YouTube (and Facebook) currently supports VR videos, so those who subscribe to your channel will love you for it as they’ll be able to feel like they’re actually there with you. However, it does bring a more immersive feel to point-of-view (POV) video, delivering the action from all sides. The bottom of the dual-camera frame has a mounting point that resembles, at first glance, a GoPro’s. It’s leaps and bounds better than the similarly priced Nikon Keymission 360, at least. The Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 – also known as the Kodak Orbit360 4K – is a 360-degree VR-friendly camera, not to be confused with the similarly named Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K. The most annoying thing is removing the rear battery cover, which requires a coin or something similar. With the Kodak PixPro 4KVR360 / Orbit360 4K I had none of that lens anxiety! If you want to capture a fully-spherical 360-degree view of the world, there’s also a Dual Pro Pack (£749) option, which is the model I was sent to review.