Detu F4 Plus Camera Makes 8K VR Video Livestreaming Possible

Professional grade cam targets pro photographers, VR content creators
By John Laposky ,

Detu has introduced a professional-grade 8Kvirtual-reality panoramic live-streaming camera.

The F4 Plus is aimed at professional photographers and VR content creators. It captures 360-degree images and video in 7,690 by 3,840 resolution (at 30fps for video).

The camera features four 200-degree fisheye lenses, which have eight layers specifically to help minimize distortion and glare, Detu said. It uses DetuStitch software to produce a seamless 360-degree view. Dynamic stitching clarifies images captured in motion and fast stitching produces 4K video at 20fps.

The camera connects to a computer via Ethernet for live-streaming, or wireless live-streaming is possible over 2.4G and 5G dual frequency Wi-Fi. It can livestream to YouTube, Facebook and other 360-degree enabled platforms.

The F4 Plus has a copper and aluminum 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 stabilization, Detu said.

A 4,800 mAh lithium-ion removable battery supports up to 120 minutes of continuous shooting. The charging base can charge two batteries simultaneously. The camera supports MicroSD cards up to 128GB. It has two built-in microphones for audio clarity.

The F4 Plus will retail for $2,599 and will be available on Amazon.

Detu is based in Shenzhen, China.

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