The PIXPRO SP360 is a popular choice of video camera according to sales data from Amazon.
User Reviews Are Average
The average user rating of this camcorder is 73% based on 11 user reviews.
Easy to Use
Three customers said that this camcorders was easy to use. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “The SP360 is easy to use and the quickest way to record 360-degree content without having to set up complicated rigs.” nonetheless only gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Digitaltrends.com also wrote “Easy, fun to use”.
One person wrote in their reviews that the Kodak PIXPRO SP360 was well made. Last year Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Fast, responsive, wellbuilt” but despite that gave it a score of 60 out of 100. One person thought the product was strong and durable. Digitaltrends.com mentioned last year “The Kodak Pixpro S 360 puts a rugged 360degree camera in the palm of your hand” but even so only scored this camcorders 3 stars.
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One Kodak PIXPRO SP360 reviewer wrote that it was lightweight. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their Kodak PIXPRO SP360 review “Compact, lightweight” but only rated it 60 out of 100.
Kodak Has Good Video Camera Reviews
Kodak has good average reviews for its video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.
Very High Movie Megapixel Count
The lowest movie megapixel count of video cameras that came out around the same time as the PIXPRO SP360 is 2MP and the highest is 16MP. When compared to other video cameras of this age and spec that we have checked the movie megapixel count of, the PIXPRO SP360's movie megapixel count of 16 megapixels is one of the highest.
3456 X 3456 Still Image Resolution
The Kodak PIXPRO SP360 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3456 x 3456. That's over thirty-eight times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution of 640 x 480. Across all comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.
12 Reasons Against
Poor Product Quality
One customer said in their reviews that the product was not good quality. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review in April last year “Mediocre image quality”.
Not Full HD
Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the PIXPRO SP360 is not Full HD.
Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-AS200 (£214.95) which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
The PIXPRO SP360 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.
There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to look at including the Sony FDR-X1000 (£278.97) or the Sony HDR-AS200 (£214.95).
Does Not Have an HDMI Port
The Kodak PIXPRO SP360 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the PIXPRO SP360 also do not have an HDMI port.
It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Sony HDR-AS200 (£214.95); or the Sony FDR-X1000 (£278.97).
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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens
Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Kodak PIXPRO SP360 does not have an interchangeable lens.
Only MicroSD (Transflash) Memory Card
This video camera supports a microSD memory card, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it.
Does Not Have a Built-In Display
The PIXPRO SP360 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PIXPRO SP360 which have a built-in display.
We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Sony HDR-AS200 (£214.95); or the Sony FDR-X1000 (£278.97) are also worth considering.
Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the PIXPRO SP360, the PIXPRO SP360 is not waterproof.
If you are looking for a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-AS200 (£214.95); or the Sony FDR-X1000 (£278.97).
Does Not Have a Built-In Projector
Most video cameras that are a comparable age to the PIXPRO SP360 do not have a built-in projector. The PIXPRO SP360 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PIXPRO SP360, the Kodak PIXPRO SP360 is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Kodak PIXPRO SP360 does not have a night mode.
Very Small Internal Memory Size
The PIXPRO SP360 has one of the smaller internal memory sizes (only 100 megabytes) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The internal memory sizes of similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PIXPRO SP360 range from 8MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory size is 6.1GB.
2 Other reasons to consider the Kodak PIXPRO SP360
£0.99 Price Increase
The PIXPRO SP360 has increased in price by £0.99 in the last couple of weeks.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This video camera has been on the market for over three years.
The Kodak PixPro SP360 is the World's first 360-degree action camera. With a unique 360º curved lens, the SP360 features a 16 Megapixel sensor, Full HD 1080p video, 10fps burst shooting, Wi-Fi... Read more…
Laurence would recommend the Kodak Pixpro SP360 (Verified Purchase)
I am using this product as 360 degree surveillance monitor as well as an action cam.
It is a good alternative to the Go Pro.
The product performs to spec but is not intuitive in its operation.... Read more…
Purchased this in order to get some key shots to use in a project. No matter what the lighting condition were (well lit, studio, outdoors) video at the highest quality was useless for anything... Read more…
Great product, amazing mounts and other extras in the pack - including underwater mounting etc. Works well, and nice when you figure out how to upload to YouTube in 360 / VR mode. WiFi connection... Read more…
While some people have been able to get this work (usually with a lot of fussing) this product has not worked well since the day i got it. it requires more than one app on your phone (if you can... Read more…