Samsung Gear 360 Video Camera

The competition in the mobile is more heated up than ever before, which means, to stand out, Samsung has to build an ecosystem to entice consumers to embrace its products and it looks like the electronics giant already have that all planned out. First, it has worked out a VR headset that leverages on its handsets for an immersive multimedia experience and now, it has revealed a 360-degree video camera to help you to create contents which you can fully immerse in with the Samsung Gear VR headset. Dubbed Samsung Gear 360, this sleek, ball-like camera is outfitted with two 15MP CMOS image sensors, each paired to a f2.0 fish eye lens.

Samsung Gear 360 Video Camera

Working in sync with DRIMe5s image processor, the setup of the Gear 360 allows you to capture 360-degree video at up to 3,840 x 1920 resolution and also 30-megapixel still images. 180-degree video and images, if so desire, can also be captured using just one side of the camera. The Gear 360 can be synced with Samsung smartphone to preview content in real when recording, through a dedicated app. The camera will automatically bring up recorded content for you to view and from there you can save the content on your smartphone, or choose to upload it to your social media sites, including Google Street View.

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The content is, of course, best viewed using Gear VR, but you can also view it with a VR headset, or even on PC, though it will not be as cool or immersive (or nausea-inducing, depending on how you look at it). To experience what it is like to see 360-degree in Gear 360’s perspective, head to the end of the post for a sample video (hold down your left mouse button down when hovering over the video and drag lets you ‘look’ around). Samsung Gear 360 is expected to be available something in Q2 2016 in select countries. Price is yet-to-be-announced.