Samsung Gear 360 VR Camera with dual fisheye lenses announced

Apart from unpacking the two new Galaxy flagship, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung has officially announced the Gear 360, a spherical shaped 360 degree virtual reality camera. 

The Gear VR 360 is equipped with dual fisheye lenses, and both have CMOS 15-megapixel image sensors, capable of capturing high-resolution 3840 x 1920 360 degree videos that also supports 30-megapixel still images. It comes with DRIMe5s Image processor that helps the device in saving videos in MP4 format.

Users can shoot 180-degree wide angle video and images using only the one side of the camera lens. The Gear 360 provides Bright Lens F2.0, which creates high-res images even in low-light condition, where users can create panoramic videos. It has a user-friendly tripod and is compatible with a wider range of accessories and mounts which are currently available in market.

The Gear 360 sports a 0.5-inch 72 x 32 P-PMOLED that shows display number of images clicked, video recording duration, and other information. It is IP53 certified for water and dust resistance, comes with a microSD card slot (up to 128GB supported), and supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, NFC connectivity. Also on-board are accelerometer and gyroscope sensors.

The Gear 360 pairs with the Samsung smartphone via a dedicated app, and users can can preview content in real time when recording. They can also directly view the recorded content or edit it on their smartphone or upload and share directly to social channels including Facebook, YouTube and Google Street View. The app can be downloaded from Play Store or Galaxy Apps store.

The Gear 360 is compatible with the newly released Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5. It will roll out starting Q2 2016 in select countries.

Kaiser Bey
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Samsung Gear 360 VR Camera with dual fisheye lenses announced Samsung Gear 360 VR Camera with dual fisheye lenses announced Reviewed by Kaiser on 2/22/2016 05:50:00 PM
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