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Samsung Gear 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 470 reviews of Samsung Gear 360. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the connectivity and memory.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung Gear 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Gear 360 Camera Review

 

360 Degree View. Virtual Reality and 360 degree photography are the hype and Samsung is delivering what the customer wants with a new camera. In this review, we will check to see whether the camera is worth the investment.

relatively high resolution, good workmanship, ActionDirector included, good cameras, MicroSD slot

but limited internal memory, limited video run times, forced shutdown when too hot, scratch-resistant glass, only compatible with Samsung products

The Samsung Gear 360 is definitely one of the best 360 degree cameras available for a reasonable price. However, we have to admit that the technology is not refined yet. The transition between the two camera lenses is too rough and the lighting...

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Expert review by: Sascha Segan, Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

 

Samsung's second version of the Gear 360 improves on the original, delivering better video and a more refined user experience.

Improved 4K video capture. Smaller and lighter than previous version. Supports live streams. Compatible with iOS and macOS. Affordable.

Not submersible. 4K footage limited to 24p frame rate. 4K files are huge. Android support limited to Samsung handsets. Live streaming not supported on all platforms. Non-removable battery.

The new Gear 360 is a solid, affordable piece of hardware. It's priced at $229, but has been selling for less for some time now, enhancing its value. We'd love to see it work with Android devices outside of the Samsung brand, but improved iOS support...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Sean O'Kane (theverge.com)

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

 

It's cheaper, faster, and easier — but the big questions about 360-degree cameras remain

Faster and easier to use ; Crisp photos and improved video quality ; Better ergonomics

4K videos aren’t very fluid ; Limited resolutions and frame rates ; Still feels like a solution in search of a problem

We’re still very much in the trial and error phase with spherical video and photos. There are major platforms that support the format, like YouTube and Facebook, and there have been some really compelling stories told in 360-degrees by journalism...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Les Shu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

Samsung's Gear 360 is the best 360 cam for Galaxy owners.

If you find VR exciting and you happen to own (or are looking to buy) the S7/S7 Edge and Gear VR headset, you may want to consider owning the Gear 360 camera as well. Not only will you have the means to experience immersive 360-degree content provided...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review

 

Samsung's Gear 360 ( $254.99 at Amazon.com ) is one of the best consumer 360-degree cameras you can get at the moment, and yet for most people it's probably not going to be "the one to get."

The well-priced Samsung Gear 360 produces some of the best spherical video you can get from a consumer-grade 360-degree camera at the moment. Easy to use on its own or with its full-featured mobile app. Can be used as a single-lens wide-angle video...

The camera's app currently works on only select Samsung phones. The lenses can be easily scratched and replacements aren't available. Included editing software is Windows-only and editing without it is difficult at best. Transferring clips longer than...

The Samsung Gear 360 is great for simple 360-degree video and photos. You'll just need the right Galaxy phone and a Windows computer to get the most from it, right out of the box.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Sean O'Kane (theverge.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review: only the first step

 

Here's an obvious statement: The shift from film to digital changed the way we take photos and record videos. What's less obvious about that, or at least easier to forget, is that this shift wasn't...

Great photo quality ; Sharp, small design ; Easy to use

Not durable ; Video quality doesn’t match stills ; Doesn't work with non-Samsung phones ; Long transfer times

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Samsung Gear 360 camera hands-on: Capture the complete world around you

 

2016 is the year of the affordable 360 degree camera and one of the highest quality models available comes from Samsung. It's limited to working with a newer Samsung phone, but you will also see good output from the white ball.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear 360

 

The Samsung Gear 360 captures the best video we've seen from a 360-degree camera, but editing is a real pain and you need a premium Samsung phone to get the most out of it.

Best-in-class 360-degree video. Attractive price point. Compact design. Protected from dust and splashes. Solid battery life.

Difficult to edit video. No editing support on OS X or iOS. Only works with specific Android handsets. Lens can fog in some circumstances. Overheats when transferring longer clips to phone. Slightly hollow audio. No external mic support. Doesn't shoot...

Conclusions If you're going to buy a 360-degree camera right now, the Samsung Gear 360 will deliver the best video quality. But there are definitely some caveats. First, you'll want to be a Samsung phone owner in order to get the most out of the...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Gear 360 Review

 

Samsung hasn't just made a bet on virtual reality being the future of entertainment, with the Gear 360 camera it wants VR content creation to be accessible to the masses, too. Hot on the heels of the Gear VR headset comes the perfect camera companion...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (mobilesyrup.com)

Samsung Gear 360 review: Spherical eye

 

Close to the size of a billiard ball, and not far off from a grenade, the Samsung Gear 360 is meant to be versatile and explosive like those two objects, only in imaging terms. The South Korean company's 360-degree content debut is a fine effort, so...

Sep, 2016

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