Top positive review
Delivers what it promises after figuring out how to properly use.
Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2018
After I figured out how to properly share and render pictures and videos correctly in Google photos, facebook and youtube, I realized this is a good choice. The camera itself delivers what it promises. It is required to have a full 360 picture or video in order to share it in facebook, google or youtube. Some reviews incorrectly point to the lack of quality of the picture or video once it is uploaded to facebook or youtube; I say incorrectly, because the video or picture taken with this camera it is of good HD quality. The problem is when the video or picture is uploaded to one fo those services because those websites usually compress your file and in the process, the quality of the file is degraded. These websites do this so that are optimized for rendering on their websites and or use less space on their servers.
A full 360 is a full sphere, not half a sphere and this camera can only take half spheres (dome mode). Full sphere pictures (photospheres) can be easily obtained with this awesome camera by using a tripod, take one half of the sphere, then rotate 180 degrees the camera, take the other half, then stitch them together using Kodak's free software. Then you can export the stitched picture and upload it to your favorite social media website.
A similar principle applies to video but it is a little more involved. For video, if only using one camera, one hemisphere can be shot and then stitch it to another of equal length in time in black and no sound. In this way, the video can be rendered properly in youtube or facebook. The resulting video is a 180 degree FOV. The other option for full 360 videos, is to buy the dual Kodak camera adapter, and use two Pixpros then film on both at the same time with a front-back lens configuration and stitch the resulting videos together for a full 360 video.
Note the new lower price of this camera; with two of these, we get a well rounded set of equipment for a very low price. This dual configuration is better than the Theta SC in terms of video capacity since the Kodak you can put a 32GB SD card in it and this configuration is similar in price.
The camera also has the ring, panorama, front and segment modes. Up to now I have only described how to take pictures in 360 using the dome mode. As for the other modes, they are cool, but in my case I would only use either the dome mode for 360 media or the front mode for filming action movies on a bike or car.
All in all this camera is fun to use. One bad thing I found is that I noticed a blue edge while taking pictures in cold temperatures.
I used both the free software that can be downloaded on their Kodak website and the android app. Both work well, not perfect but both do what I care only to do. With the Kodak PC software I am able to process my media for sharing. With the android app, I am be able to set the mode press the shutter button via my smartphone.