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Detu F4 Plus 360-degree 8K VR camera

detu f4 plus angleI have been playing with the Detu Twin which is a neat 360-degree camera. However, there is now the Detu F4 Plus that offers 8K VR panoramic videos.

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

Detu F4 PlusThe new Detu camera stitches the images from each lens together into a seamless 360° view using the DetuStitch software.

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.

Design

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.

Get to know when it’s available by joining their mailing list.

Specs at a glance

Image sensor

Model

Sony IMX117

Main chip

Model

Ambarella A12S75

Lens

Type

Fisheye

Aperture

2.2

Effective focal length

2.0mm

Field of view (single)

200°

Panoramic range

360°×360°

Storage

Camera

256MB Nand Flash

Extended

Micro SD

Interface

USB

USB 3.0

Power supply

DC 12V/3A

Wi-Fi

2.4G & 5.8G

Microphone

Built-in

Sound

Buzzer

Battery

Capacity

4800mAh

Life time

2 hours

Image specifications

File format

Video

H.264, MP4

Image

JPG

Panorama image specifications

7680×3840

Panorama video specifications

7680×3840@30fps

Extended capacity

Single TF maximum supports 128G

Detu F4 Plus 360-degree 8K VR camera

by Jay Garrett time to read: 2 min
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