Highest resolution video: Qoocam’s 8K resolution is the highest among consumer 360 cameras. It is also the first consumer 360 camera to offer 10-bit video, a feature that had been available only for high end professional 360 cameras. In fact, Qoocam 8K’s video quality is comparable to that of the $4199 Kandao Obsidian R, according to Kandao’s CEO.
Folded optical path: Qoocam uses a folded optical path like the Ricoh Theta, which enables the lenses to be brought closer to each other, resulting in less parallax stitching errors.
Slow motion video: Qoocam 8K can capture 4X slow motion at 3840 x 1920 @ 120fps, 10-bit. That is the highest resolution, highest frame rate, and highest bit depth slow motion for consumer 360 cameras. Moreover, Kandao’s AI slow motion can interpolate frames to simulate 4K 960fps frame rate.
High quality photos: photo resolution is 7680 x 3840, which is tied for the highest photo resolution among consumer 360 cameras. It also has support for 12-bit DNG Raw, DNG8 Raw Burst mode, and Realtime Raw+, which can stack an 8-shot DNG raw burst and convert it to 16bit DNG output within the camera, which can then be stitched in the mobile or desktop app.
Touchscreen: It has a 2.4-inch touchscreen that can be used not only for changing settings but also previewing and reviewing photos and videos. Unlike the GoPro MAX (reviewed here), you will be able to swipe the screen to look around 360 photos and videos.
Q shortcut button: this customizable button can access commonly used functions.
6-axis stabilization: the original Qoocam had one of the best stabilization for 360 cameras. The Qoocam 8K likewise has excellent stabilization.
Hyperlapse: capture a stabilized time lapse.
8K Express Edit: you can convert 8K 360 videos into 4K overcapture non-360 videos on your phone.
4K 360 video live streaming: The Qoocam 8K can live stream in 4K 360 video, and may have realtime stitching. A future Qoocam 8K Pro version will be able to live stream in 8K 360 video.
Protective lens cover and ND filters: you can use protective lens covers. Kandao is also working on covers that function as ND filters.
Dive case: the Qoocam 8K has an optional Dive Case accessory that will enable smooth stitching underwater.
3.5mm microphone input: Qoocam 8K is one of only a handful of 360 cameras that have a microphone input.
Google Street View ready.
Built-in 64GB memory and removable Micro SD cards up to 256GB.
Charge while recording. The Qoocam 8K can record while charging via USB.
|Lenses||Two 200-degree fisheye lenses||Three 220-degree fisheye lenses|
|Sensor||two 1/1.7-inch 20mp BSI-CMOS sensors||three 1/2.5-inch sensor|
|Shutter speed||60 secs.||60 secs to 1/4000|
|ISO||TBA||100 to 3200|
|Video resolution||7680 x 3840 @ 30fps, 10-bit
3840 x 1920 @ 120fps, 10-bit
|3840 x 1920 @ 30fps
3840 x 1920 @ 60 fps
2160 x 1080 @ 120fps
|Video resolution (3D 180)||no 3D mode||3840 x 1920 30fps
3840 x 1920 60fps
|Video codec||H.264 and H.265.
H.265 200mpbs bitrate
|H.264 and H.265|
|Photo resolution (VR view mode)||7680 x 3840
12-bit DNG Raw
DNG8 burst mode
|4320 x 2160
DNG8 burst mode
|Live streaming||4K 360 live streaming||3D video
180 3D video
360 + 180 3D video
|Storage||64GB onboard + removable Micro SD up to 256GB||Removable micro SD up to 256GB|
40 mins continuous
180 mins continuous recording
|Audio||3.5mm mic input|
|Other features||removable lens||depth mapping