Detu F4 Plus 360-degree 8K VR camera
The 8K 360 camera is the latest in Detu’s immersive camera lineup that includes the hemispherical Detu Sphere 800 and Sphere S, the aforementioned Detu Twin, and the 6K-capable Detu F4.
The new F4 Plus has four 200-degree lenses and four 12MP Sony IMX117 CMOS sensors. This is all capable to capture a full monoscopic 360-degree video at a maximum resolution of 8K at 30fps.
It can also live stream 360 video via Ethernet as well as being controlled remotely via its companion app.
Detu F4 Plus
The optical flow algorithm is suitable for dynamic stitching of images in case of image motion. Fast stitching means that 4K video generated and stitched by the NVIDIA GTX 970 high performance graphics card can reach an impressive 20fps (frames per second).
Engineered to enable users to livestream with ease, the camera can connect to a computer via an Ethernet cable. Additionally, it can be done wirelessly streaming over 2.4G and 5G dual frequency Wi-Fi.
This enables you to livestream to YouTube, Facebook and other 360° enabled platforms.
You can see still samples on the Detu website.
The F4 Plus has a copper and aluminium frame, which helps to dissipate heat, a common issue when live streaming in high resolution.
This, along with its air duct and cooling system significantly enhances the battery life and equipment stabilisation.
The 4800mAh lithium-ion high capacity removable battery supports up to 120 minutes of continuous shooting.
Furthermore, through a charging base, it can charge two batteries simultaneously. This will prove highly useful to professional photographers and VR content creators on set for sustained periods of time.
The camera has a Micro SD card storage capacity of 128 gigabytes. Personally, I would love to see a higher capacity compatibility.
Designed to capture beautiful images as well as sounds, the camera also supports audio with two built-in microphones.
Designed to work with dedicated iOS and Android apps, users can easily control the camera, as well as edit and share images on social media. It also provides a real-time preview of panoramic images. DetuStich stitches the images together, DetuLive livestreams and DetuPlay showcases images and videos for VR.
Price and availability
The F4 Plus has an RRP of $2599 and will be available on Amazon.
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Specs at a glance
Effective focal length
Field of view (single)
256MB Nand Flash
2.4G & 5.8G
Panorama image specifications
Panorama video specifications
Single TF maximum supports 128G