Kandao QooCam 8K 360 camera review

High-res and cinematic, the QooCam 8K shooter is the best 360º camera for photography so far

Kandao QooCam 8K 360 camera review

Digital Camera World Verdict

A one-of-a-kind and easy-to-use camera that captures in 8K and also offers 4K slo-mo, the Qoocam 8K is ideal for vloggers and creative filmmakers who want to capture everything and make editing choices later. That significant extra resolution is prevented from causing too much trouble on phones and computers by a clever 4K ExpressEdit mode, but it’s not perfect. Its ‘SmartClip’ templates confuse matters, there are some issues with its ‘invisible’ selfie stick, and it’s not waterproof. None of that will prevent it from being irresistible to 360º lovers.


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    Sharp-looking ‘SuperSteady’ video

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    4K 120fps for slo-mo

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    OLED screen makes it easy to compose

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    Manual exposure settings


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    Loud fan

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    Short battery life

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    Not natively waterproof or drop-proof

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The 8K era has arrived! Or has it? With the arrival of Kandao’s QooCam 8K camera you would be forgiven for wondering if your action camera is now badly out of date, but before you go into a pixel-induced panic, know this; it’s only a 360 camera

You see, the QooCam 8K is equipped with two fisheye lenses that together produce a wraparound panoramic image that measures 7680x3840 pixels. Yes, that’s 8K, but also consider that it translates to 29.4 megapixels through 360º.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.