Kandao finally posted a stabilized sample video from the Qoocam 8K (previewed here). It’s actually a reframed hyperlapse video, with amazing detail. Here’s the video:
As with other samples from the Qoocam 8K, the video shows unprecedented level of detail, and excellent bit depth as well. I also love the vibrant yet natural-looking colors, one of the strengths of Kandao cameras. Please note, however that this is a hyperlapse. It may consist of a series of photos, which would result in higher quality than a video.
How about the stabilization? It seems pretty good, although there is noticeable rolling from side to side toward the beginning:
The side to side rolling could be due to several things: it could be imperfect stabilization, an unintentional error in keyframing, or an intentional “creative” camera move.
The video was created as a loop with the same video in reverse. This might mean that Qoocam 8K could have a loop function, similar to the Insta360 One X.
I still don’t have the Qoocam 8K yet, even though Kandao said they originally expected me to receive it by the end of November. If and when I get it, I’ll post a hands-on review. For more info on the Qoocam 8K, check out my resource page.