Samsung is to launch a 360-degree camera that
lets consumers create, view and share their favorite experiences
through video and still image content.
Samsung Gear 360 is
equipped with dual fisheye lenses, both of which have 15 megapixel
image sensors, giving users the ability to capture high-resolution
(3840x1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still
Users can also shoot 180-degree wide angle video
and images by using only one side of the camera lens.
Samsung Gear 360 features Bright Lens f/2.0 which
high resolution images even in low-light conditions.
“Samsung continues to push the boundaries of the
mobile experience to extend beyond the smartphone,” said DJ Koh,
President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
“On the heels of last year’s Gear VR release, Gear 360 continues
to push the limits on immersive content – providing a visual
experience that makes capturing and sharing life’s moments even easier.”
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
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.
Samsung has not yet unveiled the price, nor the
launch date of the Gear 360. It is expected to hit stores before
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