Samsung Gear 360 Overview
The world around us is an amazing place.
Capturing video in a 2D format does not capture the real atmosphere and what we as humans can see and feel.
360 degree video makes this possible, taking in what is in front, behind and to the side of us, something traditional video cannot offer.
Samsung are looking to change the way you and I interact and record our activities with the Gear 360.
This innovative piece of technology is a spherical shaped device, which has 2 cameras built into it.
Dual fisheye lenses, each has a 15 megapixel image sensor, giving you the ability to capture high-resolution (3840x1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still images.
You are also able to shoot 180-degree wide angle video and images while only using one side of the camera lens.
Designed for any time of day, Gear 360 offers Bright Lens F2.0, which creates high resolution images even in low-light conditions, where you can create full panoramic videos.
Each camera has a wide field of view and together they give the ability to easily create, 360-degree videos and images.
The scenarios in which you could use this are vast, but some of the more popular use cases are for travel and festive gatherings.
The new camera leverages the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience so users can become the creator of their own virtual reality content to enjoy through Gear VR.
Content can be stored on a microSD memory card (up to 128GB) that the Gear 360 accepts.
With a light and compact, spherical shaped design, Gear 360 maximises portability to film on the go or for indoor activities. Gear 360 features a user-friendly tripod and is also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market.
When Gear 360 is synced with a Samsung smartphone, you can preview content in real time when recording. Also, Gear 360 will automatically bring up filmed content for you to view and save on your smartphone or to upload and share directly on social channels including Google Street View.
For a real 360 viewing experience, you can simply watch self-created content through Gear VR.
All these features are 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 Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6.
Reasons to buy Samsung Gear 360
- Capture video or images in 180 or 360 degree
- 2 x 15 megapixel fisheye lens
- F2.0 aperture for maximim light capture
- MicroSD card slot
- Compatible with Galaxy S7,S7 edge, S6 edge+, Note 5, S6 edge and S6
- 1350mAh battery
Samsung Gear 360 Box Contents
- Samsung Gear 360
Technical Specifications of Samsung Gear 360
- Two CMOS 15 megapixel fisheye cameras F2.0
- MP4 (H.265)
- Dual Lens: 3840x1920 (30fps)
- Single Lens: 2560x1440 (30fps)
- Dual Lens: 30M (7776x3888)
- Singe Lens: 5M (3072x1728)
- Codec - MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
- Format- MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
- 1GB RAM
- microSD card (Up to 128GB)
- Time Lapse Video
- Looping Video
- White Balance
- ISO limit
- Wind cut
- IP53 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- Samsung Gear 360 App
- PC Software (Gear 360 ActionDirector)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
- WiFi Direct
- Bluetooth v4.1
- USB 2.0
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
(Smartphones require Samsung Gear 360 Manager app)
- PC's with the Gear 360 ActionDirector Software