Detu launches F4 Plus professional grade 360-degree 8K VR cam
Chinese manufacturer Detu has launched the F4 Plus: a professional grade 8K panoramic VR camera that can capture 360° stills, videos and broadcast livestream footage at a whopping 8K resolution. In other words, at 7680 x 3840 pixels.
Image data is captured using four 200° fisheye lenses coupled to 12MP Sony IMX117 1/2.3" CMOS sensors. For livestreaming, the camera be connected to a computer via Ethernet cable, and wireless livestreaming to YouTube, Facebook and other 360° enabled platforms is possible via 2.4G and 5G dual frequency Wi-Fi.
The images recorded by the individual cameras are stitched together in the DetuStitch software and Detu says its optical flow algorithm is suitable for dynamic stitching in case you're capturing scenes with a lot of motion.
The camera comes with a copper and aluminum frame and an air duct cooling system for efficient heat dissipation during livestreaming. The 4800mAh lithium-ion removable battery allows for up to 120 minutes of continuous shooting and a microSD slot supports cards up to a capacity of 128GB. Audio is recorded via two built-in microphones. Finally, the camera can be controlled, and footage edited and shared, via dedicated iOS and Android apps.
The F4 Plus camera's professional target clientele is reflected in its hefty $2,600 price, but the camera promises to deliver a lot of bang for that buck. For more information or if you'd like to see sample images captured with the F4 Plus, head over to the Detu website.
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