Ever wonder how to take those perfect 360-degree videos you see on Facebook and YouTube. Samsung got a perfect small device up in its shelf that can capture high-quality 360-degree contents in true 4K resolution. Introducing the all new Samsung Gear 360 (2017) camera, which is now smaller is size but packs lots of features.
Design-wise the Samsung Gear 360 (2017) keeps the exact design of the older Gear 360. It got a sphere shape, dual cameras and small handle that also boast the buttons and battery. It has become smaller in size, lighter weighing 130 g and easy to hold in one hand. You can make it stand straight or attach to a tripod or mount.
Camera and Functionality
With Samsung Gear 360 (2017) you can capture the full 360-degree view of your surrounding as a video or photo. The device boasts dual 8.4-megapixel fish-eye CMOS cameras. It features F2.2 aperture and DRIMe5s image processor. It can capture true 4K videos at 4096×2048 and 24fps (frames per second) that’s crisp, clear and high-quality. For photos, the device can shoot 360-degree stills at a resolution of 5472×2736 or up to 15MP.
The Gear 360 (2017) come with five viewing modes in the Samsung Gear 360 app which can turn any video or photos into a remarkable viewing experience. This includes 360-degree view, Stretched view, Round view, Dual view, and Panoramic view. With this app, you can seamlessly access various editing tools, apply photo effects and filters to create customised content.
Another big feature of Samsung Gear 360 (2017) is the ability to start live broadcasting or real-time content sharing. Once you have connected the Gear 360 with a compatible smartphone or computer, you can start high-quality live broadcasting or direct uploading to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or Samsung VR. If you are worried about the device compatibility, the Gear 360 (2017) works with most of the Android (Android 5.0 or later) and iOS device along with Windows and Mac computers. It will off course work flawlessly with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones.
To store all your 360-degree contents the Gear 360 (2017) camera can carry an external storage up to 256GB via microSD card. With a battery capacity of 1,160mAh, the device can shoot videos up to 130-minutes. Making it tougher, the camera got the IP53 certification which makes it dust and water resistant.