Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Good range of mounts
The range of mounts offered by the Kodak SP360 4K enable it to be fixed to anything when capturing shots.
Pro Can capture slow-motion videos
This device can capture 720p @ 120 fps videos.
Pro Highly durable
The camera is splashproof, waterproof via a case, shockproof up to 2m via a lens cover, freezeproof up to 14°F / -10°C and dustproof, making it an excellent device for use outdoors when exposed to the elements.
Pro Can be controlled remotely
The camera can be controlled remotely from the user's mobile device, allowing for added flexibility.
Pro Can be combined with another camera to shoot 4K spherical videos
SP360 4K allows for one of the rare 2-camera setups that's capable of capturing completely spherical 4K video at 30 frames per second. Most alternatives either can't match the resolution, the framerate or require more than 2 cameras (which means more stitch lines). Important to note that in order to capture spherical footage, you'll need another SP360 4K camera and a dual camera base mount. Once captured and stitched, the output video is 3840 x 1920 @ 30 fps.
Pro Can shoot 360° x 235° without stitching artifacts
Unlike most other 360-degree cameras, SP360 4K only uses a single lens which means that there's no need for stitching the video.
Pro Offers motion-detection mode
The user can set the camera to a motion-detection mode that allows the camera to record videos when it picks up movement. It will then stop recording if there has been no movement for 10 seconds. This makes for an easy set-and-forget mode that can pick up one's pets or be used for security.
Pro Free stitching software if you opt for the dual mount
The company offers free stitching software for those who opt for the dual mount.
Pro Excellent video quality in the price range
You can capture 2880 x 2880 footage @ 30fps with one camera and completely spherical 3840 x 2160 footage @ 30fps with 2 cameras. Within its price range, the video quality of the camera is excellent. The footage is reasonably sharp and it has good colors.
Pro Good stills quality
Takes 12MP stills with clear colors.
Pro Camera is straight forward to use
If you only want to shoot 360° x 235 then you don't need to worry about stitching the images. Though the software can be a problem, the camera itself is fairly intuitive.
Con Desktop software is unintuitive and buggy
The desktop app is difficult to navigate, making it hard to find what features you're looking for.
It's known to be buggy, with a common issue being an error message when trying to upload to youtube.
Con Stitching could be better
Kodak's stitching software is somewhat disappointing, particularly when it comes to matching up exposure.
Con Can look grainy in low light settings
Details are lost in a lower-light setting and the image becomes grainy.
Con Loose dome cover
The dome cover on some devices has become loose.
Con Getting a completely spherical image requires two cameras
A single SP360 4K camera captures a 360 by 235-degree video. In order to get a completely spherical 360 by 360-degree video you need two cameras and a mount to stick them together. A bundle like that costs $799.99, which requires a serious commitment to shooting spherical video (even if it's great value for money).