New SJCAM SJ360 2K finally on sale – 360° video recording just got a lot easier!

As many of you know, grabbing 360 degree video is the latest fad on platforms such as Youtube and Facebook, mostly due to the advent of VR (Virtual Reality) which allow us to enjoy this content even more.

SJCAM, the renown Chinese action cam maker launched the SJCAM SJ360 2K, which as the name implies, it can record video at 2K resolution, that means  2048 x 2048px at 30fps.

SJCAM SJ360 2K Action Camera

The SJ360 2K has 6 shooting modes: fisheye, hemisphere, sphere, panorama, cylinder and supports VR recording.

It’s powered by a Novatek 96660 high-speed chipset for faster image processing and a Sony IMX078 image sensor, videos are encoded in H.264.

It packs a 1050mAh battery with an advertised recording time of 2 hours.

Specifications:

General Brand: SJCAM
Model: SJ360
Type: Sports Camera
Type of Camera: 360°Panorama
Chipset Name: Novatek
Chipset: Novatek 96660
Sensor: CMOS
Display Screen size: 0.96 inch
Power Battery Type: Removable
Battery Capacity (mAh): 1050mAh
Battery lifetime (times): 500 time charge-discharge
Charge way: USB charge by PC
Working Time: 2h
Standby time: 8h
Charging time: 2.5h
Primary Info. Wide Angle: 220 degrees wide angle
Camera Pixel : 12MP
Lens Diameter: 18MM
Video/Image/Audio Decode Format: H.264
Video format: MP4
Video Resolution: 1440P (30fps),2048P (30fps)
Video Frame Rate: 30FPS
Video System: NTSC,PAL
Image Format : JPEG
Image resolutions: 4032 x 3024 (12MP)
Audio System: Built-in microphone/speaker (AAC)
Microphone: Built-in
Functions WIFI: Yes
WiFi Function: Image Transmission,Remote Control,Settings,Sync and Sharing Albums
WiFi Distance : 10m
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Rating : No
Night vision : No
Camera Timer: No
Time lapse: Yes
Auto Focusing: No
Anti-shake: Yes
Aerial Photography: Yes
Interface Type: USB 2.0
Language: English / Chinese / Russian / French/ Spanish / Polish / Czech / Vietnamese / Thai / Japanese / Portugese / Italian
Other information Focal length: lens f = 1.56mm
Optical viewfinder: no
Focusing type: fixed
White balance: auto / cloudy / daylight / incandescent
Audio: mic and speaker ( mono ) equipped
Internal memory: no internal memory
External memory: supporting SDIO v3.0, SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS – 1 speed
Time lapse function: OFF / 1 seconds / 2 seconds / 5 seconds / 10 seconds / 30 seconds / 60 seconds
Power source: 1050mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
Image Sensor Type: CMOS 12.40 MP ( Sony IMX078 )
Effective pixel: approx. 12.76 mega pixels ( 4168 x 3062 )
Output pixel: approx. 12.40 mega pixels
Exposure Control: programmed AE
Compensation: ±2EV ( 0.33 EV steps )
ISO equivalent: auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Photo Functions Self timer: OFF / 3 seconds / 5 seconds / 10 seconds / 30 seconds / 60 seconds
Continuous shooting ( burst rate ): OFF / 3 P/s / 5 P/s / 10 P/s / 10P/2s
Auto shooting: OFF / 3 seconds / 5 seconds / 10 seconds / 30 seconds / 60 seconds

 

The SJCAM SJ360 2K panoramic action camera is now on sale for $149.00, which doesn’t appear to be lot considering what it can do. Do you guys agree or did you expect it to be cheaper?

Michael Ting

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