Kandao has released their Obsidian Pioneer Edition of their professional 3D Virtual Reality Camera. The Pioneer is pretty powerful and has a lot of features for such a small camera.
Kandao Obsidian Pioneer Edition 360 3D Camera
The Kandao Obsidian Pioneer camera has 6 f/2.0 high quality fisheye lenses with imaging modules for perfect harmony. Each lens has 16 million pixels, back illuminated CMOS sensor. Each camera is fully calibrated for accuracy.
Design and Style
The Kandao Obsidian Pioneer has a full all black magnesium alloy body with gold lining. It is durable, dependable and overall a beautiful camera to look at. The camera is pretty small at 140 x 140 x 90mm and only weighs 1015g including the battery.
Photo and Video
The camera produces Ultra HD 360 degree 8k x 8k 3D panoramic photos. For video, the resolution for 3D is 4k x 4k.
The Kandao Obsidian Pioneer 360 camera gives you the ability to lives stream 4k 3D video. With just one laptop, you can do 3D VR live streaming to share immersive content.
- Visual : 360 degree
- Resolution: 4k
- Live rate 3Mbps ~ 4 Mbps
- Interface : Micro USB
- Protocol : RTMP / HLS
KanDao Studio provides a simple and elegant solution to help content creators produce 3D VR experiences with just one click, speeding up the post-production workflow. Complex manual parameter tuning is no longer needed since this is already taken care of through careful hardware design, meticulous calibration, and advanced algorithms. The output footage file formats are compatible with international standards and can be seamlessly integrated in any post-production tools that consumers may use.
Package and accessories
The Kandao Obsidian Pioneer camera comes with a complete package of goodies. Along with the amazing camera you get everything you need to start recording and streaming video.
- Carrying Case
- Remote control
- Product description
- Lens pen
- Adapter 12V 2A
- Donble-ended audio cable 1.5m 2.5mm
- 2 x PISEN Camera batteries 7.4V 1400mAh
- 2 x PISEN Battery chargers
- 6 x Toshiba EXCERIA UHS-I 64GB TF card
- Kingstone MobileLite G4 card reader
- TF card container
|Release Date||Summer 2017|
|Capture||Monoscopic / Stereoscopic|
|Lense Type||6 x f/2.0 Fish Eye|
|Resolution & FPS||3D 3840 x 3840 @ 30fps (4k x 4k)|
|Stereoscopic coverage||360 degrees (h), +/- 83 degrees(v)|
|Video area coverage||Full-spherical, 360 x 180 degrees|
|Image Pixels x N Tot Lense||6 x 16M CMOS sensor|
|ISO Range||Auto 100 – 1600|
|Stitched Photo Resolution||7680 x 7680 (8k x 8k)|
|Stitching||Auto with software|
|Output format||MP4, MOV|
|Timelapse||Photography 1 frame per 10 seconds|
|Power Supply||1400mAh lithium battery x 2, Battery 7.4V, Adapter 12V|
|Capacity||TF Card 64GB included|
|Stitching Software||Yes. Kandao.|
The Kandao Obsidian Pioneer is a decent starter package for 360 3D VR content creation. Overall its a decent price for what you get in the complete package. I would also check out the Insta360 Pro and compare the features between them. If you want something more powerful with better resolution, check out the other Kandao Obsidian 360 cameras, the Obsidian S and Obsidian R.