ALL NEW KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K VR CAMERA SET FOR NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2017
CES 2017 – LVCC, SOUTH HALL 2 – BOOTH 26412, LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 5, 2017
JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee for KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices, today announced the next generation KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K VR Camera, a compact, single-body design to target the rapidly growing 360° VR video consumer market.
The ORBIT360 4K adopts a minimalist and stylish approach to an all-in-one 360° VR camera, with two 4K fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the futuristic camera body. Each lens is designed to work in tandem, to capture and automatically stitch full 360° 4K video* and easily upload 360° photos and videos to FacebookTM and 360° interactive videos to YouTubeTM via the camera’s smart device app on the go.
"The ORBIT360 4K will join our award winning 360° VR camera line up and is the third 360° camera added to the KODAK PIXPRO portfolio,” said Paul Meyhoefer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JK Imaging Ltd. in North America. “We are continuing to innovate and lead the interactive 360° VR camera market and are committed to providing multiple devices and options to not only consumers, but also to professional content creators when it comes to choosing a quality 360° VR camera based on their specific needs."
JK Imaging is no latecomer to the 360° VR party and is considered one of the industry pioneers to bring one of the first 360° VR cameras to market over 2 years ago. As the VR market continues to take the tech sector by storm, JK Imaging is positioned as one of the leading companies to watch. Armed with world-class, hardware and software engineers, their dedicated product planning continues to push the envelope and evolve the 360° VR space.
Award winning hardware is not the company’s only strong suit. JK Imaging takes a very unique approach, by not only developing a streamlined process to capture and share VR videos directly to social media, but also offers value-add accessories and software with their cameras, which is another key differentiator from other companies in the VR camera space. All KODAK PIXPRO 360° cameras in the line include complimentary PIXPRO Editing and Stitching software for both MacTM and PCs and include an assortment of useful camera accessories and mounts with each camera bundle at no extra cost.
With more and more consumers becoming increasingly tech savvy and personally engaging on a day-to-day basis with 360° videos on their social media feeds and more, they are looking for not only better video quality solutions, but also easier set up and simplified options to multi-camera rigs and countless hours of editing and stitching.
The ORBIT360 4K features two 20MP CMOS sensors and uses a Micro SD card (up to 128GB, class 10 or higher) to record 360°photos and videos. The ORBIT360 4K VR camera incorporates Wi-Fi® and NFC® compatibility for smart device apps to control and view the camera’s feed remotely. The ORBIT360 4K also features Bluetooth® compatibility in an optional remote control device that can be worn or mounted to the camera’s optional accessories for even easier control for the camera.
JK Imaging anticipates availability of the new ORBIT360 4K in the US market in the first quarter of 2017. The ORBIT360 4K base model will retail for $499US and the company will continue to provide their customers with optional bundles that will include useful accessories and software designed to work in tandem with the ORBIT360 4K VR camera.
JK Imaging has enjoyed great success with their first generation 1080p SP360 Action Cam that was one of the first 360° cameras to ship more than 2 years ago. More recently, the company has expanded globally beyond the traditional consumer channel into the prosumer and B2B sectors, when they began shipping their latest model, the award winning KODAK PIXPRO SP360 4K VR Camera in January of 2016.
*4K Video refers to 8million pixels [1:1] aspect ratio vs. Standard 4K [16:9] aspect ratio.
About JK Imaging Ltd.
JK Imaging Ltd. is a privately held company headquartered in Los Angeles, California with additional sales offices worldwide. The executive team is comprised of experienced sales and marketing officers with extensive backgrounds in digital imaging and global distribution. JK Imaging, Ltd. services North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. For more information, visit kodakpixpro.com
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