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New Kandao Qoocam 8K DNG8 sample 360 photo posted

Kandao Qoocam 8K sample photo with DNG8

Kandao has posted a new sample 360 photo from the highly anticipated Qoocam 8K (previewed here).   Here’s the new photo:

The photo was shot at ISO 200, f/2.0, 1/30.

The new photo uses DNG8 mode, a unique feature of the Qoocam and Qoocam8K.   In DNG8 mode, the Qoocam takes eight Raw DNG shots, which are then stacked in the mobile or desktop app to reduce noise and effectively increase the usable shadow range.  Unlike median stacking and similar techniques in Photoshop, Qoocam’s DNG8 workflow does not result in ghosting, and can be used even when the subject is moving.

Qoocam 8K is the world’s first consumer 360 camera with 8K resolution.  It also the first consumer 360 camera to have 10-bit video and 4K 120fps slow motion capability.  For more information, check out my hands-on preview.

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  • Is it just me who finds that besides noise at iso200, the image is quite blurry at a very slight zoom? Look at the white alpaca’s fur and eye details…

    • Yes, the image is soft, but it seems more likely to be due to the 1/30 shutter speed, f2 and poor lighting conditions, rather than being out of focus. We also don’t know how they’ve done their post-processing, if any.

      I was tossing up between the Kandao 8K and the XPhase balabala but the video capability sold me on this instead. =D

      • You’re right wmlamont. I attribute the softness to the slow shutter speed. Re postprocessing, they used Kandao Raw+, which uses a type of median stacking, which might make movement show up as blur.

        I agree, Qoocam 8K is definitely a more well rounded camera. I would say XPhase is more of a specialist tool for photographers.