360 Degrees with Sony Cameras

Immersive 360 to me is like drones…huh, interesting, but I need to see more examples to get excited and maybe wanna try and be creative with the tech.

My opinion on drones just changed with the latest from DJI (shared on our sister site, The Mirrorless Pro), and this crazy rig…

Four Sony a7S II Mirrorless Cameras, each with a Rokinon 8mm Fisheye lens.

That the designers thought of creating the rig is impressive enough. It costs about $15K with their software license and includes

  • Four (4) Sony a7S II Mirrorless Cameras
  • Four (4) Rokinon 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye II (Black) Fixed Lens for Sony E-Mount (NEX) Cameras, with hoods removed
  • One (1) Excalibur Camera Rig / Holder
  • One Remote Control system for push-button start/stop recording

Ignore the Chariots of Fire soundtrack, and check the immersion.

Hardware Specs

  • High-strength 6061-T6 Aluminum, heat treated
  •  360 Live Streaming Video Compatible
  •  Estimated battery: 1h 20mins of continuous shooting on internal battery
  •  Insane low-light abilities with ISO up to 409,600
  •  Controllable settings – camera operator can manually set white balance, exposure, and shutter speed
  • Compatible with professional grade video equipment
  • Supports numerous DSLR lenses

Video Specs

  • DSLR-quality image
  • 12 stops of dynamic range
  • Output size at 6k (8mm lens)
  • Internal: 4:2:0 8-bit 100 Mbit XAVC H264
  • External: 4:2:2 8-bit Prores |External Recorder
  • Cinematic color grading can be done with the footage

My daily shooter is Sony A1 with a vertical grip and various Sony lenses attached like the FE 20mm F1.8. Find more gear recommendations in our shop. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.