If we talk about pocket 360 cameras, we look to the likes of Insta360, GoPro and Ricoh. The adventurous people can also find the lesser-known KanDao. The company has just released its 2nd pocket 360 camera and named, the QooCam 8K. It is available at 589 U.S dollars and packs the highest video resolution in its class. The new camera is beating the 5.7K Insta360 One X and the 5.6K GoPro Max. It has the capability of real-time stitching and people can do 8K express edits on their phone with just 4K proxy files. The QooCam 8K is noticeably bulkier than its competitors due to the large 1/1.7-inch 20-megapixel sensor on both sides of the camera. It has the ability to fit a 2.4-inch OLED touchscreen and it enables you to preview footage and adjust parameters on the go.
There’s a generous 3,600mAh battery with USB PD 2.0 fast charging support. People will find 64GB of onboard storage plus microSD expansion with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. This camera can shoot 8K at 30 fps or 4K at either 60 or 30fps for capturing 360 video. The live-streaming via phone is limited to 4K. KanDao boasts its Super-Steady video capture using its 6-axis gyroscope and fancy algorithm. So, it’ll be interesting to see how this fares against Insta360’s renowned FlowState stabilization tech.
Moreover, the QooCam 8K offers a SuperVlog mode to 360 video and outputs a flat video. People can set your view while filming using the touchscreen, instead of reframing a 360 clip. Users can jump easily to this mode by default using the “Q” button next to the touchscreen. The Vloggers has indicated that the device has a 3.5mm mic input. People will be able to get 30-megapixel stills and it can be captured in either JPG or RAW with 12-bit color. There is also an RAW+ mode which takes a rapid burst of RAW photos for a more detailed 16-bit output.