obsidian pro cinematic camera ensures cinematic imaging


chinese company kandao technology introduces ‘obsidian pro’, a world-first 360° camera that ensures cinematic imaging quality. the 3D panoramic camera features eight APS-C sensors, eight 6K f2.8 lenses with a 14-elements 10-groups optical design, resulting in quality shots with rich detailing, and an excellent performance overall. it is the first 360° camera that has an electronic-control adjustable focus distance and aperture. its 14-stops dynamic range realizes the smooth transition from shadow to highlight.


for its precision-forging technology, ‘high level of perfection’ and neat internal configuration, ‘obsidian pro’ has received the GOOD DESIGN special award, as one of the best 100 design ideas of 2021.

'obsidian pro' cinematic 360° camera wins GOOD DESIGN award 2021

all images courtesy of kandao technology



neat and ingenious design


although the product is not particularly light, the layout of internal parts is neat, ingenious, and balanced in weight. the SSD  is housed under the center handle, and eight 195° fisheye lenses are arranged radially and orderly around it. despite the 3D camera’s intimidating volume, the faces of the covers are uniform, and its clean-cut technology and delicate surface treatment give a sense of high quality befitting its performance.


12K 3D VR cinematic camera by kandao (find more here), with its super large sensors, auto eight lens synchronization, and high-resolution fisheye lens allows users to capture 3D panoramic, multi-format video recordings, as well as to launch in-cam ultra HD live broadcasts. adding to its innovative technological features, obsidian pro is also equipped with a visual operating system for easy camera setting and convenient parameter adjustment. meanwhile, users can also download the kandao obsidian pro app to achieve remote and real-time FHD preview of their works. both single-lens and panorama are available. parameters include EV, white balance, focus distance, and mode are all allowed to be adjusted on app'obsidian pro' cinematic 360° camera wins GOOD DESIGN award 2021

'obsidian pro' cinematic 360° camera wins GOOD DESIGN award 2021

project info: 

name: obsidian pro
by: kandao technology 


suzuki jimny


the GOOD DESIGN award was founded in 1957 by the japanese ministry of international trade and industry and is hosted by the japan institute for design promotion. the ‘g mark’ emblem reflects comprehensive design values and principles that aim to enrich lives, industries and society.