Samsung announced the launch of new 360-degree video camera called Samsung Gear 360. The Gear 360 is a 360-degree camera that let’s you create, view and share video and still image content.
This camera is specially designed for travel, festive gatherings and adventure activities. With this camera, user can also create their own virtual reality content to enjoy through Gear VR.
Samsung Gear 360 is equipped with dual fisheye lenses, which both have 15 megapixel image sensors, giving users the ability to capture high-resolution (3840×1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still images. Users are also able to shoot 180-degree wide angle video and images with only using one side of the camera lens.
Gear 360 equipped with Bright Lens with F/2.0 aperture which lets you shoot in even in low-light conditions. With this camera, user can also create full panoramic videos.
The device is light and compact and comes up with a user-friendly tripod. It also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market.
When Gear 360 is synced with a Samsung smartphone, users will be able to preview content in real time when recording. Also, Gear 360 will automatically bring up filmed content for users to view and save on their smartphone or to upload and share directly on social channels including Google Street View. For a real 360 viewing experience, users can simply watch self-created content through Gear VR. All these features will be available through a dedicated mobile application for download from Galaxy Apps, Google Play and PC software for more in-depth editing capabilities.
Gear 360 is compatible with select Samsung smartphones including the newly released Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6.
Price & Availability
Gear 360 will be available starting Q2 2016 in select countries. No announcement on Price.
Samsung Gear 360 Specifications
|Camera||Two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye cameras|
|Video||Format: MP4 (H.265)
Dual Lens: 3840×1920 (30fps)
Dual Lens: 30M (7776×3888)
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
|Memory||MicroSD card Up to 128 GB|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
|Battery||1350 mAh Li-ion|
|Shooting mode||Video, Photo, Time Lapse Video, Looping Video|
|Camera mode||Dual/Single Lens mode|
|Camera Settings||Sharpness, White Balance, HDR, EV, ISO limit, Wind cut|
|Durable||IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant|