The Samsung Gear 360 was presented at this year’s MWC in Barcelona next to the new Samsung Galaxy 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and is 360° degree camera for regular consumers and Gear VR owners. Usually 360° degree cameras cost several thousand euros or are of mediocre quality. Whether Samsung bridges the gap between price and performance, remains to be seen when the device is actually available.
Samsung Gear 360
The Gear 360 can be pre-ordered in South Korea already. There, the camera costs around 320 Euros and will be delivered on 29 April. You get a free 5,100 mAh battery with it. In the Netherlands, the camera is already listed at bol, the camera is available there for 419 euros and orders are delivered at the 22th of may. However, whether bol lists the correct delivery, or other traders send it out earlier, is currently unclear. The website of Samsung Netherlands lists the camera with a different price than bol. Here the camera costs 349.99 euros, almost 70 euros less.
The Gear 360 has a relatively low price, because you record what is happening with two fisheye lenses. The camera can be hooked up for use with the smartphone via Bluetooth. For this there is the Samsung’s Gear 360 App which includes a gallery and a finder application. Who don’t want to make recordings with 360° degrees, can use the 180° degree mode. These then have a resolution of 1920 x 1920 pixels. The 360° degrees shots have 3840 x 1920 pixels, which is not much for 360° degree shots. Since the camera only works with two lenses, no stereoscopic 360 degree video can be recorded.
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