The third 360 camera from Kodak takes a big step up with new dual lenses. While previous models used an ultra wide lens to capture a (not exactly) 360 perspective, the ORBIT360 uses dual lenses and dual sensors to shoot in 4K.
The camera uses 20 megapixel sensors and a pair of lenses -- one at 155 degrees and another at 235 degrees. Built-in software allows the camera to merge those two perspectives with three different shooting options: a spherical view, front mode and globe mode. The camera uses micro SD cards and Kodak says the footage is compatible with Facebook and YouTube 360.
While the camera is expected out at the end of January 2017, full specifications aren't yet available.
While the details are slim, the second lens is certainly a step in the right direction. Single lenses unwrap the image from a single shot, leading to a lower resolution, but combining two 20 megapixel sensors should see a significant step up in quality. With a $499 list price, the camera will likely compete with the Nikon KeyMission 360, which also uses dual lenses for the 360 perspective. Initial impressions are good -- but we're holding out for more details.