Kodak Pixpro SP1 Drivers Download. The Kodak Pixpro SP1 does not have as many recording modes as a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition with its 2.7K and 4K modes (sold 449 euros remember it) and is positioned rather in front of Hero 3+ White (249 euros) and Silver (349 euros) but always with this advantage to ship many more accessories.
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The image quality of the PixPro SP1 is good, although we prefer the 720p mode in 60 ips to film fast scenes while maintaining a good definition. Moreover, this mode is very well adapted to the diffusion on Internet (YouTube, FaceBook, etc.). The 1080p 30 fps mode is also very nice, with fairly faithful colors when the lighting conditions are good. Indoors with less light, digital noise is pretty well controlled just like colorimetry. We note that it sometimes takes a certain time to white balance to stall, but nothing alarming.
More original (in our opinion), when the lighting conditions become even more difficult (with less light and / or against the light) unlike some cameras that make images with a lot of noise (it\’s teeming), SP1, on the contrary, applies a strong smoothing. If the image stays clean, the details fade considerably in the complex areas: it is very obvious on the hair. To finish with the video, two modes are lacking in our opinion: a full HD mode 60i / s and a 720p mode at 120 ips.
The latter, found especially at GoPro from the Hero 3+ Silver, is really useful for making beautiful slow post processing. With SP1, we only have a mode 848 x 480 pixels at 120 frames per second. Too bad also that Kodak does not deliver any video editing software. On the sound side, the result is also very convincing.
An awesome underwater mode
The PixPro SP1 has this other feature of being able to accommodate two specific protection lenses. A bulge (viewing angle 170 degrees), used in most situations, and another flat (viewing angle of 150 degrees underwater), designed to shoot underwater. We tested it in the pool and found the result really great.
The focus underwater is impeccable and we do not notice any aberration on the colorimetry. Moreover, the fact that it has no box is a real plus since, once out of the water, the sound is good enough to understand what is said. The water residues still choke the microphone a bit, but it remains exploitable.
Effective control from the application
The PixPro SP1 includes a Wi-Fi connection to control it from an eponymous mobile application, available on iOS and Android. This one works really well. Not only can you see what the camera is filming in real time, but you can also control all the functions: start recording, take a picture or a series in a burst, and configure the parameters (definition of the image, etc.). ). Note, however, that the Wi-Fi connection between the smartphone and the camera works really well at a very short range.
At less than two meters, it’s perfect. Beyond, jerks are noticeable on the screen of the smartphone and 5 meters, the image freezes. Finally, last but not least, the Kodak PixPro SP1 offers an incredible autonomy of 2h50 in Full HD. That\’s twice as much as the Hero 3+ Black Edition in this same definition.